Morning Buzz: Friday 10.21.11

Happy Friday. Just a light stack today:

  • Huffington Post Politics led all politics-oriented news sites with nearly ten million visitors in September, says a rating service.
  • Lindsay Lohan has shown up, dressed in black, for her first community service at the L.A. Coroner's facility on Mission Road. Staffers have been warned it's a firing offense to photograph her.
  • Dental needs are acute among the early arrivals for the CareNow medical clinic open now at the Sports Arena, KCRW's Saul Gonzalez found.
  • Writer Michael Krikorian argues it was a good move for media-favorite homicide detective Sal LaBarbera to post a Twitter photo of murder victim Oscar "Knuckles" Arevalo under a sheet on a Watts street.
  • The city's parking department will cancel citations for driveway apron parking issued from Oct. 12 on because of complaints about a newly aggressive ticketing practice.
  • An audit of the city's animal services department found no problem with missing weapons, despite previous reports.
  • Los Angeles World Airports plans to sell about $700 million of 30-year bonds early next year to fund its ongoing LAX modernization and expansion plans. Dow Jones
  • E!'s Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes for the breast cancer she announced this week, her husband Bill Rancic said.
  • Lesley McKenzie, editor-in-chief of Angeleno, talks about the change from Venice to living Downtown in her October note. Also: a profile of author Hector Tobar.
  • Pasadena City College professor Brian Kennedy, who covers the L.A. Kings for Canadian publications, has a new book out: "My Country is Hockey," about the sport's enduring place in Canada's culture.
  • Barry Feinstein, a former Columbia Pictures studio photographer who went on to shoot rock and roll and many album covers, died at 80 in New York state. He was divorced from singer Mary Travers and actress Carol Wayne, and was currently married again.

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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