Archive: Morning Buzz

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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14

Thumbnail image for prosser-sidewalk-jg.jpg The races to replace Waxman and Yaroslavsky, sidewalk money goes unspent, Garcetti and Jay Z to announce DTLA festival, sheriff's use of force rules, and no subway entrance at 2nd and Spring because Tribune has development plans. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.9.14

Affirmative action politics in Sacramento. LAPD shooting suspect is a gun nut, at least. Ex-DWP chief lands at Edison. Mickey Rooney dies broke and estranged. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.7.14

soqui-wilshire-crop.jpg Hilda Solis. 2020 Report. State of the City week. Election day tomorrow in Long Beach. Injured LAPD officer needs blood. Riding Wilshire before CicLAvia. Ezra Klein's news website debuts. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.3.14

westside-subway-logo.jpg More Chile and La Habra quake news. Westside subway gets judge's OK. City Hall's tax plan to pay for sidewalks and streets. Hertzberg endorses Shriver. Meningitis warnings for men who have sex with men. Owen Gleiberman out at EW plus moves at the LAT. And more, inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.2.14

latino-americans-cover.jpg SCOTUS lifts some campaign donation limits. Struggle for control for the sheriff's union. Peabody Award winners. Possible sale of the Daily News chain? Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.31.14

laura-chick-twitter.jpg Obamacare deadline. Finalists for USC Annenberg post. Reminder about the Puente Hills thrust fault. Chick activates on Twitter. Plus more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.26.14

greg-lucas-calbuzz.jpg Galperin may get his DWP nonprofits documents. Brown names a journalist as state librarian. Republican elected in Inland Empire. Theater coverage in LA. Google Glass journalism class at USC. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.25.14

Thumbnail image for garcetti-elect-yusef.jpg Tip for Garcetti profilers. Nate Silver and the Democrats. "Cesar Chavez" screens tonight for farmworkers in Delano. Shriver pulls ahead in money. Beck overrules on firing. Bernard Parks makes a cameo. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.20.14

budget-portal-grab.jpg KPFK's mess. Garcetti's budget portal. County Dems endorse (or don't.) Strip club manager elected to neighborhood council. UC campuses report strained climate. Piolin suit dismissed. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.19.14

forster-typewriter.jpg Phil Jackson. LAX shooting response. City Hall wants a street and sidewalk repair tax. Maureen Dowd and Garcetti on Garcetti. Steve :Lopez on earthquake preparedness. Walter Kirn, Catherine Opie and more. Plus Soboroff acquires another typewriter.

Monday Morning Buzz: 3.17.14

lapd-lambo-crop.jpg A new week of political and media notes plus other observations and a tweet of the day from this morning's little earthquake.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.12.14

zach-g-grab.jpg How Funny or Die got President Obama. Bobby Shriver will spend his own money. First feedback on LAPD body cameras. Patt Morrison talks with Andre Birotte, Jr. Drones in Fresno. Kudos for Boom. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.11.14

wilshire-newsboy.jpg Pot shops shut down. Ana Guerrero not running. Riordan backs McDonnell for sheriff. Rick Caruso takes over the Palisades. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.10.14

owens valley-cro-mike-prather.jpg Politics, media and more for a Monday — including a plea from the Owens Valley and calls to help a longtime employee of Henry's Tacos.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.7.14

Tesla won't build in California. The LA Marathon is Sunday. A candidate for Long Beach mayor sent out a mailer featuring the San Diego skyline. Dr. Frank Jobe dies and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.5.14

hayden-tract-illo.jpg Banning e-cigarettes. LAPD to focus on traffic enforcement this year. Toni Atkins, the next Speaker. The future of the Hayden Tract. Dodgers fans starting to realize they may not see games on TV. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.4.14

happy-oscars-hami-high.jpg Speaker Perez gets gifts. Covering Garcetti in Mexico. Are LA gang members fighting in Syria? Miles O'Brien reports from Fukushima. Oscar ratings were high. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.3.14

orovile-lake-11614-dwr.jpg Calderon takes leave of absence. Sacramento Democrats lose supermajority. LAFD hiring commanders whose sons advanced reassigned. Assessor candidates. NYT's 1853 story on Solomon Northup's kidnapping. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's Instagram pics. Before and after drought pictures. Evelyn Taft's baby. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.28.14

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for lafd-ambulance-41.jpg Brown runs. Harris takes on concealed weapons. LAFD nepotism continues. Kozinski orders a video taken down. Empress Pavilion to reopen (in name at least.) Say hello to a new quasiparticle. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.27.14

pigeon-flyers-sport.jpg How qualified LAFD job applicants were rejected in seconds. But overtime pay jumped for hired firefighters. Garcetti's mission to Mexico. Website squatting in the sheriff's race. The sport of roller pigeons. Watch a 32-story tower rise downtown. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.25.14

alec-baldwin-capitalny.jpg Jerry Brown keeps paroling lifers. Ron Calderon pleads not guilty. Matt Miller in Daily Beast. Venture capitalist claims he's serious about splitting California into six states. Why Alec Baldwin spoke to New York Magazine. SportsNet LA launches tonight. An editor on losing her mother. "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle" screens in Washington. Police academy cafe closes. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.24.14

moviefone-kramer.jpg Times says let homeowners pay for sidewalk upkeep. Councilman Parks wants renters to pay cost of earthquake fixes. Beverly Hills still an obstacle to Purple Line. WiFi coming to LA subway. Netflix will pay for clear Comcast signal. Piers Morgan out. Alec Baldwin out. Economist man in LA to get Europe column. Amtrak buys good will from writers. Plus media moves, Moviefone shuts down and more.

Morning Buzz at night: Friday 2.21.14

regional-connector-map-metro.jpg Money for the Downtown Regional Connector. Garcetti plans Mexico trip. Campaign 2014 moves. USC's curious decision to kill the masters in professional writing program. Finalists for LA Times Book Prizes. Best lede ever? SoCal's secret water control center. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.19.14

AntonioVillaraigosaKimHonigthumb.jpg Another Californian leaves Congress. Garcetti on infrastructure. Villaraigosa has a young NYC girlfriend. A caretaker on the school board. Archdiocese settles with victims for $13 million more. No more free Dodgers TV games. A Trader Joe's for DTLA? Plus more

Morning Buzz and holiday catch up: Tuesday 2.18.14

metropolis-project-renderings.jpg White House to screen Clooney's "Monuments Men." Council members to propose living wage hike for hotel workers. Police commission poised to OK new shooting review shift. Jimmy Fallon debuts and Bob Costas returns. The sad case of Casey Kasem. Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela. Culver City ice rink still can't reopen. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.13.14

dtla-parking-structure.jpg Ex-governors to pitch new death penalty law. Why did the AIDS Healthcare Foundation go after Yaroslavsky? Why is the Times obsessed with Ridley-Thomas' garage? City Hall may let your neighbor keep bees. A rival looks back at the Waxman-Berman machine. KCET's dire financials. Jimmy Fallon's crime against California. And the Stratocaster turns 60. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.12.14

maggie-koerth-baker.jpg Drought politics heating up. An opening coming to California Supreme Court. Herb Wesson endorses Wendy Greuel. Why LA high-rises don't have sprinklers. White House guest list. New hires at Bloomberg film beat and Sitrick PR. And the perp who smashed LAPD car windows while Darth Vader watched.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.10.14

garcetti-nbc4newsconf.jpg Garcetti first guest on new set of "News Conference." Mayor and Beck split on Dorner officers. Ted Lieu, Jose Huizar, Dean Logan, Lori Gottlieb, Amy Wallace, Bill Keller, Chery Glaser, Sam Zell, Roy Choi and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.5.13

jay-leno-wrap.jpg LAPD officers broke policy during Dorner shootings. CVS to drop tobacco. Villaraigosa endorses Greuel. Sandra Fluke to run for state Senate. Jay Leno mocked Democrats more than Republicans. Sochi sounds bad. BuzzFeed's LA media maven and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.4.13

david-cunningham-iii.jpg Hilda Solis and the FBI. City Hall pays nine LAPD officers to work for the union. More candidates declare. Garcetti's mandate such as it is. Judge Cunningham files claim against UCLA police who cuffed him. KCET Departures' new look. Moby loves LA in the Guardian. Dodgers jack prices way up. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.3.14

dylan-farrow-by-frances-silver.jpg Dylan Farrow accuses father Woody Allen. Amy Wallace on the Tom Sherak she knew. A major San Diego journalism voice dies. Michael Hiltzik versus today's media and the NFL. Leo Braudy on Pete Seeger. Plus politics, media and book notes and a new spokesman for the sheriff, and some news about the Culver City Ice Arena.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.29.14

burger-queen.jpg Fog diverts flights. Running out of water. New fill-in sheriff named. Republican candidates for governor don't vote. New attention for Pacific Standard. The woman behind In-n-Out Burger. Aaron Kushner replies to story about life insurance policies. The mayor's tweet about Pete Seeger and Justin Bieber.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.28.14

energy-drinks-grafic.jpg Ridley-Thomas responds to Daily News with swipe at LA Times. Garcetti previews Obama speech and welcomes Madeleine Brand to KCRW. Jennifer Ferro on Brand. Eneergy drinks and the City Council. Tarantino sues Gawker. Matthew Garrahan promoted by the FT. Chuck Cecil leaves the air. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.27.14

golden-mikes-lined-up-rabe.jpg Grammys list. Golden Mikes winners. Republicans see California drought as advantage. More on Bobby Shriver's stocks. Garcetti to propose end of business tax. Broadway to lose a traffic lane downtown. Jason Collins to sit in First Lady's box at SOTU. OC Register won't name restaurants where food critic got sick. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.23.14

press-play-studio-shot.jpg SoCal leads both houses of the legislature. Smith and Wesson stops selling in California. The campaign for sheriff. A pilot episode of KCRW's "Press Play." The Palm to move. Media notes and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.22.14

expo-line-cc-zevweb.jpg Next Speaker looks to be from San Diego. Metro breaks ground on Crenshaw line. Expo Line a hit so far. Fares may be going up. Ridley-Thomas acknowledges some work on his house. Bobby Shriver's stock holdings. City Hall and media moves. New president of the LA Press Club. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.21.14

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for city-hall-with-palms.jpg Flights are dropping due to East Coast weather. A possible GOP candidate for governor. Nobody likes the helicopter noise law. City Hall and county notes. Grantland's Bill Simmons does the mea culpa. LAT editorial says get going on climate change. KCET to air "Democracy Now." And much more for the first workday after a holiday weekend.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.17.14

justine-bateman-ucla.jpg Brown declares drought. Maldonado drops out. Congress passes LA helicopter noise bill. Moves in the race for sheriff. A critical audit of the sheriff's department. More quake coverage. OC Weekly on the Register's new editor. A profile of LARB's Tom Lutz. Justine Bateman at UCLA. The second-to-last Munchkin dies. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.16.14

colby-fire-cbs.jpg Fire burning above Glendora. New MOCA chief talks to LA Times. County employees did work at Ridley-Thomas home. Transit officials don't want light rail under LAX. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.15.14

Velaslavasay-Panorama-curbed.jpg Will SoCal lead the state Legislature? Plan for Grand Avenue gets Supes' OK. No charges for cop who shot at phantom Dorner. Lucy Jones to work with City Hall. Film and TV production has really fallen since 1996. That odd Eagle Rock meme. The Velaslavasay Panorama, two tweets of the day and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.13.14

warner-bros-ranch-aerial.jpg Rep. George Miller won't run. LA 2020 Report sounds a lot like a 1988 report. Doug McIntyre blames illegal immigration. Golden Globes now "the gold standard of awards shows." Meghan McCain joins TakePart Live. "Smogtown" goes Chinese. Neiman Marcus says its credit card data hacked too. Plus 80 years of the Warner Bros ranch, and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.10.14

dodger-channel-billboard-th.jpg Brown wants more money for quake maps. South LA left out of new Obama "Promise Zone." Roderick Wright trial begins. Dan Schnur to announce. Woman says she was sexually assaulted in the back of an LAPD car. Dodgers channel billboard goes up prematurely. Is is El Sereno or Rose Hills? Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.9.14

dodger-stadium-renovation-2014.jpg Gov. Brown's flush-year budget. Galperin subpeonas Brian D'Arcy. Garcetti in Washington again. Blue Line to get a makeover. Bobby Shriver files Board of Supes fundraising committee. More jostling for sheriff. Loving jury duty. Gabriel Snyder leaves The Wire. Dodger Stadium renovation. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.8.14

LA 2020 report sounds bleak notes. Baca mulled his options over the weekend. The school board votes for a special election. The Supes vote to put a cross on the county seal. Janice Min gets a promotion. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.7.14

sansone-baby-gdla.jpg Jerry Brown and the high-speed train. Waxman again demands Tribune talk about LA Times. New LAFD class mostly white and male. Garcetti to announce Gatto reward. Female black cast member for SNL. LA TV anchor has a baby. Managing editor is a felon. Sea level rise a threat to LA. The Encounter restaurant closes at LAX. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.6.14

jennifer-weiner-tny.jpg State lawmakers return to Sacramento. Sen. Kevin de Leon wants to lead the Senate. Napolitano on Edward Snowden. City Attorney Mike Feuer on jaywalking and more. Why film and TV production leaves LA. New Yorker profiles author Jennifer Weiner. LAT profiles AIDS activist Michael Weinstein. When a young colleague dies. Plus Don Forst, RIP. And more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.23.13

union-station-seats-lao.jpg More Tribune/LAT spinoff and Register coverage. Michelle Shocked vs. Chris Willman. Politico looking at California? Union Station kicks out the homeless. LAFD agrees to go into live fire zones. And more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.20.13

Doualy-Xaykaothao.jpg Huizar named in 2005 groping complaint. The California water wars. Drivers and homeowners are the problem in LA. David Ulin's and Michiko Kakutani's favorite 2013 books. Mark Zuckerberg donates $1 billion. And some media notes.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.19.13

young_turks_dvd_cover_2.jpg Baca gave special treatment to hiring of friends and family. The department admits hiring bad deputies. Exide Technologies ordered to clean up in Vernon. Garcetti orders release of lots of data. City Council cracks down on Starbucks stakeholders. Plus Chuck Cecil, Young Turks, Al Goldstein and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.18.13

altasea-handout.jpg LAPD officer hurt in crash. More DWP politics over those unaccounted-for funds. Jan Perry confirmed to new department. School board delays decision on vacancy. DuPont award winners. Rose Gilbert dies. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.17.13

helenbrushjenkins-rense.jpg Gov. Brown really dislikes standardized tests. Arrested sheriff's deputies go to court. KCRW's interview with Aaron Kushner. Weinsteins go back with Miramax. Time notes Helen Brush Jenkins. No more god at the Natural History Museum. Looks like an epic dry year in LA. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.16.13

baccarin-danes.jpg Big City Hall deficit looms. Garcetti plans Australian vacation. Pushing George McKenna for school board. The end of AOL Patch as we know it. NPR's sponsored desk model of news. Cast changes and big plot twist on "Homeland." A new George Hurrell book. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.13.13

Thumbnail image for june-mountain-run.jpg Pat Kingsley talks. Californians' view of labor sours. Family connections in California politics. Los Angeles County surpasses ten million people. June Mountain reopens and the Proud Bird stays open. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.12.13

electeds-scopus-bloom.jpg Hollywood development plan may be tossed out. City Council drops gift hike. Council members in Jerusalem. Brown gets extension of prison deadline. Paul Tanaka's concealed weapons record. Two LAPD officers arrested. Sriracha shortage begins. Loyola Law gets fashionable. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.11.13

hill-st-tunnels-lapl.jpg $5.9 million for LAPD cops given ticket quota. DWP worker contract ratified. Duck boat tours on the LA River? Baca's ill-timed fundraiser. HuffPost changes its comments practice. Ex-LAT president lands at Sirius XM. Speaking with Benedikt Taschen. Jimmy Kimmel on when it's cold in LA. Plus downtown's long-ago war on hills. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.10.13

lapd-car-left.jpg More sheriff arrests fallout. LAPD cracks down on downtown jaywalking with $250 tickets. Delta water tunnels may not deliver. Recount dropped in the Valley. Striking social workers to hit Board of Supes meeting. In praise of LAT's David Willman. USC gets its OJR back. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.9.13

paul-walker-crowd-dn.jpg LAX rail line. City Council members get a raise. Garcetti chief of staff could be looking to run. Robert Sam Anson remembers his five months as editor of Los Angeles Magazine. Bicyclist killed in collision with sheriff's car. Paul Walker tribute in Valencia. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.6.13

Thumbnail image for city-hall-from-lat.jpg City Hall's looming deficit. FPCC wants to know more from Sen. Kevin de Leon. Forest roads to close in anticipation of snow. Tom Schnabel doing a Mandela hour this morning on KCRW. Nikki Finke's Mandala tweet. Capital & Main is new name for LAANE's Frying Pan News. Arrest for theft from Paul Walker Porsche. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.5.13

brown-prop30-ucla.jpg Good poll for Jerry Brown. Setback for high-speed train. Poverty up to 18% in SoCal. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.4.13

Thumbnail image for der-w-wilmington.jpg LAPD numbers dropping. Driver gets ticket for Google Glass. First Wienerschnitzel added to monument registry. Newsweek to resume print. "The Goldfinch" back on top. A warning about visits to Paul Walker death site. George Lewis in the green room. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.3.13

Surf-Air-interior.jpg Jerry Brown celebrates another casino. Supes call for probe of sheriff hiring. Recount in the Valley. Where is "El Mandril?" A Paul Walker shrine grows in Angeleno Heights. Surf Air lands at Hawthorne Airport. And questions about LA's neon story.

