Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.4.10

Cleaning up the analytical loose ends on the California election, the Valley goes Democratic and pro-pot, a Valley Chicano explores the Holocaust, James Rainey guest-hosts on KPCC — and the Clippers won a game.

  • Larry Flynt and Gray Davis were among the old friends who showed up at Jerry Brown's victory party. Sacto Bee (link fixed)
  • Sacramento gridlock: some say it's over, some say it will be more of the same. LAT, LAT
  • The Field Poll was a big winner on election night too. SF Chronicle
  • GOP consultant Adam Mendelsohn on Team Whitman: "My personal experience with the campaign often felt like they were approaching it like a marketing project rather than a political campaign." Capitol Alert
  • GOP adviser Arnold Steinberg: "In the end, the vulgarity of Whitman's spending trumped any real connection with the voters." LAT Op-Ed
  • The San Fernando Valley is Democrat country now, backing Brown and Boxer by wide margins and also supporting pot measure Prop. 19 by about 50-48. DN
  • The Coliseum Commission overturned its ban on raves, drawing the ire of commission member Rick Caruso. LAT, LA Weekly
  • The Board of Supervisors approved a far-reaching settlement that will overhaul educational services at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster. ZevWeb
  • Valley Chicano writer Daniel A. Olivas explores the Holocaust. Jewish Journal
  • James Rainey, the Los Angeles Times media columnist, is guest hosting for Patt Morrison this afternoon on KPCC.
  • Mona Simpson, the author of "My Hollywood," is the guest today on "Bookworm" on KCRW at 2:30 p.m.
  • Bill Boyarsky will give the Historical Society of Southern California's 11th annual Dunning Lecture on Nov. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at the L.A. Times.
  • Hey, the Clippers finally won a game. ESPN
  • Sparky Anderson, the former baseball manager who lives in Thousand Oaks, has been placed in hospice care and suffers from dementia. He is 76. AP

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