Morning Buzz: Election Day 5.21.13

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Election Day is finally here in the city of Los Angeles. Polls close at 8 p.m. Ballots are due in at the same time. Note your poll location may have changed due to the relatively few people expected to vote. Our Campaign 2013 coverage


Today in Campaign 2013

Wendy Greuel voted this morning at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, then invited the media to come along as she dropped off her son Thomas at Colfax Elementary. Her schedule today includes Art's Deli, the Apple Pan, Guisado's and Langer's.

Eric Garcetti voted at Alessandro Elementary School on Riverside Drive. His schedule today includes Antigua Bread, the Apple Pan, Brent's Deli in Northridge, Original Tommy's Hamburgers in North Hills and Two Boots Pizza. This should be fun: His stop at the Apple Pan, on Pico in Rancho Park is scheduled (11:30 a.m.) ten minutes apart from Greuel's (11:40 a.m.)

Greuel's campaign sent me — unsolicited — four more voter names and phone numbers to call: Joseph Pero and Bruce Cowan in the 818, and Jesus Castro and Peter Calderon in the 310.

As I mentioned in yesterday's roundup, Garcetti ends the night at the Hollywood Palladium and Greuel's party is at the Exchange club on Spring Street.


Campaign 2013 media stories

Los Angeles is about to elect its next mayor. But most residents probably won’t notice. AP/Michael Blood

L.A. Mayor Hopefuls Scour for Votes—And Differences. Wall Street Journal/Tamara Audi

How much do Bill Clinton and labor matter? (And 3 other questions in the L.A. mayor’s race) Washington Post/Sean Sullivan

David Axelrod vs. the Clintons: Five years later, the 2008 presidential primary still goes on and on and on. Politico/Alexander Burns and James Hohmann

A long, expensive race to lead L.A. draws to an end. LA Times/Michael Finnegan and Seema Mehta

Furious run to the finish for Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti in L.A. mayoral race. Daily News
/Dakota Smith and Rick Orlov

A Long Mayor's Race Nears the End of the Line. KCRW/Which Way, LA?

LA elections may be decided by older, white voters, poll shows. LAT/Finnegan, Mehta and Doug Smith

Few are expected at polls today; some say change is needed. DN/Andrew Edwards

What Are All These Ballots Doing On Some Guy's Bed? LA Weekly/Gene Maddaus

Garcetti makes final campaign push 'like I'm 20 points behind.' LA Now/Maeve Reston

Greuel forgoes sleep to shake hands across the city. LA Now/Kate Linthicum

The business of political mail. KCRW/Anna Scott

President Clinton robocalls for Wendy Greuel on eve of election. KPCC/Alice Walton

Micro-Neighborhoods like South Robertson May Cast the Deciding Votes. LA Weekly/Matthew Mullins

Next L.A. mayor will owe much to unions. OC Register opinion/Gloria Romero

Mayor's race inspires 2 12-year-olds to activism. LAT/Catherine Saillant

Daily News photo galleries: Garcetti's final day of campaigning, Greuel's final day of campaigning


More government and politics

Mayor Villaraigosa is scheduled to vote at 10 a.m. at Wilshire United Methodist Church and has no other meetings or events on his public schedule. Over the weekend he was photographed at the Preakness.

Yaroslavsky outlines a new jail plan for county. LAT

Undersheriff Paul Tanaka speaks out against Sheriff Lee Baca. ABC 7, Witness LA

Newton Russell, a former Republican lawmaker who served 32 years in the Legislature, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. LAT


Media and books

Fox 11 named Pablo Pereira the evening newscast meteorologist. He will appear on “Studio 11 L.A.,” “FOX 11 News at 10 PM,” “KCOP My13 News at 7PM” and “KCOP My13 News at 11PM.” TV Spy

KCETLink promoted Juan Devis to Vice President, Arts and Culture Programming, effective immediately. He reports to Mary Mazur, Chief Operating Officer.

The Center for Investigative Reporting announced a new collaboration with online channel the TYT Network to air investigative videos on "The Young Turks." Host Cenk Uygur will lead discussions.

Friends of the late LA Times editor Noel Greenwood will gather May 29 at the Redwood on 2nd Street downtown from 6 p.m. to whenever.


More news, notes and observations

Firefighters from Los Angeles and Orange counties were being dispatched Monday night to help with rescue operations in Oklahoma. LAT

Sherwood Forest in the Valley is now a recognized postal address too. DN

Parking Wars: Westchester Residents vs. Loyola Marymount over $670 Student Parking Fee. LA Weekly

Arrested Development and the truth about Orange County. KCRW

Wow: Ace baseball writer Joe Posnanski says that the Angels' Albert Pujols "doesn't matter anymore....The thing that’s strange – the thing that’s sad – is how little excitement there is now when he comes to the plate." NBCSports


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