Morning Buzz and catchup: Monday 12.2.13

Thumbnail image for lariver-bigditch-lindley.jpg Roger Mahony's legacy. Bad hires by LASD. Library closures by LAUSD. Garcetti's challenge with the LAFD. Feuer tries and fails to speak Spanish. Shunning Ron Calderon. The race for Supervisor. Why re-do the LA River? Paul Walker, Dick Dodd and more.

Holiday week posting

With Thanksgiving at the end of the week, and a small medical procedure at the front, I'm going into a lighter posting mode for the week. No Morning Buzz.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.22.13

jfkswim600-uclalat.jpg Jerry Brown raises $2 million last night in Bel Air. How city may have missed evidence of Hollywood quake fault. Hilda Solis to Cal Poly Pomona. Sony regroups in favor of television. Lara Logan's mystery husband. Four LAFD firefighters injured. Plus a lot of JFK anniversary coverage.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.21.13

garcetti-poster-opie.jpg Garcetti posters by Catherine Opie. Krekorian not running for Supes. City Hall may allow more cats. Jacob Soboroff goes to Tokyo. Proud Bird to stay open awhile longer. Photos of Inkwell beach. OC vs LA. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.20.13

melissa-mccarty-book.jpg More iPad bumbling by LAUSD. DWP gets scrutiny. City Hall still begging for quake data from UC researchers. Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng announce settlement. New Washington chief for NYT. Lottery winner gives to USC Annenberg. Another bicycle advocate gets space from LAT opinion side. Digitizing LAPD murder books. Diane Disney dies. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.18.13

rick-caruso-nbc4.jpg DDT mystery off the coast. Garcetti to Sacramento. Rick Caruso on NBC 4. Metro station turnstiles won't be everywhere. Anita Busch back in journalism. Doris Lessing and Syd Field die. Police kill 75-year-old man with shotgun in Bel Air. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.14.13

gatto-home-kpcc.jpg Father of Mike Gatto found murdered in Silver Lake. Ron Calderon claims FBI is getting back at him. Tutor-Saliba blames LAX workers for runway problems. Baca aide relieved of duty over pot shop. An argument that aqueduct coverage was wrong-headed. Museum of Neon Art groundbreaking in Glendale. Plus Los Lobos at 40 and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.13.13

jury-line-laist.jpg Ron Calderon. Anne Gust. A staff move at City Hall. PaidContent shuts down. Lalo Alcaraz gets a TV gig. "The Goldfinch" still number one. Too many jurors called in — way too many. The story of The Standells. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.11.13

israeli-rocker.jpg Veterans Day short stack has lots of good stuff: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Phil Anschutz, Hillary Clinton, Michael Hastings and more. Plus ultra-Orthodox Israeli rockers do "Hotel California." And: Trade Yasiel Puig?

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.8.13

lara-logan-on-cbs.jpg "60 Minutes" apologizes for Benghazi story. Register parent's talks to represent city of Anaheim collapse. HuffPost editor helps stop Brentwood demolition. Valley businesses versus the LA River ambitions. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.7.13

hockney-interview.jpg Moves against Ron Calderon. California more poor than previously thought. Simers blasts LAT again but has never told readers he's suing. David Hockney interviewed by Michael Govan. Drinks with Donna Bojarsky. Q&A with Roy Choi. That meteor shower and the close of Blockbuster video stores. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.6.13

goldfinch-cover.jpg New mayor of NYC. LA City Council to weigh free wi-fi and sidewalk dining. Are transit plans too big for Garcetti? Tea Party Republican runs against Jerry Brown with "sexy" wife. Doubts about Kushner deal to buy Riverside paper. Nikki Finke keeps tweeting. "The Goldfinch" is still #1. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.5.13

nadia-lockyer-kgo.jpg Nadia Lockyer speaks. Garcetti makes more changes in City Hall departments. David Dreier to represent Obama. Dean Singleton retiring. Blogger gets a national gig. PR marketer fired for LAX tweet. Upset at the Palisadian-Post. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.4.13

arnold-series.jpg LAX back to pretty much normal. A call for Sen. Calderon to resign. Huizar contacted in FBI undercover sting. Nury Martinez on life at City Hall. Ray Suarez lands at Al Jazeera America. Patti Smith remembers Lou Reed. The Schwarzenegger line of supplements, and more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.1.13

four-doane-lius.jpg Electronics on flights. Santa Monica sues FAA. Lawmakers distance themselves from Calderon. Changes at City Hall. Hillary Clinton in Hollywood. Aja Brown sees Compton as new Brooklyn. Army Corps pressured over Sepulveda Basin clearing. New lawyer at LA Times. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.30.13

NastyGal-break-room.jpg Huizar accuser sues to prevent testimony. Garcetti's Washington report. Pushing for LAX transportation center and people mover.Bill Moyers to end show. New SoCal bestseller. Ex-NYT editor takes over at Mashable. Nasty Gal HQ in downtown. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.29.13

deasy-mics.jpg It's Deasy day at LAUSD. Sheriff deputy survives gun shot thanks to cellphone charger. California to coordinate global warming policy with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Garcetti, Greuel, Santana, Noguez, Fleischman, Oney and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.28.13

lou-reed-ochs.jpg Lou Reed tributes. City of LA's highest paid employee. Greuel's new gig. USC not all happy about Villaraigosa. Gawker outing falls flat. LAPD officer hurt in late-night crash. LAT film writer leaves. Texting penalties state by state. And more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.25.13

lucy-noland-ftv.jpg Obama coming back to LA. Deasy may or may not resign at LAUSD. City Hall asks Berkeley for concrete building data it should already have. Nikki Finke rags on Jay Penske some more. Lucy Noland reportedly out at NBC4. Moves at the LAT, Politico, ImpreMedia and Twitter. Plus a new president at CalTech. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.23.13

garcetti-at-turrell.jpg Staking out the Huizar fundraiser. Garcetti gets private tour of Turrell exhibit. Galperin to launch "transparency portal." Video from inside the morgue. Judge charged with battery. Remaking the Valley in a more pedestrian-friendly way. Leonard Maltin comes to YouTube. New bestsellers, some media moves and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.22.13

garcetti-stoltze-kpcc.jpg Studio heads pay up for Jerry Brown. Keeping quiet about cost of downtown streetcar. Garcetti speaks at KPCC forum. Homeland writers owe le Carre. KCSN pops a Latin alternative channel. Buzzfeed hires again. Stephen Glass still trying to become a lawyer. Warner Bros sues Harry Potter themed store. And two tweets of the day. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.21.13

ned-colletti-tight-mic.jpg Yellow fever mosquito near Fresno could change life in California. Garcetti is no Antonio Villaraigosa. California's mapping of quake faults slow. New ethics commissioner. Another NYT name leaves. The Wrap denies a backer is selling. What's wrong at First AME. Another oarfish washes up. And the Dodgers have a media op this morning with Colletti and Mattingly.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.18.13

union-station-design.jpg BART strike on. Garcetti considers "concrete steps" for quake safety and names an ex-aide as protocol officer. Special Order 7 back on for now. Baca hit with punitive damages. Q&As with Larry Levine and Damian Newton. Designs for Union Station. Southwest Museum reopens. How to piss off LA in 47 seconds. And World Series tix go on sale.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.17.13

spike-jonze-her.jpg The United States reopens. Garcetti grapples with the politics of quakes and concrete buildings. LAX runway contractors sued. DWP lets non-profits audit themselves. Ronan Farrow to MSNBC. Ex-Timeser Agustin Gurza adds his own LAT allegation. New top editor at LAist. New SoCal bestsellers. StoryCorps back in town. More free Getty images. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.15.13

oarfish-ktla-cimi.jpg Filner charged with felony. Is Speaker Perez's dating life fair game for reporters? Two councilmen play the follow-up role on concrete buildings. Merger of Planning and Building and Safety may be off. Arianna Huffington's haul from sale to AOL. KCET airs Linda Ronstadt tonight. Plus the editor leaves Studio City Patch and an 18-foot oarfish on Catalina, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.14.13

city-hall-from-lat.jpg Concrete buildings issue revived. Garcetti making rounds of business groups. McMansions in Beverly Grove. Sweet deal on Coliseum. Changes at Politico, PBS News Hour, International Herald Tribune and the Argonaut. "Water and Power" on film. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.10.13

alice-munro-crop.jpg Who John Perez dates and running for controller. The City Council wants an NFL team and may want rail to LAX. Alice Munro wins Nobel in literature. Film critic Stanley Kauffmann dies. Why the LA Times won't publish climate change denier letters. Capparela and Svejda together on KUSC today. David Ulin on the tug of New York. An interview with Banksy? Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.9.13

warshel-usc.jpg USC professor wins Nobel for chemistry. School board president admits he does have civility issues. Garcetti met with CAA about rebranding Los Angeles. More on the mayor's first 100 days. Deadline's Mike Fleming moving half-time to Hollywood. A new hire at the LA Times. Stephen King has the SoCal bestseller of the week and Jon Christensen interviewed by Patt Morrison. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.8.13

garcetti-nyt-almeida-thmb.jpg Firefighter falls through burning church roof in South LA. LAX chief to stay. Garcetti profile in NYT. Villaraigosa signs on with DC think tank. Brown vetoes non-citiens on juries. Vladovic denies allegations of sexual harassment. New green on the Spring Street bike lane. Buyouts at the LA Times. Tom Hanks announces diabetes. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.7.13

scarlett-johansson-esquire-cover.jpg Gray Davis ten years after being recalled. Garcetti after 100 days. A new try at transit tax brewing. Nielsen will try to measure Twitter chatter about TV shows. Riordan and Broad revisit Disney Hall. Why Bob Hope was a dumb name for an airport. Hollywood loves the Biltmore. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.4.13

flag_status_red-lafd.gif Santa Ana winds coming. Garcetti going to New York for the weekend. Geraldine Knatz out at the port. Gov. Brown signs drivers license bill for illegal immigrants. Nikki Finke takes another hiatus. LA Times Calendar moves. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.2.13

tom-clancy-crop.jpg Tom Clancy dead at 66. Revenge porn now illegal in California. Santa Monica crash probe suspended by government shutdown. Dealing with Starbucks stakeholders. This week's Southern California bestsellers. Praise for LAT quake fault stories. Steve Lopez on Grand Central Market. A THR freelancer sues. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.1.13

alison-martino-stahl-house.jpg County workers to rally. City appeals ruling on unlicensed driver impounds. Councilman says daughter has leukemia. Baca pitches for nutritional supplements. LAPD testing electric motorcycles. Glenn Greenwald to be on Reddit. A valet parker who diagnoses car troubles. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.30.13

Thumbnail image for rock-roll-billboards.jpg County workers to rally downtown. Grand Avenue project teetering. Garcetti petition pushes an LA River alternative. The mayor admits voting for stuff he didn't understand. Tom LaBonge to turn 60. Is LA a bike town? LAPD's Special Order 7. SoCal book awards and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.27.13

el-mandril.jpg Lobbyist joins City Hall staff. Tribune cuts coming to LAT. Science writer moves to government desk. Variety editor jumps to NYT. El Mandril is #1 in LA. Book on Rhino Records. SF murder is no Brian Stow incident. Zagat names Bestia best LA newcomer. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.26.13

baboon-cops-feel.jpg Garcetti's plan to modernize. DWP non-profits were in the news in 2005. Hitler in Hollywood questioned. Dodgers fan killed after game in SF. Reporter groped by baboon. Curbed LA is hiring. Bottega Louie doing well. Banksy returning? And more inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.25.13

berry-garner.jpg Brown signs anti-paparazzi law. Hundreds of pro athletes file worker's comp claims in California. LA County to send some inmates to Kern County. Pressure mounts on DWP non-profits. The city ignored an earthquake fault under a Century City tower too. "Bleeding Edge" is the new local bestseller. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.24.13

Thumbnail image for garcetti-elect-yusef.jpg Garcetti's slow commission appointments. Illegal immigration rising again. Oliver Stone to present at PEN. A judge's memoir. Truthdig adds a columnist. Plus more for a short stack Tuesday.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.23.13

Claire-Danes-emmys.jpg Working for Rep. Brad Sherman pays off. Two councilmen junket to Armenia. Mayor Gacetti's "worst" appointments. Weekend violence claims ten lives. Luxury condos two blocks from MacArthur Park. The trouble with big box stores. Cliff's Books to close Thursday. Plus Emmy winners and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.20.13

Thumbnail image for sheriff-car-lao.jpg DWP can't explain $40 million to two internal nonprofits. One LASD deputy involved in seven shootings. Campaigns will have to report paid blog posts. Garcetti takes to the curb. More on Swisher and Mossberg. No pants at Fox News. LAT looking at standards after GTA ads. Plus behind the scenes at LA Opera and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.19.13

spring-street-bike-lane-lao.jpg New state senator from LA. Spring Street's green bike lane going away. Nikki Finke is talking. HIV-positive porn performer vs. Kink.com. Sheriff Baca in Sherman Oaks. NFL teams talking to Hollywood Park. Why a writer is leaving Venice. Artist Cecil Fergerson, RIP. Plus the Dodgers lose again and cockroaches in City Hall.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.17.13

herbalifevillaraigosa-law.jpg Herbalife's formidable foe. Delaying the merger of Planning and Building and Safety. Sheriff's brass allowed to fade into retirement. The LAPD's after-hours ghost hunter. DiCaprio picks up Scott Berg's Woodrow Wilson book. More blue-footed booby news. Plus Jackie Lomax, Philip Berg and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.16.13

cecily-strong-snl.jpg Garcetti muzzles City Hall's taxi official. And he lunches with Maria Elena Durazo. Koretz's family at City Hall. Times can keep Coliseum Commission emails. Cecily Strong moves up at SNL. Music industry veteran hurt in machete attack. Critiquing Pacific Standard Time Presents. Sitting next to women. And more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.13.13

final-c17-lbregister.com.jpg Blood tests in Vernon. Villaraigosa and Herbalife made for each other? Final C-17 delivered in Long Beach. Speedreading Samantha Geimer’s memoir. Hitler in Hollywood. SoCal bestselling books. LA's love-hate relationship with helicopters. Patt Morrison on Cal Worthington. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.12.13

Thumbnail image for der-w-wilmington.jpg Garcetti and labor. NYT bungles Greuel. Cultural Heritage Commission visits Der Wienerschnitzel. Yahoo's CEO says releasing classified information is treason. John Hambrick RIP. Prosecutor blows case by talking to juror Tom Hanks. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.11.13

rapoport-cover.jpg No new power for Coastal commission. City Hall vs. Venice treehouse. New AP film writers. More LA Times earthquake robo "news." Some media and casting news. And Rapoport returns to Chicago and the Billy Goat Tavern. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.10.13

twerk-miley-banner-law.jpg Brown signs rape bill. Garcetti does jury duty. Huizar's DTLA streetcar gets expensive. Amy Ephron profiles Compton's Aja Brown. Bill Plaschke roots for Uribe. Jill Soloway on her "Afternoon Delight." Selling off more of Bob Hope's stuff and a new group for SoCal historians and architects. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.9.13

river-elysian-valley-zevweb.jpg More jail troubles for Baca. Change coming to Board of Supes. Is there a cheesier job for Villaraigosa? Vanity Fair chafes Hollywood. Plus Kathleen Brown, Bill Bratton, Tina Fey and Miley Cyrus, Jon Wiener, PBS NewsHour, Denise Hamilton, Serena Williams and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.5.13

lb-police-beating-grab.jpg USC gets the Coliseum and its revenue. Long Beach police video controversy. BuzzFeed's plans for video in LA. Business tax amnesty. An update on Zoey Tur. More women working in TV — and what are those pink blobs at Echo Park Lake?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.4.13

claire-danes-tny.jpg Garcetti listens in Van Nuys. Republicans do well at local level in California. CBS beats Time Warner Cable. Bezos era begins at the Post. KBIG widens ratings lead. Hugh Hewitt remembers Martin Burns. Patt Morrison and Allred talk Filner. Greg Packer video-profiled. Mexico's Diana, huntress of bad bus drivers. And The New Yorker profiles Claire Danes but gives away Homeland spoilers. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.3.13

diana-nyad-cnn-grab.jpg Diana Nyad talks about her swim. Handcuffed woman who fell out of LAPD car sues. LA to give up parking pay stations in favor of meters. Villaraigosa aide runs for City Council. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.29.13

huff-post-live-set-lao.jpg HuffPost Live closing in LA. Eric Richardson on Blogdowntown. A rumor about MOCA. Rupert Murdoch closes on his Bel Air vineyard and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.28.13

rim-fire-map-82813.jpg Rim fire grows overnight, but 23% contained. Obama funder will be in Hancock Park. Hollywood funder for Cory Booker. Garcetti talks production "emergency" on "Today." Monica Ratliff talks to Patt Morrison. NYT website crawls back. Cynthia Fox gets a radio gig. Steve Lopez on still being alive. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.27.13

delta-iv-file-photo.jpg Latest on the Rim fire. Foster families "desperately" needed in LA right now. Murals aren't a simple issue. Patrick Range McDonald goes first person. Don Shirley dings the LAT's theater coverage (again.) Mark Heisler on the missing T.J. Simers. Two sheriff's deputies shoot at each other. Watch for a rocket launch from Vandenberg on Wednesday. And both Magic and Phil send beams to Lamar Odom.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.26.13

disneyland-saucers-lapl.jpg Fighting to save the Tuolumne and Merced groves of big trees. Garcetti's DWP moves scored. Murals on homes. Nikki Finke wants Deadline back. KPCC boss loses bid to stay on NPR board. Williams Books to close. Another National Go Topless Day for the media. The old flying saucer ride at Disneyland. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.23.13

Garcetti's DWP win, San Diego ponders politics after Filner, the porn actress with the positive HIV test comes forward and more for a Friday short stack.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.22.13

