Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.20.10

The rainfall broke a few records, Villaraigosa's un-campaign tour, a safe year on Santa Monica streets and the LA Weekly sheds art critic Doug Harvey after 13 years. Plus more, inside.

  • Sunday's rainfall broke records for Downtown, Pasadena and San Gabriel, with a new sub-tropical storm expected to arrive this afternoon. LAT, AP
    Plus: In case the sky is clear, a total lunar eclipse begins tonight at 11:41 p.m. AP
  • The release of photos taken from the home of Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. has spurred a lot of calls to the LAPD, and Franklin's lawyer to complain that many of the pictures are of friends and family members. LAT
  • An LAPD officer shot and wounded a 13-year-boy armed with a pellet gun in Glassell Park. LAT
  • Mayor Villaraigosa is acting very campaign-like in holding meetings with local leaders around the city. Rick Orlov's Tipoffs/DN
  • Things are looking up in Leimert Park Village, says reporter Louis Sahagun. LAT
  • Santa Monica hasn't had a fatal traffic accident since last Dec. 15. SM Daily Press
  • Reading the Playboy interview with architect Frank Gehry, who cautions the magazine up front that he has no sex life. Curbed LA
  • LA Weekly art critic Doug Harvey took to Facebook to announce he's been dropped: "It looks like I won't be writing for the LA WEEKLY anymore. After 13 years I was unceremoniously dumped - they're not even printing the last piece I completed under Tom Christie's watch." Facebook
  • James Rainey visits with some of the local journalists we've been telling you are now part of AOL Patch sites here. LAT
  • The Westside homeowner group Neighbors for Smart Rail goes to court this week trying to force changes in the Expo Line through Cheviot Hills and Rancho Park. Streetsblog
  • KCRW's Chris Douridas walks away from a weekend traffic accident, talks about it on the air. Fishbowl LA

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