Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.21.10

Concessions contracts awarded at LAX, original Wonkette talks to Schwarzenegger, Mel Brooks on the radio and much more.

  • Four big LAX concessions contracts were awarded Monday, with the most controversial fifth contract being rejected based on the recent advice of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. Homegirl Cafe is among the winners. LAT + lobbying sidebar, LA Weekly, Witness LA
  • State lawmakers have taken in $6.9 million in campaign contributions — many from companies with business before the state — since the fiscal year began July 1. LAT
  • Ana Marie Cox interviews Gov. Schwarzenegger in the latest GQ.
  • Mayor Villaraigosa is heading to Washington later this week for a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. DN
  • The City Council is still discussing how to enforce the rule that Los Angeles households can only have one rooster. DN
  • Disbarred lawyer Richard Fine was freed from custody after 18 months of a contempt sentence because the judge found that was "irrational," "bizarre" and incapable of making a rational choice. LAT
  • Univision is relaunching all of its local websites, including Los Angeles. Mediaweek
  • The police showed up on the final day at Fat Beats on Melrose. Neon Tommy
  • The Lubken Ranch on the market near Lone Pine is the largest chunk of private property to be offered for sale in Inyo County in 50 years, and thus Los Angeles is part of the equation. LAT
  • Jonathan Dobrer says the local newspapers (he's looking at the Times and his own Daily News) are committing suicide by not having Saturday night sports scores in Sunday papers. Friendly Fire
  • A U.S. Census worker clashes with upscale Pasadena "non-responders" over the final number gathering. DickDestiny
  • Mel Brooks guests with Patt Morrison at 2:40 p.m. on KPCC to talk about the benefit he’s doing Monday for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, at the Geffen Playhouse.

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