Morning Buzz: Monday 6.8.09

  • All of Rocky Delgadillo's senior aides have been placed on tenure tracks that will make it hard for incoming city attorney Carmen Trutanich to replace them. Among the aides reclassified are chief of staff Richard Llewellyn, chief administrator Jennifer Krieger, political advisor Ben Austin and spokesman Nick Velasquez. LAT
  • Tony-winning lyricist Brian Yorkey ("Next to Normal") used to collaborate with song-writing City Council President Eric Garcetti. KPCC (and check out the station's new website.)
  • Prospective candidates are starting to talk themselves up for the Janice Hahn seat on the City Council. Daily Breeze

After the jump: Lu Parker's first tweet since her debut as the mayor's girlfriend — and more.

Incoming Controller Wendy Greuel's first goal will be to develop a report card on how well city agencies have implemented the audits by predecessor Laura Chick, says Rick Orlov...Former LAT writer Emily Green blogs that the Cadiz water project OK'd last week is cronyism...At least ten Los Angeles County whistleblowers say they have been fired, demoted or retaliated against for attempting to expose corruption and wrongdoing....CalBuzz, the politics site by ex-Sacramento reporters Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine, relaunches today with new features and a handicapping of the race for governor...Studio Briefing by Lew Irwin bills itself as a new "daily digest of entertainment industry news"...NYT calls Sharon Levy "the woman in charge of reality shows at Spike TV"...Harvey Weinstein and his business partners are scrambling to reinvent the Weinstein Company, NYT's Michael Cieply says...Brigid LaBonge, wife of the councilman, fights on after treatment for breast cancer...Zev Yaroslavsky deputy Joel Sappell writes a Postcard from the Recession about his neighbors for the LAT opinion page...Nice Op-Ed piece also by Greg Goldin about the lasting effects of a shooting at at Bohnhoff Lumber Co. in Vernon...The public is interested in the mayor's personal life despite his denials, Jon Regardie columnizes at the Downtown News...Lu Parker's first Twitter post since the big news broke tying the Channel 5 anchor to Antonio Villaraigosa: "Getting ready to do my live shot for the 10pm news. Guy steals a pack of socks and then pulls a gun on employees."

Frances Kroll Ring, now 92, tells the story of her time in Encino with F. Scott Fitzgerald one more time...Raymond Chandler cameo spotted in 1944's Double Indemnity...The Dodgers will offer free general parking for the July 16-18 series against Oakland...A farmers market returns to Westwood Village on Broxton Avenue on Wednesdays from 3 to 8 p.m., starting June 17....Dame Edna goes hat-to-hat with Patt Morrison on KPCC at 2:25 p.m.


More by Kevin Roderick:
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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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