Morning Buzz: Monday 2.4.13

Campaign 2013

Voters in the city of Los Angeles can start submitting their ballots by mail today.

Wendy Greuel's "success in winning support of key city employee unions has enabled her to jump ahead of rivals in TV advertising in the Los Angeles mayor's race and left her chief opponent, Eric Garcetti, scrambling to slow her momentum," says Michael Finnegan in a news analysis that leads the paper. "The surest sign of Garcetti's concern about Greuel's strength was his decision last week to go on the attack." LAT

Ties to the Jewish community bond Garcetti, Greuel and Jan Perry. Mehta/LAT

precinct-map-grab.jpgThe LA Times has posted an interactive map showing how each precinct voted in the previous three mayoral elections.

The candidates want and may need the 40% or so of voters who live in the Valley, says Jim Newton. LAT op-ed

The annual Super Bowl party of Dr. Gary Gitnick in Encino turned into remarks on education by some of the candidates for mayor. Mehta/LAT

Jay Draiman, Norton Sandler and Addie Miller are the other candidates for mayor. Orlov/DN

There's another mayoral candidate forum tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the Los Feliz Improvement Association, at the Autry National Center.

More government and politics

The LAUSD is looking imnto the hiring of Joseph Pina, a former priest accused of sexual abuse. LAT

Media and media people

Jill Abramson, editor of the New York Times, sat for a long interview with Alec Baldwin on "Here’s the Thing." WNYC

BowTie Inc., the publisher of pet magazines like Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy, sold all of its titles to a pair of investors who plan to expand the business and broaden its online offerings. Register

Ex-ABC newsman Chris Bury says of Chicago TV news: “It’s not the crap you see in Los Angeles or New York.” Time Out Chicago

AEG, now selling concert tickets on its AXS ticketing platform, is trying to build a national rival to Ticketmaster and challenge the traditional concert business, including battling scalpers. LAT


Meatball, the bear captured in Glendale last year, has turned into a financial boost for the San Diego County animal sanctuary that keeps him. LAT

Virgin America will announce Monday that it will offer daily service to Los Angeles from San Jose, starting May 1. Mercury

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