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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.23.13

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piolin-promo.jpgEddie Sotelo's "El Piolín por la Mañana" was dropped without explanation by Univision Radio. Affiliates were notified Monday afternoon that the popular Piolin would be replaced by music until further notice. Ratings for the show, produced at KSCA (101.9) in Glendale, had been dropping, but it's unknown if that's the reason. Sotelo has not posted to Twitter in two days. KPCC, LAT, Billboard, OC Weekly, Radio Ink

"It served as the Mexican Pacifica Radio...For chrissakes, El Piolíon, more than any one person, is responsible for the nationwide immigrant marches of 2006, the largest protests in American history," writes Gustavo Arellano.

Piolin says Latinos should 'explain who we are, what we do for this country'
Obama on with Piolin

Politics and government

Voters in the Valley's 6th City Council district finish choosing today between Cindy Montañez and Nury Martinez to fill the opening created when Rep. Tony Cardenas went to Congress. LAT, LA Observed on KCRW

Former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still receives the services of an LAPD officer and car, and will for six months — as Jim Hahn did before him. New York and Chicago also provide some protection for ex-mayors. When asked about it by CBS 2's David Goldstein, Villaraigosa said: "Beautiful thing is I don’t have to answer to you anymore." CBS LA
* Added: LA Times police reporter Joel Rubin tweets: "FWIW: I looked into plan to give ex-mayor #Villaraigosa #LAPD security detail. Solid sources told me there were legit threats against him."

The former director of communications for San Diego's soon-to-be-ex Mayor Bob Filner filed a sexual harassment suit against him and the city, and detailed his alleged violations at a press conference with Gloria Allred. LAT, KPCC

The Miracle Mile Residential Association opposes exemptions from work hours ordinances sought by METRO for the construction of the Purple Line subway extension.

Opponents of the Millennium project in Hollywood raised issues about earthquake risk. LAT, AP, DN

Men who grew up with sisters tend to be conservative in their views of gender throughout their lives, and more likely to vote Republican when they’re young than their male peers, says research at Loyola Marymount and Stanford. Study

Media and books

Janette Williams, a long-time Pasadena Star-News staff writer, has died at age 68. “The Star-News lost both its heart and its soul,” editor Frank Girardot said on Monday. Star-News, Pasadena Now

Fox News continues to be near the top in cable television in terms of the number of viewers it attracts, but it is near the top in another category, too: the median age of its audience is among the oldest in television. NYT

Scientology's Freedom Magazine is looking for experienced investigative reporters. "Freedom, published by the Church of Scientology since 1968, covers human rights, social betterment issues and does investigative reporting in the public interest. Current assignments are based in Los Angeles." Journalism Jobs

Courts and cops

Video footage from a reality television program shows that a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective, Anthony Shapiro, lied in court testimony and in arrest reports involving two car theft cases, the district attorney's office said. LAT

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating USC over its handling of alleged sexual assault and rape cases after students filed a complaint with the federal government, officials said Monday. LAT, DN

The LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division is investigation the Kanye West altercation with a paparazzo at LAX last week. LAT

More news, notes and observations

Mark Covert, the track coach at Antelope Valley College, will stop his streak of running at least a mile a day for 45 years. DN

A Jewish group convinced Van Wagner Communications to remove a suggestive billboard on South La Cienega Boulevard showing a mostly naked woman that was an advertisement for XO energy drink. Jewish Journal

Archbishop Jose Gomez on immigration reform. Which Way, LA?

Famous Sriracha 'Rooster Sauce' finally makes the move to new Irwindale factory. DN

The California Homemade Food Act, which created a new category of food production called “cottage food operation,” has been in effect since January and, according to health officials, few places have seized on it with the excitement of Los Angeles County. ZevWeb lists Long Beach Airport as the most affordable in the United States. Long Beach Business Journal

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