Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.30.08

Lindsey denies part of accusation over LAX work

Los Angeles World Airports chief Gina Marie Lindsey says she did not ask for a new round of competition after Bechtel won a contract, as insiders at LAX say, but she declined to address other issues raised by media reports. Breeze

Another fire in Hollywood

The building that houses the club Basque at Hollywood and Vine erupted in flames about 5:30 am. On Sunday it was the nearby Off-Vine restaurant that burned. LAT, LAFD, NBC4

Olympic-Pico traffic gets hearing

Judge will hear oral arguments today after tentatively ruling that the city of Los Angeles must do a thorough environmental study before turning Olympic and Pico boulevards on the Westside into virtual one-way streets. LAT brief

Nope, no racial profiling here

For at least the sixth straight year, the LAPD has rejected every single complaint of racial profiling by its officers as without merit. "I find it baffling," said police commissioner John Mack. LAT, DN

Most city unions refuse to reopen contracts

The CAO had asked they come in and explore renegotiating due to the budget crunch. DN

Fired UCLA Medical Center breacher indicted

Lawanda Jackson, 49, was indicted on a charge of obtaining individually identifiable health information for commercial advantage. The allegation is she looked at celebrity's medical records and sold the info to media outlets, possibly the National Enquirer, for $4,600. LAT

Sierra Madre fire mostly contained

Firefighters had a good day Tuesday. Star-News

Charles Perry's L.A. hot dogs

The Times food writer/historian whose buyout kicks in today surveys the scene of exotic and gourmet hot dogs, because as he writes, "Our wienie scene is long established, but it can use new blood. The Cupid's chain I grew up on seems to be declining, and I've never been a fan of the sausage they use at Pink's." LAT

Firefighter who went after Kathy Fiscus dies

Pasadena firefighter Walter Patrick Ireland, 94, volunteered in 1949 to retrieve the girl's body from an abandoned well in San Marino. It was the culmination of an event that changed the way television covered news and is still talked about in media circles. Star-News

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