Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.7.11

New Weiner disclosure involves a porn actress, Loretta Sanchez may lose her district, Lacey makes a campaign video for DA, plus Schwarzenegger, Frank Buckley, Marc Cooper, D.J Waldie, Ron Kaye and more.

Top of the news

The police and DA agreed to preserve any video evidence that might clear (or implicate) Giovanni Ramirez in the Bryan Stow assault at Dodger Stadium. LAT

The U.S. Attorney's office is holding a 9:30 press conference to announce the "takedown of a San Gabriel Valley gang that is targeted in a federal racketeering indictment. The charges include a conspiracy to violate the civil rights of African-Americans."

Politics and politicos

Rep. Anthony Weiner encouraged porn actress Ginger Lee to lie about their on-line relationship and offered her the help of his public relations team, according to a report on TMZ. Politico

An early draft of new congressional district boundaries does away with the Democratic Latino district in Orange County now represented by Rep. Loretta Sanchez and puts Sanchez into a largely coastal, GOP-controlled district now largely represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. Register

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey released a video formally announcing her campaign for DA. DN, LAT, YouTube

The state’s ethics agency has rejected a request by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party to investigate whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger violated any state laws during an affair with a housekeeper that resulted in his fathering a child. LAT

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal to California's policy of giving in-state college tuition to state high school graduates who are in the country illegally. LAT

Media and media people

Keith Olbermann details how Jeff Zucker turned on him at MSNBC, why he’s not talking to Rachel Maddow, and the surprise name who’ll be his substitute anchor. Hollywood Reporter

KTLA anchor Frank Buckley wonders: "How many hours of cable news and how many inches of the nation's newspapers will now be spent talking about something as stupid and embarrassing as Anthony Weiner's crotch?" Buckley blog

Marc Cooper posts "the Anthony Weiner show has aroused me from my blog slumber." Dissonance

D.J. Waldie praises a Ron Kaye column about his wife missing the bus to work and says the tale shows that statistical averages conceal just how ragged some of parts of the Metro bus system feels to those who must ride - "a roughness sometimes made up by folklore, the kindness of strangers, and exquisite good luck." SoCal Focus, News-Press

An exit interview with Bll Kling, stepping down as head of American Public Media. Nieman Journalism Lab

Marketplace promoted editor and producer JJ Yore to vice president/general manager. Fishbowl LA

Nobel Middle School in the Valley dedicated a new garden to Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy. DN


A judge in Puerto Rico ignored a request from authorities in Los Angeles to hold a murder suspect without bail. Zareh Manjikian was released and hasn't been seen since. LAT

Center Theatre Group said it will accept online video auditions to help fill the lead role in “Funny Girl” scheduled to open February 2012 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Culture Monster

The first interim report of the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study projects declining flows and more droughts. Climate Watch

Heal the Bay's Mark Gold is a proud papa over his son Zack becoming a state beaches lifeguard. Spouting Off

UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole was the first player selected in Monday's Major League Baseball draft, by the Pittsburgh Pirates. ESPN LA

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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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