Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.29.13

Politics and government

The City Council voted 11-1 not to create an expensive new city health department, but petitions from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that could force an election are being checked for signatures. DN

An unfriendly business climate in Los Angeles County is making employers less optimistic and less likely to hire workers today than they were a year ago, according to a survey by BizFed. DN

In case you missed it last night: Robert Hertzberg announces run for state Senate in the Valley with backing from incumbent Sen. Alex Padilla. LA Observed

Plus: How Jeffrey Katzenberg became the Democrats' kingmaker in Hollywood. LAO

Media and books

A new, updated print edition of the Associated Press Stylebook is out today. Poynter, AP

Daniel Hernandez, formerly of the LA Times and LA Weekly, has left the Times bureau in Mexico City to be the editor of Vice Mexico. Intersections

Doug Kriegel, the former NBC 4 Sacramento bureau chief, returned to his Sacto roots for a piece on Gov. Jerry brown and education finance for "Real Orange." PBS SoCal

Courage Campaign, labor activists and others are planning another anti-Koch brothers rally today, this time outside the Los Angeles Times at noon.

David Rubenstein, founder of the Carlyle Group, is next to be interviewed by Giselle Fernandez in Los Angeles Magazine's Big Shots series. YouTube

BuzzFeed is building a social video studio in Los Angeles which will have a coffee shop and store "where influencers, thinkers and celebrities will be able create informal videos made for the social web. The team will grow to over 30 people in the coming months." BuzzFeed

One year after launching its full website, the Los Angeles Review of Books has published its first print edition and plans to make it a perfect bound quarterly. Publishers Weekly

The Wall Street Journal is hiring tech reporters for San Francisco. Romenesko

jenny-price-gma-grab.jpgSteve Lopez columnizes about Jenny Price and her Malibu Beach access app. Also an editorial and a story on Good Morning America. LAT, editorial, LA Observed

Ringo Starr is releasing a new book of his photographs in connection with the upcoming exhibit at the Grammy Museum.

California Apparel News has redesigned and upgraded its website.

More news, noted and observations

Toontown at Disneyland was briefly evacuated yesterday after a dry ice bomb went off in a trash can. LAT

States that depend on the Colorado River for water were told to get conservation plans in place now, By Oct. 1, Lake Mead and Lake Powell could be at less than half of capacity, according to the Bureau of Reclamation. "The time for action is now," said Jennifer Pitt, head of the Environmental Defense Fund's Colorado River Project. "Communities that depend on the Colorado River...cannot afford to wait." LAT, AP

Metro is negotiating with a "local chef" to take over the Union Bagel shop at Union Station. Streetsblog

The former Fremont Place home of Bank of America founder AP Giannini is on the market for $8.5 million. Curbed LA

Ferrari-driving Justin Bieber chased by Prius-driving Keyshawn Johnson in Calabasas. City News Service

How UCLA bands made their own scene in Westwood. LA Weekly

Bill Simmons on searching for Dwight Howard. Grantland

Dr. Lewis Yocum, an orthopedic surgeon who was the Angels' team doctor for many years, died at age 65 after battling liver cancer. LAT,

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