Morning Buzz: Monday 11.14.11

Punishing deputies with jail duty, Stevie Wonder drops in at Royce Hall, USC enrolls most foreign students and more.

Politics and politicos

Now it turns out Sheriff Baca's department punished deputies by sending them to jail duty. LAT

Jim Newton gives Councilman Ed Reyes credit for trying to improve the river. LAT Op-ed

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoffs. DN


Media and media people

Bill Crystal's return to the Oscars show "sent genuine ripples of excitement through the aging show business crowd: at this weekend's Governors Awards banquet to give out honorary Oscars to James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and makeup artist Dick Smith. NYT

T.A. Frank, the editor of Zocalo Public Square's website, profiled Herman Cain in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. NYTM

Dagoberto Gilb, the L.A. -born writer based in Austin, talks about his ongoing recovery from a stroke. NYT

Reality Weekly, a magazine devoted to the celebs of reality TV, is scheduled to hit newsstands the first week in January. NYT

In its story about Pasadena's fork sculpture, the Los Angeles Times cites a non-existent entity: the California Transportation Authority. LAT


More

Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance joining B.B. King, Kenny Burrell and DeeDee Bridgewater on stage at Royce Hall Saturday night for Burrell's 80th birthday tribute concert.

Inside MOCA's celebrity-studded gala in the tents on Grand Avenue on Saturday night. Daily Beast.

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka received the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award at Saturday night’s LA Gay & Lesbian Center 40th Anniversary Gala. Greg in Hollywood

For the 10th year in a row, USC enrolled the most foreign students of any college or university in the United States. LAT

The economy is so bad in Merced that students at UC Merced are able to live cheaper in foreclosed McMansions around town than in campus dorms. NYT

Latinos are arriving in the dying town of the Great Plains "in numbers large enough to offset or even exceed the decline in the white population in many places." NYT

Westwood Village is looking up, says a story in the Times.

The Sherman Oaks home of one of Marlon Brando's mistresses is for sale, but it's the backstory that's interesting. Patch


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