Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.12.13

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

Politics and government

Mayor Eric Garcetti tried to mend his labor fences Wednesday with a call for solidarity with unions in their struggle for jobs that pay middle-class wages. LAT

The City Council confirmed Garcetti's appointees to the DWP board. LAT, DN, KPCC

Garcetti posts his own tweets, but not on a schedule. KPCC

In a news story about woman candidates, the New York Times misspells the name of Wendy Greuel and misstates that she lost the Democratic mayoral nomination. Maven's Morning Coffee

Thumbnail image for der-w-wilmington.jpgThe city Cultural Heritage Commission is due to tour the first Der Wienerschnitzel stand at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Gulf Drive in Wilmington today in preparation for a likely vote on historical status next month. Land Use LA

Media and books

Daily Beast editor in chief Tina Brown announced to the newsroom on Wednesday afternoon that she will be leaving after five years to start Tina Brown Live Media, which will produce live events. Daily Beast

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said at a conference that "releasing classified information is treason." Business Insider

Funny or Die spoofs HBO's "The Newsroom." The Wrap

The New York Post's Richard Johnson is returning to NYC from Los Angeles to do a column. Capital NY informs freelancers the budget has dropped to zero for the rest of the year. Romenesko

John Hambrick, an anchor on the Channel 7 news here from 1975-1977, died in Texas of cancer at age 73. ABC7, Broadcasting and Cable

Greg Burton, executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday night, the newspaper says. Gannett Blog

Courts and cops

A prosecutor for the city attorney's office spoke to juror Tom Hanks during a break, resulting in an unplanned plea deal. TMZ

More news, notes and observations

Jay Leno presented Charlie Sheen with the diploma he never got from Santa Monica High School. SM Mirror

How "Saturday Night Live" found five new cast members. THR

If "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" were marketed today, here's the trailer. Slate

Don Nelson, a screenwriter, film producer and musician who co-wrote more than 200 scripts for "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" — the 1950s and 60s TV show starring his brother Ozzie Nelson — died at home in Studio City at age 86. LAT

Tweet of the day

New York Times bureau chief in Los Angeles.

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