MLK 1963.jpg Filner deal close. DWP raises deal done. $3 billion bond issue for street repairs coming. Huffington Post will drop anonymous comments. Nikki Finke neither confirms nor denies she's leaving Deadline. Porn production shuts down for HIV case. A new bestseller in fiction. "Meet the Press" to re-air Martin Luther King. And more inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.21.13

tar-pits-mammoths.jpg Bradley Manning sentenced. Marshall Tuck running for SSPI. DWP union deal said to be close. Arguing over the tar pits. Renaming Little Santa Monica. Highest paid TV stars. Remembering a writer's father. The new Producers League meets. And Natalie Portman says what about LA? Plus a tweet of the day and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.20.13

garcetti-300-tight.jpg Garcetti heads to summer camp, takes on DWP, names education adviser and appoints another fundraiser. New acting Assessor. SFFD rethinks helmet cameras. NYT's Abramson talks with Michael Kinsley. Register's Kushner bets on print. Brentwood News acquired. Who buys the electric cars and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.19.13

la-mag-cover-0913.jpg Garcetti updates. The coroner gives an interview. Filner isn't San Diego's worst recent mayor. NPR's latest CEO departs. Teshima Walker, RIP. Long Beach Register debuts today. How the OC Register loves its pay wall. Next month in Los Angeles magazine and much more for Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.16.13

lariver-pre38-lapl.jpg Friday short stack: Garcetti vs DWP. Baca challenges. Zebra crosswalks. Register gets creative with a local city. Riordan and Rutten op-ed again. The LA River. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.15.13

zocalo-wild-animals.jpg Prop. 8 could be finally dead. Another story on the Hollywood quake fault. LAUSD paying out Miramonte settlements. A makeover for Jordan Downs. Another challenger to Sheriff Lee Baca. Another suit against Chivas USA. Wildlife in LA and the Dodgers win on a walkoff again. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.14.13

alex-cohen-a-martinez-kpcc.jpg City Hall plans for possible DWP strike, you can now block your parkway with a vegetable garden, Mar Vista's crumbling curbs, a new candidate for sheriff, a missing M-16 rifle, leaving the Downtown News, the new bestsellers at SoCal bookstores, a children's book about OR-7 and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.13.13

getty-open-content.jpg Law now bans tickets at broken parking meters. City Hall's director of international trade. LAPD impound policy thrown out. Jason Patric's custody claim. LANG websites re-boot. Rebecca De Mornay at Beverly Hills High and the Getty makes its photos free to use.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.12.13

LAT-oops.jpg High speed train delays. No rail to LAX again. Garcetti talks to Daily News editors. A headline oops at the LA Times. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.8.13

medallion-2-dtla.jpg Early prison release. Baca reiterates he is running for reelection. LAFD response time. Red flags on Garcetti hires. Time to end the Obamajam myth. Piolin denies harassment. New project for 3rd and Main in DTLA. Gary Cypres looking to place his sports collection. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.7.13

cmc-field-scene.jpg D'Arcy wants action at City Hall. Garcettis mull Getty House. L.A. Alliance for the New Economy praised. Geoff Boucher ankles Entertainment Weekly. Snarky TCA tweets and Downton Abbey. Beverly Hills' newspaper war. That startling Amber Alert, plus new bestsellers, Claremont McKenna raises a lot of money and the Dodgers lose. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.6.13

polanski-book.jpg Zuckerberg gets political. Actual good news about the 405 project. More Venice boardwalk reaction. A new book on Roman Polanski. A critique of Becoming LA at the Natural History Museum. And more news.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.5.13

peter-capaldi-bbc-grab.jpg Riordan and Rutten op-ed together. LAT urges Baca not to run. No BART strike. Councilman's Facebook account hacked. Still no CBS on Time Warner Cable. A new Doctor Who. HBO looks at Hollywood casting. An opening for a Hollywood reporter. Plus Stevie Wonder and Hanley Ramirez, and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.2.13

magic-johnson-bobblehead-lad.jpg Times goes big (if late) with Hollywood quake fault. Worldwide terror alert. Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars. Nury Martinez to join City Council today. Civic Center pit to be filed with federal courthouse. Garcetti has campaign debt too, but a lot less. NPR hires its first staff TV critic. Puig homers again and behold the Magic Johnson bobblehead. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.1.13

joan-jett-100-law.jpg Garcetti's appointees make Kevin James president. Daily News editorial ponders the Garcetti "backbone." We can park at broken meters again. Greuel campaign in big debt. Villaraigosa's pension amount. Bakersfield paper lays off its last two photo editors. Kristen Stewart confronts a pap. Plus it's Joan Jett Day on (where else) the Sunset Strip. And more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.31.13

Thumbnail image for james-garcetti-on-phones.jpg Kevin James confirmed in spite of all those racist and dumb things he used to say. New ride-sharing services should stay. Social workers to be fired over 8-year-old's death. The bummer of the TAP card. Galanter on the City Council's future. Filner story du jour. New bestsellers in SoCal. A reporter expecting twins and another who doesn't eat meat. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.30.13

Thumbnail image for theforum.jpg Plans for the Forum, Garcetti's pothole agenda, West Hollywood bars versus Russian vodka and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.29.13

chinatown-bldg.jpg Feinstein calls on San Diego mayor to leave. Garcetti to groundbreak a fire station. Cindy Montañez's consultant "bewildered" by loss. Two more VPs at KCET. Weekend chatter about the sheriff and his jails issue. Lopez highlights burglaries in Cheviot Hills. And changes in Chinatown, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.26.13

thigh-ads-japan.jpg Garcetti tested right away by Brian D'Arcy. West Nile and plague in local animals (again). A change at LA School Report. A new bookstore kind of thingy in Westwood. The Guardian looks at the Register experiment. Another nice tribute to Janette Williams. Media obits on Art Ginsburg, plus ads on thighs in Tokyo. And much more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.24.13

thr-cover-clinton-casey.jpg Republican winning state race. Best tweet of the Anthony Weiner episode. Redevelopment money flowing back to LA County. Studying the LA River. THR's philanthropy issue. New gig for Todd Purdum. A new bestselling book in LA and CicLAvia returns Oct. 6.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.23.13

piolin-promo.jpg Piolin dropped by Univision without explanation. Villaraigosa still gets LAPD protection and car. Voters in the Valley elect a new City Council woman. San Diego mayor's ex-spokeswoman adds to complaints against him. Millennium opponents score a point. Scientology hiring investigative reporters. Plus Janette Williams, longtime Star-News staffer, dies.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.22.13

tny-i-before-e.jpg Briefcase investigated outside City Hall. Mayior Garcetti's early learning curve. Whither Wendy Greuel. David Shuster to Al Jazeera. The New Yorker fact-checks but maybe doesn't proofread so well. LAPD officers hurt making u-turn. No flights to Arcata-Eureka. Plus LA prostitutes, a Blondie photo exhibit and the Duchess of Cambridge is officially in labor.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.19.13

cbs-twc-ad.jpg CBS says its shows may go off the air. LA Review of Books vs NY Review of Books. Tess Vigeland on leaving Marketplace. Aaron Kushner sued. More media moves in Long Beach. Feds want to talk to Baca's spokesman. Malibu now lets volunteers write parking tickets (!). Plus LA after Trayvon in the New Yorker and those car sales by the Petersen Museum. And more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.18.13

house-of-cards-small.jpg Netflix makes a mark on the Emmys. Prison officials get even. Who didn't vote in the city election. The promise of Compton's new mayor. Another Mexican journalist killed. American Journalism Review drops print. How Kim Masters' mom escaped the Nazis. Jewish Journal interviews Jeffrey Katzenberg. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.17.13

Thumbnail image for ktvu-racist-names.jpg Garcetti's early test (and thin schedule.) LAX chief argues for her job. Villaraigosa gets a private-sector gig. Replacing the old men's jail. LAPD chief tweets. An LAT columnist quits. Dan Brown still leads the bestseller list. Nancy Silverton in Italy. Plus changes for Arclight members and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.16.13

pizza-sign-nbc.jpg 5 freeway fully open, whatever happened to Gavin Newsom, Nury Martinez says she was abused, San Diego mayor's critics offer details, head of Zetas in jail in Mexico, the media's sad shills for "Newsroom," the curse of Jenny McCarthy and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.15.13

cindy_montanez_nury_martinez_dn.jpg Protests cool overnight. Roderick Wright hits up Sacramento interests for defense funds. Jim Newton takes leave from LA Times. Cindy Montanez vs. Nury Martinez in battle of ex-allies. Asiana Airlines suing KTVU. How the Koch brothers fight back against the media. Cirque du Soleil to resume in Vegas. Yasiel Puig signs with marketing firm. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.11.13

project_runway_one_sheet.jpg Crips and Bloods in NYT Magazine. How much did race factor in City Council districts? Garcetti pledges new approach to diversity. KCET to air more Japanese news. Project Runway's nude billboard won't fly in LA. Bill Simmons on the Lakers. Bill Plaschke on Yasiel Puig. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.10.13

chinese-girl-crash-law.jpg Chinese girls who died in Flight 214 crash are mourned back home. Obama bundler in Hollywood gets a gig. Villaraigosa now a centrist. Joel Wachs calls Mayor Garcetti "most intelligent person in that office in my lifetime." The Bill Rosendahl I know. A response on that Silicon Valley story. KCSN confirms our Harry Shearer news. Why Yasiel Puig won't talk to the media, and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.9.13

lapd-car-bullet-holes.jpg What pilots are saying about Asiana flight 214. Why did so many evacuees take their carry-on bags? Up to 30,000 California inmates refused meals. Garcetti says some department heads will go. VICA wants back in. A new candidate for county Supe. Amazon begins raising prices. Off-duty Hawthorne police sergeant dies. Robbery at pot shop in Reseda leads to gun battle. Leimert Park property starts turning over. Matt Kemp back on the DL. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.8.13

Heather-Havrilesky-aeon.jpg Garcetti kisses up to Hollywood. Newton and Orlov columns. Greuel talked up for county Supe. The Wrap promotes a new executive editor. Heather Havrilesky on being 43. Sinai Temple and gay marriage. Casey Wasserman profiled and much more for the first day back from the holiday weekend.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.3.13

inferno-cover.jpg Garcetti calls runaway production an emergency. Yaroslavsky lauds Villaraigosa on transit. Wesson and Vladovic chosen. No more tickets at broken meters? Dog shooting by Hawthorne PD. Eli Broad on teacher training. Media notes, the top book in SoCal stores, Puig homers again and Milton Bradley sent to jail.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.2.13

amy-nicholson.jpg Day one of the Garcetti era. And day two. Who is Garcetti? When did he become Jewish? Unlocking the doors, literally, at City Hall. Iger won't run for governor. Lessons for Texas in California politics. Amy Nicholson named VVM film critic. KPCC advertising for an enviro correspondent. The Register's plan for Long Beach. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.1.13

aditi-roy.jpg Mayor Garcetti's schedule today. Newton on the mayor and DWP. New state tax adds 3.5 cents to every gallon of gas today. Tribune buys TV stations. Aditi Roy joins ABC News in LA. Soledad O'Brien signs on with Al Jazeera America. And more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.28.13

goodyear-blimp-kcrw.jpg More Villaraigosa legacy stories, he trots out Chief Beck a final time today, staff mostly gone already, Garcetti to attend last City Council meeting and get sworn in, Pelosi says Hillary would win, FAQs for media about NSA surveillance, Steve Lopez tries out voiceover, KCRW goes up in the blimp, new editor of California History, Dodgers and Bruins win, much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.27.13

garcetti-boy-scout-harper-law.jpg Big night in West Hollywood, FAQ's for same-sex couples, Villaraigosa signs plastic bag ban, Garcetti's absurd optimism and ghost transition, DWP and Owens Valley settle, Coliseum deal, SoCal's top selling books right now and much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.24.13

sylmar-tunnel-disaster-dn.jpg No gay marriage ruling at SCOTUS this morning. More exit interviews for Villaraigosa. Garcetti vacations in Belize. Dan Walters on LA County corruption. CBS 2/KCAL lose top sports producer to NFL Network. TV producer elected head of the Directors Guild. Remembering the 1971 Sylmar Tunnel disaster that killed 17. Lenny Dykstra out of prison. Gary David Goldberg dies. And World on Wheels was not the last roller rink in LA.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.21.13

elisa-lam-lapd.jpg Hotel Cecil death accidental. Garcetti in Las Vegas. Obama hires from Twitter. Howard Kurtz jumps to Fox News Channel. Oregon newspaper cuts back to three days home delivery. Register gets into the naming rights business. Michael Hastings still just speeding. California blackbirds in trouble. A new CEO for the LA Marathon and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.20.13 *

bill-rosendahl-mv-100.jpg Women get $4.2 million for Dorner shooting by LAPD. Democrats vs. public records. Tom Calderon speaks. Column One profile of Bill Rosendahl. The parking ticket wars. A new host for Marketplace shows. Michael Hastings' wife unhappy with New York Times obit. Amy Ephron on raising kids in LA. And Manny Ramirez walks out on Taiwan team. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.19.13

lamag-cover-713.jpg Gov. Brown vs the public records act. Millennium project reduces height but Caltrans still worried. Turnstiles close on the subway this morning. iPads for everyone in LAUSD. Is the Register looking to Long Beach? Los Angeles Magazine does a crime issue. KPFK staffers warned to say "alleged" in a memo. Plus ex-USC professor nabbed in Mexico, road rage on video and Umami Burger comes to the Arts District.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.18.13

city-hall-from-lat.jpg LA to ban plastic bags in markets. Garcetti heads to NYC. A new parklet on Spring Street. IRS goes after Sam Zell's Tribune deal. New LAT bureau chief in Sacramento. Jake Jacoby and the Hillside Strangler et al. Indiewire's Hollywood influencers. When Vin Scully almost became a Yankee. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.17.13

rabe-tur-kpcc.jpg Murder suspect from the Valley arrested in Joshua Tree, an Obama ambassador from HBO, Metro bus drivers sickened by pesticides, LA grapples with digital billboards, Garcetti breakfasts with Greuel, LAPD buys 188 cars, LA may be part of Rupert Murdoch's soccer plans, Dodger dollars don't add up, plus media moves, Zoey Tur and the 19th anniversary of OJ's slow-speed chase.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.14.13

ucla-grad-2013-fountain.jpg Airports chief wants to keep job under Garcetti. The mayor-elect's Reddit chat. Koch brothers fire back at Reed Hundt. Tow truck driver who killed a Metro bus driver did not have a commercial license. Figure much less local snow in the future. Hollywood skyscrapers a big lobbying topic. Schwarzenegger confirms role in 'Terminator 5." Plus unpaid interns, Al Michaels, Levon Helm and it's UCLA graduation day (and week.)

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.13.13

JesusSaves_half-biola.jpg California's daddy issues. Garcetti returns to Reddit tonight. Glendale to invest in Alex Theatre. Vicente Fox meets Giselle Fernandez. Soledad O'Brien gets HBO deal. Investigating the lyrics of "Louie, Louie." Jesus Saves sign. Andrew Breitbart. Ellen Page. Phil Jackson. Ned Colletti and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.12.13

aussie-baseball.jpg Leiweke disses Anschutz (in 2009.) DA loosens up on evidence for defendants. Long Beach police chief won't run against Sheriff Baca. Money in LA elections. How LAPD investigates itself. Helicopter noise. Five poems for the next mayor. This week's SoCal bestsellers. WeHo's pink pooch plus the Dodgers reportedly will open next season in Australia and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.11.13

kinky-books-tonys.jpg Mayoral election "no referendum on anything." Garcetti elected by 12.4% of voters. Villaraigosa met privately with billboard companies. Trutaniuch tries to protect three aides. Tonys audience jumps for CBS. Sale of LA Times "shaping up as a battle of the titans." John Zawahri's longer past. Harry Shearer gets a new title. And more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.10.13

Edward-Snowden-guardian.jpg Who is leaker Edward Snowden. Californians support gay marriage. Police Commission to get report saying hit and runs not such a big problem. Garcetti swamped with job candidates and ideas. Opposing Casden's Pico and Sepulveda project. What Kochs could mean to LAT. Inside the Disney estate in Holmby Hills -- and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.7.13

san-onofre-nuclear-plant.jpg San Onofre to close for good. Feinstein defends PRISM spying on emails and servers. Garcetti to attend Obama fundraiser. Sunnylands considered and the A. Quincy Jones connection. Tutor Perini gets the contract for high-speed rail. And two first-person perspectives by LA media people, on lesbian bar The Palms and on local politics.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.6.13

mision-and-state-grab.jpg Ron Calderon and the water district. Ratkovich to make over Macy's Plaza. Big LAPD drill downtown this morning. Villaraigosa going to Mitt Romney event today. 25 progressive ideas for Garcetti. No parole for Leslie Van Houten. And Mission and State debuts today in Santa Barbara. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.5.13

puig-firsthomers-dodgers.jpg Union chief Brian D'Arcy says Greuel ran a "crappy campaign." Villaraigosa's transportation legacy. Should AEG run the city's convention center? A segment of Wilshire bus lane opens. Gustavo Arellano apologizes for screwing up. Henry Louis Gates Jr. in Leimert Park. Uncle Ruthie gets ink. Leslie Van Houten has a hearing. Plus Yasiel Puig goes deep twice and the Kings win.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.4.13

jorge-ramos-obama-wh.jpg Lockyer makes way. Museums appeal to Brown over USC parking. Block party for Villaraigosa story still has legs. Obama and Cory Booker coming to town. LAT puts Nikki Finke on A1. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos makes Column One. And Milton Bradley goes down while Yasiel Puig comes up.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.3.13

mt-wilson-towercam-6213.jpg Powerhouse fire grows, Garcetti to give up piano, museums versus USC, deputy sheriff wears an FBI wire, Walter Kirn on his friendship with Clark Rockefeller, writers peg "The Sopranos" as best-written TV series ever, Stalker Sarah in the NYT and the Mt. Wilson web cam is beaming mountain scenes again. Plus much more.

