Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.9.14

It's going to be a spotty week for Morning Buzz and other posting. Here are some items I felt were worth mentioning tonight.

Black and Asian Democrats in Sacramento are at odds over the latter group's lack of support for an affirmative action bill. Sacto Bee, KPCC

The suspect in the shooting of an LAPD officer in the Wilshire station is Daniel Yealu, a 29-year-old gun nut who had previously applied to join the department. LAT

Steve Lopez on Chief Charlie Beck choosing not to investigate the disabling of recorders in Southeast area LAPD cars. LAT

Former Department of Water and Power general manager Ron Nichols has landed at Southern California Edison as an executive overseeing regulatory affairs. DN

Hollywood producer and financier Ryan Kavanaugh held a fundraiser at Santa Monica Airport for sheriff candidate James Hellmold. NY Post

Mickey Rooney died broke, estranged from most of his nine children and separated from his wife. LAT

Blue Bottle Coffee has acquired two much-lauded L.A.-based coffee companies: Handsome Coffee Roasters the coffee roaster and cafe in the Arts District of Downtown L.A., and Tonx a roaster and coffee subscription service. LA Weekly

Feature on Ted Habte-Gabr's Live Talks Business Forums. Downtown News

On finding an old typewriter from Pittsburgh at an antique store in Pasadena. Robert Rector

The family of the late sportswriter Lonnie White is raising money for a memorial event. Website

"Drysdale Sutton and Koufax" is a song devoted to the Dodgers of 1966 (and to Vin Scully) available online.

LAT baseball writer Bill Shaikin:

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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