Morning Buzz: Monday 4.7.14

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Hilda Solis should campaign for the Board of Supervisors as if voters had a real choice. LA Times editorial board

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff: Garcetti's first state of the city speech coming Thursday, what effect if any on city races from the Supreme Court ruling on contributions, Bernard Parks speaks out. DN

The blue ribbon 2020 Commission this week will release its recommendations of what L.A. can do to be a prosperous city in the 21st century. KPCC

Tuesday is mayoral election day in Long Beach. KPCC, LAT, Press-Telegram, LB Register, LB Report

soqui-wilshire-crop.jpgPhotographer Ted Soqui rode and shot Wilshire Boulevard early Sunday morning before CicLAvia began. Photo blog

A blood drive will be held today at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills for the LAPD motorcycle officer who was hit by a car and seriously injured over the weekend in North Hollywood. LAT

A scooter driver collided with a Santa Monica police cruiser early Saturday, leaving its male driver dead and a female police officer injured. KPCC

Ezra Klein's Vox.com debuts, "takes melding of journalism and technology to a new level." NYT

The Music Center turns 50. ZevWeb

Inside the Association of Film Commissioners International "poachers convention" at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Century City. KCRW

Melody Rogers, who hosted "2 On the Town" on Channel 2 with Steve Edwards decades ago, has written a book on dealing with life challenges. Fox 11

Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez both hit two home runs each in Sunday's 6-2 Dodgers win over the Giants. ESPN

Studio City real estate broker and political activist Mort Allen died at age 75. DN

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