Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.5.13

The Los Angeles Archdiocese says it warned the LAUSD about hiring accused sexual offender Joseph Pina. SoCal Connected, DN

LAPD detectives who specialize in child sexual abuse cases have begun examining the newly disclosed priest abuse files to determine whether there are cases that can be prosecuted. LAT

Behind closed doors, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti offered strong commitments of solidarity with the SEIU union that represents a major chunk of civilian employees at City Hall, according to recordings of the sessions obtained by The Times. LAT

Greuel has quietly walked back remarks she made last week about the LAX reconfiguration project, after getting herself in hot water with Westchester activists. LA Weekly

Parking ticket controversies come up at mayoral candidates forum in Griffith Park. LAT

KPCC will host a live debate in the city attorney race from 12:06 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. on "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle.

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, the former LAPD official, floated the idea of a run against Sheriff Lee Baca. LAT

Spending time with Norton Sandler, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor. LAT

Gov. Brown is weighing parole, as recommended, for former Manson Family killer Bruce Davis. AP

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introduced the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act, which would regulate flight paths and minimum altitudes for nonemergency (and non-LAPD) helicopters across Los Angeles County. DN, KPCC

steven-cuevas-kqed.jpgSteven Cuevas, formerly of KPCC, has been named Los Angeles bureau chief of KQED's "California Report." KQED also hired Scott Detrow, who has been in Pennsylvania, to head the Sacramento bureau. Via release

How Taco Bell skirted the line with it's sort-of LAPD car in Super Bowl commercial. DN

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