Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.3.09

News and notes are hidden after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Chief Bratton apparently gave up his fight to control the fake cops at movie locations, as several City Council members really, really want them to be able to wear LAPD-style uniforms. LAT, DN wires
  • Friends and family on Saturday attended the funeral of Dae'von Bailey, the 6-year-old boy from South Los Angeles allegedly beaten to death July 23 by his mother's former boyfriend after warnings that went unheeded. LAT, LAT
  • More Lily Burk columns over the weekend by Sandy Banks, Erin Aubry Kaplan and Susan Goulding. LAT, KCET, Breeze
  • Outgoing Los Angeles Community Colleges chancellor Marshall E. Drummond will get $428,750 plus lifetime benefits in a deal struck after his departure 23 months early. LAT
  • Louis Pugliese explains why he dropped out of the 2nd district council race and the city's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is changing its name to EmpowerLA. Rick Orlov/DN
  • Unity T.W.O., a high-profile South L.A. intervention agency paid by City Hall, is a "troubled, overwhelmed agency" with overdrawn bank accounts, blown deadlines and missed payrolls. LAT
  • The city's early retirement deal with about 2,000 employees now looks as if it could cost much more. LAT, Ron Kaye
  • The appeals court ruling for developer Geoff Palmer could be used to challenge low-income housing mandates in apartment buildings from San Diego to Sacramento. Downtown News
  • Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center became the 11th school to be part of Mayor Villaraigosa's education reform program. LAT
  • Councilmember Jose Huizar will be a guest on KPCC's "Air Talk" with Larry Mantle in the 10:30 a.m. segment to talk about his Bringing Back Broadway initiative.
  • Merle Linda Wolin, who wrote a 16-part series called "Sweatshop: Undercover in the Garment Industry" for the Herald Examiner in the 1980s, is joining UBS in Hong Kong as executive director of special projects.
  • Ann Brenoff, the former Hot Property columnist for the L.A. Times, is writing about property for the L.A. Business Journal.
  • Web writers employed at CBS 2 voted unanimously to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West.
  • Showdown at the Senate Judiciary Committee between artists who want their money and the radio stations who don;t want to pay. Variety
  • New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt explained how the paper allowed so many errors in Alessandra Stanley's now-notorious assessment of Walter Cronkite's life and career. NYT
  • Malcolm Gladwell reexamines “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the attitude toward race of Atticus Finch. New Yorker
  • Restoration architect Brenda Levin is working now on the fix-up and expansion of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and hopes to return to a project on the old Herald Examiner building. LAT
  • Tickets for Gustavo Dudamel's free debut concert at the Hollywood Bowl were snapped up fast on Saturday. Culture Monster
  • A suggestion for making Runyon Canyon more human friendly. Jasmyne Cannick
  • Tom Runyon, operator of The Old Place in Agoura and a former actor from the family for which Runyon Canyon is named, died at age 89. LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Morning Buzz stories on LA Observed:
Thursday news and notes
A little bit of mid-week reading
A few links from a few different places
Let's talk about anything but the weather
A few links from here and there
A couple of links from a couple of places
A bit of news from a few places
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14


LA Observed on Twitter