Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.19.10

More on the mystery woman whose name swirls around the mummified remains in Westlake, plus Whitman's upcoming weekend, an outrage worse than Bell, the Ruben Salazar files and more inside.

  • The story about the mummified infant remains from the 1930s found in a steamer trunk in the basement of an apartment on south Lake Street in the formerly grand Westlake District is a great L.A. yarn on so many levels. This should be a fun one for Times reporters Kate Linthicum and Andrew Blankstein. LAT
  • Right-wing Republicans plan to pressure Meg Whitman on immigration and climate change at this weekend's state convention in San Diego. SF Chronicle, Calbuzz
  • Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. has taken home about $300,000 in city disability pension payments. LA Weekly
  • The county's poor performance on child welfare, and attempt to silence information from getting out, is a far bigger outrage than anything in Bell, says the open government website CalAware.
  • Sheriff Lee Baca now says he will turn over the Ruben Salazar files to the civilian watchdog agency that monitors the Sheriff's Department and let them make a conclusion about possible release. LAT
  • The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to lease out nine publicly owned parking garages in order to replenish city coffers and avert worker layoffs and furloughs. DN
  • Councilman Alarcon's neighbors don't care so much whether he lives in the house in Panorama City, they just want him to clean it up. DN
  • After running Capitol Weekly for five years, editor Anthony York writes that "Politics isn’t always pretty, but it’s always fascinating." CW
  • Disney won't allow a Muslim hostess to wear her hijab while working in public view at Storyteller's Café in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. LAT
  • The late Book Soup owner Glenn Goldman's impressive 20th-century literature collection is being auctioned off this week at Bonhams & Butterfields. LA Weekly
  • The L.A. Times now says that its editors refused to erase the archives of the Christine Daniels blog that was written briefly by the late Mike Penner, but that the blog is gone anyway. LA Weekly
  • Newsweek's designated "most notorious bloggers" include Andrew Breitbart, Perez Hilton, Michelle Malkin Newsweek
  • Newsweek's best known columnist, Fareed Zakaria, is jumping to Time magazine. He already has a weekly program on CNN. NYT
  • Press-Telegram staff writer Phillip Zonkel covers gay issues for the paper on a blog called Out in the 562.
  • Elyse Porterfield, the actress who became an Internet sensation as the "Jenny" who pretended to quit her job via messages written on a dry erase board, lives in Glendale and is profiled by the News-Press.
  • Andy Hurvitz, who blogs at Here in Van Nuys, is seeking funding for a photo project on elderly Jewish war veterans in the Valley. KickStarter
  • Off-Ramp host John Rabe takes a tour of San Antonio Winery, one of the last remnants of the Italian community that was Downtown. KPCC

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