Morning short stack: 5.31.13

It's Friday at the end of a long week. Just a few items, including a new hire on the desk at the Daily News and Westchester opponents of the LAX runway move now want Garcetti to deliver.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.30.13

grumpy-cat-wsj.jpg Plenty of blame to go around on 405 work. Delta plan in Northern California will cost a ton. Jewish mayors 'unremarkable.' Dan Brown the SoCal bestseller of the moment. Temecula loses its newspaper. Grumpy Cat gets a movie deal and a WSJ profile. Plus the Galaxy to play soccer at Dodger Stadium. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.29.13

jenny-price-gma-grab.jpg Some media moves, another Koch brothers protest today, LA's business climate, the LA Review of Books in print, Toontown briefly evacuated, Jenny Price and her Malbu beaches app are everywhere, plus water fears on the Colorado River and the search for Dwight Howard. And more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.28.13

Thumbnail image for wendy-greuel-podium-signs.jpg What happened to the Wendy Greuel campaign. Mona Ratliff's school board upset. James Fallows on Jerry Brown. Questions about Tutor-Perini (again.) The LAPD is better off after 12 years of federal oversight. KNX veteran Harry Birrell dies. The paps at LAX and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.24.13

lapd-choppers-kpcc.jpg Morning mess on the 405 in Westwood. Labor's losing bet on Wendy Greuel. How City Hall powers will test Garcetti. Are independent PAC's now toxic to LA candidates? Ex-LAT publisher now in at SF Chronicle. Orange County of 'Arrested Development.' Plus KPCC looks atLAPD's helicopters. And more inside.

Morning Buzz: Election Day 5.21.13

garcetti-crowd-gary.jpg Greuel and Garcetti vote. Both will hit the Apple Pan this morning — at almost the same time. A ton of Campaign 2013 links from across the US. More phone numbers for me to call from Greuel. Plus: Tanaka slams Baca again. Fox 11 promotes Pablo Pereira. KCET promotes Juan Devis. Sherwood Forest gets postal recognition. And SoCal firefighters head for OKC.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.20.13

marissa_mayer_david_karp.png Villaraigosa was in Dubai, but quietly. Jackie Goldberg makes no endorsement in her old council district. Yahoo-Tumblr CEOs make their case. AP boss says phone record seizures unconstitutional. News-Press employees drop union. What's behind those Village Voice layoffs. Under the radar LA rental 'hoods and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.17.13

beckham-hair-panel.jpg Mayoral votes could take weeks to count despite low turnout. (Only in LA...) Why Angelenos don't vote. Villaraigosa versus the ads. Greuel's job at DreamWorks gave her a Rolodex. Some Garcetti endorsements. Plus the LAPD consent decree, subway noise and Disney Hall, and David Beckham's retirement is a big story in Europe. Kings win 4-3.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.16.13

george-lopez-hpl.jpg Final Thursday of Campaign 2013: Attack ads. Newsy tweets. Obama's Axelrod jumps in. George Lopez wants to run. Follow the money. Look at the billboards. Two million can vote, but 1.6 million won't. And was the LAPD consent decree dismissed yesterday?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.15.13

glendalewaterandpower-thumb-200x136.jpg Juice still rules in the state Assembly. A City Hall run entirely by men? Glendale stands up to DWP union chief Brain D'Arcy. Streetsblog writers split on Greucetti. John le Carre is LA's new bestseller. Metro rail ridership is up. Five hottest rental neighborhoods and hot quote of the day.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.14.13

greucetti-kcal-grab.jpg Final Greucetti debate. DA to join Feuer. Why would anyone want to be mayor? Outrage over the feds exploring AP phone records. JPL told to stop discipline over emails. Another bear in the foothills. Plus another state backs gay marriage and the Kings and Sharks begin tonight.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.13.13

commerce-casino-cars.jpg Garcetti backer switches over Kevin James. LAT weighs in on City Attorney race. 9th district as focus of special interests. Planning director Michael LoGrande on merging with Building and Safety. Mellowing of Maxine Waters. "Marketplace" parts with Robert Reich. Variety's dealings with Commerce Casino. Plus no Kings-Ducks series.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.9.13

Muerto-Mouse-Web.jpg 405 overruns. New SEIU ad for Greuel. Trutanich endorsed by Delgadillo. Why so few women or Asians get elected to the City Council. Bud Ovrom to run the Convention Center. Village Voice editors quit rather than cut. LACMA officials move into Variety tower. An editorial on Meghan O'Rourke. Plus Muerto Mouse from Lalo Alcaraz.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.8.13

elevated-train-ad.jpg Greuel suspends TV ads. DWP coughs up the salary data and it's revealing. City Council blinks on LAFD staffing. Dorner reward goes four ways. Hillary Clinton in town. Possible ambassadorships for Hollywood Obama backers. Disney drops bid to trademark Dia de los Muertos. And yes, you did see an elevated train over DTLA in a TV ad.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.7.13

Thumbnail image for mav-in-china-2011.jpg Villaraigosa going back to China. LAPD vs USC students. California Supremes uphold cities on pot dispensaries. Greucetti to debate on KCRW. Joe Mathews rooting for the Koch brothers to get LA Times. Twitter hiring a head of news. And more, including the LAT says Spanish pronunciations are making a comeback.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.6.13

Thumbnail image for melton-mav.jpg Subway turnstiles. LA's rough streets. Rick Caruso on 10,000 cops. Mary Melton of Los Angeles finally gets that Emmis promotion. Get ready for YouTube subscriptions. Howard Kurtz does the mea culpa. The movie academy opens up voting. Magic Johnson swatted, converting the LA River and more. Links inside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.3.13

springs-fire-noaa.jpg Springs fire holds at 10,000 acres and 10% contained. LA lifts red flag status. Villaraigosa spokesman moves on. Greucetti blames him/herself for high DWP salaries. Daily News re-endorses Greuel. Jackie Goldberg vs. Gil Cedillo. Kobe Bryant vs his mom. Rosendahl says cancer in remission. New dean at Southwestern and new giraffe at the zoo. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.2.13

hahn-omalley-wyman.jpg DWP salaries and the union's role for Greuel. Mike Woo endorses. Gov. Brown will go after handguns. LA Times latest to drop "illegal immigrant" from style guide. Register's lack of diversity. Slate vs. Joel Kotkin. Press Club to fete Carl Reiner. And Vin Scully to honor Roz Wyman at lunch today.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.1.13

motorcycle_bike_crash.jpg May Day and Wyvernwood rallies downtown. Wendy Greuel's text messages to Kevin James. Endorsements in the Valley. The Koch brothers make more political plans. LACMA's new buildings plans and a scary motorcycle vs bike accident caught on video. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.30.13

maria-shriver-grab-today.png What Peter Drucker might have thought of Greucetti. Greuel returns felon's donation. LAX runway vote today. Times endorses O'Farrell. Maria Shriver and Jillian Barberie get new TV gigs. LAT print circulation down again. Is LA "quivering" at the Koch brothers rumor? Plus Malibu Lagoon, crows, Angels and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.29.13 *

lolita-nbc4-thumbnail.jpg LA Times says "neither candidate is ready" to be mayor but endorses Garcetti. Independent spending in the race undercuts limits. Greuel's son, Garcetti's daughter. NYT trend alert. NBC 4 to look at police chases. Register hiring again. Bob Hope stuff goes on sale and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.26.13

city-hall-from-lat.jpg Big NEH grant for Tom Bradley documentary. Robo polls in the mayoral race. Hillary Clinton coming. Sheila Kuehl makes it official. LAPD drunk driving checkpoints are back. Why "nerd prom" isn't cool. A book on Rupert Murdoch. Tsunami debris hits Northern California and injuries thin out the Lakers even more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.25.13

Thumbnail image for 405-wilshire-volvo-fedbldg.jpg Delays and cost overruns on the 405 project: surprise! Bloomberg pumps another $350,000 into LA race. Anti-busing figure dies. Times endorses Galperin. Want $125 to do exit polling? What could go wrong for the Koch brothers. Items about Noel Greenwood, Michael Copps, Philip Dixon, Lisa specht and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.24.13

lariver-sign-zevweb.jpg South Bay victims of LAPD's Dorner frenzy get $4.2 million. New charges against Assessor Noguez. Latest in Greucetti. Rod Wright heads to trial. Coldwater Canyon reopens. NYT changes on 'illegal immigrant.' In Los Angeles Magazine this month. New SoCal bestsellers and the LA River bikeway gets a boost in Universal City.

Morning Buzz Tuesday 4.23.13

emilys-list-mailer.png Greucetti debates again. Emily's List goes negative against Garcetti. Competing marijuana measures on the ballot. LAPD motor officers acquitted. LAX evacuation order blamed on worker. UCLA bans tobacco, and more notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.22.13

amy-wallace-wellness.jpg Voting begins in mayoral election. Villaraigosa to release budget this morning. LAPD clams up on DUI checkpoints. SAG-AFTRA cuts 10% of staff. GLAAD gives out media awards. Some LA reading plus Los Angeles Magazine's working-out editor and a Mexican food icon dies.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.18.13

bourdain-cnn-grab.png More sheriff controversy. Sparks fly between Greuel and Garcetti. New ad has Boxer, Riordan and Magic for Greuel. The pride of stories not done. New editors at Sunset and Boom. Eloise Klein Healy. More media and politics notes and Anthony Bourdain returns to LA.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.17.13

fairfax-theatre-illo.jpg Kevin James endorses Trutanich. Emily's List puts up $400K for Greuel. Villaraigosa name checks Mitt Romney. Fairfax Theatre project approved. More questions about high-speed rail. Plus a new SoCal bestseller, two more deaths from meningitis, a local victim of the Boston Marathon bombs and the LA theater community pulls together.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.16.13

sheriff-car-lao.jpg Wild allegations name Sheriff Baca. Greuel's budget plan. A missing story of "42." LA's top radio station, another newspaper puts its building up for sale and no Angeli pop-up for now. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.15.13

bjorklund-lloyd.jpg Big money in the school board race. Porn filming all but stopped. Villaraigosa's legacy. Jenna Marbles. The new meningitis threat. Plus Campaign 2013, media and books notes including a local media wedding covered by the New York Times.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.12.13

acedemy-museum-dome.jpg A dome for the May Company. Baca to face the feds. A blah Greucetti debate. What was Villaraigosa thinking on Social Security? A city of architects but not architecture plus more politics and media notes inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.11.13

jason-bentley-weekly.jpg Greucetti debate on Channel 7 tonight. Lancaster couple's run-in with sheriff's deputies. A gay leader in Watts. Plus Jason Bentley as LA's music director, federal status for the San Gabriels, new board members for MOCA and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.10.13

CircleArtsBldg-underhill.jpg State of the City and Greucetti coverage. The LA Kings on Twitter. More awards for California Watch. NBC4 tries again with Fred Roggin. Plus LA's new bestselling book, new book editor at the NYT and a walking tour of Venice modern architecture.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.9.13

dr-george-fischbeck.jpg Power struggle in the Wendy Greuel campaign. Who's with Jerry Brown in China. Villaraigosa's final State of the City this afternoon. Plus the sea lion mystery continues, an honor for KABC's retired Dr. George Fischbeck and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.8.13 catch-up edition

ebert-sun-times.jpg Gov. Brown chats before heading to China, ex-governor Schwarzenegger pushes climate change alarms, who in the California delegation to Congress owns a gun, moves in Campaign 2013, tips if you encounter a sick sea lion and today is the funeral for Roger Ebert in Chicago. Plus much more catching up.

Morning Buzz: Monday media notes

oc-register.jpg Took the weekend off and have a whole bunch of media items to catch up on. Remember, this is a slow posting travel week for me.

Morning Buzz: Quick notes for Friday 3.29.13

Light snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, Wesson's committee on the budget stacked with Greuel backers, Garcetti questions Hollywood towers plan, NPR dropping "Talk of the Nation," Register's paywall is on the way and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.27.13

petroleum-club-mural.jpg Arguments today on DOMA, HuffPost goes all out for marriage equality, bullet train's believers are now doubters, Council President Wesson calls Anschutz sincere, USC village to grow, Petraeus apologizes, Joyce Carol Oates takes over #1 spot on SoCal bestseller list and an old mural is recovered downtown. Plus Peabody award winners and a gardener found dead in a pool with leaf blower on his back.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.26.13

beard-in-buffalo.jpg Gen. Petraeus to make speech tonight at USC, Kings live stream from the White House at 10:30 this morning, Maxine Waters and Henry Waxman at odds over LAX runway move, city of Riverside pulls out of Dorner reward fund and former LA news anchor John Beard talks about returning to "Arrested Development." Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.25.13

car-on-roof.jpg Turns out Sheriff Baca pressured Tanaka to leave, California voters support a path to citizenship for illegals, Rupert Murdoch wants to buy the LA Times, the Greuel-Garcetti dance with labor, two pols go back on the payroll, losing the Tonight Show to NYC, a new editor for TMZ and something you don't see every day: a Cadillac on the roof.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.22.13

Big support for gun control in California, the mayoral candidates' fine line with labor, jokes from last night's political roast, Gloria Molina endorses Trutanich, the death of the Boston Phoenix, Amy Wilentz is still alive, and media focus on the fathers of UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez. Plus more

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.21.13

end-of-rainbow-crop.jpg More takes on the Riordan endorsement of Wendy Greuel (his third choice so far in the race), potholes as an LA issue, upcoming USC-LAT poll, the fiction of "Phil Spector," Frontiers files for bankruptcy, "End of the Rainbow" opens, the architect facing charges over a firefighter death, and the 50th anniversary of a death at Dodger Stadium. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.20.13

LA0413_300.jpg Greuel changes tune on city pensions, Steve Lopez wonders about the Valley and Greuel, Herb Wesson has a plan for city finances, KCRW relaunches DnA, "Gone Girl" is the local bestseller, three LAPD cops hurt in Palms fire, Army Corps suspends brush removal in Sepulveda Basin and what's in Los Angeles Magazine for April. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.19.13

last-variety-cover.jpg Daily Variety's last print issue, Greuel wants to reopen City Hall pension talks, KPCC looks at Villaraigosa legacy, Lohan goes away again, Iraq war on "SoCal Connected," first complaint filed under LA County's condoms in porn law, and a new "Naughty Girl's Guide to Los Angeles."

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.18.13

Cities spend to lobby in Sacramento, wooing the neighborhood councils, what Tim Leiweke meant to downtown, proposing a new jail, more endorsements in Campaign 2013, finalists for the Zócalo Book Prize and some LA media people in the news.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.15.13

Anschutz says NFL deal still likely, Leiweke's departure ripples, $40,000 for women the LAPD shot at, Newark Cory Booker as newest Hollywood political darling, hacking the LA Times website, the end for the Boston Phoenix and a KPCC reporter sings for losing a bet.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.14.13

chris-hayes-msnbc.jpg Times chides Greuel, city attorney candidate won't endorse, Democrats regain super majority in Sacramento, college waiting lists "a human tragedy," Chris Hayes takes over "The Ed Show" slot on MSNBC, earthquake warning system worked on Monday and news of tonight's downtown Art Walk (and its oral sex-desiring leader.)

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.13.13

Thumbnail image for moca-sculpture-plaza.jpg LAUSD settlement with Miramonte victims, Owens Valley air and water, Villaraigosa in New York, Manchester says no partnership with Koch brothers, Kushner ticks off Gustavo Arellano, MOCA talks with the National Gallery and what happened to all the DDT off Palos Verdes? Plus: Interest in Chicano studies declines.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.12.13

deanne-stillman-rumpus.jpg Kevin James isn't sure he'll endorse Garcetti or Greuel, county Democrats will try again tonight, Register's Aaron Kushner doesn't believe in afflicting the comfortable, new demographic projections for LA, media and politics notes — including when Vin Scully dated the creator of Sesame Street — plus Deanne Stillman, Dwight Howard and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.11.13

bahooka-sign.jpg Jan Perry has no love for Greuel, pushing for South LA and Valley votes, what Jim Newton wants to hear, Garcetti en Español on Univision, John Shallman items, and is mass immigration a thing of the past in LA? Plus the closure of Bahooka Family Restaurant.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.8.13 *

moca-sculpture-plaza.jpg LACMA and MOCA talk while others talk about them, the Valley as mayoral battleground, campaign money resets, Villaraigosa endorses Nury Martinez for City Council and teases about GaGr, and new titles and roles at Variety, NYT and LAT. Plus more news and observations inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.7.13

art-shay-lisa-Napoli.jpg "Everything is on the table" for City Hall budget cuts, Villaraigosa on his legacy, Rosendahl the happy warrior, Cronkite Award winners, Anschutz is #3 on SI list of sports powerful, and photographer Art Shay talks to Lisa Napoli at almost 91.

Morning Buzz and Campaign 2013: Election Day 3.5.13

wacky-mailers-2013.jpg Scrambles and shenanigans in the final days, the wackiest mailers, Kathy Riordan told to resign from Animal Services commission, uproar at Caltech and Studio City's hot public school, Muslim Girl in OC gets her column back and TMZ wants to hire a managing editor: "it’s not brain surgery."

Morning Buzz and Campaign 2013 for Monday 3.4.13

jessica-chastain-zero.jpg A Republican to run against Brown, Villaraigosa gets no votes for governor, where the mayoral candidates will be today — think transit lines and Diddy Riese again — plus John and Ken take New York, Nikki Finke catches Vanity Fair deleting a story dismissive of Jessica Chastain, and Coldwater Canyon to close.

