Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.9.13

Politics and Campaign 2013

Gene Maddaus reports on the "internal power struggle...over differences of style and strategy" in the Wendy Greuel campaign for mayor and how it may have led to her losing her lead in internal polls, and finally to changes at the top of the team. LA Weekly

Gov. Jerry Brown should still be ashamed of California's prisons, argues a writer for The Atlantic.

Here are some of the 90 business and other people who are accompanying Brown on his trip to China. LAT

Mayor Villaraigosa will deliver his final State of the City address this afternoon at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Coalition of LA City Unions plans to rally and hand out leaflets before the speech.

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have both spent more than a decade in office at City Hall. So why is each trying to run as the outsider candidate? DN

The LA Times led the front page of the print paper with a large headline on the Maxine Waters endorsement of Wendy Greuel. It's a significant increment for Greuel, and the Michael Finnegan analysis of the power of South LA black voters is good, but it's an overplay of a routine story. Slow news day? LAT

The city of Vernon's 70 registered voters — yes, seven oh — will vote today on $7 million in new taxes. LAT

Media and media people

The LA Times has posted an Annette Funicello appreciation by Robert Lloyd and a piece considering her and Margaret Thatcher by Mary McNamara. Both women died yesterday.

Should Ed Kennedy, the Associated Press Paris bureau chief who purposely broke a military embargo to break the surrender of Germany during World War II, be awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize? He uncovered nothing that 54 other reporters didn't have and accomplished no special reporting: he merely decided to ignore an embargo. The Atlantic

dr-george-fischbeck.jpgThe City Council on Wednesday will honor Dr. George Fischbeck, the retired Channel 7 weatherman. He has a new book out, "Dr. George: My Life in Weather," with ex-KABC staffer Randy Roach.

The Museum of African American Art on Sunday will launch an exhibit on the work of Los Angeles news photographer Haywood Galbreath. MAAALA

The Hollywood Radio and Television Society will present Lorne Michaels of NBC and in conversation with Martin Short about comedy on TV at lunch on Tuesday, April 16 at The Beverly Hilton.

More observations and news

Gregory Rodriguez writes in depth for the first time about how and why he started Zocalo Public Square ten years ago: "It’s amazing what you can do when somebody ticks you off." Zocalo

Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert are having an unusual blossom bonanza and nobody is quite sure why. AP

Scientists still not sure why starving baby sea lions are turning up on Southern California shores. NPR

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