Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.23.09

That testimony about Cardinal Mahony, more statewide candidates, Chief Bratton's house and more after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Msgr. Richard Loomis's testimony that Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote in a memo not to alert police about sexual abuse allegations against priest Michael Baker suggests a paper trail that could be bad for the cardinal, Steve Lopez writes. LAT
  • A wildfire in Ventura County has burned 8,500 acres, and fires are popping up elsewhere in this hot weather. LAT, DN, Breeze
  • Meg Whitman declared officially that she is running for governor and began airing radio ads. LAT, Bee, Chronicle
  • And potential U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has launched a new Web site and Twitter account. Capitol Alert
  • The City Council made it official: one rooster per household in L.A. And soon it may be illegal to trim your trees. LAT, DN
  • In trying to figure out why actual voters don't buy his sky-is-falling take in the 2nd council district, Ron Kaye has seen the enemy and "he is us." RK
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will close many fewer than 100 state parks and has dropped plans to release a list of targeted parks this month. SJ Mercury
  • Yeah, Sheriff Lee Baca found the money to avoid all those threats of jail closing. LAT, DN
  • Chief Bratton's Los Feliz home has been price-chopped to $1.749 million. Curbed LA
  • Another Burbank police officer, this time a captain, has sued the city alleging an unfair demotion. Burbank Leader
  • The Walnut City Council in a closed-door meeting agreed to settlement terms with Majestic Realty Co. over its proposed NFL stadium in Industry. SGV Tribune
  • TV reporter Rita García has left KRGV-5 in Harlingen, Texas to become a freelancer at the KCBS/KCAL duopoly here. HMM
  • The RTNDA is changing its name to the Radio Television Digital News Association. Site

More by Kevin Roderick:
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Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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