Morning Buzz: Friday 9.30.11

Villaraigosa on CNN, John & Ken play the phone number card again, Pico-Union left out of stadium talk and more.

Short stack today.

  • Mayor Villaraigosa is scheduled to be interviewed live by CNN's Randi Kaye between 10:20 and 10:30 a.m.
  • KFI's John and Ken gave out the cellphone number of immigration rights activist Jorge-Mario Cabrera, so of course hundreds of yahoos called him with threats and worse. One idiot called 32 times. Do J & K give out their own numbers? Lowest trick in the talk radio bag of cheap stunts. LAT
  • Pico-Union neighborhood mostly left out in discussion of AEG's NFL stadium. LAT
  • Students from UCLA and USC are sitting side by side in a joint graduate seminar on the history of Los Angeles taught by Eric Avila, a UCLA professor of history, Chicano studies and urban planning, and William Deverell, a professor of history at USC. Daily Bruin
  • David Murphy, president of Angelenos Against Gridlock, writes abut being hit twice by cars this year and urges more care toward bicyclists. Huffington Post
  • As expected, the massive fish die-off in Redondo Beach harbor earlier this year was due to a drop in oxygen. Breeze
  • Family locates their dad alive in a ravine near Castaic five or six days after his car crashed. AP
  • Piccolo's used books has taken over the former Borders store at Howard Hughes Center and at The Pike in Long Beach.
  • Wire headline you'll probably click on, from Orange County: Arrest of naked couple in car uncovers credit card fraud ring.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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