Morning Buzz

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

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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
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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
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