Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.1.11

Ramirez a suspect in Nevada shooting too, Parks wants to split City Attorney office, what people don't know about Prop. 13, plus David Bergstein, Roger Ailes, David Folkenflik, Nikki Finke, Pandora Young, David Beckham, Charles Fleming and more.

Top of the news

Giovanni Ramirez, the LAPD's chief suspect in the Bryan Stow assault at Dodger Stadium, is also a suspect in a Henderson, Nevada attempted murder. KCAL, Breeze wires

Politics and politicos

Calling the move "long overdue," Gov. Jerry Brown ordered more than 400 administrative positions permanently cut at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – a move the governor's office said would save taxpayers $30 million. California Watch

Councilman Bernard Parks said in an interview that the City Council should look at dividing the City Attorney's Office, with the elected city attorney retaining jurisdiction over criminal cases and the council overseeing civil issues. DN

The Board of Supervisors approved a plan for speeding up work on downtown's planned Broad Art Museum and to downsize and extend deadlines for the related residential and retail development in the Grand Avenue Project. DN wires

A USC professor says young people don't know much about Proposition 13: "Renters don't benefit and the majority of new home buyers don't benefit." Steve Lopez/LAT

Prodded by Northeast L.A. residents and groups, the City Council today voted unanimously to review a city parks commission decision to allow the Autry National Center to expand and renovate its Griffith Park museum. The Eastsider LA, LAT, DN

San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith issued a stay delaying the state Department of Parks and Recreation's restoration project in Malibu Lagoon until a lawsuit challenging it can be heard. LAT

Greg Nelson wonders if we need a "quad squad" to stop unauthorized use of handicapped parking placards. City Watch

Media and media people

Embattled Hollywood executive David Bergstein testified in bankruptcy court for the first time in his long-running legal saga. THR

Rolling Stone's profile of Fox News chief Roger Ailes this week provides the latest item in a long line of evidence that Fox News is a morally bankrupt sham of a news organization that journaliosts should stand up against, says Robert Niles. Online Journalism Review

NPR media reporter David Folkenflik is editing a companion book to the documentary "Page One," about the New York Times, from Public Affairs Books. The book, he says, "will both complement documentary and build on it, giving insight inside NYT and state of today's journalism."

This time Nikki Finke goes off on Fishbowl LA's Pandora Young. The gossip item gets wrong that Young included a quote from Finke in her original post on one of Deadline's writers fleeing the Finkster. The Daily

Former reporter Ana Beatriz Cholo has joined the staff of Courage Campaign as the organization’s first full-time communications manager. Via release


David Beckham was speeding "badly" and aggressively changing lanes before he slammed into a stalled car on the 405 on May 6, according to 911 calls. TMZ

A jury recommended the death sentence for gold trader James Fayed, who plotted the 2008 murder of his wife, Pamela, in a Century City garage. LAT

Sewer line work will force closure of a southbound lane of Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades during the busy summer months. LAT, DN wires

Planning ahead

Caltrans officials have yet to announce an end to the closure of Angeles Crest Highway between La Cañada Flintridge and Angeles Forest Highway, but an email exchange between that agency and the California Highway Patrol suggests the road may open just after 10 a.m. Friday. 818 Now

Charles Fleming will lead a group climbing some secret stairs in Glassell Park so secret he didn't know about them. SoCal Focus

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