Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.15.11

60 freeway stays closed into weekend, Laura Chick endorses Buscaino, Gerald Rivera coming to L.A. talk radio, the Kinde Durkee story, Golden Globe nominations and the owner of Junior's Deli dies — plus more.

Top of the news

The 60 Freeway between the 605 and the 710 will remain closed into the weekend due to the tanker fire that shut the stretch on Wednesday. The Paramount Boulevard bridge needs to be demolished. LAT, SGV Tribune

"The Artist" received six Golden Globe nominations this morning, one more than "The Help" or "The Descendants." THR, complete list

Politics and politicos

The Kinde Durkee that everyone in local politics knew was "cheerful, sweet and modest to the point of vanishing....[but] In hindsight, there were plenty of clues that all was not right with Kinde Durkee's work." LA Weekly

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's unlikely the league would move a team to Los Angeles in time for next season. DN

City Council members Paul Koretz and Bill Rosendahl want City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to withdraw his lawsuit attempting to block a ballot measure requiring condom use by porn actors. LAT, DN

Occupy protesters said they intend to pitch tents in front of the federal building on Los Angeles Street in Downtown to protest immigration enforcement policies. LAT

The ACLU and other groups called on local officials to revise policies for cooperating with the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program because of detentions of Americans in Los Angeles County. LAT

The state's public database that keeps track of which special interests are contributing to and lobbying elected officials remains down, prompting calls for an investigation. LAT, Bee

City Council candidate Joe Buscaino announced the endorsement of former Controller Laura Chick.

Ann Hollister was confirmed as a member of the city's airports commission, replacing Walter Zifkin. City Maven

Media and media people

KABC/790 AM is "rolling the dice and placing its bets on a new program line-up Jan. 3 that sources say includes moving Larry Elder to afternoon drive and Peter Tilden to late night. New to the schedule will be Geraldo Rivera, 10 a.m. to noon weekdays," says Gary Lycan. OC Register.

Most print newspapers will be gone in five years, predicts Jeffrey I. Cole, director of USC Annenberg’s Center for the Digital Future. "We believe that the only print newspapers that will survive will be at the extremes of the medium -- the largest and the smallest." But he wouldn't be the first technology evangelist to over-hype a digital future. USC, Romenesko

More

Jeffrey Stenroos the LAUSD school police officer who faked his own shooting in Woodland Hills, was sentenced to five years in prison but would serve the time in county jail and thus do much less time. LAT, DN

An Iraqi war veteran was killed and two others injured at a Starbucks in Fillmore Tuesday by an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy who crashed his vehicle into the coffee shop. KPCC News

Times reporter Gale Holland asserts in the paper that Angelenos love of trees in their yards is "nostalgic, a futile gesture to hold onto a lost California Eden that perhaps never existed, of leafy oaks and spreading grasslands." Okayyyy.

Marvin Saul, the former Canter's employee who founded Junior's Deli in 1959, died at home in Encino on Dec. 8 of a heart attack. He was 82, but had continued working part-time at his Westwood Boulevard deli. LAT


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