Morning Buzz: Monday 6.15.09

  • Five officers were injured and at least 25 suspects were arrested during the unruliness and looting in Downtown that followed the Lakers win. L.A. Now, DN wires, last night on LAO
  • Big weekend piece says that for at least 18 years, Los Angeles County has repeatedly botched the need to reform the system for protecting child abuse and neglect: "at least a dozen reports have landed on county leaders' desks...saying agencies that work with troubled families must improve their ability to talk to each other." Garrett Therolf/LAT
  • From the weekend on LA Observed and LA Biz Observed, and our feed over at Twitter.

More buzz after the jump.

  • Councilman-elect Paul Koretz says he will start completing staff interviews and has some committee assignments he would like. Sausage Factory
  • Council President Eric Garcetti is looking ahead to another term presiding over council meetings. Rick Orlov/Tipoffs
  • Activist Ron Kaye's new online newspaper is up in beta and talking up a new Valley secession effort among other issues.
  • Commission on the 21st Century Economy meets Tuesday at UCLA and is where "the most far-reaching California political news will unfold." CalBuzz
  • "Old lions" of South L.A. churches now run a USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture summer program that trains ministers to serve with social gospels that advocate political activism. LAT
  • Associated Press will start distributing stories from the Center for Public Integrity, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica. NYT
  • Rehab of the old Hall of Justice downtown is endangered, says Joe Scott.
  • Digital TV switch consequence: Fox 11's traffic copter can't pick up the show that Rick Dickert is feeding. Twitter
  • Harry Chandler talks about "Dreamers in Dream City." Register
  • Jeanie Buss, girlfreind of the Lakers coach, on Twitter: "Phil sounds like he hasn't had a lot of sleep...and maybe like he smoked a cigar."

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Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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