Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.19.10

Radar Online's Mel Gibson bump, an ethics commissioner wants to know more about the mayor's tickets, Border Patrol numbers, an un-Christian pastor in Temecula and much more for a Monday.

  • Mel Gibson has been very, very good to Radar Online. LAT
  • Ethics commissioner Marlene Canter wants more information from the staff about the probe into Mayor Villaraigosa's tickets. Rick Orlov's Tipoffs
  • Border Patrol apprehensions fell to their lowest level in 35 years and border-area crime is down, says a story that argues "the problem of illegal immigration isn’t a matter of violent criminals storming the walls of our peaceful towns and cities. It’s a matter of what to do about the estimated eleven million unauthorized residents who are already here." The New Yorker
    Related: Rodolfo F. Acuña, an academic was active in the creation of Chicano Studies programs, reacts to the Arizona immigration law. LatinoLA
  • Nice piece by L.A. Times writer Scott Kraft on the 1992 death of Sinatra pal Jilly Rizzo in a desert car crash and the parole request of the drunk driver who left him to burn to death. LAT
  • A Baptist pastor in Temecula does the Christian thing and says an Islamic center is unwelcome near his church: ""The Islamic foothold is not strong here, and we really don't want to see their influence spread," says pastor Bill Rench. LAT
  • Some people are upset that one route option for the California high-speed train that's under discussion would bury tracks under the State Historic Park near Chinatown. Downtown News
  • About 200 people showed up at Ron Kaye's L.A. Clean Sweep launch in the Valley. LA Weekly, Kaye
  • Online journalists, the pressure for page views and burnout. NYT
  • Alan Mruvka, the co-founder of E!, is launching a celebrity-focused online network called Look. THR
  • The architecture of the new LAUSD schools on the Ambassador Hotel site is "tone-deaf," argues Christopher Hawthorne. LAT
  • KPCC Washington reporter Kitty Felde has launched her personal website for her work as a playwright.
  • Descanso Gardens plans to cut back on its water use, become more sustainable and move the famous camelia bushes. LAT
  • She attended the new L.A. swap meet at Dodger Stadium. Huffington Post
  • If five months from now you have a mysterious urge to go see the annual Holiday Light Festival in Griffith Park, don't. It's been cancelled this year. KTLA
  • AP photographer shoots paparazzi shooting a duplex on Pickford Street that is the sober living residence of Lindsey Lohan for a day or so. LAist
  • Longtime show business reporter Rona Barrett will be on "The Business" on KCRW at 2:30 p.m.

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