Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.20.08

Mayor promotes Janelle Erickson

She becomes deputy mayor for communications (from senior press secretary) and Sean Clegg leaves the Villaraigosa Administration to become a partner at Brunswick Group LLC in San Francisco.

102 years in prison for robberies?

One of the corrupt former LAPD cops who did home invasions gets 102 years in federal prison, while the ringleader gets 13. LAT

White House killed California's emissions law

EPA chief was planning to approve the state's steps to reduce emissions beyond federal standards, Rep. Henry Waxman says. LAT, SF Chronicle, Sacto Bee

James Frey doesn't care what anybody thinks

Or so he tells Scott Timberg. LAT

Getting ready for gay marriages

Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan reports to the Board of Supervisors today on how the county will begin processing same-sex marriages in a few weeks — and explains his comment in the Times that he would let uncomfortable employees get out of officiating. LAT
Also: Actor George Takei announces he'll marry long-time partner Btrad Altman. NBC 4

More on the gang ties to Jamiel Shaw's murder

Celeste Fremon looks at the evidence. Witness LA

Parking crews to hit Hollywood

Mayor's so-called Tiger Team will target rush-hour parking on Sunset Boulevard. NBC4

Westwood FlyAway bus not so busy

But it will continue for another year. Breeze wires

Pets lose in foreclosure boom

Never seen so many heart-breaking scenes at the animal shelters. DN

Book deal

Dodger Thoughts blogger Jon Weisman has a deal with Triumph Books to write "100 Things Dodger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" for spring release. Dodger Thoughts

Blake DeWitt's magical season continues

Add walk-off game-winning hit to his list of cool things accomplished while visiting in the Dodgers lineup. Rookie of the year? Meanwhile, Dodgers find a way to relieve the Andruw Jones crisis for now: knee injury. DN, LAT

Walking to Dodger Stadium

No big deal? Wait, this guys lives in Granada Hills. He figures it's 27 miles one way. Dennis McCarthy/DN

Huntington Hartford, art patron was 97

He at one time owned a theater named for himself on Vine Street in Hollywood, most of what is now Runyon Canyon Park, and the glossy magazine Show. He also tried to develop a large cultural venue on Wilshire across from LACMA and dated Marilyn Monroe. LAT

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The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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