Morning Buzz and campaign news: Friday 3.1.13

Joe-Mathews-with-his-L.A.-City-ballot.jpg SpaceX capsule in trouble, digital billboards ruling, California's dry winter, mayoral candidates and Hollywood, Pleitez still running, LA invites South Pasadena journo to vote, 99 essential LA restaurants and more.

Morning Buzz and campaign news: Thursday 2.28.13

city-hall-from-lat.jpg The pope leaves Rome, Bradley Manning pleads guilty, LA asks for OK to remove homeless property in TB fight, who will buy the LA Times?, indie spending tops $3 million in mayoral race, Jan Perry's old tax liens and more from the campaign trail.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.26.13

Thumbnail image for lalaezary-with-baca.jpg Baca's bad year gets him Sheriff of the Year, Trutanich likes Jan Perry, another corrupt Cudahy official goes away, Press Club to honor Bill Rosendahl and the LA Times drops TV grid and some sports pages today.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.25.13

hamburger-hamlet-sunset.jpg LAPD shot and killed a suspect in North Hollywood, Nate Silver a bit better than half right on Oscars, a radio profile of Garcetti asks if he's tough enough, Cardinal Mahony answered questions, 43 years at the Hamburger Hamlet, plus saving the language of Okinawa.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.22.13

la-opinion-grab.jpg Irvine PD got the call about Dorner from his former partner, a bad Skid Row TB strain kills 11, Garcetti's and Greuel's budget claims under question, Greuel touts landlord backing, La Opinión endorses Garcetti, Zimmer vs. Anderson for the school board, plus an LAT photographer on the Pulitzer juries and Metropolis returns to KCRW.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.21.13

holly-park-casino.jpg Greuel's negative turn and support for Hollywood density plan, Garcetti's conflict on digital billboards, embedded reporter with Pleitez, Harvard-Westlake alums for Garcetti and some more endorsements, plus other Campaign 2013 races and labor trouble at the Hollywood Park Casino. And: An opinionated, annotated Oscars ballot.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.20.13 *

dtn-cover-40-years.jpg Dorner stalked at least five LAPD families before killing, mayoral candidates talk runaway production but not really, Jan Perry's "disingenuous" anti-Greuel mailers, "The Closer" creator gives to Garcetti PAC, outside money in the school board races tops $1 million, David Dreier gets a gig and much more Campaign 2013 news. Plus: the Oscars are now just the Oscars and it's 40 years for Sue Laris and the Downtown News. (And added: a fix.)

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.19.13

brokien-shield-graphic.jpg Two married LAPD officers high on Dorner's hit list talk on CBS, four dead in Orange county shootings, more mayoral debate news, the NYT on THR, a new book from Jenni Rivera, California Watch wins another Polk Award and staffing up in Santa Barbara. Plus rain today and Oscar street closures in Hollywood.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.15.13

dwp-bldg-flags-lao.jpg Dorner questions, Sheriff Baca's friends get gun permits, Jerry Buss ailing, Top Shop draws a crowd plus a Campaign 2013 update: new commercials, PACs and media coverage, an Austin Beuter op-ed and a examination of the Wendy Greuel-DWP union nexus.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.12.13

civic-center-wright.jpg Does Dorner profile as a super-criminal or a bumbler, Greuel defends her LAPD vision, Villaraigosa pushes LA Zoo to bring in more cash, Metrolink CFO resigns after bad report, the man who shot Bin Laden, and Never Built: LA meets Kickstarter goal.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.11.13

pope-resigns-front.jpg Pope Benedict XVI resigns, Archdiocese used money from cemetery fund for molestation settlement, SoCal Connected does feral cats, former FAME minister fired in San Francisco, a savior for Wilshire Boulevard Temple and more — plus Frank Zappa and Pomona College again.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.8.13

big-bear-manhunt.jpg The manhunt for fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner is complicated by snow in the Big Bear area. There have been no sightings elsewhere, the San Bernardino sheriff said. Plus: Eric Garcetti raises about $250,000 at Hollywood fundraiser and plays with Moby, Beutner grills the candidates, LAT endorses Feuer, end of the Berman-Waxman machine, and author Daniel Olivas on the Catholic sex abuse scandal.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.6.13

pleitez-podium.jpg AP floated Speaker Perez for Labor Secretary, Gov. Brown calls the Texas governor's anti-California ad "barely a fart," coverage of Greuel's sop to the LAPD and LAFD unions, Pleitez has a plan now, Trutanich switches on pot shops and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.5.13

steven-cuevas-kqed.jpg Archdiocese says it warned LAUSD about Pina, Greuel and Garcetti swear solidarity with SEIU in private, ex-LAPD official may run against Sheriff Baca, Congress may try to regulate LA helicopters and Steven Cuevas (in picture) heads LA bureau of 'California Report' for KQED.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.4.13

precinct-map-grab.jpg Greuel jumps ahead in TV ads, exploring the Jewish and Valley connections in the race for mayor, an interactive map from the Times, editor opf the NYT chats with Alec Baldwin, Virgin America will fly from LAX to San Jose and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.1.13

aaron-salcido-zocalo.jpg Pelosi briefs Hollywood Democrats at Norman Lear's house, Greuel and Garcetti get feistier, Survey USA shows Garcetti ahead a little, Downtown News endorses, Jackie Goldberg endorses in the 13th, the state says Latinos will pass whites in the California population shortly, a movie on Gary Webb and Zocalo's photographer becomes a city official (sort of.) Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.31.13

cornfield-lao.jpg Archdiocese gives up on blacking out names, Greuel's claims still in dispute, Greuel and Garcetti get endorsements, Boxer urges Villaraigosa to go for Transportation secretary, Cornfield plan a winner, Tuiasosopo says he fell in love with Te'o and burglars targeted LAT subscribers who went on vacation.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.30.13

zooey-d-law.jpg No SEIU endorsement for mayor candidates, they bore Steve Lopez, celebrities such as Zooey Deschanel take sides, analyzing the chiefs of staff, ex-governors talk about immigration, KCET partners with Writers Bloc, the Sierra snow pack is below average and La Cienega reopens. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.29.13

Thumbnail image for sepulveda-wildlife-damage-a.jpg Reportage on last night's mayoral debate, Greuel hits the airwaves, going for the women and Jewish vote, more Campaign 2013 coverage, admitting an error in the Sepulveda Dam wildlife area, earthquake warnings and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.28.13

amer-apparel-mannequins-cur.jpg Justice Sotomayor packs them in, the day Zev Yaroslavsky posed as "Bob Price" to talk to Stan Musial, Mahony's legacy tarnished, high speed rail questions, American Apparel's mannequin warehouse and more.

Morning Buzz: Getting better Friday (1.25.13)

Thumbnail image for variety-sign-300.jpg Finke says the axe is coming for Variety, the newsonomics of selling the LA Times, the Times finally names its foreign editor, new numbers in the mayoral race, Kevin James softens his conservative tone and a new tenant for Junior's Deli. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.23.13

mark-miller-thr.jpg No charges expected out of Cardinal Mahony files, county assessor may get out of jail on rules change, candidate Kevin James doesn't mind being confused with the actor, why the media no longer fear Scientology, the Dodgers make up with Sandy Koufax, and THR grabs a deputy editor from Newsweek.

Morning Buzz: Mostly politics for Friday 1.18.13

greuel-garcetti.jpg Greuel becomes the target, Jan Perry profiled, HuffPost editor gushes for Garcetti and more, including the sheriff's want to talk to Robert Wagner and LA's bike parking plan.

Morning Buzz: Thursday politics and much more

garcetti-vny-lao.jpg Mayoral candidates in Sherman Oaks, Garcetti at Van Nuys Airport, city attorney candidates favor gun controls, mayor endorses Matt Szabo, Alex Sanchez a free man, state dings Army Corps for Sepulveda Dam clearing and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.16.13

rastbound-10-truck-lao.jpg Brad Sherman feeling the chill of revenge, Supes delay stormwater tax and City Council defers street tax, Villaraigosa to discuss gun violence this afternoon, city attorney debate, DMV study of unlicensed drivers, new CEO for THR, Dunkin' Donuts coming to SoCal and Jackie Lacey gets her first commencement date.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.15.13

richard-alarcon-2013-dn.jpg Arrests in Nordstrom Rack robbery-assault, Murdoch quips about buying the LA Times, The Atlantic pulls sponsored blog post extolling Scientology, Councilman Alarcon says son is homeless in the Valley, Ace Smith to run independent expenditure campaign for Greuel, Lady of the Lake returns to Echo Park Lake and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.14.13 crime roundup and Sam Zell

snow-from-roof-lao.jpg Coldest Jan. 14 on record in downtown, arrests in the Nordstrom Rack robbery, a four-part series on Sam Zell's reign at Tribune and a new map for CicLAvia. Plus Montebello goes all San Fernando on us.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.11.13

Thumbnail image for sepulveda-wildlife-damage-a.jpg Hostages freed at Nordstrom Rack, lawyer for Mexican Mafia jailed, police downplay lewd conduct in the Sepulveda Dam Basin, Sheila Kuehl running for supervisor, Yaroslavsky blogs about Huell Howser and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.9.12 *

city-hall-from-lat.jpg First look at Jerry Brown's budget, a new plan for Yosemite Valley, no Democratic endorsement in mayor's race, Greuel accused of misusing office, when the LA Times created Richard Nixon and the lore of El Clamor Publico and Rampart Records.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.8.13

lapd-car.jpg Supreme Court rules against enviros on stormwater runoff, Daily News chides the mayor, bill to stop fines at broken parking meters, county Democrats endorse tonight, LAPD passes 10,000, and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.7.13

gas-emission-breeze.jpg LAUSD students return, Jan Perry says she's no underdog, Villaraigosa on learning to drive again, misunderstanding LA demographics, Steve Lopez heads under the knife again and that big flame over Playa del Rey on Sunday. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.4.13

Female half of suspected child porn couple arrested, LAT says the answer to aggressive paparazzi is just to enforce the laws against jaywalking and reckless driving, Big Thunder to close for renovations at Disneyland and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.3.13

city-hall-flags.jpg Child porn couple sought, Macy's to close in Pasadena, LA pot initiatives have the signatures, updates on the mayoral race, Greuel on guns, personnel moves at NPR and much more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.2.13

herex-bldg-wide-lao.jpg First morning roundup of the new year, after a bit of a break: politics, media, top filming locations of 2012 and the name of the paparazzo who died while shooting Justin Bieber's car in Sepulveda Pass.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.21.12

Thumbnail image for andrea-alarcon-fb.jpg No felony for Andrea Alarcon, Trutanich jumps into guns fray, wife of LAPD chief threatened by homeless woman, LA bans food trucks from LACMA area, Occupy LA sues City Hall, worst columns of 2012 and Eva Longoria denies she's dating Villaraigosa.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.20.12

clippers-win-11th-grab.jpg Sen. Feinstein protests "Zero Dark Thirty," Council President Wesson and his ethics commissioner, the mayoral race observed, sea otters may come back south, Jay Mohr takes Jim Rome radio slot and it was really cold in Lancaster this morning. Plus the Clippers win again.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.19.12

Thumbnail image for jenni-rivera-smile.jpg Live webstreams of Jenni Rivera memorial, County Fed endorses council hopefuls, Noguez keeps salary in jail, sheriff investigated over jail informant, Mark Zuckerberg donates, Steve Column focuses on death and possible Hollywood contenders for Obama ambassadorships. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.18.12

Raising the police profile at schools, no charges in local schools threat, Kendrec McDade shooting justified, transit to LAX and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.17.12

reagan-home.jpg LAPD will visit schools every day, Fred Davis in the mayoral race, DA reassigns her rival, NRA drops off Facebook, herding cats in Hollywood, Caruso buys up Pacific Palisades village and Ronald Reagan's GE Showcase home hits the market. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.13.12

laweekly-baca-tanaka.jpg Why the West could run out of water, Rocketdyne site still radioactive, Bee cuts off comments on Jerry Brown cancer, Baca-Tanaka cover story in LA Weekly, Google Maps for iPhones and Golden Globe nominations. Plusmuch more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.12.12

argo-still.jpg Prison realignment after Northridge, 911 concerns, USC development plans, targeting Miguel Santana, San Diego's loony publisher interested in LAT, Jenni Rivera's plane plunged from high altitude, and the SAG Award nominations. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.11.12

fed-courthouse-design-som.jpg NTSB sends team to help with Jenni Rivera crash, ex-City Hall commissioner Al Abrams taken to federal prison, DA admits mistake on Northridge suspect, LAFD threatens fallout over 911 staffing, County Fed may sit out mayoral primary plus a design for the federal courthouse that may fill the Civic Center pit. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.10.12

nury-martinez-dn.jpg Panga drops 25 illegal immigrants on Palos Verdes shore, Steve Cooley's legacy, Latinas running for the City Council, Greuel grows out her hair, Councilman Huizar's car crash, Coast Guard funeral for Terrell Horne and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.6.12

5th-flower-bonaventure-lao.jpg Speaker Perez as lite governor, Baca reverses course on deporting, rise and fall of Andrea Alarcon, mayoral candidates and the environment, promotion at Daily Journal, suspected Northridge shooter was on probation, hit-and-run epidemic in LA and Ray Bradbury Square to be dedicated.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.4.12

Thumbnail image for andrea-alarcon-fb.jpg Legislature returns, Andrea Alarcon's issues, what LA voters want, Alex Chadwick sits in at KCRW, Schwarzenegger to produce, suicide victim decapitates himself, nativity scenes move across Santa Monica and Tioga Road closes for the season.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.3.12

civic-center-pit.jpg Swear-in day in Sacramento, GOP advice from a former Republican, City Hall unions after Riordan scare, summons for LAFD chief, Univision rebrands a network, DJ Waldie on Huell Howser, LA stormwater at SCOTUS, downtown's worst eyesores and the final weeks of the King Eddy Saloon. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.30.12

Prop. 8 ruling maybe, what happens if SoCal loses its water, Boxer endorses Greuel and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.29.12

spring-arcade-bldg-(3).jpg Witness contradicts deputies on shooting, NYT covers Crenshaw line and Leimert Park debate, LAFD's billing data leaks out, Newhall Ranch versus the judge, Nikki Finke on the old Newsweek days, Lindsey Lohan arrested again, plus hard times at the Spring Street Arcade.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.28.12

arthur-cover-thumb.jpg Kinde Durkee explains some, foster kids turn into prostitutes, who really rescued those hikers in Eaton Canyon, swatting of celebs and bloggers, 8100 new US citizens, LA's most threatened sites and the return of Arthur magazine in print.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.27.12

uzi-in-paper.jpg Bullet train a tough sell some places, new no-fireplace days in SoCal, meet Register owner Aaron Kushner, warnings again about travel to Mexico, touring Hollywood Forever Cemetery and where you can get a paper Uzi.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.26.12

ritz-carlton-marriott.jpg AEG raising for Jan Perry, proposed parcel tax for stormwater runoff, end of Copley family in San Diego, tennis tournament leaves LA for Bogota and a few media moves.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.20.12

nativity-scenes-smdp.jpg Terrorist suspects in court, Judge Manuel Real at it again, Villaraigosa says the Obamas haven't called, minorities equal to whites in California electorate, Jackie Lacey names team, Santa Monica wins a round on nativity scenes, Pasadena OK's Rose Bowl for NFL should the need arise, and a tweet from Jeanie Buss.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.19.12

New Republican super-PAC for LA mayor's race, Riordan pension admission, LAPD cop tasers cuffed woman, lots of media notes and a "catastrophic failure" for the LA Times digital edition.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.15.12

lafd-map-lat.jpg Many LA area courtrooms to close, Dems get super-majority in Sacramento, LAFD response times mapped, city attorney hopefuls get testy, Noguez stays in jail and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.14.12

el-sereno-sketches.jpg Composite sketches in possible El Sereno kidnapping, LAPD officers convicted of lying, Krekorian apologizes for fake column, LAT catches up on Carmen Warschaw obit and where are all the KUSC listeners going?

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.13.12

billboard-kruger.jpg LA sales tax would be a victory for real estate lobbyists, John Noguez' campaign contributions, the engineering challenge of high-speed rail, Tony Cardenas' plans for his City Council seat, a new sea creature and more.

Morning Buzz: Short stack Friday

belva-davis-sfchron.jpg Stormwater runoff cleanup, Councilman Alarcon on his future, porn condoms could go statewide, LA Radio.com signs off for good and so does the Bay Area's Belva Davis.

Morning Buzz: Day after the day after election 2012

nate-silver-stewart.jpg Nate Silver, Fox News, Obama and the single girl, San Diego's U-T wrong about Romney landslide, the Howard Berman loss, a Runaway gets a book and much more.

Morning Buzz: Election Day and life goes on

Councilman Rosendahl doesn't regret blast at colleagues, Michael Jackson death house sells, some media hires and USC plans to install fingerprint scanners on residence halls.

Morning Buzz: Monday before election day

Shady Arizona group starts providing contributor data to California, Villaraigosa campaigns in Florida, porn actors remind voters they are against Measure B, John Noguez needs money to get out of jail, and more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Last Friday before the election

usc-tresspass-sign.jpg Voting by mail to delay count, shady AZ group appeals, how Brown might be able to save Prop. 30, city wants hotel developer at Pico and Fig, Metro fares after Measure J, Bean to donate a kidney to co-worker and USC continues to reel from campus shooting.

Morning Buzz: USC shooting, Prop. 30, LA taxes

usc-event-staff-crop.jpg Four people were wounded in a shooting outside a Halloween party near the center of the USC campus. None were students. Plus politics, media and books notes.

