Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.14.09

  • Good story on the transformation of a former Bob's Big Boy on Valley Boulevard in Alhambra into the popular Noodle World — the kind of local Column One the Times should do more often. David Pierson/LAT
  • A 4-year-old boy walking with his sister was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon on Court Street near Angelino Heights. LAT
  • Variety mistakenly reported that SAG fired negotiator Doug Allen, and the LAT's Patrick Goldstein says he knows why.
  • "Most of us approach Globes weekend with a certain apprehension," blogs Peter Bart. "The weekend is a carnival of conviviality....[but] how many ways can you congratulate Kate Winslet?" Variety
  • The candidates running for the Jack Weiss City Council seat are closely bunched on the fundraising meter so far. LAT
  • The Obamas' decorator will be Michael Smith, who designed homes for Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Michelle Pfeiffer and others in Hollywood. Wilshire & Washington
  • Looks like Related Companies won't meet the deadline for starting construction on the Grand Avenue project. LAT
  • Pandora Young, formerly assistant to the editor at the LA Weekly, is the newest media blogger to come through the revolving door at Fishbowl LA.
  • The most popular restaurant table in Echo Park might be at McDonalds. The Eastsider LA
  • That auction of Sportsmen's Lodge memorabilia was cancelled after the new owner agreed to buy the lot. Eric Spillman
  • The filmmakers behind fictional political strategist "Martin Eisenstadt" have sold Faber and Faber a book to be called I AM MARTIN EISENSTADT: One Man's Barely Legal Adventures with the Last Republicans," for May publication. Publishers Lunch
  • Jordan Rau of the Times' Sacramento bureau is one of 11 journalists who will spend a week at the CDC in Atlanta as fellows of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Release
  • Veteran Bay Area journalist David Weir was laid off from the website Predictify. SF Weekly
  • Malcolm Gladwell is in town and discusses his new book "Outliers" with Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace" at Writer's Bloc.
  • KCRW's Matt Miller chats about "The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity" at the Hammer Museum for Zócalo.

Plus yesterday's posts in digest form.

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