Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.21.13

Politics and government

Coverage of yesterday's mayoral campaign endorsements. LAT, DN, DN, LA WeeklyLA Currents

In Los Angeles, where deteriorated roadways add an average of $746 a year to the cost of
maintaining a car, potholes have become a symbol of municipal neglect and an issue in this year’s race for mayor. Bloomberg News

In their first face-to-face confrontation of the city attorney runoff campaign, Carmen Trutanich and Mike Feuer agreed on at least one thing: Each has a very different view of what it takes to be the city’s top lawyer. LAT

The City Council approved a $1.25-million payout Wednesday to a lesbian LAPD officer and a lesbian retired officer to settle claims that they were subjected to repeated sexual harassment by a supervisor. LAT

The school board voted to impose term limits on its president, a move designed to end Monica Garcia’s five-year hold on the seat. DN

The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll has a poll coming next week on California voters' attitudes on immigration, gun control and public education.

Mayor Villaraigosa plans to attend tonight's political roast at the Beverly Hilton honoring Councilman Tom LaBonge. Roast

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich scheduled an 11 a.m.presser in West LA to call on CBS and Clear Channel Outdoor to "turn off their digital billboards and await new permits now that their court appeals have been exhausted."

Councilwoman Jan Perry at 10:30 a.m. will unveil the signs marking the Episcopal Church of St. Philip the Evangelist on South Stanford Avenue as City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Cultural Monument Number 987.

Media and media people

Courage Campaign says more than 10,000 people signed an online petition
urging the Tribune Company not to sell the Los Angeles Times to "David and Charles Koch or any other political propagandists." Info

HBO’s upcoming film “Phil Spector” by David Mamet takes place during Spector's trial for the killing of Lana Clarkson but says in the opening credits that it is not based on a true story. The Wrap

Frontiers Media, LLC, publisher of Frontiers magazine, announes it filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization "in order to restructure debts and emerge with a stronger balance sheet during this important time in the nation’s history for LGBT issues."

11 newspaper-of-tomorrow predictions from yesteryear. Smithsonian


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end-of-rainbow-crop.jpgLarry Mantle talked yesterday on "Airtalk" to Tracie Bennett, who plays Judy Garland in "End of the Rainbow," and said he was excited to attend last night's opening performance at the Ahmanson Theatre. Sure enough, he was in the audience. KPCC, CTG

Architect Gerhard Becker, facing manslaughter charges after LAFD veteran Glenn Allen died trying to save his Hollywood Hills home in 2011, talks to Gene Maddaus in a cover story. LA Weekly

There are signs of progress at the vacant former Hotel Clark at 4th and Hill Streets. Brigham Yen

Today is the 50th anniversary of the prize fight at Dodger Stadium in which boxer Davey Moore suffered a fatal injury in the ring. Bob Dylan inserted lyircs in a song and Gov. Pat Brown and columnist Jim Murray called for abolishing boxing. LA Review of Books

Harry Reems, who was convicted of federal obscenity charges when he starred in "Deep Throat" as a porn actor, died at 65 in Salt Lake City. LAT

Cropped photo of Tracie Bennett: Craig Schwartz


More by Kevin Roderick:
Chinese desert dust reaches California skies
Dead man sitting in Google Street View
With all votes counted, we still have an Eastside council race
Greuel and Garcetti join in marriage equality meme
Photo: LA Kings with President Obama and the cup
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