Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.21.13

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

Politics and government

garcetti-poster-opie.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti is featured in various LA locations in new photo posters for LAX by photographer and UCLA professor Catherine Opie. LAT

The new City Hall web page that lists streets where sweeping has been cancelled for the day and where parking tickets will not be written. DN

Councilman Paul Krekorian announced he will not run for the Board of Supervisors to succeed Zev Yaroslavsky. "I am deeply humbled that so many neighborhood and civic leaders, business and labor representatives, environmental activists and others have encouraged me to run..."

The City Council is weighing whether to raise the number of legal cats per household to five from three. LA Weekly

Two San Diego City Council members will face off in the runoff for mayor there. LAT

Media and books

Is SoCal the most pay-walled newspaper region in the U.S.? KPCC

Lisa Napoli interviews Stephen Gee about his book, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles,” from Angel City Press. KCRW

Jacob Soboroff goes to Tokyo, Bakersfield and a neighborhood near USC where a fracking operation is located for a story on the environmental and social pric of energy. Take Part Live

Courts and cops

Norma Patricia Esparza, a professor of psychology in Geneva, said she was raped while a sophomore at Pomona College by a man she is accused of conspiring to kill. She is facing charges in Orange County. LAT

Gerardo I. Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at LAX on Nov. 1, died within two to five minutes of being shot, coroner's officials said. LAT, Breeze, KPCC

More news, notes and observations

The Proud Bird at LAX will stay open at least another month. Daily Breeze

Southwest Airlines becomes the first to offer wi-fi from takeoff to landing. LAT

The New Wave of Cars that Act like Smart Phones: Which Way, LA? does the auto show. KCRW

Photos of Santa Monica's old segregated Inkwell beach. LAist, previous LA Observed story

Bart O'Brien is leaving Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden after 23 years as director of horticulture and then special projects. Chance of Rain

Listicle alert: 25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass (by the same writer who did "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America." OC Weekly

Angels Pitcher C.J. Wilson on Race Cars, Motorcycles and Being the Next Roger Penske. WSJ

Tweet of the day

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