Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.11.11

Brown's L.A. area appearances, the race to replace Harman, Democratic senators coming for Hollywood's money, authors back Measure L for the libraries and more.

Top of the news

Mubarak thought about it for another day and announced in Egypt he is stepping down. Watch live tweets from the street at UCLA's cool Hypercities Egypt page.

Politics and politicos

Gov. Brown at the L.A. Chamber of Commerce: help me on taxes to stave off catastrophic budget cuts "and I'll help you." LAT, SF Chronicle, Bee, AP

Brown is scheduled to appear at a news conference in downtown Torrance today on behalf of former Assemblyman Ted Lieu's campaign for the state Senate. Daily Breeze

The most interesting thing about the special election race for Jane Harman's seat is "that it will be the first high-profile campaign in California to be played out under the new 'jungle primary' rules. Harman will resign Tuesday and not endorse. Calbuzz, LAT, The Informer

Democratic senators Dianne Feinstein, Ben Cardin, Amy Klobuchar and Sheldon Whitehouse will raise money for their reelection races at the home of Disney CEO Bob Iger on President's Day weekend. Sen. Patrick Leahy will be the featured guest and the co-hots include Fox's Jim Gianopoulos, Paramount's Brad Grey, Warner Bros.' Barry Meyer, Universal's Ron Meyer and Viacom's Philippe Dauman. Wilshire & Washington

How bicycle advocates rose to have more power in City Hall (more than their numbers would dictate.) LA Weekly

Endorsers of Measure L, to secure money for the Los Angeles Public Library, include Ray Bradbury, Garrison Keillor, Tavis Smiley, Michael Connelly, Gary Ross, Joseph Wambaugh, Janet Fitch and Bill Boyarsky. Website

The city planning commission unanimously approved developer Geoffrey H. Palmer's Lorenzo project at Flower and 23rd Street after he agreed to fund a medical clinic there, hire local residents and meet other community demands. LAT

Media and media people

The Times editorial page has spoken: "[Lindsay] Lohan is troubled and spoiled, and we hope that she'll be treated in a manner appropriate to her actions, even if that means she has to go back to jail." LAT

Layoffs yesterday at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Gary Scott

Technical issues last night bedeviled the Los Angeles Newspaper Group papers, which run editor notes today explaining what's missing. Samples: Daily Breeze, Daily News, SGV Tribune

Radio notes: Joe Block replaces Ken Levine on "Dodger Talk," John Phillips gets another hour on KABC and Arianna Huffington will team with Mary Matalin on a weekend talk show from New York's WWRL-AM. Gary Lycan/Register

KPCC's Patt Morrison is on the February cover of Talkers magazine, which ranks KFI's Bill Handel #18 on its "Heavy Hundred” list of talk hosts. John & Ken are #31, Dennis Miller #33, Phil Hendrie #43, Hugh Hewitt #66, Morrison #70, Doug McIntyre #74 and Larry Elder #99. Talkers


Vidiots, the independent video store in Santa Monica, put out the call to customers to please support the store or it will close. SMDP

This time, the Lakers beat the Celtics. ESPN

Planning ahead

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky talks about "Black Swan" with Kim Masters on "The Business," Monday at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW.

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