Morning Buzz: Monday 11.19.07

Mayor BobbleheadMayor Bobblehead

The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project sells a bobblehead doll of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for $30. It's a fundraiser for the group. Rick Orlov, La Politica

More struggles at Daily News

Once again this morning's papers are delayed. The paper cites production problems and says in an online note, "we are making every effort to get the paper to you as soon as possible." On Friday many copies of LANG's San Gabriel Valley papers were late.

Valley restaurant robbers quiet for a year

Despite a police focus and a $75,000 reward, the ski-mask robbers eluded capture. "Don't wake them up, OK?" said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, head of the Valley Bureau. DN

Channel 5 goes retro

Starting Friday and through the holiday weekend, KTLA will re-run old shows from its past, including "The Jack Benny Program," "Hopalong Cassidy," "Dr. Kildare" and "Highway Patrol," the "the cult 1950s action series" with Broderick Crawford that airs at 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. LAT, program schedule

Living largeDaily News headline on this pic

On the website it's "Diversity Award winners living large."

Missing Malamud

Press-Telegram sports columnist Bob Keisser bemoans that "you can run a google search of 'Allan Malamud' and you'll only get some of the obituaries and remembrances of him and his film career on IMDb ... No copies of his columns." He also gives a rundown of where former Herald Examiner sports staffers are now. P-T

The rest of the Rembrandt story

A 1632 Rembrandt called "Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak" that goes on exhibit Tuesday at the Getty was stolen at gunpoint from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston more than three decades ago, which I learned from the write-up in the New York Times but not from the brief in the L.A. Times.

McCain book

The Washington Post reviews McCain: The Myth of A Maverick by Matt Welch, assistant editor of the LAT editorial pages: "This book excoriates John McCain as a calculating flip-flopper and the media for mythologizing him as a straight shooter."

There is a still a Los Angeles Free Press

And Michael Dare is the editor of the paper that was once L.A's first true alternative weekly.

Manhole cover on PicoWalking Pico

Franklin Avenue blogger Michael Schneider led a group that walked the length of Pico Boulevard from Downtown to the ocean at Santa Monica. It took all day, so there are plenty of photos including this one of a manhole cover.

Looking for a city editor

The Downtown News wants "a City Editor to write first-rate articles and assist in running the editorial department....The successful candidate will be at least a little web savvy and will absolutely have experience writing and editing news, business and other stories." DTN

Radio and television pioneer Jim Hawthorne was 88

Hawthorne was a "comically outrageous and unpredictable" personality on KRLA and NBC radio starting in 1947, then did TV shows in the 1950s on channels 13, 5 and 2 here. LAT obit

LA Observed on the air

My KCRW commentary on Friday compared (briefly) old-time pols Augustus Hawkins and Jesse Unruh to today's bunch. My Valley history segment on KPCC's Off-Ramp Saturday talked about the Basque shepherds of Encino. Also note, Mark Lacter's weekly Business Update airs Tuesdays on KPCC.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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