Morning Buzz: Monday 11.7.11

Baca (and Lohan) and the jails, Durkee and the money, Jim Ladd gets to say goodbye, UCLA warns patients and more.

Politics and politicos

Since Sheriff Lee Baca answers to the voters, and can't be disciplined or fired by the Board of Supervisors, the board's jail commission "no matter how effectively it does its job, will have little leverage." Jim Newton/LAT Op-ed

Rick Orlov's Tipoffs: FPPC and Kinde Durkee, travels to China, Trtutanich campaign for DA and Villaraigosa aide Peter Sanders joins the Naval Reserve. DN

Nearly $2 million has been spent by candidates in the 15th council district. The first round of voting ends Tuesday, then the race almost certainly goes to a runoff. LAT, Daily Breeze
Plus: The Times editorial board has a chuckle and endorses former Janice Hahn aide Gordon Teuber in the race. LAT editorial

Roundup of other local races on Tuesday. LAT

David C. Murphy, president of Angelenos Against Gridlock, argues for the California high speed rail project despite the costs and projections of low ridership: "Perhaps we cannot afford not to build it." LA Business Journal Op-Ed


Media and media people

Lindsay Lohan reported to the Century Regional Facility in Lynwood at 8:58 p.m. Sunday and was released from jail before 2 a.m. Monday, riding away in a chauffeur-driven Cadillac Escalade. LAT, AP, Breeze wires

Rockers John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Rogers Waters and Slash were among the callers to Jim Ladd's radio special on KFI on Saturday afternoon. OC Register

The public end of Kim Kardashian's marriage — "our little Kimmykins of Sunnybrook Farm" — drives Frank Bruni to distraction. NYT column

Joao Silva, the New York Times photographer who lost both legs in Afghanistan, discusses his recovery and competes in the handcycle competition of the New York Marathon, finishing in 2:38:14. Video


More

UCLA's hospitals and clinics warned more than 16,000 patients that their personal information was on a computer hard drive stolen in the burglary of a doctor’s home. AP

Tour Downtown's King Eddy Saloon with T.K. Nagano. KCET


Transitions

Phyllis Love, an actress who originated the part of Rosa Delle Rose in “Rose Tattoo" on Broadway and appeared in episodes of TV series such as “The Outer Limits,” “The Fugitive” and “The Twilight Zone," died in Menifee, Calif. at age 85. NYT

Planning ahead

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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