Morning Buzz: Tax hikes and a Twitter embarrassment

comfortably-smug.jpg Tax hikes at the City Council, Gov. Brown at Town Hall, Riordan's pension reform plan, DA candidates on WWLA, defending Patt Morrison and a Twitter troll apologizes for sending out false reports about scary storm damage in New York — without explaining why. Plus the Lakers bomb on opening night and the Dodgers sign a pitcher.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.30.12

spacex-sign.jpg Assemblyman hit with protective order, more City Attorney wrangling, 10,000 cops an illusion, Space X agrees to stay in Hawthorne, a media person's fortune cookie business and the Lakers season finally opens. PLus much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday back to work day

brad-sherman-caricature.jpg Katzenberg's work for Obama, Skelton and Newton give their opinions, what political cartoonists have against Brad Sherman, NYT suspends paywall for Hurricane Sandy, downtown's ghost hotel, Santa Monica Mountains lion tracker and more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Huizar, First Lady and more

city-hall-night-alt.jpg Minor Huizar accident, First Lady in town, LANG papers endorse Romney, how LA entices businesses, LAT staffers' concern about Murdoch and the Malibu Lagoon fight in Smithsonian.
shuttle-heading-hangar-gary.jpg Gunman in Downey shooting of five family members still at large, Prop. 30 support falls under 50% in poll, City Council votes to ban commercial pets, donations sought for Endeavour and a big bobcat in Simi Valley.

Morning Buzz: Browns, Beck and Santana

brown-prop30-ucla.jpg Gov. Brown begins final Prop. 30 push, Bobby Brown arrested on DUI in Tarzana, Beck's overtures to Latinos, Santana's list of proposed City Hall cuts, surfer killed by shark on Central Coast and more.

Morning Buzz: Politics and media for 10.23.12

mt-washington-map-home.jpg Newhall Pass crashes, City Hall job cuts, "BS" poll in mayor's race, Tony Scvott did not have cancer, an LAT reporter checks out of Kabul, Zocalo relaunches and the Mt Washington cabin with all the maps is for sale.

Morning Buzz: Murdoch denies LAT interest

heather-john-fogarty.jpg Lance Armstrong stripped, presidential race close, Times endorses Obama, Daily News endorses Alan Jackson, Nerws Corp denies talks about LA Times and more media and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.19.12

Lotsd of action on the politics and crime beat, plus the CAO asks for new city taxes, Garcetti opposes Riordan-style pension reform, the ACLU sues Sheriff Baca, the Times sues LAUSD and the LAPD says it's investigating 12 old deaths as possible Manson murders.

Morning Buzz: Newsweek and condoms

newsweek-cover-old-100.jpg Newsweek to cease print edition, Berman and Sherman attack, editorials against condom measure, Riordan on pension reform, Peter Boyer jumps to Fox and Nic Harcourt takes over mornings at KCSN. Plus no more raspberry vinaigrette, ever.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.17.12

brown-ucla-prop30-am.jpg Arizona interests drop millions against Prop. 30 and for Prop. 32, Supes crack down on Baca over jails, Berman-Sherman spending exceeds $9 million, Rep. Richardson slows down, plus digital billboards, Lance Armstrong, Bumble Ward — and those El Monte lifeguards will be rehired.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.16.12

city-of-vernon-bridge.jpg Molly Munger pulls an ad, Berman and Sherman tangle again, digital billboards issue, Villaraigosa in NYC, Vernon votes tossed out, rare Civil War images at the Huntington and more.

Morning Buzz: Shuttle, politics and more

Updates and commentary on the shuttle Endeavour's move, Riordan unveils pension measure, more on Sherman-Berman getting physical and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.11.12

Jay Penske visits Variety, Villaraigosa endorses Alarcon, LAPD undercover officer shot in Westlake area, construction worker dies on the 405 project and some media notes.

Morning Buzz: Jail talk at the Board of Supervisors

Thumbnail image for twin-towers-jail.jpg Supes talk about the jails, Mungers attack Brown's Prop. 30, money in the DA race, pot shops, unclaimed parking ticket refunds and a new beat reporter for LAX. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: America Tropical and more

america-tropical-small.jpg Siqueiros mural to be unveiled, Yaroslavsky and Super Bowl tickets, Trutanich and Shallman squabble some more, appreciations of Mervyn Dymally, and the teenaged hiker who left a note on a Sierra peak 40 years is now a judge.

Morning Buzz: Back after a week away

pab-park-lao.jpg Brown orders up more gasoline, SpaceX launches again, Obama at Nokia Theatre, up close with campaign consultant John Thomas, bad blood in the city attorney's race, grounds maintenance at LAPD headquarters and more for a Columbus Day Monday.

Morning Buzz: Short stack and light couple of days

Thumbnail image for prosser-root-jg.jpg Brown busy with the pen, Schwarzenegger reveals same-sex marriages but not much else, Riordan's pension reform plans, Lopez talks sidewalks and more for a Monday.

Friday politics notes: Garcetti gets Latino backing

Garcetti gets Salma Hayek but few LA names, a bunch of other endorsements, what will be in the news today and more.

Morning Buzz: Design flaws, jails and news briefs

city-hall-park-closed.jpg Design flaws at Convention Center, ACLU alleges head injuries in jails, Occupy LA after a year, DA Steve Cooley to endorse in mayor's race, missing UCLA student's remains found, medical building falls off tax rolls and an LAT photographer explains his Endeavour shot in front of the Hollywood sign.

Morning Buzz: Rate hikes, media notes & Andy Williams

andy-williams-cover.jpg DWP rate hikes, LAPD to review an investigation, Herb Wesson's son and deputy arrested, future of Ontario Airport and Amtrak in SoCal studied, beach quality, San Fernando's battling council people and Reseda's 100th. Plus the passing of Andy Williams.

Morning Buzz: Politics, media and HuffPost goes Italian

arianna-huff-logo.jpg John Edward Smith freed, Sheriff Baca sure travels a lot, DWP salaries are sure high, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder added to Obama concert, Schwarzenegger's symposium, poet cops and the Huffington Post debuts in Italy.

Morning Buzz: Monday reset

Emmy winners, Sunset Boulevard bridge opens over 405, pension politics, LAT urges a "lid" on pot dispensaries, Al Martinez appoints Eli Broad, Press Club signs up Jane Fonda and more.

Morning Buzz: Campanile, Maxine Waters, police chases

Thumbnail image for maxinewatersthehill.jpg Rep. Maxine Waters cleared by House Ethics Committee, anatomy of an LA police chase, San Fernando councilwoman will go to trial, 2013 mayoral debate, Kato Kaelin repeats himself and a Campanile update.

Morning Buzz: Brown's tax measure sags

Thumbnail image for la-maps-book-cover.jpg Public support falls for Gov. Brown's initiative, register to vote online, Register circulation is up, dinging Eli Broad's museum, the Angels talking to city of Industry and a nice feature on LAPL's map librarian. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.19.12

el-monte-lifeguards-protest.jpg Short stack today, with a big turnout in El Monte and Lindsay Lohan racks up another arrest.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.18.12

erwitt-book-marilyn.jpg More trees to be planted after Endeavour passes, no more picketing at funerals, more naming of street corners in LA, a power temple in LA, a new book of photos by Elliott Erwitt, and more media and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.17.12

rickcarusocrop.jpg Baca's trying times, Rick Caruso still hedging, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs, the ten greatest ranchera songs of Antonio Aguilar, Amanda Bynes stopped again and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.14.12

Thumbnail image for lafd-ambulance-41.jpg The Egyptian Christians who made anti-Islam movie, LAFD's 911 dispatchers too slow on CPR, LAT explains Stevens photo, Garcetti speech stresses jobs and break from Villaraigosa, stadium plan goes to City Council and a big media Scientology watcher resigns.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.13.12

Thumbnail image for farmers-field-overview.jpg Farmers Field at City Hall, Kirk Douglas gives millions to the homeless, The Wrap suit dismissed, USC reverses ban on Daily News reporter, dark realities at the Beverly Hills courthouse and more.

Morning Buzz: City IDs for the illegal?

stevens-cartoon 1.jpg Library cards for the undocumented, convention center costs way understated, Metrolink shows off a new safety system, Feuer gets an endorsement, Lalo Alcaraz gets some national ink, and the New Yorker explains what size of nipple dot gets a cartoon banned from Facebook for, quote, nudity.

Morning Buzz: Baca's jails and AEG's influence

twin-towers-jail.jpg AEG's influence with LA pols, Sheriff Baca's very bad day, Berman gets Republican endorsements, upset over Xposed billboards, confusion over TAP cards, Variety's price drops and Steve Lopez's ailing heart flutters. Plus more for Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.7.12

obama-hope-poster.jpg Shepard Fairey sentenced for evidence tampering, anti-Prop 8 groups fined, campaign consultant jumps sides in medical marijuana fight, Jan Perry pushed faster stadium OK, Yosemite's hantavirus scare goes up country, and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.6.12

nadia-lockyer-ocda.jpg Medical marijuana ban on hold, SoCal Connected expands to nightly, Villaraigosa has a rough moment in Charlotte, LA banned from summarily collecting homeless' belongings, Bay Area's Nadia Lockyer charged in Orange County, and a promotion in the LAT newsroom. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.5.12

fed-courts-dtla.jpg LAPD's demoted Foothill captain claims harassment, Villaraigosa in Charlotte, blocking a new federal courthouse, Yaroslavsky to narrate at Hollywood Bowl, Bell sues ex-chief, Ezra Klein profiled and Curbed LA needs a new planning and development enthusiast.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.4.12

fire-above-azusa.jpg Items from Charlotte on Villaraigosa, Garcetti and Kelly Candaele, Janice Min to get Press Club award, whither alt weeklies, KCRW adjusts the afternoon lineup a bit, in defense of Patrick Goldstein, ex-reporter Ralph Frammolino goes into PR and a trend story alert.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.31.12

lariver-bigditch-lindley.jpg Brown skips Charlotte, Los Angeles River gets reclassified as a river, new taxes proposed for SM Mountains, Live Nation gives to Trutanich, steal a police car lose your legs, social media engagement bv the City Council and the Dodgers fall further behind. Plus more of course.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.30.12

farmers-field-overview.jpg Lawsuit against Farmers Field, Steve Wynn vs Joe Francis hits court, rise and fall of Mr. Cudahy, big waves this weekend, Rec and Parks' expensive closed camps, medical pot signatures and a save Patt Morrison Facebook page, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.29.12

michellejordan-cbs2.jpg LAPD stop in Pacoima under investigation, Sacramento interest groups pile on the money, Antonovich in North Korea, free masseuses, more naming abuse and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.28.12

Unclean jail informant, sports fans' conduct, Oliver Sacks drug-taking, a California magazine issue and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.27.12

Steve Lopez has a heart scare, Al Martinez told to write less about death, today's LA Times just 40 pages. Greuel and Garcetti pick up names, Valley Good Samaritans won't get a paramedic bill, and a KTLA sportscaster tells Vin Scully to "get his shit together." Plus more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.24.12

What led homicide detectives police to tennis umpire Lois Goodman, Alarcon's home had no signs of occupancy, voters and the media, Burbank Walmart put on hold, typhus in LA County, the Dodgers are into Adrian Gonzalez and the Times may be losing a top writer.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.23.12

jerry-brown-burrito.jpg Horrible accident in Valley Village, City Council kills new ethics rules, Jerry Brown hits Burrito King, the man and women of police scanners, porn's latest patient zero, a new assistant managing editor at the Times and services planned for ABC7's Artie Williams III.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.22.12

Prop. 30's taxes and the Democrats, City Hall talks taxes, police union accused of lying in email, Grand Park is "promising" but only that, Register food editor recruits via public tweet, San Fernando councilwoman pleads not guilty, ex-Dodger joins "Survivor" cast and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.20.12

Rick Orlov, Wendy Greuel, Manuel Figueras, Madeleine Brand and A Martinez, Jay Leno, Tatiana de la Tierra, David Hockney, Alex Morgan, Diane Gordon, Michael Feinstein, William Windom and media websites get another chance to post items about their favorite small LA Industry: porn.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.17.12

State may force cities to use the (gasp) Internet, Forest Service now agrees it can fly at night, Carmageddon II warnings to begin on freeways, a new LA schools blog and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.16.12

More Coliseum Commission insider dirt, another pledge issue for Trutanich, digging near the tar pits, housing the homeless, more late-night buses, Mark prepares to sign off of Mark and Brian and Reggie Bush returns the Heisman.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.15.12

Only one of 23 new TV dramas going into production will shoot in LA County, plus Larry King's Hulu gig, Sundance almost ready in the old Sunset 5 space and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.14.12

Prop. 32 language change, Gov. Brown's climate change website, Miramonte teachers return and Nikki Finke's Twitter feed doesn't. Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.13.12

Walmart in Chinatown, Howard Berman "comes out swinging," Villaraigosa seeks time to "reflect," removing parking meters by the hundreds, the problem with print magazines, a new Spanish-language news channel, Muslims donate on Skid Row and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.10.12

LA gunshot victim in the Olympics, Councilman Alarcon heads to court, Trutanich goes after ticket scalpers, new deputy mayor, Santa Barbara's Jerry Robert close to collecting from Wendy McCaw, and the geography of JPL.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.8.12

Berman-Sherman and Barney Frank, DA candidates meet and clash, voters can extend transportation tax, LAT's Julie Cart and her dad, "Braving Beverly Hills" and Sally Ride laid to rest in Santa Monica.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.7.12

Blue Line fatals, copter noise complaints, Robert Hughes dies, remembering David Shaw, running Chevron ads during the Richmond fire, San Diego reporter told to "get a life" and a new head of stadium development at the Dodgers.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.6.12

Where mayoral race money comes from, Jim Newton on the Board of Supes, Noguez' employees want him to resign, a new co-anchor at NBC4, sucking seawater at the Aquarium of the Pacific and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.3.12

Rep. Laura Richardson reprimanded and fined, the Ethics Committee and Rep. Maxine Waters, assessor probe expands, flacking the Carmageddon II message, Armenian is now a ballot language in LA and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.1.12

Lynwood officials convicted in novel prosecution, Irvine professor accused of plotting mass murder at late son's school, Garcetti and Greuel tie in fundraising, Koreatown residents sue over City Council maps, Breitbart.com wants to be HuffPost of the right and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.31.12

Warner Bros. spends in LA, more on Guy Adams and NBC, a reward in that severed head case, a new public works commissioner, Laker Matt Barnes arrested and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.30.12

E3 staying in Los Angeles, another gold for Monrovia's skeet shooter, Tyrone Freeman expects to be indicted, John Phillips joins Doug McIntrye talk show, David Geffen and his Judaism and the Cheesecake Factory in Brentwood may be closing. Plus more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.26.12

Gov. Brown delta water tunnels, the Twitter account that follows what Brown says, Anaheim's divisions, three law enforcement officers arrested, Garcetti announces fundraising and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.25.12

Anaheim arrests, porn condoms, LA Zoo elephants, San Fernando's restraining orders (and its J.C. Penney store) and upset over the Getty's new parking fees for scholars, plus the Stanley Cup is back in town and a local media obituary.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.24.12

Anaheim upset over police shootings, new water wars in California?, Antonovich wants to stay beyond 36 years, Ramon Cortines and the "unwanted sexual advances" and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.23.12

Romney and Obama cross in Bay Area, LAPD to ration fingerprint analysis, who is responsible for sidewalks?, Lorenza Munoz on the pain of not trying for the Olympics, Sandy Banks on spanking (again), freeway workers killed and obits for Alexander Cockburn. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.20.12

LAT vs Coliseum Commission in court, Hollywood neighbors sue over community plan, Malibu's Skylar Peak briefly committed to mental facility, LA is "in love with itself" and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.19.12

Emmy noms, Tribune's plans for LAT, Variety's future, Michael Brand on the Getty, an opening on the police commission and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.18.12

Coliseum fugitive talks, Omidis stop raising money, undersheriff tries to fix "gray area" claim, Joseph Gordon-Levitt not happy with GQ, Tyler Green on MOCA's mess and Angela Ruggiero on the London Olympics.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.17.12

No "taxes" in Gov. Brown's ad for Prop. 30, Lockyer filed for divorce, Beck on Art Walk skirmish, Noguez grand jury asks questions, more trouble for the Expo Line, a new gig for ex-Dodgers GM, new media hires plus what you can expect from Malcolm Gladwell next year.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.16.12

Villaraigosa's tenure and possible exodus, Baca's bad week, Lohan judges rebuked, Sandy Banks and spanking, kayaking the river for symbolism and money, plus City Hall park to reopen.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.12.12

The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs. Plus a great white shark in Manhattan Beach, Expedia quits Arcadia and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.11.12

Sheriff's badges, ACLU lawsuit against the DA and sheriff, voting on porn condoms, Pomona may vote on a library tax, snake bites up, Reagan and Disney together and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.10.12

Ballot prop numbers, Hollywood's new status symbol, E! Entertainment tries to clean up its image, Spin magazine purchased, Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" gets status, Anne Rice brings back her erotic S&M trilogy, Ventura Boulevard's slingshot vandal and the wonderful LA photos of C.C. Pierce.

Morning Buzz: Monday (after holiday) 7.9.12

Michelle Obama coming to Gwen Stefani's house, items on Villaraigosa, Perry and Garcetti, the sorry state of the newspaper business, attacking Erin Andrews, endorsing Stephen Glass, plus Dave Eggers, Garrison Keillor and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.2.12

Anderson Cooper acknowledges he is gay and proud, Rodney King funeral, new Assessor plans to stick around, venomous spiders gain foothold, Francesca Lia Block has good news and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.29.12

Molly Munger sues, MTA board votes to extend sales tax, Union Station team named, Rupert Murdoch and the LA Times, MOCA curator Paul Schimmel dismissed and more.

