Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.14.11

State of the city reactions, Dodgers come home to new security, Leiweke lashes out and more.

Top of the news

The Dodgers return home tonight to new security procedures at Dodger Stadium, and the national spotlight.

Plus: LA Biz Observed

Politics and politicos

Reactions to the mayor's State of the City speech and his focus on the schools and teachers over issues that are actually under city control. LAT story and editorial, DN/Orlov, City Maven, Jill Stewart/LA Weekly, Ron Kaye, Celeste Fremon

AEG's Tim Leiweke called on city officials to be "cheerleaders" for big sports venue projects and lashed out at skeptics of his plan to build an NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles. AP

Media and media people

Writer Larry Buhl extolls the morning scene at his "gay Starbucks" at Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount Drive. Zocalo

More

Photos from last weekend's CicLAvia. Metro/The Source

Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for calling a referee a "fucking faggot" after getting called for a foul. Gay groups protested, and Bryant released a statement saying the remark did not reflect his feelings. ESPN, DN column

Retired baseball slugger Barry Bonds was convicted on one count of obstruction of justice for lying about steroids. LAT

The Ducks lost game 1 of their NHL playoffs series against the Nashville Predators. LAT

Pictures of the young people who hung out at Venice Beach in the 1970s. Selvedge Yard


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