Monday morning news and notes: 10.27.14

Selected items of news and notes from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted some days, often in the morning.

Today's news

Managing editor Jill Stewart was named acting editor of LA Weekly while the parent company searches for a successor to Sarah Fenske, who is returning to St. Louis.

The practice of CHP officers stealing and circulating nude photos from the cellphones of female suspects is limited to the Dublin office, says the CHP chief. But there has already been a case found in Los Angeles. Contra Costa Times

Jian Ghomeshi, the co-creator and host of the Canadian arts and culture show "Q" that airs at 10 p.m. weeknights on KPCC, will step down, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced Sunday without giving details. On Facebook, Ghomeshi says he was fired because of false allegations of abuse made by a jilted girlfriend, and CBC's discomfort with his preference for BDSM and what he calls "rough sex." "Let me be the first to say that my tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks. They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. We all have our secret life. But that is my private life." KPCC, Globe and Mail

joan-kelly-dirt-pile-dn.jpgLake Balboa residents are irked by dust from a city asphalt pile. DN Daily News photo

Brown, Kashkari campaigns test two connected theories. LAT

Jim Newton on big spender Bill Bloomfield's attempt to buy the 26th state Senate district race for Ben Allen. LAT Op-ed

Sheila Kuehl announced the endorsement of labor leader Dolores Huerta.

The LA City Council's "ceremonial nonsense" gets in the way of real action, says Steve Lopez. LAT column

When the City Council voted to raise the minimum wage for many hotel workers, Councilman Paul Krekorian voted no but didn't speak against the measure, favored by Council President Herb Wesson. LAT

Jim McDonnell's career as Long Beach police chief could show how he'd lead as sheriff. LAT, KPCC

The LA Times does a whole story claiming "California's 'yes means yes' sexual standard has liberals divided" based on quotes from four online pundits. No interviews, no real people, no depth — and no point. LAT

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach congestion hit toy companies hard. DN

Ten years later, the film "Sideways" still makes waves in the Santa Ynez Valley economy. KPCC

The Journalism and Women Symposium JAWS Camp and conference comes to La Quinta starting Thursday. Schedule

Longtime baseball writer John Lowe, formerly with the LA Daily News, retired from the Detroit Free Press at age 55. While working in Los Angeles, he created the "quality start" statistic, which has stuck in the baseball lexicon. DFP

The Giants won game 5 of the World Series behind pitcher Madison Bumgarner and go back to Kansas City up 3-2 with a chance to win the championship on Tuesday night. ESPN

Actress Marcia Strassman, a member of the Screen Actors Guild board, died Saturday at home in Sherman Oaks after a battle with breast cancer. She was 66. Deadline

Jack Bruce, original bassist of the rock group Cream, died in England at age 71 of liver disease. NYT

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