Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.10.14

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

Politics and government

The California Democratic Party convention ended Sunday without endorsing a statewide candidate for Controller or Secretary of State. State Sen. Ted Lieu got the convention's endorsement in the 33rd congressional district. Endorsements, KPCC, LAT

Sharon McNary profiles candidate Marianne Williamson in the CD33 race to succeed Henry Waxman. KPCC

Politico has a magazine package of stories on the Antonio Villaraigosa legacy, including an interview with Margaret Slattery and analysis by Patrick Range McDonald, and pieces on the remaking of Skid Row by Ed Leibowitz and people driving less in Downtown by David Dayen. Politico

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff column: Villaraigosa legacy, Ron Galperin data nerd, Herb Wesson's smoking, county Democrats endorse Torlakson. DN

Attorneys for the city recommend the City Council pay $185,000 to settle a lawsuit over a 2012 car crash in which Councilman Jose Huizar rear-ended a former Huntington Park police officer. LAT

San Fernando Valley will be key in race to succeed Zev Yaroslavsky. LAT

owens valley-cro-mike-prather.jpgOwens Valley native Kristine Ziegler rages against plans for a massive solar energy installation on DWP land east of the Manzanar historic site. Owens River Girl

This is a recess week for the LA City Council so several members can attend the annual National League of Cities' Congressional Conference in Washington. KPCC

Media and books

Zócalo's Gregory Rodriguez has a plan to reinvent journalism and foundations are paying attention. Inside Philanthropy

Interviews with new Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin and coverage of when he was forced out as CEO Of Time Inc in 2011 over his management style and in-the-workplace religious comments. Ad Age, Chicago Business, NYT

Courts and cops

Sheriff's deputies saved two women stung repeatedly after a car crash in La Canada Flintridge unloosed a hive of angry bees. KTLA, LAT

A car hit a power pole carrying an industrial line on Sepulveda Boulevard and knocked out power at Westside Pavilion (cutting short the showings of several movies at the Landmark Theaters, including "Grand Budapest Hotel," where I was.) KTLA

The rookie LAPD officer injured in last week's Beverly Hills fatal accident was released from the hospital.

More news, notes and observations

Ethiopians Amane Gobena and Gebo Burka were the first woman and man, respectively, to finish Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. The winning time for Burka was 2 hours 10 minutes 37 seconds. KPCC

Big project by the OC Register: Suicide by train — Dozens of people in Orange County in the past decade have taken their lives by stepping in front of trains, deeply affecting hundreds. Register

Lots of buzz -- lots -- about the "secret" show that Prince gave in LA over the weekend. Randy Lewis/LAT, Steven Mirkin/Register

Chris Anderson, the curator TED Talks, on the events, the videos and the backlash. NYT

Remember when Henry's Tacos in Studio City switched ownership to longtime employees? Now Oscar Reyes has lost his wife, son and all of his belongings in a home fire on March 5. Friends and former Henry's owner Janis Hood are helping to raise money. GoFundMe

A team from USC began to exhume the remains of racehorse Native Diver [corrected name] from the grounds of closed track Hollywood Park. LAT

Jodie Meeks scored 42 points as the Lakers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-110. ESPN LA

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