Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.18.10

Ripped from the annals of noir L.A.: mummified remains of two infants from the 1930s found in Westlake district steamer trunk. Plus more inside on two days of Obamajams, the county tries to kill the messenger on child deaths, and more.

  • Mummified remains of two infants who may have died more than 70 years ago were found wrapped in old L.A. Times from the 1930s inside a steamer trunk in an apartment in the 800 block of Lake Street in the Westlake District. LAT
  • President Obama's rush-hour motorcades are still reverberating in the L.A. traffic culture, even though the POTUS himself took a copter. LAT
  • Republican Sam Blakeslee won the Central Coast state Senate seat vacated when Abel Maldonado resigned in May to become lieutenant governor. SLO Tribune, AP
  • Calbuzz calls “California Crackup” by Joe Mathews and Mark Paul a must-read that "that closely analyzes the state’s political dysfunction." Calbuzz
  • The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to investigate how information about child deaths under the county's supervision got to the Times, prompting dissenting vote Zev Yaroslavsky to say, ""The obsession with leaks, seems to me, exceeds the obsession with child deaths." LAT
    Plus:Tim Rutten calls it a "witch hunt" by the county: "The theory here is that if you cut off reporters' information, so that nobody knows exactly how the children died, it's as if they're not dead." LAT Op-Ed
  • CAO Miguel Santana warned the City Council, or threatened if you will, that city workers could face layoffs and additional furloughs if the council doesn't move now to lease out nine municipal parking garages. DN
  • KNX is pushing a series of stories by Charles on what LAX police "are doing while they're supposed to be looking after your safety." KNX
  • California Inspector General Laura Chick will release a review of a Southern California agency receiving Federal stimulus funds to perform weatherization of low-income residents’ homes, at 10 a.m. online.
  • Pat O'Brien, the former TV host and anchor, has joined KLAC's "Loose Cannons" show with Steve Hartman and Vic the Brick Jacobs. LA Radio
  • David Lehrer and Joe Hicks like what the Times is doing on Bell, teachers and other recent stories. The Wide Angle
  • A 108-year-old scale outside Ross Cutlery on Broadway near 3rd Street gets as many as 1,000 customers checking their weight each week. LAT
  • Patricia Clarkson talks about her latest film “Cairo Time” with Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment" at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW.

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