Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.30.13

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

Politics and government

Former Jose Huizar aide and lover Francine Godoy has filed a second lawsuit, this time trying to block being compelled to appear before the City Hall panel convened by Council President and Huizar friend Herb Wesson. LAT, DN

Mayor Garcetti pressed his push for a $1 billion remake of the Los Angeles River channel in Washington, but got some advice that it may be too costly. LAT, DN

Mayor Garcetti's office says he will announce this morning an executive directive creating a City of Los Angeles Cyber Intrusion Command Center "to secure the city's electronic infrastructure."

Councilman Mike Bonin wants Los Angeles International Airport to build a new ground transportation center about a mile east of the terminals, one that will connect with two Metro trains — the Green Line and the Crenshaw Line — and to LAX gates via people mover. LA Airspace

The No Longer Hidden Cost of Wireless Technology. KCRW/WWLA

Steve Lopez thinks it stinks that the LA City Council raised the dollar limit on the value of gifts that council members can accept. LAT

Who is Haim Saban and why is he hosting Hillary Clinton in SoCal? KPCC

There's apparently a Konami Code cheat on City Hall's Control Panel LA financial website. KPCC

Media and books

Bill Moyers announced Tuesday to his colleagues in public TV that the last broadcast of his Moyers & Company public-affairs show will air Jan. 3, 2014, when current funding commitments end.

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt has taken over as the new bestseller in SoCal independent bookstores. "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell is the new nonfiction bestseller. SCIBA

Former New York Times and Yahoo editor Jim Roberts is the new executive editor and chief content officer at Mashable. His note

Journalists are misrepresenting a new study about the number of children killed every year by firearms. Pacific Standard

Courts and cops

Los Angeles police officers will begin field testing 60 on-body cameras starting in November as part of a pilot program designed to increase accountability and reduce complaints against officers. AP

More news, notes and observations

Building the LA Aqueduct was the city's 'original sin,' says Boom editor and LA Observed columnist Jon Christensen. KPCC/Take Two

Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood is closing Thursday, unable to pay higher rent and make repairs to the building. LAT, Indiegogo

Conrad Murray's first stop after getting out of jail on Monday morning was reportedly at In-N-Out Burger. LAT

Joan's on Third is building out a second location on Ventura Place in Studio City — now there's a sign. Eater LA

NastyGal-break-room.jpgNasty Gal is in its new Downtown headquarters in the Pacific Mutual Building. Racked LA

Woodbury University’s WUHO Gallery is raising money for an exhibition dedicated to the "groundbreaking visual communications" of Deborah Sussman. Kickstarter

Invisible Cities added two new Union Station performances on Sunday November 3, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The 6 p.m. show will be free to the public.

Jack Bierman, the founder of LA Parent magazine, died at age 71. LAT

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