Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.12.09

  • Former Lakers great and Clippers GM Elgin Baylor alleged in a civil lawsuit that Clippers owner Donald Sterling embraced a "vision of a Southern plantation-type structure" for the team and accused Sterling of decades-long racist behavior. The Clippers lawyer said Baylor didn't complain during his 22 years with the team. LAT
  • Measure B "landed on the March ballot after less public input than any billion-dollar government scheme in Southern California in recent memory," Beth Barrett says in the LA Weekly.
  • Board members of the Motion Picture & Television Fund responded Wednesday to complaints over the planned closure of the nursing home in Woodland Hills. DN
  • Sheriff Lee Baca received permission to develop the department's sixth reality-based police show in the last five years, despite mixed reviews. LAT
  • Newspaper editorials lambaste Gov. Schwarzenegger over the prison conditions that led a federal judge panel to order the population be drastically reduced. Witness LA
  • Patt Morrison urges the judges to get down to Whittier and help with the overcrowding at the octuplets' home. Opinion L.A.
    Also: Nadya Suleman's new website.
  • Beach water quality testing is another victim of the state budget mess. Heal the Bay
  • So is construction on the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge, which has shut down mid-project. Zev's Blog
  • City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss announced the endorsements of Speaker Karen Bass, Councilman Herb Wesson and Magic Johnson, while Controller candidate Nick Patsaouras will announce the endorsement of Supervisor Gloria Molina at 10 a.m.
  • Five Daily News copy editors have reportedly chosen to leave rather than move to West Covina, where LANG is consolidating its copy desks.
  • Former LAT reporter Nancy Vogel, who jumped to the Senate, is an example of ex-Sacramento reporters who have gone to work for state government. Capitol Weekly
  • Neighborhood watch in Valencia appears to have gotten a bit too zealous, say the Santa Clarita sheriff's. SCV Talk
  • Who took the 80 palm trees that parent volunteers planted two weeks at Malibu High school? LAT
  • Water has been flowing from a broken fire hydrant in Winnetka for ten days, say residents. DN
  • A little-noticed three-month-old Los Angeles court ruling is destined to cause big headaches for Southern California businesses and bring a pair of critical major mountain projects to a halt, says the National Law Journal.
  • Blog aggregation site Cityfeeds looks to have gone dormant as of January 30. Cityfeeds LA
  • The new head of the Zionist Organization of America's L.A. office is a biracial Mormon. God Blog
  • Tonight's "SoCal Connected" reports on Voice of San Diego, the online newspaper that's been getting a lot of attention lately, and previews the PBS documentary "Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers & Their Times." KCET 8 p.m. (again Friday at 8:30)
  • Mickey Rooney recites the Gettysburg Address in the annual Abraham Lincoln celebration at noon at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Mark Lacter | Native Intelligence

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