Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.23.13

Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed.

Friday short stack

DWP deal is a mixed win for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who dined with union boss Brian D'Arcy at the Edendale Grill in Silver Lake to shake on it. LAT, LA Weekly, DN, KPCC

ESPN pulled out of a joint investigation into football concussions with PBS Frontline after 15 months of work, reportedly due to pressure from the NFL. The show said that a planned program will still air in October based on the work of ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. NYT, Deadspin

The New York Times confirmed yesterday's Daily Caller story that the Koch brothers are no longer interested in buying Tribune papers, including the LA Times. NYT

Freedom Communications' bid to be the naming rights broker for the city of Anaheim suggested that "media coverage" would be one of the benefit, but chief Aaron Kushner said that did not promise positive coverage in the Register. Voice of OC, OC Weekly

The DA filed charged two former county jail workers, including an ex-sheriff's deputy, withtrying to cover up a deputy's alleged beating of an inmate at the Twin Towers jail.

Here's what happens after Bob Filner resigns as San Diego mayor, which could follow a City Council meeting there this afternoon. His ex-fiancee said she's sad at his fall. Voice of San Diego, LAT

A 28-year-old actress who does porn as Cameron Bay confirmed she has received a positive HIV test. AVN, DN

The on-ramp from eastbound Wilshire Boulevard to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway is closed for the next 90 days.

The environmental menace of pot farms on public lands around LA. ZevWeb

TV writer Ken Levine explains why he enjoyed "In a World" so much. His review

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