Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.20.14

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How much of a mess is KPFK and Pacific Radio in? A lot. LA Weekly

budget-portal-grab.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti launched a new website shining sunlight on the city budget. DN

The county Democratic Party endorsed Sheila Kuehl over Bobby Shriver, Hilda Solis for the other open Board of Supervisors seat, and Jeffrey Prang for assessor. There was no endorsement in the sheriff race or the South LA school board race. KPCC

Bernard Parks Jr. said he will not run for the City Council when his dad is termed out. Downtown News

Trial by fire in the new job for James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief. Patt Morrison/LAT Op-ed

The manager of the Xposed strip club was elected as the business representative on the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, beating out the owner of the club. DN

The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, citing fears over tracking. LAT

Glendale Police Lt. Lola Abrahamian used to be an embryologist in several Southern California in vitro fertilization facilities, including one of the country’s largest sperm banks. News-Press

About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said those incidents had interfered with their ability to study or work, according to a survey released by the university system Wednesday. LAT

Is it time to restore affirmative action for California higher education? KCRW/Which Way LA

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has dismissed an extortion lawsuit brought by popular Spanish-language radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo against six former staff members of his canceled Univision Radio show — and ruled that Sotelo may be liable for his adversaries’ legal fees. LAT

Results from a UC Irvine study confirm that titanium alloy clubs were the cause of at least two blazes on local golf courses, an Orange County fire captain says. AP

There's no Ukraine Town in LA, but there's plenty of community. LA Weekly

Jesse Gomez is the tattooed, motorcycle-riding, Princeton-educated restaurateur behind El Arco Iris, Yxta and Mercado — he's "bringing Mexican back." Zocalo

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