Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.10.10

Greuel audits DWP finances, Whitman's cost per vote, Rutten on a "wretched" book by Chuck Barris, an LAPD officer arraigned and more, plus some media notes.

  • City Controller Wendy Greuel will release her review of the DWP’s finances — "which will answer whether the DWP had the necessary funds to transfer the disputed $73.5 million to the City" — at 10:30 a.m. in front of DWP headquarters. Via release
  • Meg Whitman spent $76 per vote to get the Republican nomination for governor. California Watch
  • After spending the last weeks of her primary campaign fending off attacks of being soft on illegal immigration, Whitman now has to assure Latino voters that she's not a tyrant on the issue. OC Register
  • Chuck Barris' memoir of his late daughter, says Tim Rutten, "is, by turns, appalling, self-pitying, self-righteous and — in many instances — frankly unbelievable....It is difficult to understand how a reputable house like Simon & Schuster came to publish this wretched volume." LAT
  • In Cooley vs. Harris to become attorney general, Los Angels County could become the key battleground. LAT
  • LAPD officer Yoshio Romero, a five-year veteran in the Southeast Division, was arraigned in federal court on charges of distributing methamphetamine. LAT
  • Angela Bass, who had served as superintendent of instruction for Mayor Vilaraigosa's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools for almost two years, is leaving for a similar position in San Diego. LAT
  • Cathy Decker of the L.A. Times and Sacramento Bee reporter Torey Van Oot guest on this morning's "Off the Presses" on L.A. Talk Radio at 10 a.m.
  • Former Los Angeles television politics reporter Linda Douglass is joining the Atlantic as a vice president. She resigned two months ago as as President Obama's chief health care spokeswoman. NYT via Romenesko
  • The unholy mess that is L.A. County’s juvenile probation department. Witness LA
  • How did Frolic Room doorman Gerald Thomas Andersen come to die with an injury to his head at closing time on April 5? Legman L.A.
  • columnist Mark Lisanti has been deputy editor of Yahoo!’s new Entertainment Blogs. Movieline, Lisanti Quarterly
  • hired Lilly Fowler as assistant editor. She was at "Marketplace." FW
  • New York Times staffers have been told not to use the term "tweet" in their stories. The Awl
  • Authors Marisa Silver, Patrick Somerville, Maria Semple and James Greer wil read at Sunday's Vermin on the Mount in Chinatown. Blog
  • Writers Bloc has added Sarah Silverman in conversation with Sandra Tsing Loh to its scheduled on June 25. WB
  • The 41st Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be Friday through Sunday at the Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Website
  • A celebration of the late journalist Jerry Clark will be held Sunday 1-4 p.m. at the Crystal View Lounge on the 18th floor of the Burbank Holiday Inn.
  • Daniel Douma, co-founder of the Writers Computer Store, died at age 63. LAT

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