Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.12.08

Jet Blue to launch service at LAX

Three daily nonstops to Kennedy and one to Logan begin in May. More flights also at Long Beach and Burbank. "This isn't necessarily good news for the competitors, but it's outstanding news for pretty much everyone else because it means more connections to more places," said Gregory Freeman, an economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Daily Breeze


LAPD still can't investigate its own

A report from the department's Inspector General found investigators who inaccurately recorded statements, failed to interview witnesses or didn't address allegations of misconduct. "You cannot ask police to investigate their buddies and friends," responds lawyer Connie Rice. But Deputy Chief Mark Perez, head of internal affairs, replies "It's a myth that police cannot police themselves." LAT


Which TV shows live, which don't

ABC goes first, renewing nine series for the post-strike fall. Some shows just won't be doable. Variety


Robin Ritter Simon joins 5th district race

The president of the president of the West Los Angeles National Womens Political Caucus ran against Councilman Jack Weiss before and hopes to succeed him. Also in the race so far are Assemblyman Paul Koretz, land-use attorney Ron Galperin and businessman David T. Vahedi. DN


Double bubble toll: 49,500 uncounted votes

That's the estimate of ballots where the county Registrar can't discern the intention of voters who did not mark the Democratic bubble as well as a candidate's name. He acknowledges that even poll workers were confused by the new requirement. LAT, DN


Three arrested for using Grammys passes

Nine all access passes for Staples Center were stolen. LAT


House sliding off hill in Encino

Home in the 15000 block of Skytop Road threatnes others houses. LAT


Scene of old

Bulls, horses and a goat got out of a Sylmar yard and were found wandering in a neighborhood. DN, LAFD blog (with photos)


Bungalow News in Pasadena to close

The eclectic newsstand across from Vroman's on East Colorado Boulevard has been open 46 years. Lack of street parking and rising rent are cited for business slowing. Star-News


Times wins three design awards

Gold medals from the Society for News Design.


Daily News trims page size

Just a little, says a note from Editor Ron Kaye.


Noise in restaurants

Today's Design and Architecture on KCRW looks at the the "sound design" of L.A. restaurants. Also a look at the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum. 2:30 pm


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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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