Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.19.12

Rick Perry out, Jerry Brown at City Hall, Antonio Villaraigosa at breakfast in Washington, a new radio talk show and Jonathan Gold's eulogy to Angeli. All inside, plus more.

Top of the news

Texas governor Rick Perry has had his fun but now he's out of the Republican race for president too. He endorsed Newt Gingrich on the way out. NYT

Politics and politicos

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he would oppose legislation to delay the scheduled elimination of more than 400 redevelopment agencies. LAT

Brown makes his budget and taxes pitch at City Hall. DN

Mayor Villaraigosa speaks at the Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau. YouTube video

New city councilman Joe Buscaino's chief of staff will be Doane Liu, who had the same job for Janice Hahn, Alice Walton of City Maven tweeted.

Mitch O’Farrell will step down as a senior advisor to Councilman Eric Garcetti next month to run for the council opening inthe 13th distruicts that will be created when Garcetti runs for mayor. Eastsider LA

Media and media people

The Hollywood Reporter is preparing to launch Russian print and web editions. Fishbowl LA

David Cruz, the former KNBC reporter, has a new talk show from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays on KTLK/1150 AM. OC Register

Callie Schweitzer, not too long ago a USC student who was editor of Neon Tommy, was promoted to deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo, or TPM. Fishbowl LA


The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department brass of failing to root out deputy brutality inside the county's jails. LAT, DN, Witness LA

Warning to Dodgers bidders: Frank McCourt has the option to keep the surrounding parking lots, and his interests as landlord and potential developer might not coincide with those of the new owner. LAT

Jonathan Gold's eulogy for Angeli Caffe. LA Weekly

Tioga Pass into the High Sierra closed for the winter just yesterday, a clear sign that is an unusual season so far for snowfall. The road into Yosemite Park typically closes by October or November. Sierra Wave

UCLA's plans to sell the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel Air, announced in November, runs into some opposition on and off campus. LAT

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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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