Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.31.13

The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles dropped its plan to black out the names of top officials in sexual-abuse files to be made public soon. An attorney told the Times the archdiocese was now committed to including "the names, clearly legible, every one of them." LAT, AP

Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel's claim that her office found $160 million in waste, fraud and abuse came under more fire, including from rival Eric Garcetti who said the total is more like $239,000. LAT

United Teachers Los Angeles endorsed Garcetti. United of Firefighters of Los Angeles City endorsed Greuel. DN, LA Weekly

In the mayoral race, money still matters. Newton/LAT op-ed

Examining Mayor Villaraigosa's record on traffic in the context of him maybe being nominated for an Obama Administration position. KPCC

Sen. Barbara Boxer said she urged Villaraigosa to make it known that he wants to be Secretary of Transportation. Politico

cornfield-lao.jpgThe Cornfields Arroyo Seco Specific Plan is solid and should be approved, the Times' editorial board says. LAT editorial

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo says that he fell in love with Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o while perpetrating a hoax on him about a fake girlfriend.

Police broke up a burglary ring that targeted LA Times subscribers who asked the paper to put their delivery on vacation holds. LAT

Dave Grohl's documentary on the Van Nuys recording studio Sound City premieres tonight in Hollywood. "I am a total Valley Girl," he says. DN

Alan Smolinisky bought the Palisadian-Post becvause he loves the paper and Pacific Pailsades. LAT/P-Post

Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the World War II-era Andrews Sisters, died at age 94. She lived in Northridge. LAT, DN

LA Observed photo of the Cornfield area


More by Kevin Roderick:
KCRW to do Westside vs. Eastside
Morning Buzz: Friday 2.1.13
Gomez strips Mahony of public role, calls files 'brutal and painful reading'
Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.31.13
Register's 'Aaron Quixote' and his curious quest
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