Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.30.10

Services for CHP officer Ortiz, child welfare lets another child die, a Mitrice Richardson lawsuit, a library parcel tax vote maybe, and Alhambra's gateway. Plus more inside.

  • Services for CHP officer Phillip Ortiz begin at 9:30 a.m. in Downtown at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, with many officers expected and street closures planned accordingly.
  • Fifty-seven days after opening an investigation into allegations that Long Beach 2-year-old Joseph Byrd was in danger, L.A. County social workers had yet to determine if he was at risk. He died Saturday. LAT
  • Calbuzz was not all that surprised to hear that Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas plans to sue Maryland based pollster Research 2000 for fraud, "charging, in essence, that surveys the firm did for the liberal blog were cooked." Calbuzz
  • Thousands of government workers throughout Los Angeles could begin losing their jobs this week with the start of the new fiscal year. DN
  • The mother of Mitrice Richardson said Tuesday she was suing the county and sheriff's department over the arrest and release of Richardson last Sept. 17. LAT
  • The City Council voted Tuesday to draft a ballot measure for a $39 a year parcel tax to support libraries, but held off on whether to place it on the November or March ballot. DN, LA Weekly
  • There have now been 24 homicides in the last two weeks in Los Angeles County. LAT
  • Sony Pictures Digital Productions is renaming its main screening theater in Culver City after visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, who marked his 90th birthday on Tuesday. The Wrap
  • Union Bank Plaza, one the oldest – and most frequently traded – skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles, is on the market again. LAT
  • Alhambra now has its own $300,000 mini-replica of the Arc de Triomphe. Curbed
  • Jonathan Kirsch says of L.A. Times reporter Megan K. Stack's new book, "Along with all these qualities that make for a good war correspondent, she is also a gifted stylist, and her memoir, 'Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War' is a masterpiece." Jewish Journal
  • UCLA's baseball team lost the College World Series to South Carolina. LAT
  • Manny Ramirez injured his hamstring in Tuesday's Dodgers win and may miss time again. ESPN

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