Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.30.12

Top of the news

The Electronic Entertainment Expo and Mayor Villaraigosa announced this morning that the E3 trade show will remain in Los Angeles through 2015.

Kimberly Rhode of Monrovia won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting on Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. SGV Tribune wires

Politics and government

The county counsel's office vs. Dependency Court judge Amy Pellman. Jim Newton column/LAT

Ex-labor leader Tryone Freeman expects to indicted, Andrea Alarcon not running for city council, but Nury Martinez might. Rick Orlov's Tipoff/DN

Howard Berman campaign director Brandon Hall is briefing potential donors today at the home of AIPAC leader of Ada Horwich. The campaign has posted a new installment of its take on opponent Brad Sherman's record.

Media and books

Talk show host John Phillips is joining Doug McIntyre's show weekday mornings from 5-9 a.m. on KABC AM 790, as of today.

Today's new issue of The New Yorker includes a previously unpublished short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald called "Thank You for the Light." TNY

The New York Times website has a new gallery of photos from the Salton Sea by Moncia Almeida. NYT slideshow

David Geffen remains "prickly and terse about his Judaism," Jewish Journal

@westwoodisdying is a Twitter feed documenting the closings and openings of stores in Westwood Village.

The LA Times has 13 staffers in London for the Olympics. Sherman Report

NBC Sports hired 21 USC Annenberg students for Summer Olympics internships. Release


Satire of Jeffrey Deitch's taste in MOCA exhibits by editor Jon Regardie. Downtown News

San Fernando residents and police stopped J.C. Penney from removing the signage from the city's its now-closed store. DN

The Cheesecake Factory in Brentwood is closing in September and the staff has been offered jobs at other locations, according to a regular patron.

The value of used pianos has dropped so low that more and more of them are ending up in dumps. NYT

From the weekend

Sheriff Lee Baca told the jails commission he takes some blame, but not most, for the violence problem. LAT, Witness LA

A story in the LA Times on the aging struggles of Santa Monica's Sears store said the nearby Santa Monica Place mall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was long dead when the shopping center was developed; the architect was Frank Gehry. LAT

Beach volleyball players Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal knew to hang out with Kobe Bryant during the Olympic opening ceremonies. NBC

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