Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.6.10

Ed Rosenthal talks about the desert and god, still lots of talk about Meg Whitman's money and her ex-housekeeper, Gloria Allred again declines to say who put her up to it and the L.A. Times endorses Republican Steve Cooley.

  • Downtown broker Ed Rosenthal described how he got lost in Joshua Tree National Park, how he survived and the religious experience he underwent after praying for rain. LAT, KPCC, NBC 4
  • Meg Whitman's spending is up to $140 million, $40 million of that in the past three months, and the L.A. Times says that despite her personal contribution she still has has received more money from outside donors than has Jerry Brown. He, meanwhile, has $22.5 million left for his final push. AP, Bee, LAT, Capitol Alert
  • Gloria Allred refused again to disclose how she came to represent the illegal immigrant Whitman employed for nine years. Nicandra Diaz Santillan has now filed for unpaid wages. AP, LAT
  • Ann Louise Bardach discussed her story about Brown and Castro on "Which Way, L.A.?" on KCRW. WWLA
  • In a searing first debate, state attorney general candidates Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris on Tuesday traded shots over their differing visions for California's top law enforcement job, with Cooley hammering on his opponent's opposition to the death penalty and Harris accusing her rival of lacking the political courage to take a stand on gay marriage and other issues. LAT, Bee, KPCC
  • The L.A. Times endorsed Steve Cooley for attorney general. LAT editorial
  • The Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs issued its latest state of the city report. Report
  • Residency restrictions in neighboring cities have forced an influx of sex offenders into Los Angeles. DN
  • A 13-year-old girl is facing charges for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through Redondo Beach, running seven stop signs and six red lights before crashing. Daily Breeze
  • James Rainey on what became of former TV consumer reporters David Horowitz, Alan Mendelson and Judd McIlvain. LAT
  • Tim Rutten reviews "'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at UC Irvine. LAT
  • Bigfoot Entertainment says it bought the Majestic Crest in Westwood to showcase its films, "not only ones we produce but ones we plan to acquire." LAT
  • The Curbed websites added a Chicago outlet.

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