Evening buzz: Thursday 6.28.12

Kings extend the goalie, sheriff's deputy caught with a 15-year-old girl, no Walmart money for Greuel and Garcetti, and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.27.12

Caruso gets tax break on the Miramar, LAT's Ken Bensinger wins a Loeb Award, the Huffington Post remembers Nora Ephron, sold books on Leigh Stenberg and by Graham Nash, a brief history of CityWalk and a date for downtown's Grand Park. Plus more

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.26.12

Forum to be renovated, Cory Booker for Garcetti, Malibu Lagoon fight, the Stanley Cup is a hit in Hermosa Beach and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.25.12

Supreme Court rules on Arizona immigration law, more bad news on local climate change, changes in the City Attorney race, Herb Wesson plays hardball, Walmart and Mercury break up, more media notes and some moves in Downtown. Plus the Stanley Cup is in Hermosa Beach today.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.22.12

Skid Row crackdown continues, Hollywood now worried Obama spends too much time with stars, Villaraigosa on Face the Nation, inside Politico, a NYT editor with LA ties leaves, and another home searched over the Gavin Smith disappearance. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.21.12

Bryson resigns, Brown to drop exemption for high-speed rail, city of Vernon's oddball election, Ann Curry on the way out at "Today," it's going to get hotter in Los Angeles and here's a look at who lives in the Arts District.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.20.12

Expo Line, fill-in Assessor, bilingualism in LA and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.19.12

Skid Row cleanup sweeps today, VP Joe Biden in town for AFSCME speech, tree trimming delays get in the way of fire trucks, media notes on Jesse Katz, Kelly Oxford, John Cook and NPR, plus the Urban League statement on Rodney King. And more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.18.12

Rodney King follows, it's an OJ Simpson anniversary, marijuana clinics, Chabad in Sherman Oaks, Yaroslavsky and the mayor's race, and Paul McCartney turns 70. Plus more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.15.12

New city head librarian, Jerry Brown sits down with Marc Cooper, Dorothy Lucey to sit with "The Young Turks," Disney's California Adventure opens and obits for Jerry Jacobs and Michael Riva, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.14.12

Kings parade details, Bob Miller on the Stanley Cup, City Council districts, Channel 7 gets Jerry Lewis wrong, Mark of Mark and Brian to retire, Pomona's only library may close and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.13.12

Shorter school year again in LA, Villaraigosa out of town again, Don Shirley on the Times and the Tonys, Chuck Philips posts another piece on Jimmy Henchman, Pellicano wants out on bail, and the deaths of "Goodfellas" mobster Henry Hill and Highland Park artist Hendrik Stooker.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.12.12

Sacramento doings for budget week, Bryson takes medical leave, Choi joins big CD 13 field, journalism dean for Berkeley, Ethier gets new deal and a rash of local obits.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.11.12

Commerce Secretary Bryson claims seizure behind his hit and runs, top-two primary effects mixed, killings by local police way up, GMA's Robin Roberts announces diagnosis, Dylan Ratigan leaving MSNBC and the LAPD warns about counterfeit tickets to tonight's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.8.12

Chase Knolls for sale, criminal bribery probe at Pasadena City College, Rancho Los Alamitos to open and Langer's is giving away free pastrami.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.7.12

Republican catch a break in Inland Empire, runoff begins in Berman-Sherman and Lacey-Jackson, Trutanich vows to seek reelection and rewards in the murder of 1-year-old Angel Mauro Cortez-Nava in Watts.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.5.12

Possible record low participation expected for Election Day, public health issues worsen on Skid Row, a threat over Malibu Lagoon project, finally rethinking Japanese-American internment, LAX traffic lanes closed and more. This afternoon is the transit of venus.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.4.12

Top political donors, email from Sarah Jessica Parker, when LAPD reform happened, Grand Avenue project being rethought, Wendy McCaw sued by her own lawyer, LA Times editorial awards, E3 threatens to leave LA (again) and Atwater Village in the NYT. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.31.12

Short stack today due to the SpaceX news this morning.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.30.12 *

Romney comes to town to raise money, Riordan ads for Republican Latinos, Cortines settlement in danger, Grand Park close to opening, and obits for Craig Stanke, Dr. David Rimoin and Doc Watson.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.29.12

Gay marriage issue a wash for Obama here, voting already in Berman-Sherman district, Wendy Greuel's hot hand, Expo Line dangers, more newspapers stop printing certain days, Bourdain gets a CNN show, Junot Diaz in the New Yorker and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.25.12

Press secretary vs Dan Walters, safe sex petitions, drug tests at Beverly Hills High, media notes and Molly Ringwald to marshall the Pride parade. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.24.12

More on the dead mountain lion, Jerry Brown's poll numbers slip, helicopter noise over LA, bad ratings for "American Idol," recall petitions in San Fernando, a big newspaper cuts back to three print issues a week, a truly pointless Twitter gimmick by the New Yorker, and Wayne Gretzky praises the Kings.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.23.12

NRDC asks stadium questions, Berman and Sherman squabble over 405, LA County's official condom, Voice of San Diego adds a print magazine, Kristen Stewart goes topless and the art scene of the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.22.12

Another star-studded fundraiser for Democrats, a take on the county jails commission, the UFW at 50, the Times endorses plastic bag ban, and up close and personal with the guy who designed the SpaceX rocket. Plus much more, of course.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.21.12

Murdered bus driver identified, Expo Line's serious design flaw, urging the supervisors to get rid of Baca and Noguez, plus politics items on Jackie Lacey, Mike Antonovich, Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, BongHwan Kim, John Van de Kamp and Tom Fuentes and media items on Doug Frantz, Mike Taugher and Andre Gumbel.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.18.12

LAFD response times, DA's race, U.S.S. Iowa, the mayor gets somewhere on time, the US catches up to California demograhics, more attempted robberies around UCLA and the parents of those slain USC students sue the university.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.17.12

DA Cooley's media rounds regarding John Noguez, Hollywood for Jackie Lacey, a further note on Rep. Brad Sherman's mom and Photoshop, NPR in the red, local columnist treated for cancer and another bear in Glendale — plus Pacquiao apologizes even though he didn't say what they said he said.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.15.12

Building trades endorse Sherman, Zev vs. Parks at Coliseum vote, LA's violent jail deputies, bogus LAFD response time stats, a media type joins Gavin Newsom's staff, Eli Broad on the radio and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.14.12

Politico gives Brad Sherman the edge, unions claim Villaraigosa warring against women, a commentary against LA's proposed paper bag ban, Gregory Rodriguez on immigration and being an Angeleno, California's demographics are alright and SI profiles Kobe Bryant with a look at his father and mother. Plus much more for a catch-up Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.10.12

Studio City braces for Obama, Clippers can't clinch, more bad sheriff's deputies, Time Warner Cable's new sports channels, Magic Johnson's veto power over Frank McCourt's parking lots and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.9.12

Profits booming but tax collections aren't, LAUSD requires even worst students to pass college prep courses, Hahn gets Times endorsement, trouble at KCET's production partner, LACMA apologizes to breastfeeding mom, and "Follies" opens tonight at the Ahmanson.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.8.12

Sheriff's stories, Valley Republicans, what Charles Dickens would think of LA transit, missing Fox executive, inside LA Youth, an LAT vet jumps to the New York Times and the Kings will play Phoenix. Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.7.12

A rash of lawmaker arrests, stadium vs Port of LA, Chief Beck and the police commission, mythical fireballs at Beverly Hills High School, the Lakers win and much more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.4.12

Point man at spinning the assessor's scandal, stash of unused equipment found, Huffington's role at AOL reduced, Wendy Greuel's women, campaign manager Garry South donates papers and a bunch of media and politics notes for a Friday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.3.12

Son charged with killing ICE agent-father, charges dropped against casting director, Molly Munger starts submitting signatures, Brad Sherman invests campaign funds, Ruth Seymour talks about start of "Which Way, L.A.?" and putting speed limits on skateboards. Plus a date for Leonard Cohen to play Los Angeles.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.2.12

Rail car lobbyists, how Angelenos feel about Occupy, how George Clooney came to host a big Obama fundraiser at his home, Kevin James lunches with Steve Lopez, a new PBS series on Latinos and another place to eat on historic Broadway.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.1.12

Koreans and sa-i-gu, Football Williams talks from prison, Metro awards rail car contract to Japan, Greuel audit of LADOT, and Laura Diaz on the weekend schedule.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.30.12

Wingnuts tie coroner technician's death to Breitbart, who died where during thje 1992 riots, a journalist admits a little rioting of his own, Jerry Brown on "Face the Nation," unions versus Villaraigosa, the Times endorses Berman over Sherman and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.27.12

Studio City's red curb vandal, Browns and Villaraigosa head to DC to schmooze, MTA also approves Regional Connector, more revelations from the assessor's office, staffers exit Daily Journal and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.26.12

More on Noguez, Board of Education maps, Ridley-Thomas on the probation department, Sexy Frisbees and the new Pacific Standard magazine.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.25.12

Enthusing about those Hollywood arson fires, Villaraigosa vs Jerry Brown, Fred Karger's Sexy Frisbee video kicked off YouTube, a condom billboard in Van Nuys and Blogdowntown's original blogger leaves town.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.24.12

Death penalty to be on ballot, MTA dinged on civil rights, Berman fundraiser, Hefner bids Chicago farewell, the politics of "The Hunger Games: and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.23.12

AT&T's power in Sacramento, Blue Line woes, gay LA's man in the white House, tax relief for documentary filmmakers, local teacher wins top honor plus riots coverage and John Edwards.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.20.12

LAPD cancelled the car impound of a city official's husband, Villaraigosa's budget, ex-appraiser admits trying to spur donations to Assessor John Noguez and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.19.12

More investigation of Assessor John Noguez, Villaraigosa's legacy, police union to sue over impounds, DA's race, Huffington gloats on 'Colbert Report," more Kardashian to Glendale fun and USC remembers the slain Chinese students.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.18.12

USC police shoot a robbery suspect, LAT publishes photos of dead bodies from Afghanistan, advance look at Mayor Villaraigosa's state of the city talk, he's dinged for his support of gay marriage, probation offices ban kids from Homeboy Industries and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.17.12

Jerry Brown, Darrell Issa, Berman-Sherman, Abdul Arian, Mark Ebner, Vincent Gallo and Melanie Lundquist, plus Richard Riordan on the '92 riots and Jim Romenesko quits cable.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.16.12

Long Beach editor admits favoring advertisers, Junot Diaz in the New Yorker, Chief Beck under pressure over discipline, how Villaraigosa created some of the city's financial mess and in journalism it's Pulitzer day.

Morning Buzz Friday 4.13.12

Molly Munger, reward in USC area murders, Kelley Lynch, Shereen Meraji, Vin Scully and more.

Thursday notes

Lots of early notes: That mole in Fox News is uncovered, Greuel audits the Coliseum, no crime in the injury of a rider in the Spring Street bike lane, plus items on Eli Broad, Doug Kriegel, Noel Massie and the real Three Stooges.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.10.12

Bradley Terminal cost, stadium poll, LAPD dispatch failure, road rage on the Spring Street bike lane and the Dodgers open at home today.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.9.12

Romney spoils the party for California, more financial trouble for City Hall, Alarcon court case update, how one profiles Sheriff Baca, Jonathan Gold in the green room and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.6.12

Endorsement in DA's race, a meeting for Brad Sherman, parsing the Farmers Field EIR and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.5.12

Sheriff's official takes inmate golfing, City Hall moves forward on ban of paper bags, stadium EIR to propose widening of 101 freeway, LAPD radios out for 12 hours and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.4.12

More Assessor shenanigans, pepper spray at Santa Monica College, USC to get Coliseum, City Hall wants to charge you for paper bags, list of Peabody Award winners and big remodeling at the Huntington.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.3.12

Water main breaks in the Fairfax area and why, donor to the Assessor gets a big tax break, changes to high speed rail, Ron Paul coming to UCLA, Al Martinez grieves and museums join the Google Art Project.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.2.12

More investigations of the sheriff's department, can the new Dodgers buyers make a profit?, another award for California Watch, and Toronto looks to LA as a model of transit.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.30.12

Mayor and the city retirement age, a tunnel for NoHo, Lohan walks away a free woman, the Langer's effect on the Expo Line, what's in the new Slake and a nice feature on downtown photographer-artist Ed Fuentes.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.29.12

Pasadena police zig on Kendrec McDade case, more Dodgers sale reaction and head-scratching, Adelson says Gingrich is at the end of the line, assemblyman quits the Republican Party, "Downton Abbey" ratings are boffo and KCAL's Chuck Hollis has died. Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.28.12

hort stack for today. I'm out early to take part in an exercise for the city's Survey LA program of identifying historic properties around Los Angeles.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.27.12

Racial profiling at the LAPD, DiFi is running just quietly, gun-toting lawmaker gets probation, suing over Newhall Ranch, more waste and possibly worse in the sheriff's aero division, and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.26.12

Brown's tax plan has the lead, Garcetti's toughness issue, Orlov's Tipoff, new 9/11 book by ex-LA Times reporters, the old Mary Pickford studios in West Hollywood endangered and chatting with...

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.23.12

Short jokes at the Herb Wesson roast, Jackie Robinson's history in Sanford, Kim Kardashian gets flour-bombed, and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.22.12

LAFD ordered to give the info, Yaroslavsky's deadline, Maxine Waters' nepotism, another young Kennedy comes through town, fracking in Inglewood and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.21.12

Baca's jails and LAFD response stats, Game Change's Steve Schmidt, remembering the old LA Weekly, LA Times' first female news reporter, Cathy Seipp and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.20.12

An ambulance for Porter Ranch, hating the paper bag ban idea, LAUSD hires ex-TV reporter to run social media, New York Times cuts back on free articles, a possible return of McDonnell/Douglas the radio show, and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.19.12 (noon edition)

Media and politics notes now that my Internet is working again, plus a couple of radio programming notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.16.12

California primary could matter for the Republican nomination, redistricting vote likely today, revisiting the Spring Street green lane again, weatherman Kyle Hunter alleges job discrimination, California Watch wins another honor and Tom Hoffarth explains why he wrote about that bogus Dodgers bidder.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.15.12

DA's race field set, no answers in Mitrice Richardson death case, sheriff's staffers are blocked from seeing Witness LA blog, 70,000 stop sign tickets from those cameras in the mountains, plus dependency court on "SoCal Connected" and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.14.12

Villaraigosa insulted at state Capitol, fire chief does the mea culpa, doomsday budget at LAUSD, KTLA can't say if John and Ken are off the air, the prisoner who became an expert on hieroglyphics, and more notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.13.12 *

More backlash to bad LAFD response data, downtown lobbyist types raise money for Janice Hahn, GOP's Jon Fleischman featured, a "downtown" condo that isn't, NBC 4's annoying news crawl during "SNL" and the NYT does Long Beach State.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.12.12

Doonesbury's abortion strips, Romney's California challenge, McCourt and the LA Marathon, and more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.9.12

Ethics Commission raises LA campaign limits, LAUSD district redrawing, a "Desperate Housewives" courtroom spoiler and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.8.12

Koreatown vs Wesson, Shimon Peres in town, a local media figure stays busy after retirement, who's playing Cesar Chavez in the movie and palm tree rustlers on the freeway.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.7.12

High speed rail's costs soar again, how Trutanich is cheating after-school kids, Garcetti as hipster and Latino, more problems for Emmis, another correction on the Hollywood sound studio that burned — and a way to get your fiction judged by Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.6.12

Arrests in Sacramento, Schwarzenegger fined, a comment on food writing, Fox 11 hires, another studio musician dies and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.5.12

Raising money for marriage equality, Rush Limbaugh, Riordan and Trutanich, politics and media notes and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.1.12 short stack

Albert Abrams surrenders to FBI, redistricting moves forward, John and Ken not on KTLA, yet another new section from the Huffington Post and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.29.12 (Leap Day)

Police Commission modifies impounds for unlicensed drivers, most support ever for gay marriage, new proposal to make abortion more widely available, more bike lanes coming in county, fewer fees to visit the forest and the end of Studio City's Sushi Nozawa.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.28.12 short stack

Dogs in restaurants, that tragic after-school fight in Long Beach, USC's Selden Ring Award and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.27.12

Villaraigosa's pre-Oscar party, the political Chacons of southheast LA county, state fish and game leader bags a mountain lion, waiting for layoffs at the LA Times, Kobe breaks his nose plus a selection of good reads from the weekend.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.23.12

Noguez denies wrongdoing, Cedillo complains about being redistricted out of his home, LA Weekly vs. Trutanich, new media people hires in the mayor's press office, EsoWon Books moves and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.22.12

Berman-Sherman debate coverage, Bernard Parks on redistricting maps, Villaraigosa now an Obama co-chair, Steve Lopez remembers his father and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.21.12

Baca chided by Times, county politics, Chevron politics in El Segundo, Magic Johnson's new network, another defection from Village Voice Media and the success of "Grammar Girl" plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.17.12

Xi Jinping's day in LA, Herb Wesson politicizes the City Council, Richard Alarcon's bad week, why Stephen Colbert took off, the LAPL takes to Pinterest and remembering the heyday of Gold's Gym in Venice.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.16.12

Obama moves on to OC, China's Xi Jinping arrives, redistricting panel redraws council districts again, Rep. Laura Richardson in hot water again, and Jim Ladd is back on the air — again.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.15.12

Cold rain expected, an audit of Animal Services, Frisbee rules to back for rewrite, redistricting gets testy, Villaraigosa on chairing the Democratic convention, and a disabled placard stunt with Steve Lopez and Dennis Zine.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.14.12

Nonprofit funds vanish, Whitney Houston goes home to Newark, FPPC softens oversight of candidates, Dems endorse Janice Hahn, Bernard Parks comes back from surgery and blogging Dudamel's trip to Venezuela.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.10.12

Why LAUSD paid Mark Berndt to go away, dangerous stalker escapes from mental hospital, Pete Schabarum says term limits has missed the mark, sheriff watchers speculate on a shakeup and debating whether Carmen Trutanich is indeed a liar.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.9.12

Justice Kennedy and Prop. 8, Speaker Perez and tuition, Grammy party gets into Getty House, no city for East Los Angeles, Lana Del Rey draws a big crowd in Hollywood and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.8.12

Jerry Brown's pardons, DWP's high pay, renaming City Hall East, LAT's Korea reporter headed for Las Vegas, a new book and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.7.12

Awaiting the Prop. 8 ruling, Brown takes a hit, Pete Wilson joins Romney, helicopter traffic reporter laid off, getting the burrito story wrong and a blogger takes on Wikipedia.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.6.11 *

Rick Caruso leaves the Republican Party, Jim Newton goes to a Supes meeting, city reduces Occupy LA damage bill, Sacramento Bee fires its altering photographer, Miramonte Elementary closes for two days plus more.

