Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.23.10

Bell's officials resign, city manager Rizzo faces drunk driving charge, Arianna not moving to New York, more on the Journolist flap, Ron Kaye hates transit and hearts the Valley, and the Times gets ready to write about the river.

  • The small city of Bell's three top official agreed to resign from their posts as the most highly paid city employees in California and possibly the country, while the city's mayor defended their salaries. LAT
    Plus: Quiet special election gave Bell, population about 40,000, the power to raise salaries. LAT
  • Bell city manager Robert Rizzo, who actually lives in Huntington Beach, is facing a misdemeanor charge of drunk driving after his arrest in Orange County in March. Huntington Beach Independent
  • Journolist founder Ezra Klein posts about when conservative commentator Tucker Carlson tried to join the email list and in accuracies in his reporting on the list: "He doesn't explain how a thread in which no journalists suggested shutting down Fox News can be headlined 'Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News.'" WashPost
  • Channel 2's Dave Bryan will interview Sen. Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina in a half-hour special on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
  • The DWP board approved new water-use rules to allow yard watering three days a week and to switch to an even-odd schedule. DN
  • Despite Gawker's report that Arianna Huffington is moving to New York, a Huffington Post spokesman says she's simply getting an apartment there and will keep her house in Brentwood. Fishbowl NY
  • Ron Kaye's latest platform for his political organization: public transit is bad and has been a failure so far, and the Valley is "that poor stepchild of the city." Kaye blog
  • Joe Linton took an L.A. Times photographer and video kayaking on the Los Angeles River for a future story. L.A. Creek Freak
  • Freelancer Matthew Fleischer finally got his $175 from The Advocate. Fishbowl LA
  • Newsweek asked three architectural firms to envision what Los Angeles will look like two whole decades in the future... Newsweek
  • KPCC's Alex Cohen talks about her new book on roller derby with Patt Morrison at 2:41 p.m. on KPCC.
  • A version of Pink's hot dogs opened in the Bradley Terminal at LAX, with a smaller menu and higher prices. LAT blog
  • LA Observed contributor Deanne Stillman is writing a new column for Truthdig called Letter From the West.
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