Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.23.11

Enviro review for AEG's stadium idea, upset over Autry and Southwest Museum, a local Knight Challenge winner, LAT's editor plays photog and more.

Top of the news

James Bulger, the Boston crime boss arrested last night in Santa Monica, lived with his girlfriend on 3rd Street and they were familiar to the neighbors. L.A. Now

Politics and politicos

Never has a California election cycle pitted more incumbent politicians against each other than in the 2012 districts drafted by an independent commission. But will it change anything? Capitol Weekly

Another outside reporter says the Democrats are taking the 36th congressional race between Hahn and Huey seriously. WashPost

Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry F. Miller, who has been the city's negotiator on Farmers Field with AEG, opposes legislation in Sacramento that would exempt the NFL stadium from environmental review rules. LAT, City Maven

The city Department of Building and Safety fired a 27-year employee after determining that he had accepted bribes, making him the third person at the agency to lose his job as a result of a major corruption probe. LAT, DN, City Maven

More indecision from City Hall about red light cameras. LA Biz Observed, DN

Supporters of Southwest Museum of the American Indian were weighing legal action Wednesday after the City Council's decision to back the Autry National Center's renovation of its Griffith Park museum. DN

Media and media people

The L.A.-based Tiziano Project, which provides people in under-reported regions of the world with "the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives," was among the winners of the Knight News Challenge. Romenesko

Jose Antonio Vargas, a reporter who profiled Mark Zuckerberg for The New Yorker, has revealed he is an undocumented immigrant in a piece to run in the New York Times Magazine. The story was rejected by the Washington Post, his former paper. NYT mag, NYT blog, AP, HuffPost

Times sportswriter Lisa Dillman is on jury duty and tweets that she has learned two things not to say to the judge: "The high-speed internet in the jury room is kinda slow" and "Your honor, my excuse to leave the jury is that Lamar Odom MIGHT get traded." Twitter

Directors of the research and policy organization EdSource hired veteran California journalist Louis Freedberg as executive director. Educatedguess

L.A. Times editor Russ Stanton plays sports photog at Dodger Stadium. Readers Rep blog


Two Venice High School seniors were murdered in a gang shooting at Penmar Park, a day before their graduation. LA Weekly

Frank McCourt repaid more than $100,000 to a team charity after the state attorney general found the funds had been used primarily for the benefit of the club's former chief executive, Jamie McCourt. LAT

Huguette Clark's 23-acre estate on an ocean-front bluff in Santa Barbara, known as Bellosguardo, will become a museum for her extensive collection of paintings, musical instruments — she owned at least one Stradivarius — and rare books, per her will. LAT

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