Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.23.12

Horrific accident in Valley Village last night: after a car hits a power pole and a fire hydrant, two women who tried to help the driver were electrocuted. LAT, DN

The City Council rejected an Ethics Commission proposal to shorten the campaign fundraising season, a proposal that was intended to shift power away from incumbents and limit the amount of spending in city races. LAT

The Police Protective League "has removed the biggest errors from its pitch to members and others" on the bill that would allow parole for underage killers, but not for those wholl kill police officers. Witness LA

jerry-brown-burrito.jpgYes, that was Gov. Jerry Brown standing in front of the Burrito King at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street on Wednesday afternoon. The Eastsider LA

Here are some of the men and women who monitor LA police scanners and tweet snippets of what they hear. LAT

An adult film performer who works under the name Mr. Marcus came forward this week as the self-admitted patient zero in the industry's latest STD scare. LA Weekly, AVN

Metro released drawings for the four new train stations that will be built as part of the Regional Connector project. Streetsblog

The LA Times promoted Megan Garvey to assistant managing editor for digital. Readers Rep

The widow of slain LAPD SWAT office Randal Simmons has a new book out. DN

Commentator and author Earl Ofari Hutchinson is the new president of the Black Journalists Assn. of Southern California.

Correction of the day: "An art review on Friday about “Mike Kelley: 1954-2012,” at the Watermill Center on Long Island, using information from the exhibition materials, misidentified the birthplace of Superman. He was born in Kryptonopolis, not Kandor." NYT

The Dodgers drop three to the Giants, fall into second place, and lose utility player Jerry Hairston for the season.

Services for Artie Williams, the ABC7 news photographer who died while diving, will be held
Tuesday, August 28th at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita.

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