Morning Buzz

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.

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LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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