Morning Buzz: Friday 1.14.10

Quick and early for Friday, but still pretty good.

Top of the news

Sheriff Lee Baca personally launched a criminal investigation in another police agency's jurisdiction after a request from by Guess Inc. co-founder Georges Marciano, who later contributed $100,000 to two sheriff's charities, according to civil court testimony, law enforcement records and interviews. Baca called the probe justified because of the "magnitude" of Marciano's allegations. LAT

The rest

Gov. Brown is moving his press office back into the inner sanctum known as the Horseshoe, a few doors from the governor’s personal office. Capitol Weekly

Steve Lopez says some Times readers think he was too hard on Robert Rizzo — and of course some also think he should leave the country because his name is Lopez. LAT

The Times editorializes on the personal conflicts of interest of supervisor Don Knabe and Councilman Dennis Zine. LAT editorial

Writer-director Paul Haggis wants it known that while he is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker profile by Lawrence Wright, he is not collaborating on Wright’s book on the Church of Scientology. Anne Thompson

Gustavo Arellano: "GOOD occupies a strange place in the world of hipster magazines--not as pompous as The Believer, not as hip as Paper, not as rambunctious as Vice, but not as good a read as you might think." OC Weekly

Who is George De La Vega and why is he annoying so many people by texting ads to their phones? Off-Ramp

The New York Times Magazine has killed Virginia Heffernan’s column “The Medium.” New York Observer

Jeremy Hobson is a new co-host of American Public Media‘s “Marketplace Morning Report,” joining Steve Chiotakis. Release via Fishbowl LA

Longtime Dan Tana's manager Craig Susser has opened Craig's in the former Melrose Bar & Grill space in West Hollywood. Eater

The Jazz Bakery has found a new home in Culver City, on the same block as the Kirk Douglas Theatre. LAT

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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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