Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.9.13

Asiana flight 214

Professional pilots on the San Francisco crash, by James Fallows. The Atlantic

How rescuers saved SF plane-crash victims. SF Chronicle

Why did so many passengers evacuate with bags? Forbes


Politics and government

California officials Monday said 30,000 inmates refused meals at the start of what could be the largest prison protest in state history. LAT

Mayor Garcetti said he wants all of the city general managers under his authority to reapply for their jobs and show how their departments will become more nimble, technologically savvy and responsive. Some will not be kept, he said. Not included are the LAPD and LAFD, Housing, Ethics Commission and the City Administrative Officer. LAT, DN, KPCC

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association, not invited to Garcetti's first meeting with business leaders, sent an open letter with its priorities. VICA had endorsed Wendy Greuel.KPCC

Councilman Gil Cedillo's public swearing in on Sunday at the Park Plaza Hotel will actually be a tasting event with food from a number of restaurants in the 1st district. Facebook

A health atlas from the city of Los Angeles shows wide disparities by race, income and geography. Curbed LA

A plan by heiress Wallis Annenberg to erect a massive, 46,000-square-foot visitor center for appreciating the ecosystem of Playa Vista, and including a facility for adopting pets, is ballooning into an ugly war of words. LA Weekly

The problem-plagued new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will not be ready to open over Labor Day as scheduled - and possibly not until December - transportation officials said Monday. SF Chronicle

Former Malibu Mayor and City Councilwoman Pamela Conley Ulich will run for the Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Seat, according to a new campaign web site. Sausage Factory


Media and books

Monopoly achieved: An invincible Amazon begins raising prices. Melville House

A series of articles about one women's month-long experience owning a gun that was spiked by Ms. magazine after it sparked criticism from pro-gun activists will now be posted by the Daily Beast. Media Matters

How TV could suffer the same fate as newspapers. Reflections of a Newsosaur

Mad Men, Capitalism, and the Schizophrenia of Social Class: The vast majority of admen of Draper’s generation were not only wealthy WASPS like Roger Sterling and Pete Campbell, they were the sons of Episcopalian ministers. Has anyone questioned whether or not someone with Don Draper/Dick Whitman’s impoverished and abusive upbringing could “pass” among the most elite members of American society and, eventually, become their conquering hero? Working Class Perspectives


Courts and cops

Off-duty Hawthorne police sergeant Leonard Luna, 42, was killed when his personal motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Lynwood. City News Service

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that digital mapping files must be released under the state's public records law, in a case that began between the Sierra Club and the Orange County assessor. LAT

lapd-car-bullet-holes.jpgAn armed robbery of a marijuana dispensary in Reseda sparked a pursuit that ended with gunfire and left one LAPD officer with minor injuries and two people in custody. City News Service, LA Weekly, NBC 4


More news, notes and observations

Asian Americans are almost as segregated from the white Americans as they were 20 years ago. And segregation is more prominent in Los Angeles and New York, say researchers. KPCC

Leimert Park got a station on the future Crenshaw Line, but now investors are buying up properties and pushing tenants out. Our Weekly

Phil Jackson sarcastically wished Dwight Howard good luck as an "Astro." LAT

How smart investing turned the Pittsburgh Pirates into baseball's best team. The Atlantic

The Dodgers Matt Kemp went on the disabled list for the second time this season. Last year he played just 106 games due to injuries. The hoped-for anchor of the Dodgers lineup is starting to look like he may not be up for that sort of duty. He is signed through 2019 at about $21 million a season. MLB.com


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