Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.28.11

Is Sly Stone really homeless? Reports of abuse by jail deputies, Controller powers, Christie here to raise money, Fox sues the Dodgers and more.

Top of the news

Sly Stone's lawyer says that the former rock star is homeless by choice and that he was paid to talk to the New York Post about living in his van in the Crenshaw area. Showbiz 411

Politics and politicos

Chaplains and other civilian eyewitnesses document beatings of Los Angeles County Jail inmates by sheriff's deputies in a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Southern California. NYT, LAT

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky blogs about the redistricting maps the Supes passed Tuesday. ZevWeb

Broadening the power of the City Controller's Office, a city panel recommended Tuesday drafting a law that would require municipal workers to report all instances they see of waste, fraud or abuse. DN

Renewing complaints over plans to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo, the City Council on Tuesday approved a $2 increase in admission prices at the facility. DN

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to hold a noon fundraiser at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
City News Service

The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters today canceled its Oct. 5 debate between two candidates in the 15th district city council race. City Maven

Media and media people

Fox Sports sued the Dodgers on Tuesday, trying to halt the proposed television rights sale that Frank McCourt says is his key to emerging from bankruptcy as the team owner. LAT

Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti talks about his previous legal troubles and his departure from ESPN. Fishbowl LA

Tina Fey and Eva Longoria tie for the top spot on Forbes' list of highest-paid TV actresses.

Hugh Hefner will be honored with a plaque on a boulder for helping the Trust for Public Land acquire Cahuenga Peak, the mountaintop next to the Hollywood sign. LAT

In a column about news consumers not knowing where their news comes from, James Rainey adopts the factually shaky claim that "the bulk of news on the Web actually still originates with newspaper reporters." LAT

The Wall Street Journal website is collecting personal information on its paid customers without their consent. Dan Gillmor

KCRW launched an invitation-only book club through Facebook with Joan Didion's "Play It as It Lays."

KUSC will air Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts over eight weeks starting with last Sunday.

Kathleen Sharp, the author of “Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever” who was at the L.A. Press Club last week, has an op-ed in today's New York Times.

Patt Morrison talks to Ed Ruscha about the period covered in the Pacific Standard Time series. LAT op-ed


Long Beach touts its first good grades in the annual Heal the Bay end-of-summer beach report cards. City of Long Beach

Civic leader Steve Soboroff was named by the California Science Center Foundation as senior advisor for the project to transport and permanently exhibit the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour in Los Angeles.

Bryan Stow was taken outside for the first time since his beating at Dodger Stadium in March, and has been talking a lot, his family says.

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