Morning Buzz: Friday 1.16.09

  • An airline pilot uses his 40 years experience to bring his stricken jetliner down safely in the Hudson River, and the governor of New York dismisses it as "a miracle?"
  • A 25-year-old gang member released on parole in June was arrested in connection with this week's murder of four-year-old Roberto Lopez, Jr. on Court Street. Wires
  • Privatizing of Long Beach Airport is unlikely to actually happen. Press-Telegram
  • So many people waited in line to apply for 58 affordable units at the Hollywood Community Housing Corp. that the police were called. LAT
  • The Los Angeles County Democratic Party made its endorsements for the March 3 city election. Sausage Factory
  • Attorney General-designate Eric Holder said he favors a shield law that would allow journalists to protect secret sources by refusing to testify before courts and grand juries. SF Chronicle
  • Philip Recht, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, was appointed chairman for the Central City Association.
  • L.A. writer Amy Wallace has a cover story in Men's Journal on Mickey Rourke: "Sure, he isnít as pretty as he was, but he is having more sex and attracting attention for his acting, not his antics." MJ
  • Filmmaker Laura Bialis is now blogging live from Sderot about the rocket attacks on Israel. Jewish Journal.
  • Perry Rubin, the 13-year-old daughter of KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, will be the special backstage correspondent at the "Kidsí Inaugural" concert honoring military families scheduled to air on the Disney Channel at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 19. Inaugural blog
  • James Thorpe, director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens for 17 years until 1983, died at age 93. LAT

Plus: Mark Lacter gets an LABO item out of yesterday's Current Affairs Forum lunch where I questioned LAWA's Gina Marie Lindsey.

Yesterday's LA Observed in digest form
This week's posts

More by Kevin Roderick:
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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