Morning Buzz: Monday 9.26.11

More fundraising after Obama, what to make of Yaroslavsky, Feuer waits on Trutanich, City Hall staff moves, a newspaper here is hiring, and the Angels beat the Dodgers. Plus more for Monday.

Top of the news

The FBI is investigating alleged beatings by sheriff's deputies inside the L.A. county jail, and Sheriff Lee Baca wasn't happy to learn that the feds smuggled a cellphone to an inmate informant. LAT


Politics and politicos

After President Obama leaves town Tuesday, Democrats will be gathering to give again that evening on the roof of J.J. Abrams' production studio Bad Robot in Santa Monica. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the big draw. THR

It's not just Sacramento that has changed, but the new Gov. Jerry Brown has changed "and become more amenable to lobbying influence." says longtime politics writer Joe Scott.

Democrats are scrambling to replace the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are missing from campaign accounts that Kinde Durkee oversaw. LAT

Jim Newton: Depending on who you ask, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's stance on the county redistricting maps "appears principled, stubborn, foolish or shrewd." LAT op-ed

Former City Councilman Mike Feuer is waiting to see what happens to Carmen Trutanich in the DA's race before deciding whether to run again for City Attorney. Orlov's Tipoff/DN

City Hall media notes: Becca Doten moves to chief of staff from media deputy in Councilman Richard Alarcon's office, with current CoS Saeed Ali going part-time. Daily News reporter Connie Llanos is joining Tony Cardenas' staff as press deputy on Oct. 10. City Maven

Five Coliseum staffers have been allowed to charge thousands in gasoline fill-ups to the agency. LAT
Plus: Controller Wendy Greuel says she will audit the Coliseum Commission. LAT

Campaign signs are littering the landscape of the 15th council district. Daily Breeze

So: should yellow lights in L.A. be longer? Patt Morrison takes up the question at 1:30 p.m. on KPCC.


Media and media people

More Americans say they are following local and national news closely than a few years ago, but not international news. Pew

Voice of San Diego won a general excellence in online journalism award from the Online News Association. The Los Angeles won two awards for online work, and Arianna Huffington won in commentary. ONA

The Daily Journal has posted that it's hiring an editor and a reporter. Poynter

Daniel A. Olivas interviews L.A. Times columnist Hector Tobar about his new novel, “The Barbarian Nurseries.” La Bloga

"At the Devil’s Table – The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel” by former L.A. Times writer William C. Rempel was the top-selling true crime book of the past two weeks, the Wall Street Journal says.

L.A. Times food critic S. Irene Virbila on Twitter over the weekend: "café étiquette: am I nuts or is it rude to Skype one's editor and blast her LONG conversation to entire café while talking in a loud voice?" Twitter

Susan Orlean, the New Yorker staff writer who recently relocated to Los Angeles, joins Larry Mantle at 11:30 a.m. tao talk about her new book, "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend."


More news and observations

A high-profile initiative headed by ex-mayor Richard Riordan is trying to raise $100 million in tuition assistance for schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. LAT

A photo essay on the new West Hollywood library that opens next month. LGBT POV

With three days to go in the baseball season, the Angels have outdrawn the Dodgers in home attendance for the first time ever. ESPN LA

Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals died at age 70, and had been diagnosed with cancer. Her chambers were in Pasadena. LAT


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