Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.31.12

Warner Bros. says that the studio spent $1.58 billion on products and services from companies across Los Angeles County in 2010 and paid $2.5 billion in wages and residuals to county residents. LAT

An NBC Sport executive says that Twitter contacted them about LA journalist Guy Adams' critical tweets. Daily Telegraph

Says Adams: "As a journalist, you know you are doing your job properly when you manage to upset rich, powerful and entitled people who are used to getting their own way. And you know you've really got under their skin when they pursue censorship, the avenue of last resort since time immemorial." The Independent

The LA City Council is expected to vote today on a $50,000 reward for information leading to conviction in the murder of a man whose severed head was found in Bronson Canyon Park last January. LAT

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa named deputy city attorney Capri Maddox to the Board of Public Works. CNS

The first Korean-owned indoor swap meet in the LA area was Compton's Fashion Center, and Wan Joon Kim's Cycadelic record stall has been a major rap music purveyor. "If it came straight outta Compton, the birthplace of gangsta rap, often it first went through Wan Joon Kim," says Sam Quinones. LAT

The race and class issues afflicting the working class barrios of Anaheim mirror those that are affecting many Latino communities throughout the country. LatinoPOV

Laker Matt Barnes was arrested Monday night in Manhattan Beach for having an outstanding warrant on a misdemeanor traffic offense, and is now facing a more serious charge of threatening an officer. Daily Breeze

LA Observed author Phil Wallace is in London posting Olympics reports for Peter

Singer-actor Tony Martin died at home in Los Angeles at age 98. LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Recent Morning Buzz stories on LA Observed:
Thursday news and notes
A little bit of mid-week reading
A few links from a few different places
Let's talk about anything but the weather
A few links from here and there
A couple of links from a couple of places
A bit of news from a few places
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14