Friday morning news and notes: 10.31.14

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

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News and notes

Jerry Brown is stingy with his endorsements. Sacto Bee opinion, SJ Mercury

But he's no longer shy about raising a lot of campaign money. LAT

The departure of Maria Elena Durazo, head of the county Federation of Labor since 2005, to be national vice president for immigration, civil rights and diversity at Unite Here. LAT editorial, LA Opinion, KPCC, Daily News

The race for state controller between Ashley Swearengin and Betty Yee has turned into a snoozer. No debates, little TV, spare spending by either party. LAT, plus Robin Abcarian in Fresno

The departing Board of Supervisors will leave the choice of a new county CEO to the new board coming in after the election. LAT

Frank Stoltze fact-checks two Bobby Shriver ads in the race for supervisor. KPCC

Bobby Shriver Campaigns With Anti-Vaxxer Cousin Bobby Kennedy, Jr. LA Weekly

Supervisor Michael Antonovich said he favors his chief of staff, Kathryn Barger-Leibrich, succeed him when he retires in 2016 after 36 years in the job. LAT

Interim Sheriff John Scott endorsed Jim McDonnell as his successor. DN

Despite an onslaught of news bulletins and some missteps in the nation's response, a majority of California voters are unfazed by the Ebola threat and confident government officials and medical workers are prepared to handle outbreaks, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. LAT

The city Department of Building and Safety has signed off on geology reports that found that no active earthquake fault runs under the site of a proposed 16-story development just east of the Millennium Hollywood project. LAT

Why Is There a Huge Masturbation Billboard Over Sunset Blvd? LA Weekly

The Victor Clothing Company mural of Anthony Quinn in downtown is getting a makeover. KPCC

Maureen Corrigan reviews favorably Hector Tobar's new book on the buried Chilean miners. Fresh Air

CNN’s Jim Roope will be the Westwood One News west coast correspondent based in Los Angeles. Fishbowl NY

hello-kitty-janm-crop.jpgOrganizers say 25,000 convention-goers will pack the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo over the four-day run of Hello Kitty Con that ends Sunday. KPCC

Radio deejay Art Laboe profiled on "SoCal Connected." KCET

Topanga, Cahuenga, and Tujunga—Sounds from a Rediscovered Local Language. Zocalo

Stephen Burgard, the former editorial page editor of the LA Times Orange County edition, died at age 66. Boston Globe, news@Northeastern

Michael Hannon, a lawyer who as an LAPD offer in the 1960s nearly lost his job for taking part in civil rights and peace protests, died at age 77. LAT

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