Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.26.14

An LA judge signaled Tuesday that he intends to order Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D'Arcy to turn over financial information demanded by Controller Ron Galperin showing how two nonprofit trusts used $40 million in ratepayer money. LAT, DN, KPCC

greg-lucas-calbuzz.jpgGreg Lucas, a Sacramento reporter and blogger, was named California State Librarian by Gov. Jerry Brown. The post pays $142,968 a year. "I cracked up when I heard the news,” said one media veteran. “Then I realized April Fool’s isn’t ‘til next week.” Calbuzz, LAT

Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate, avoiding a runoff in June. LAT, KPCC

Anthony Byrnes explores these dark days for theater coverage in LA media. "One bright spot: Don Shirley's posts are now part of the LA Observed website." KCRW

The first annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills is sponsored in part by groups that want to take jobs out of Hollywood to other states. LA Weekly

USC will offer a fall class in Google Glass journalism. Mashable

The closed Fung Lum Chinese restaurant in Universal City is being torn down to make way for another hotel. Curbed

Mick Jagger, family and friends held a private funeral Tuesday at Hollywood Forever for L'Wren Scott, the designer who killed herself in New York on March 17. LAT

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees' 15-year streak as baseball's biggest spenders and as of Tuesday had a projected payroll of $235 million, according to study by Associated Press. AP

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