Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.12.11

Brown back at work appointing Democrats, no charges against ex-EAA chief, where Maria Shriver might be living and more.

Politics and politicos

Gov. Jerry Brown returned to the Capitol Wednesday for the first time since undergoing a procedure April 29 to remove skin cancer from his nose. Capitol Alert

Brown's appointments so far have been more partisan than Schwarzenegger's. Bee

The San Diego DA has sued to overturn the sentence reduction given to Esteban Nunez by then-Gov. Schwarzenegger. LAT

Mayor Villaraigosa's office staff is bigger than he says, and City Hall doesn't make it easy to find out where the money comes from — or goes. LA Weekly

DA Steve Cooley has declined to file criminal charges against Josif Kahraman, former executive director of the Engineers and Architects Assn., who was accused by his ex-bosses of stealing a laptop computer. LAT

Councilman Richard Alarcon and Stanley Stalford, the guy who wants the public to own the Dodgers, will guest on Off The Presses at 11 a.m. OTP

The City of Montebello hired Larry J. Kosmont as its city manager.

Yesterday: City Controller's fixation with cell phone use. Mark Lacter/LABO

Media and media people

Unconfirmed real estate gossip has Maria Shriver renting in Malibu and close to closing a deal to buy on Carmelina Avenue in Brentwood, near Arianna Huffington's home. Real Estalker

Variety's Cannes coverage is outside the pay wall. Fishbowl LA

Inside the revamping of the New York Times' Week in Review section. Huffington Post

The New York Times wedding page will add self-made videos of wedding announcements. BeetTV

Former ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti pleaded not guilty to three felonies -– stalking, domestic violence and assault -– that were filed after he allegedly confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her. LAT


Two suspects were arrested in a string of Wilshire and Mid-City area robberies where shotguns were used, and the LAPD is looking for a link to the murder of MTV music coordinatyor Gabriel Aron Ben-Meir. LAT

Murray Burns, the “Mayor of Angelino Heights," will be profiled on "The Madeleine Brand Show" on KPCC at 9:25 a.m.

Dick Walsh, the original VP of operations at Dodger Stadium and later general manager of the Angels and the L.A. Convention Center, died at age 85. AP

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