Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.25.14

Catching up on some news and in-box items that are interesting, while I'm still buried in some other projects. Monday's KCRW segment: Tourists and the Hollywood sign.

Tuesday stack

Thumbnail image for garcetti-elect-yusef.jpgHow to write an Eric Garcetti puff piece in 10 easy steps. LA Weekly

Nate Silver speaks. Democrats despair. Slate

The Cesar Chavez Foundation and the United Farm Workers of America are sponsoring an outdoor screening of Diego Luna's "Cesar Chavez" for 1,000 farmworkers at The Forty Acres west of Delano tonight.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly’s campaign appears to be on dire financial footing, according to disclosures filed with the state Monday that show he has less than $11,000 on hand and $148,000 in unpaid bills. LAT

Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in putting together campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev Yaroslavsky, new finance statements show. LAT

Chief Charlie Beck suspended the nephew of a former deputy chief, overruling officials who recommended that he be fired after lying about an off-duty confrontation at a bar in Norco. LAT

The city of Los Angeles is dropping an appeal of a court ruling banning the seizure and destruction of property that homeless people leave unattended on public sidewalks. LAT

Bernard Parks is latest LA Councilman to make soap opera cameo. KPCC

Five young women have been killed in Orange County and three others are missing since February 2013. "The eight cases involve women between 17 and 34 with ties to prostitution or escort services...[and] have raised concern that Orange County sex workers are being targeted." OC Register

Gustavo Arellano wonders if the Register paywall is coming down. OC Weekly

The Metropolitan Water District has spent more than $2 million in public money in the past three years on weekend field trips to water facilities, and the presence of MWD board members' relatives, campaign donors and those with business before the agency has raised questions about who is benefiting from the outings. KPCC

Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post is the winner of the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She was formerly of the LA Times. Newhouse School

Eight awkward questions about the Jason Felch situation and the LA Times. The Wrap

Deadline's plea for Mel Gibson omits TV show tie between the actor and journalist Allison Hope Weiner. The Wrap

Business Insider announced Monday that former New York City mayoral candidate and congressman Anthony Weiner will be contributing a new monthly column to its politics page. BI

Ron Sylvester, editor of the soon-to-be launched Los Angeles Register, will be the speaker at the April 10 Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ banquet. at the Omni Hotel.

Lisa Napoli's ballad of life on Bunker Hill. DT News

Political consultant Tom Berman on living above Skid Row. DT News

Suzanne Rico has a piece in O Magazine about moving her family to Spain. Blog

Claire Peeps on "My Youthful Years In Ansel Adams’ Orbit," in conjunction with new exhibit at the Getty. Zocalo

Actor James Rebhorn wrote his own obituary. St. Paul Lutheran Church

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