Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.29.11

Villaraigosa's legacy, remapping backlash, getting a ticket while paying the parking meter, ridng out Irene, Five Card Stud, Cinema Treasures and more.

Politics and politicos

Mayor Villaraigosa "has the time and opportunity to make a significant mark on the history of his city, or he could squander his final months and go down as a failure," writes Jim Newton. LAT op-ed

The new political maps threaten to California's clout in Washington by placing Rep. David Dreier's San Dimas home in inhospitable territory for a Republican and weakening Republicans like Elton Gallegly and Dan Lungren and Democrat Howard Berman. LAT

Not that Rep. Brad Sherman likes his new district either. DN

That the redistricting commission "decided to take a West L.A. District and move it to the South Bay was a real surprise to me and many other people," said Rep. Henry Waxman. Breeze

Signs left over from City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s 2009 campaign that remain alongside his former campaign headquarters in Studio City are not illegal offsite advertisements of the sort Trutanich had vowed to eradicate, city officials said. Met News

A football stadium proposed for downtown Los Angeles may not generate the economic benefits predicted by its backers because consumers would simply spend less on other activities, a state analyst said Friday at a hearing on the project. DN

Vernon's issuance of $419 million in tax-exempt bonds is being audited by the IRS — the third major investigation in a year for the troubled city. LAT

Twenty candidates ended up filing to run in the 15th city council district. Breeze

Media and media people

Channel 4 reports on a woman who received a $50 parking ticket from LADOT while struggling to pay at one of those electronic meters. KNBC

It was "an amazing experience, this first hurricane," KPCC Washington reporter Kitty Felde blogs. KPCC

Time Warner Cable internet and telephone service for thousands of Southern California homes and businesses went out for more than six hours Sunday. Breeze wires

The cumulative weekly audience for the half-hour "Marketplace" and its related programs, like Marketplace Money and the Marketplace Tech Report, has grown to a combined total of 9.3 million per week. James Rainey column/LAT

Latino oriented TV and newspapers are doing better than their English language counterparts. Project for Excellence in Journalism

Matthew Asner, son of Ed Asner, has launched Autism America Radio Saturdays 3 pm to 5 pm on KTLK AM 1150.


Capt. Bernice Abram, in charge of the sheriff's Carson station, was put on leave after federal authorities notified officials she may have been heard on a narcotics wiretap. LAT

Ed Kienholz's "Five Car Stud" will be seen publicly for the first time in 40 years when the once controversial installation — showing white men castrating a black man — opens at LACMA next month. LAT

Residents and others who need to drive on Mulholland Drive are not looking forward to the next two years. LAT

An Orange County developer is planning a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites for the parking lot at 1500 S. Figueroa St., across from the Convention Center. Downtown News

UCLA Law School dean Rachel F. Moran had a letter in the New York Times responding to an earlier piece critical of the school's $10 million gift from Lowell Milken. NYT

The FBI believes former Laker Javaris Crittenton, wanted in connection with an Atlanta murder, may be in California. LAT, ESPN

Behind the scenes with the founders of Cinema NYT

Esther Gordy Edwards, who helped build Motown Records alongside her brother Berry Gordy Jr., died in Detroit at age 91. AP, LAT

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