Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.24.11

Villaraigosa woos Hollywood, Feinstein doubts the subway money is there, S.A. Griffin and the Times on Scott Wannberg, CBS web writers sign a guild deal and most ridiculous parking sign ever?

Politics and politicos

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to propose a new corporate tax formula. Bee, PolitiCal

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a Hollywood forum he would consider taking further steps to help the local movie and TV industry, including lowering permit fees and speeding up the film permitting process. LAT

Sen. Diane Feinstein expressed doubt about the availability of federal funding for the Westside subway extension. Century City Patch

Democrats are trying to surmount the reluctance of Angelenos to vote by mail. Capitol Weekly

Media and media people

S.A. Griffin's send-off of his friend and poetry colleague Scott Wannberg, plus obits finally from the L.A. Times and AP. Earlier coverage at LA Observed.

The Writers Guild of America, West signed its first contract covering news writing and promotions for the Internet, covering about 15 Web writer-producers at CBS in Los Angeles. Company Town

Kelly Candaele combines "The Hel[" and "Magic Trip - Ken Kesey's Search for a Cool Place" into one rumination on film. Politics and Film

Zach Galifianakis does the KCRW guest DJ thing.


Most ridiculous stack of parking restriction signs ever? Curbed LA

There are more Azorean people in California than in the islands, and in the Central Valley they keep alive a tradition of bloodless bull fighting. LAT Column One

Gene Sim, 33 and a transient, was arrested in Buena Park as a suspect in that Friday night stabbing death on the Red Line subway that was witnessed by Times writer Todd Martens. L.A. Now

Are highway emergency call boxes obsolete & should your tax $’s keep funding them. On "Patt Morrison," 1:20 p.m. on KPCC.

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on what Americans get wrong about Cuba: "Ever since the Buena Vista Social Club film and album, it’s been very hard to convince Ry Cooder’s compatriots that not all Cubans know how to dance, play dominoes, or sing a guaracha." More at Zocalo, which hosts a panel on the topic tonight at the Getty.

Bergamot Station gallery owners are "guardedly optimistic" about a new transit station. Santa Monica Lookout

Augustinus Van Hove, 44, a Netherlands music promoter, and his girlfriend were found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, possibly of heat exposure. LAT

June Wayne, who helped pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, died at age 93. LAT, KPCC News

More by Kevin Roderick:
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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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