Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.6.12

Berman and Sherman, John and Ken, Buscaino and Furutani, and more.

Politics and politicos

Reps. Berman and Sherman met in the Valley last night for the first public forum of their primary campaign showdown. LAT, DN, LA Weekly, Jewish Journal

Seven of the 26 cases filed so far against Occupy L.A. protesters have been dismissed due to paperwork errors made by police officers during the Nov. 30 raid. DN

Transportation officials and advocates are pushing a bill by Assemblyman Mike Feuer to extend the Measure R sales tax hike further into the future. LAT

The Daily News and Daily Breeze endorsed Joe Buscaino in the 15th council district runoff. DN

Media and media people

The angrier people are, the more likely they are to listen to KFI's John and Ken, the Times says in a Column One feature on the popular radio talk show and hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou. LAT

Former LAT reporter H.G. Reza writes that the Times' "cozy relationship with Camp Pendleton" hampers its coverage of religious controversies on the base. OC Weekly

Variety's BlogDogger column says it caught Nikki Finke's matching a Variety timestamp to make it appear as if her site had the story up at the same time. BlogDogger

Read Nick Denton's annual year-end memo to the Gawker staff on how they are doing. NY Observer

"Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC today.


The city of Anaheim in Orange County has ordered some employees to delete emails that are unflattering to their bosses, other city officials or developers in reply to a disclosure request from the website Voice of OC. Voice of OC, LAT

Former Beverly Hills Unified School District facilities director Karen Christiansen was sentenced to four years and four months in prison Thursday morning after a jury found her guilty of four felony conflict of interest charges. Patch

A noted Monterey Bay marine biologist who operates a whale-watching business has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges she illegally fed killer whales in protected waters and lied to investigators. SF Chronicle, LAT

Planning ahead

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles will present Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim
in conversation with Reza Aslan at ALOUD on Monday, February 6, at 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Tickets for this one are $25. Aloud

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Put Jamal Khashoggi Square outside the Saudi consulate on Sawtelle
Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*
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