Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.19.07

Taking sides in the Supes race

The county Federation of Labor comes out for Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Gloria Molina says she'll help Bernard Parks. L.A. council members Herb Wesson and Janice Hahn are also supporting Parks. "It's going to be a phenomenal race," said Kerman Maddox, the political consultant who has worked with both candidates. "Everyone is talking about it. And no one can pick a winner." LAT, DN

Recount on Villaraigosa schools

Jordan High and Santee teachers aren't so sure they want to be part of the mayor's school mini-reform plan and will get to vote further on it. Meanwhile, Supt. David Brewer's much bigger reform plan moved forward. LAT

'New questions' on body in tow yard

Actually they're a lot like yesterday's question: what happened? LAT

Spat over CRA reappointment

Villaraigosa cousin John Perez and Valley business advocate Bruce Ackerman should sail through, but there's some ruffled feelings over the reappointment of Joan Ling to the Community Redevelopment Agency board. LAT, DN

News on Brentwood VA dump

Tonight t 7 pm on KCET, "Life & Times" will present new evidence on the biomedical nuclear dump under the Brentwood dog park and, simultaneously, the website will post supporting evidence and further details.

City Clerk will run neighborhood council elections

New rules adopted yesterday. DN

Should drug cops have to disclose their finances?

Journalist Celeste Fremon argues that it's a bad idea to force LAPD cops to detail their financial situation. "In order to catch a handful of bad cops, is it wise to alienate and humiliate hundreds of decent officers? In any organization, morale is important. In law enforcement, it's everything." Op-Ed

When spoofs aren't transparent enough

OC Weekly ran a piece imagining some kissing and other exchanges between Zac Efron and rapper Lil Wayne, and can't understand why gossip writers are running with it.

Lindsey on the air

Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, guests with Patt Morrison on KPCC-FM at 1 pm. After her, historian Kevin Starr and film critic Ken Turan discuss the historical faithfulness of There Will Be Blood, the Paul Thomas Anderson film loosely based on the Upton Sinclair novel, Oil, set around a California petroleum boom.

New partner at Englander & Associates

Ruben Gonzalez, former director of government affairs for Controller Laura Chick, has moved up from Senior Vice President to partner at the downtown public affairs firm.

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