Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.26.13

Tuesday's campaign roundup

Thumbnail image for lalaezary-with-baca.jpgEmbattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been named the "Sheriff of the Year" by the National Sheriffs' Association. Seriously. LAT, AP, Witness LA

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sounds as if he's voting for Jan Perry for mayor. Sausage Factory

Former Cudahy councilman Osvaldo Conde was sentenced to three years in prison for his part in an extortion and bribery case that authorities say exposed widespread corruption in the southeast city. LAT, AP

This is the day the LA Times dropped the daily television grid from the Calendar section and cut pages in Sports — today the section has eight pages but the last two are full-page ads. One page of the daily comics in Calendar are in color today.

The Miracle Mile offices of the Hollywood Reporter were evacuated for a time on Monday due to a suspicious white powder in a package. Everybody filed out, milled around until LAFD hazmat gave the all-clear, and they all filed back in.

Left out of the Oscars in memoriam segment and noticed: Andy Griffith and Lupe Ontiveros.

The Los Angeles Press Club will honor Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a former club president, with a Roast and Toast on April 25th. Proceeds will go to "The Bill Rosendahl Fund" supporting public affairs journalism.

Charles Apple, the former graphics editor of the Des Moines Register and a news designer who writes a visual journalism blog for the American Copy Editors Society, has been hired at the Register in Orange County. He wil be editor and designer for the Focus section. He is currently driving across country from Virginia to start on March 4, "after 52 months of unemployment — and barely scraping by with a little consulting work., Facebook

Artist J. Michael Walker will give a talk about the large-scale illustrated map of Los Angeles that he created for the 2011 Libros Schmibros pop-up at the Hammer Museum, on Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Public Library. Earlier KCRW commentary

Nice story on the origins of the Griffith Observatory. LAT

Barry Horstman, a former Los Angeles Times staff writer, died at age 60 after collapsing in the newsroom of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Goodreads acquired by Amazon, perhaps for close to $1 billion
Bernard Parks to endorse Garcetti
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