Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.19.13

It's supposed to rain today. You've been warned. LAO weather page

Two married LAPD officers who were at the top of Christopher Dorner's hit list, one who sat on Dorner's Board of Rights, spoke to John Miller about being under threat. CBS This Morning

At least four people were dead Tuesday morning after a shooting spree in multiple locations in Orange County, authorities said. LAT, AP

The Times led the print paper today with a Jerry Buss obit and an appreciation by Bill Plaschke. LAT column

Gene Maddaus of the LA Weekly on the Mnday night ABC 7 debate in the mayoral race: "Garcetti challenged Greuel's numbers and repeatedly cited the $1 million in ad spending she has received from the union that represents employees of the L.A. Department of Water and Power." LA Weekly (Previous coverage on LA Observed)

The Times endorses in the LA Community College District board races, and says these people may as well be appointed. LAT editorial

An unusually high number of oiled seabirds are being delivered to the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro, the result of natural oil seepage off the coast. SoCalWild

Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Sally Field and other Oscar nominees showed up a Hollywood Reporter party at Spago. "As recently as 2010, The Reporter would have had a hard time persuading its own etiolated staff to gather for a party, much less marquee stars." NYT

Disneyland no longer offers slow-season ticket discounts for Southern California residents, partly because there is no slow season any more. CBS LA

Yvette Cabrera, the former Register columnist now an investigative producer for CBS 2, will join the Santa Barbara start-up Mission and State, formerly the Santa Barbara Investigative Journalism Initiative. Others brought in by executive editor Joe Donnelly include Sam Slovick, Phuong-Cac Nguyen and Alex Kacik.

Is UCLA scholar Jared Diamond's new book, the "World Until Yesterday," a masterpiece of rigorous analysis or a masterfully written collection of just-so stories? Slate

Thumbnail image for jenni-rivera-smile.jpgAtria Books announced Monday it will publish an authorized memoir by Jenni Rivera, the singing star who died in a plane crash in December at age 43. "Unbreakable" is scheduled to come out in July, in English and Spanish. DN wires

Street closures around Hollywood and Highland have begun to allow preparations for next Sunday's Oscars. ABC 7

The sexual-harassment suit against former LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines was dismissed for being late. LAT, DN

brokien-shield-graphic.jpgReporter Ryan Gabrielson and California Watch won a Polk Award for a series documenting how California’s Office of Protective Services failed to curb abuses at state clinics. It was the second straight year that California Watch won a Polk. CW

Gustavo Dudamel made a statement about being detained and question twice while on a recent trip to conduct in Israel. LAT

Jonathan Alcorn slide show of pictures from newly resurgent Rose Avenue in Venice.
NYT

Ben Smith, the boy wonder of BuzzFeed. NYT

West Covina police arrested a 19-year-old woman Sunday on suspicion of indecent exposure after she stripped nude at Cortez park and began practicing yoga. SGV Tribune

Couples talk about how they make geography work for love in LA, even small distances like Santa Monica to Silver Lake. KCET

The blog Patterico's Pontifications marked ten years of publishing. Patterico


More by Kevin Roderick:
Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.21.13
Kate Linthicum of the LAT's other life (video)
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.20.13 *
Laura Chick wants to change the dates of LA elections
Body found on roof of Hotel Cecil may be missing Canadian tourist *
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Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.21.13
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.20.13 *
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