Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.6.12

Politics and government

Rick Orlov on the fake buzz created by Yahoo's story about Mayor Villaraigosa as presidential fodder: "The simple answer: No. The more complicated answer: No." Also; where mayoral money has come from so far, and the California delegation to the Democratic national convention will include Roz Wyman, who as a young City Council member in the 1950s was key in bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles. DN

Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield is the fourth state lawmaker to launch a bid for next year's City Council race. LAT

Jim Newton on the Board of Supervisors: "Two weeks of acrimony, no serious debate, not one inch of progress." LAT Op-ed

Employees of the county assessor's office said in a mail-in straw poll conducted by their union that Assessor John Noguez should resign. He is currently on leave while the DA investigates his conduct in office. Los Cerritos News

Media and media people

Whit Johnson, a former CBS News correspondent and fill-in anchor, will join NBC4 in September as co-anchor (with Lucy Noland) of “NBC4 News at Noon.” His wife is newscaster Andrea Fujii and his stepfather is the longtime talk radio doctor, Dean Edell. Business Wire

A Voice of San Diego reports on his own data mistakes in a previous story on student-teacher rations: "I basically compared apples and oranges.: VOSD

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, the nation’s oldest regional association of journalists of color, is relocating to Arizona State University’s new Santa Monica offices. in affiliation with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Release

Former Press-Enterprise staff writer Mr. Mark Petix died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He also worked at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and in the San Diego area. Press-Enterprise

Stories about Arcata in Humboldt County being different than other college towns come around periodically. The latest installment is in the LAT today.

A slide show of Hollywood still photos by Channel 2 cameraman Bryan Frank. BeFrank


The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach wants to start pumping in seawater from the ocean rather than trucking it in. The staff of the California Coastal Commission is on board with the plan. LAT

A crowd called "tens of thousands of believers" took part in an Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Sunday in the Coliseum. LAT, DN

Altadena is the latest community to be split on the idea of a Walmart coming into town. LAT

Planning ahead

The premiere screening of a documentary on the Baseball Reliquary, "Not Exactly Cooperstown," will be on Sunday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m., at Pasadena Central Library.

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