Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.23.10

Reaction from the neighborhood councils, Ramona Ripston makes plans to retire from the ACLU, Jay Leno's first guests, an Obama biography and more.

  • Some neighborhood council members rue the end of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and the department's general manager discloses plans to resign. DN
  • Ramona Ripston, 83, is expected to announce that she will retire as head of the ACLU of Southern California next year. LAT
  • Charmette Bonpua, the late chief of staff to L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson, was memorialized on the Assembly floor in Sacramento on Monday. She died on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas. Capitol Alert
  • Jeff Joseph, the operator of Venice pot dispensary Organica, was charged by the DA with 24 felonies and had bail set at $520,000 after he pleaded not guilty. LAT
  • Sunday's Olympic hockey match gave MSNBC its second highest ratings night ever. HuffPost
  • Jay Leno's guests on his first night back on the "Tonight Show" (March 1) will be Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn and Jamie Foxx. Shaun White and Sarah Palin come in on day two. Variety
  • Ground was broken at LAX on Monday for the Bradley West terminal expansion, as scheduled.
  • What do the web editors at the L.A. Times really think of their Tribune colleagues at KTLA? Franklin Avenue
  • Negrohead Mountain in the Santa Monicas renamed Ballard Mountain, a roundup by LA Taco via Curbed LA
  • There's a recall election in the city of Montebello today to decide the fates of two city council incumbents. Eastern Group Papers
  • String theory and water waves, if you can handle a little higher science. Asymptotia
  • New Yorker editor David Remnick's Obama biography, "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama," will be published by Knopf on April 6. Arts Beat
  • Joseph Menn, author of "Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet" and a former L.A. Times reporter, guests with Larry Mantle on "Airtalk" at 11 a.m. on KPCC.

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