Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday before election day

Politics and government

The California's Supreme Court, in a rare weekend action, ordered the Arizona group Americans for Responsible Leadership to disclose to the state FPPC some information about who is anonymously pumping millions of dollars into California proposition campaigns. The group appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court but has started to provide the FPPC with data, which remains confidential for now. News 10, LAT

Mayor Villaraigosa is in Florida working the voters for Obama, according to his press secretary on Facebook.

AP warned its correspondents not to just go retweeting anybody's race calls on election night. "If AP has not called a particular state or race, it’s because we have specifically decided not to, based on the expertise and data we have spent years developing." Romenesko

At least ten congressional races in California are competitive, so maybe redistricting and the new primary rules have had an effect. LAT

Actors from the adult film industry held a rally to remind voters why they are opposed to Measure B, the mandatory condom law. DN

Friends and supporters of jailed Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez are being asked via email to donate money so he can make bail. LAT

Culver City mayor Andy Weissman owes the federal and state governments at least $550,000 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, according to liens filed with the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office. LAT

Media and media people

Former NBC4 anchor and reporter Stephanie Elam has left the station.

LA journalist Beth Barrett posted a Facebook picture of herself standing at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, also known as Uhuru Peak. That would be the highest point on the continent of Africa.

Those laid-off Good magazine staffers have landed their new magazine, Tomorrow. Fishbowl LA

"Off-Ramp" had a nice story over the weekend on Phil Stein, the artist who worked closely with David Alfaro Siqueiros and whose work is displayed at Gary Leonard's gallery. KPCC


How the Valley secession drive and vote ten years ago (which would have created the nation's sixth largest city and left Los Angeles number three) has changed things. DN

The city of Burbank is trying to keep Ikea from leaving town. LAT

The Lakers finally won a game, a 108-79 rout of Detroit. ESPN

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