Morning Buzz: Friday 1.9.09

  • Santa Ana winds are back and the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning effective from noon today until 4 p.m. Sunday. Wires
  • Mayor Villaraigosa's pro-Israel comments have complicated his relations with the city's Muslim community. LAT, Jewish Journal
  • The 10,000-member Engineers and Architects Association at City Hall endorsed Nick Patsaouras in the race for City Controller, while United Firefighters of Los Angeles City endorsed Jack Weiss for City Attorney and the Valley Democrats endorsed Paul Koretz in the 5th district. Sausage Factory, and again, and again
  • The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils voted to oppose Measure B, the DWP's solar initiative, while a judge rejected a challenge to the arguments submitted by activist opponents. Ron Kaye, LAT
  • Business groups proposed new city rules to relax requirements on developers who include some workforce housing in their projects. LAT, DN
  • Rep. Hilda Solis profiles as "an advocate for low-wage workers, particularly immigrants, and for organized labor." LAT
  • A Costco, Lowe's and Best Buy are being built in impoverished Pacoima. DN
  • "American Idol" alumnus Phil Stacey now blogs for the L.A. Times. Idol Tracker
  • Don Callender, who helped turn his mother Marie's pie business into a restaurant chain, has died. Fast Food Maven
  • Cheryl Holdridge, a Mouseketeer on the 1950's "Mickey Mouse Club" and TV actress, died at age 64. LAT

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