Morning Buzz: Monday 12.21.09

This is a holiday week around LAO, so expect light posting. Here's a slimmed down Morning Buzz.

  • An L.A. Times editorial urged Controller Wendy Greuel to appeal the ruling that her office does not have the power to conduct performance audits of other elected officials and city programs.
  • Two Republican congressmen asked a federal district court in California to unseal all closed records in the prosecution of Anne Masters Sholtz, a former California Institute of Technology economist, in a massive cap-and-trade fraud. Dow Jones
  • The process of replacing Paul Krekorian in the state Assembly could involve an April special primary, June runoff and November general election. Orlov's Tipoffs
  • The Mike Gatto for Assembly Campaign announced it has banked $200,000 in the race to succeed Krekorian. Via release
  • The recession has not taken a bite out of Woodland Hils' Candy Cane Lane. DN
  • The U.S. Transportation Department, responding to tarmac horror stories, ordered airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes deplane after three hours. AP
  • George Abou-Daoud is preparing to open his sixth restaurant in the heart of Hollywood, all within a one-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard. LA Biz Journal
  • Andrew and Brian Kamenetzky announce their departure from the LAT's Lakers blog. As posted earlier, they are headed for ESPN's new L.A. site.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
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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