Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.11.08

Times acknowledges magazine plans

Unbylined story in Business quotes Publisher David Hiller calling Annie Gilbar the "leading candidate" to be editor of a renamed Sunday magazine that will report not to the paper but to Los Angeles Times Media Group, a unit that already oversees Hoy, MetroMix and the Times Community Newspapers. LAT (The Daily News put the wire story at the top of its website.)

Harold Meyerson adds his take on Zell

The Washington Post columnist and former LA Weekly editor rhetorically calls for a term in San Quentin for Sam Zell, likening him to James McNamara, who blew up the Los Angeles Times building in 1910. WP

Lopez revisits Jaime de la Vega

With gas well over $4, it does seem a good time for Steve Lopez to check in on the SUV-driving deputy mayor: "Not only is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's transportation deputy shelling out a small fortune to fuel his Hummer, but he's got the added pressure of setting an embarrassingly bad example." LAT

Man bitten by Inglewood

The 22-year-old had been drinking and picked up the snake at Edward Vincent Park. After the bite, he put the snake in a bucket, the bucket in a bag, and the bag in the trunk of his car and tried to drive himself to a hospital. Eventually he pulled over, called 911 and went by ambulance. Breeze

Billboard Durazo wants moves ahead

Despite the city council's general policy against new billboards, a committee approved plans for a two-sided digital board to be erected on union-owned land beside the 110 freeway in Downtown. Labor fed chief Maria Elena Durazo wants the billboard. LAT

LAPD finally blogs about murders

Accounts of the bloody weekend started showing up on Tuesday, including a summary of the ten deaths in city territory. The department actually addressed the spike in a Monday afternoon news conference. LAPD blog

Gang violence in L.A.

Rachael Myrow (formerly of KPCC) and L.A. bureau chief Rob Schmitz have produced a radio series on Los Angeles gangs and street violence for The California Report. Summaries and audio

LAUSD to cut 500+ staff jobs

Teachers not laid off, but budget trouble also will force employees to take four days of unpaid leave. LAT

L.A. Sniper vs. David Nahai

Alan Mittelstaedt, filling in at Witness LA, is fixated on the DWP chief's water bill. Nahai claims harassment. WLA

New Hollywood celebrity column in Calendar

Times staff writer Rachel Abramowitz's Hollywood Brief will "give the town's culture, personalities and power players the close-up they deserve -- but may not always want." LAT

Clinton, Nez bail on graduations

With a labor dispute still lingering, Bill Clinton won't deliver the commencement address at UCLA on Friday and former Speaker Fabian Nez won't give the UC Davis speech. LAT, Sacto Bee

Monrovia police department allegations

Activist Robert C. J. Parry says issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, police misconduct and failures of leadership and management are "roiling the already tense MPD." Foothill Cities blog

Art Center community not all for Gehry

Hundreds of students and alumni of Art Center College of Design are petitioning trustees to suspend plans for a $50-million building by Frank Gehry. LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Morning Buzz stories on LA Observed:
Thursday news and notes
A little bit of mid-week reading
A few links from a few different places
Let's talk about anything but the weather
A few links from here and there
A couple of links from a couple of places
A bit of news from a few places
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14


LA Observed on Twitter