Morning Buzz: Friday 2.6.09

  • Many state offices are closed today due to the unpaid furloughs ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. LAT, Chronicle
  • PA Consulting Group says the DWP's embrace of renewable energy will have a "significant impact" on customers' bills. LAT, DN
  • The Wall Street Journal's Los Angeles bureau will lose a position as part of newsroom cutbacks. Romenesko Memos
  • What's up with the Daily News and its activist tone on the state budget mess? Witness LA
  • Attorney General Jerry Brown's 25 Random Things from his Facebook page. Contra Costa Times blog
  • Nice Bob Pool story on the Glendower Place home in Loz Feliz that has sat empty since a doctor killed his wife and himself there in 1959. LAT
  • "Pretty Woman" producer Arnon Milchan lost $18 million to Bernard Madoff, but is not among the group of victims listed in court. Portfolio Other local Madoff impact: DN, LA Biz Observed
  • Lawyers for the Chatsworth Metrolink conductor say he had previously complained about cellphone use by the engineer. LAT
  • Playa Vista residents are up in arms about a rash of burglaries inside the community. The Argonaut
  • The LA Weekly is among the sites to benefit from traffic brought in by aggressive Digg posting by Village Voice Media staffers. The Deets
  • Members of the Cultural Heritage Commission agreed to consider designating the original home of See's Candies at 135 N. Western Avenue as a city historic-cultural monument. LAT
  • The Los Angeles Press Club extended the entry deadline for the National Entertainment Journalism Awards to next Friday, Feb. 13, and said it will honor film critic Joe Morgenstern for his body of work.
  • Michael Pollan, Susan Feniger and Marcella Hazan guest on "Good Food" with Evan Kleiman Saturday at 11 a.m. on KCRW.
  • Daryl Hannah will join a Zocalo screening of "The Garden" and Q&A with director Scott Hamilton Kennedy at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Monday at 7:30 p.m. Zócalo Public Square
  • Dewey Martin, founding drummer for the short-lived band Buffalo Springfield, was found dead in his Van Nuys apartment at age 68. LAT
  • And in San Francisco, the last known survivor of the 1906 earthquake and fire has died. Chronicle

Also: No LA Observed on KCRW today due to the pledge drive.

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