Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.27.11

Two more Grim Sleeper cases, LAPD tactical alert due to high number of radio calls, Brown gets poll support and an earful from mayors, city money for projects around Broad's art museum and a lot of media notes.

Top of the news

Detectives are investigating two more potential 1990s victims of the Grim Sleeper serial-killer suspect and have now identified 72 of the women whose photos were found in his possession. LAT

Did the LAPD call a tactical alert on Tuesday night due to not enough officers on the street? Witness LA[or was it a political tactic alert?]


A new PPIC poll shows strong support for Gov. Jerry Brown's special statewide election on budget fixes and "reasonably strong support" for his suggestion to erase California's deficit with a mix of cuts and taxes. Rough&Tumble roundup

The mayors, including Villaraigosa, met with Brown to push the case for saving redevelopment agencies. AP, LAT, Bee, DN, KPCC

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles City Council quickly voted to allocate up to $52 million in redevelopment funds for public works projects around the proposed Eli Broad museum on Bunker Hill. LAT

The conference room in Brown's office has a lot of books "and an eclectic mix at that." Plus the table is a picnic table. Greg Lucas

More skirmishing in the CD 14 race over campaign contributions, and you can almost see the fingerprints of paid consultants all over this (and in most else in that race.) The Informer

The Central City Association of Los Angeles announced it supports AEG's proposed NFL stadium and event center.

Media and media people

Fox News and CNN both played politics and shoddy science after the State of the Union speech, says James Rainey. LAT Big Picture

New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will write a column in the paper's Sunday magazine 30 times a year. WWD

Gary Lycan speculates that Keith Olbermann might want to get back to the comfort of working in radio. OC Register

Elysian Valley Internet radio station rocks the world with aural exotica. Echo Park Patch

Book excerpt from former "Marketplace" reporter Lisa Napoli: "Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth." Her launch party is Feb. 17 at Track 16. Scribd

Lennie LaGuire's jam-making venture, Ellelle Kitchen, is #57 in Sunset magazine's "Top 100 cultural trends shaping the West." Sunset

Morgan Neville, director of "Troubadours," the film on the famous Troubadour club and the rise of Carole King and James Taylor, guests today on "The Madeleine Brand Show" on KPCC at 9:40 a.m.

Tonight's "SoCal Connected" on KCET at 9 p.m.: mining for rare earth minerals in California, and two reports on electric cars.

L.A. journalist Charles Rappleye, author of "Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution," lectured on “How Much Public Debt Can We Endure?” at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. Zocalo


Cal State Northridge math professor Tihomir Petrov faces two misdemeanor counts of urinating in a public place after a camera allegedly caught him urinating on the office door of a rival colleague. LAT

Planning ahead

LAUSD Supt. John Deasy wil discuss his plans for the district in the first Marlene Canter Lecture at Loyola Marymount University's School of Education on Feb. 2

Tickets go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m. for the Tony Award-winning play “God of Carnage,” which opens April 5 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

City of Los Angeles Planning Director Michael LoGrande will chat with Bill Fulton at the Westside Urban Forum on Feb. 18.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Power out Monday across Malibu
Put Jamal Khashoggi Square outside the Saudi consulate on Sawtelle
Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*
LA Observed Notes: Clippers hire big-time writer, unfunny Emmys, editor memo at the Times and more
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