Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.20.11

FPPC might ease limits for Durkee victims, Villaraigosa still in D.C., Jan Perry gets an endorsement, Cenk Uygur joins Current TV and more.

Top of the news

The military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy toward gay and lesbian service members ends officially today. NYT

Politics and politicos

The state FPPC will meet next week to consider whether campaign finance limits and spending report deadlines should be temporarily waived for politicians affected by the alleged misuse of funds by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. PolitiCal

Gov. Jerry Brown's job performance rating ticked upward in a new Field Poll. Bee

Mayor Villaraigosa is in Washington today and will have meetings at the White House, followed by a scheduled media op at the "stakeout location outside West Wing" and an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Happening Now with Jon Scott and Jenna Lee."

No City Council meetings this week so members can attend the annual League of California Cities conference in San Francisco. City Maven

Former City Councilman Greig Smith from the West Valley endorsed Jan Perry for mayor in 2013. Sausage Factory

An area of North Hills has asked permission for residents to put "Northridge" in their addresses, without having boundaries actually changed. DN

Media and media people

Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur will host "The Young Turks" on Current TV ahead of Keith Olbermann's "Countdown." The Wrap

Ari Fleischer, the former Bush White House spokesman, has joined CNN as a contributor. Huffington Post

LA Times columnist Hector Tobar discusses "is Los Angeles becoming a Third World city" at 2 p.m. on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC.

Screenwriter and conservative Hollywood columnist Andrew Klavan is joining Glenn Beck TV as a weekly commentator.

More news and observations

Poet Kay Ryan from Fairfax in Northern California won a MacArthur fellowship. Rest of the winners.

A federal appeals court ruled that a Redondo Beach ordinance aimed at cracking down on day laborers is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech. LAT

John Travolta reported that his vintage Mercedes Benz 280-SL was stolen during a ten-minute stopover in Santa Monica over the weekend. LAT, SM Daily Press

The role of design in the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions is the top of today's "DnA: Design & Architecture" with Frances Anderton at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW.

The Los Angeles Times caught with an obit of Lewis Brown, the homeless basketball star featured in the New York Times, and of arts champion Shifra Goldman.

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