Morning Buzz: Monday 1.17.11

Audio of Dr. Martin Luther King in Woodland Hills, Anschutz on board with NFL stadium, Fox paying the Dodgers' bills and more.

Top of the news

On Sunday, Jan. 15, 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a morning sermon at Woodland Hills Community Church and then addressed the community that afternoon at Canoga Park High School. Audio and story at the Daily News

Phil Anschutz is behind his L.A. chief's bid to build a football stadium next to Staples Center, but according to Tim Leiweke has conditions including that an NFL team be secured before any work begins. LABJ

From the weekend

Fox, the Dodgers' former owner, has advanced money to Frank McCourt help cover the team's current operating expenses, according to a source who talked to Bill Shaikin. "It is unclear whether the cash advance indicates the Dodgers are in immediate financial peril, but a sports industry consultant said the timing was curious" given that team expenses are lower in the off-season. LAT

Sandy Banks says that revelations about Ted Williams have taken the fairy-tale patina off the media story of the homeless man with the golden radio voice. "The voice was real, but the story wasn't — at least not the way we cast it. We overlooked a sordid past that might have rendered a different picture: a street-wise thief with a long rap sheet, a dead-beat dad with nine children, a man who dumped a loving wife for a string of women he met on the streets." LAT

Politics

The New Yorker does the Darrell Issa story, now that the Republican is relevant again in Congress. TNY

Some community activists are demanding an LAPD review of last week's police shooting in Playa Vista of Reginald Doucet, who was naked and unarmed at the time, though was struggling with officers. LAT

The Office of Independent Review will take a look at Sheriff Lee Baca's role in an investigation launched at the request of contributor Georges Marciano. LAT

The Daily News editorial page has three recommendations for likely new DWP chief Ron Nichols. DN

CD 12 candidate Mitchell Englander will be on the ballot as "Policeman/council deputy," even though what he is really is a full-time council deputy and occasional police reserve. DN

The county Democratic party isn't sure what it will do with its endorsement in CD 12 now that the candidate it backed has dropped out of the race. DN/Orlov's Tipoffs

Media and media people

The Piers Morgan era begins on CNN. NYT

Ken Auletta writes about AOL's news ambitions in the new issue of The New Yorker. Subscribers only (Plus: Former editors say the average AOL Patch post attracts just 100 views and that they considered 500 page views a wild success. NYT)

Michael Schneider, the longtime Variety television editor who is jumping to TV Guide, tweeted after filing his Golden Globes story: "That’s it for the Globes! And that’s it for me at Variety!"

Daily Breeze columnist John Bogert is beginning chemotherapy at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.and hopes to return to work at the paper in February, says an editor's note. Breeze

More

A new book from Yale University Press, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,, "at times reads like a primer for understanding [Eli] Broad's vigorous acquisitions, contentious relationships with area museums, philosophy of creating an art-lending library and more," writes Christopher Knight. [Name fixed.] LAT + review

Richard Rayner reviews "My Father at 100: A Memoir," by Ron Reagan. LAT

The family behind Altadena Dairy alleges that a trusted friend and adviser cost them millions of dollars. LABJ

Renovation and upgrade of the Boyle Hotel is not happy news for the musicians who gather at Mariachi Plaza. (For some reason, the L.A. Times is starting to place the Boyle Heights landmark at "the eastern edge of downtown.") LAT


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