Friday short stack 2.3.12

A second teacher was removed from Miramonte Elementary School this week and is the subject of a criminal investigation, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LAT, AP...

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.2.12

AEG to unveil convention center plans, Trutanich to sue Northern Trust, Larry Mantle to talk about Westside vs Eastside, "Marketplace" retracts plus a job opening at AP Los Angeles.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.1.12

Who attended the First Lady's fundraiser last night, Steve Lopez on high speed rail, the Coliseum's bags of cash, opening juvenile court to the media and reopening the Pulitzers deadline. Plus Susan G. Komen drops Planned Parenthood.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.31.12

Fired teacher arrested for lewd conduct on 23 children, Michelle Obama comes to town, a redevelopment agencies explainer, film critics who lost their cars to the Hollywood arsonist get some wheels, Ed Padgett talks about LAT firing, and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.30.12

SAG Awards winners, Gov. Brown defends high-speed rail, Mayor Villaraigosa on CNN and at USC, a question for Carmen Trutanich, who runs the LAPD and a detective goes on trial for an old murder.

Quick morning links for Friday 1.27.12

San Fernando ticket controversy, James Franco upsets USC and more

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.26.12 *

News, politics and media notes plus a melting Prius

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.25.12

Fighting over LA turf in redistricting, a post-election chat with Joe Buscaino, Steve Lopez stakes out disabled placard cheaters, LAPD will search the Calabasas landfill for gun and tough words for Frank McCourt from ex-Dodgers exec.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.24.12

Eleven Oscar nomoinations for "Hugo," nine best picture candidates, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. goes to trial with Dick Clark, Westfield will serve food at LAX, Cadiz water project is back, an Occupy protester gets jail for hitting cops, plus the New York Times moves Hancock Park to "downtown Los Angeles."

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.23.12

Sherman wins a round against Berman, what sets the two congressmen apart besides their backers, Jim Newton on Herb Wesson, Channel 4 rebrands news, and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.19.12

Rick Perry out, Jerry Brown at City Hall, Antonio Villaraigosa at breakfast in Washington, a new radio talk show and Jonathan Gold's eulogy to Angeli.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.18.12

Wikipedia and other sites go dark, Brown coming to town after speech, Alarcons in court, Hahn on Buscaino's election and more, including a book sale by the original MTV veejays.

Morning Buzz for Tuesday 1.17.12

Berman raising money fast, Brown's State of the State coming, Yaroslavsky gets exasperating, plus HuffPo, NPR's Alex Kellogg and a girls' basketball team on the Eastside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.13.12

High speed rail, impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, a Wendy Greuel audit, growth at the Natural History Museum and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.12.12

Student murdered in the Valley, City Hall park plans, making fun of TV critics, Olivia Munn gets naked, interviewing with Arianna Huffington, the KKK's membership roster in OC and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.11.12

Judge OK's Dodgers deals, LAUSD may propose parcel tax, City Hall faces life without the CRA, a new editor for Huffington Post and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.10.12 *

Politics, media and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.9.12

Those wacky Burkharts, Chargers to stay in San Diego, LA's potholes in the NYT, arguing Proposition 13 and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.6.12

Berman and Sherman, John and Ken, Buscaino and Furutani, and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.5.12

Burkhart charged, heat records, lawmakers return to Sacramento, endorsements in the 15th council district and the Huffington Post moves into science now.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.4.12

Joe Torre joins Caruso bid for Dodgers, Wesson wields the gavel, Jan Perry as mayoral candidate, more on the deputy who nabbed the arson suspect, MTV caves to Movie Smackdown and an auxiliary bishop admits fathering two children.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.3.12

Villaraigosa's fiscal health game, LAWA looking for PR help, Dukakis jumps into Sherman-Berman, the Union-Tribune rebrands in San Diego and an L.A. journalist writes about the death of his brother over the holidays. Plus it's caucus day in Iowa.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.19.11

City Council tensions, Bay Area's Warren Hellman dies, giving credit to Dalton Trumbo and celebrating Esther MCCoy, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.16.11

Pomona Freeway stays closed, State Senate pays for sexual claim against Rod Wright, Villaraigosa defends Asia trip, Hahn won't endorse and another housing authority report tonight on "SoCal Connected."

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.15.11

60 freeway stays closed into weekend, Laura Chick endorses Buscaino, Gerald Rivera coming to L.A. talk radio, the Kinde Durkee story, Golden Globe nominations and the owner of Junior's Deli dies — plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.14.11

LAUSD cuts, animal shelter tech fired, a 2006 view of Herb Wesson, the Christian film John Atterberry was working on, a Lenin bust on La Brea and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.13.11

More Housing Authority, poll says Brown looks good on taxes, Brokaw and Olney to be feted, and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.12.11

Good deed by music writer Kevin Bronson, Ridley-Thomas responds to Times, Mike Downey has an idea for the Dodgers, Steve Lopez writes on his father's deteriorating choices and Bill Moyers returns to KCET

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.9.11

Prop. 8, Kinde Durkee, Walmart pepper spray, Occupy LA arrestee and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.8.11

Edison says the power is on, more Housing Authority on KCET, who really runs the jails, Romney leaves town with $1 million, Joan Didion on "Bookworm" and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.7.11

Mayor chooses distance from Housing Authority scandal, DWP approves water rate increase, more politics and media notes, plus the most powerful images of 2011.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.6.11

Voters want a do-over on high speed rail, DWP board takes up rate hike, a different Villaraigosa joins the Young Democrats, naming a Navy ship after Cesar Chavez and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.5.11

Brown's poll numbers, $1 million-plus for Rudy Montiel, JIm Newton calls for a raise in DWP rates, and Giuliana Rancic goes for the double mastectomy.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.2.11

San Gabriel Valley catches a break from winds, Occupy LA arrestees still in jail, Villaraigosa headed to Asia and Cuomo coming to town, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.1.11

Winds close schools and more, Baca was told of jail abuse but did nothing, Occupy LA aftermath and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.30.11

High winds, Westwood loses four movie screens, an old local pol dies and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.29.11

Gov. Brown on pepper spray, mayor tested by Occupy LA, Chief Beck tweets, blaming the tar pits and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.28.11

Villaraigosa hits the airwaves, somebody is polling on Rick Caruso, Arianna Huffington interviews Scarlett Johansson and more.

Morning Buzz 11.23.11: Pre-holiday short stack

Possible end days for Occupy L.A., City Hall PR deal collapses, foreclosed homes become parks, plus politics and book notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.22.11

City offers Occupy LA a deal, that City Hall PR contract gets messy, a new dance company from Benjamin Millipied, new board members at the Press Club and Father Dollar Bill dies.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.21.11

UC president decries pepper spraying, mayoral candidates unsettling to watch, Beck's big test, and Wesson's too.

Morning Buzz: Friday short stack

6th-street-viaduct-arch.jpg More on Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, latest on Occupy, Trutanich endorses Buscaino, and the National Entertainment Journalism awards.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.17.11

Protesters blocking Figueroa St. this morning, Beck mellow on Occupy L.A. camp, more state budget cuts coming, court to rule on Prop. 8, Kovacik sues over Polo Lounge attack and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.16.11 *

Villaraigosa to make "major address," City Council reneges on South L.A. park, killing the City Hall lawn is a good thing, KOST-FM goes holiday and a Munchkin dies.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.15.11

Mayor wants to trim trees too, the dangers of ignoring Mexico, Chelsea Clinton, Teresa Hughes and The Wave goes Christmas.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.14.11

Punishing deputies with jail duty, Stevie Wonder drops in at Royce Hall, USC enrolls most foreign students and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.10.11

Change at the top at county jail, Villaraiosa wants to borrow Measure R funds, what Occupy LA plans for Friday, Kirsten Dunst, Tyler Shields and the Getty acquires some photos.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.9.11

Leaked poll in the mayor's race, costs of Occupy LA mount, Valley Democrats endorse Sherman over Berman, Metro's blogger calls for Dodger Stadium to move Downtown, and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.8.11

Mayor appeals to car dealers, Madeline Janis steps down, Yaroslavsky takes a ride, Playboy moves back to Beverly Hills, Kirk Honeycutt out at THR and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.7.11

Baca (and Lohan) and the jails, Durkee and the money, Jim Ladd gets to say goodbye, UCLA warns patients and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.4.11 (short stack)

Jan Perry leaves council leadership post, ethics inquiry for Rep. Laura Richardson, "Funny Girl" postponed, "Twilight" star does a good thing and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.3.11

O'Malley and other possible Dodger buyers, Occupy Oakland, Jerry Brown shuts down transparency website, more Gensler fallout, Walter Mosley's L.A. childhood, Google opens in Venice and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.2.11

Durazo tells City Hall that Occupy LA should stay, Occupy Oakland wants a general strike, Freedom sells its TV stations, finalists for entertainment journalist of the year and much, much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.1.11

High speed rail even more costly, legal opinion says some campaign donations can be given twice, a warning about Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, members of the jails commission and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.31.11

Baca's staff warned of jail brutality, Occupy LA and SFV, a new editor for Company Town, pressure on Village Voice Media over sex ads, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.28.11

Brown's pension reform, John & Ken at Occupy L.A., Occupy SFV is next, the City Maven Radio Hour and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.27.11

McCourt and baseball talking about him selling the Dodgers, how Oakland weighs on city officials hoping to move Occupy L.A., redistricting challenges rejected, dumb burglars and get this: Big Fur is actually based in West Hollywood, the first city to ban fur sales.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.26.11

Supes OK more Newhall Ranch homes, city spreads out pension costs, car wash workers unionize, one paper adds a book section and honoring Wanda Coleman.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.25.11

Villaraigosa on pensions and taxes, where in Asia he's going, Obamajammers tweet, what Steve Jobs said about the New York Times and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.24.11

Chinese carmaker BYD opens but where are the jobs, Hollywood heavies schedule Elizabeth Warren funder, Villaraigosa planning trip to Asia, Harold and Belle's sweet deal, urging a bigger mall in Woodland Hills and tiring of Occupy L.A. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.21.11

HuffPo, Lohan, CareNow, LAPD's tweeting detective, apron parking and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.20.11

An unfamiliar lull in California elections, jail visitor beaten while cuffed, sewer bills go up, L.A. to consider making homeowners responsible for sidewalk damage, Maxine Waters and controversy, and a quake drill this morning.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.19.11

Audio interview with Norman Corwin, initiative targets illegal immigrants, Hiltzik on 9-9-9, city cool to Occupy L.A. on banks, John & Ken apologize, and former Rep. Marty Martinez dies.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.18.11

Shalit freed, Supes take up jail oversight, campaign fund losses, girding for Berman-Sherman, part 2 of the LAT vs. Kabbalah and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.17.11

LAT goes after Kabbalah, LAPD loses a bunch of submachine guns, Baca tries a few steps of the mea culpa on jails, state politics crave L.A. city jobs and lots more inside for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.14.11

McCourt's big gamble, FPPC and Kinde Durkee, deputies' code of silence, killing the lawn at City Hall and Politico loses reporter over plagiarism. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.13.11

Worst mass killing in OC history, new sheriff abuse report, feds to target media in pot war, Art Walk tonight and KCSN gets rock star support.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.12.11

Bust in Hollywood cellphone hacking, Jerry Brown and labor, L.A. County is hiring, woman defends LAFD over naked pictures and we now know the schedule for Farmers Field environmental review.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.11.11

Jerry Brown's unpredictability, sheriff's culture, the L.A. River, the Boston Globe and Whitey Bulger and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.10.11

Columbus Day closures, plus Gov. Jerry Brown bans open carry of handguns and more, why Sheriff Baca should not step down, more local candidates file and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.6.11

Lawsuits by LAPD officers piling up, City Hall and Occupy L.A., Michael Ovitz, Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Miller, Ed Ruscha and drinks with Mexico's consul general in L.A.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.5.11

Rainy day short stack of headlines and links.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.4.11

Warning Obama about Solyndra, warning victims about clemency, Villaraigosa wrong on prisoners, new book from Jim Newton, Red Line turnstiles and remembering Gregg Miller and Amy Pressman.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.3.11

Brian Alexik goes free, Kinde Durkee's lifestyle, Baca listens in the jail, Jerry Brown and running again, plus more HuffPost announcements and a local media death. And: is Henry's Tacos worthy of historic status?

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.30.11

Villaraigosa on CNN, John & Ken play the phone number card again, Pico-Union left out of stadium talk and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.29.11

Prison realignment on NPR, LA Weekly loves those porn eyeballs, media notes, an LAPD detective and Milton Bradley arrested, plus six characters you'll see outside the Conrad Murray trial.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.28.11

Is Sly Stone really homeless? Reports of abuse by jail deputies, Controller powers, Christie here to raise money, Fox sues the Dodgers and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.27.11

Air Force One departure time, transportation for Farmers field, Supervisors' redistricting, Parks endorses Perry, the LAT catches on to the Sly Stone is homeless story and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.26.11

More fundraising after Obama, what to make of Yaroslavsky, Feuer waits on Trutanich, City Hall staff moves, a newspaper here is hiring, and the Angels beat the Dodgers. Plus more for Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.23.11

Bad week for Feinstein, MTA will hire locally, more famers markets, porn and the fire truck, vandalism at an Obama office, Patrick Goldstein on being Jewish and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.22.11

SoCal's commute not so bad, solo driving up, Schwarzenegger to pen memoir and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.21.11

Politics don't favor a Latino seat, Mexico's president comes to town, crime and pot shops, Rainey poses a question on class, World Peace gives away money and more plans for Pacific Standard Time.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.20.11

FPPC might ease limits for Durkee victims, Villaraigosa still in D.C., Jan Perry gets an endorsement, Cenk Uygur joins Current TV and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.19.11

Emmy winners, Durkee fallout on campaigns, some candidate chatter, getting longer yellow lights in L.A., media notes and two journalist obit notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday short stack

Hollywood's disappointment with Obama, Republicans come to town, audio of Tim Rutten and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.15.11

Romney still leads GOP race here, Zev and Latinos, possible end to the city's freelancer tax, a Hollywood hustler, a new blog with folks from the old lefty LA Weekly and today's LA Times comes wrapped in Kardashians.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.14.11

Durkee money may not be replaceable by campaigns, Obama approval plummets in California, high-speed rail "a mistake," running Doonesbury, Shriver makes the cover (as a reporter), tiger cub dies at the zoo and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.13.11

John Calley dies, more Durkee victims, Feuer files to run in L.A., a new Villaraigosa press secretary and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.12.11

Expo Line phase to Santa Monica breaks dirt, ghost of Howard Jarvis, a new candidate for city Controller, Hollywood conservatives booked, Nikki Finke has another hissy fit and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday short stack 9.9.11

Another bill to ease CEQA, ignoring City Hall audits, speculation on Yaroslavsky and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.8.11

AEG bill advances, Amazon cuts a tax deal, Villaraigosa to D.C., Saul Gonzalez moves from KCET to KCRW and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.7.11

U.S.S. Iowa win for San Pedro, Sacramento's scary week, shark fin ban, a new LAFD chief and media notes galore.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.6.11

Showdown today at the Board of Supes, thinking about Sacramento, a new land use website, a Downtown blog signs off, a tree falls in Echo Park and much more for a short week.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.1.11

Amazon offers to trade jobs for taxes, Liu confirmed, maneuvering in congressional districts, Obama to La Jolla and A.J. Duffy suddenly sounds like a suit. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.31.11

Obama will also fundraise in Silicon Valley, Perez bungling the job of Speaker, Hollywood trades gear up and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.30.11

Goodwin Liu, Villaraigosa's new USC connection, Andrea Alarcon profiled, big changes at KOST-FM, Artest on 'Dance With the Stars' and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.29.11

Villaraigosa's legacy, remapping backlash, getting a ticket while paying the parking meter, riding out Irene, Five Card Stud, Cinema Treasures and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.26.11

LAPD officer stabbed, AEG threatens again over stadium, Trutanich now wants signs off Santa Monica buses, and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.24.11

Villaraigosa woos Hollywood, Feinstein doubts the subway money is there, S.A. Griffin and the Times on Scott Wannberg, CBS web writers sign a guild deal and most ridiculous parking sign ever?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.24.11

Heat wave in the valleys, Cardenas claims an endorsement, de Leon bails on Vernon, Arbitron's impact on L.A. radio, and Nikki Finke to do voiceovers.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.23.11

Amazon's donations, airport commissioner resigns, new assignments for the City Council, Joe Francis surrenders, rabbis go Hollywood and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.22.11

Burbank man nabbed for feeding birds near airport, those Santa Monica Mountains stop sign cameras, Times employees settle suit, Patrick Range McDonald profiled, Bay Area writer says Hollywood stole his script, prolific TV director dies and much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.19.11

Obama and illegal immigrants, civil rights probe of Antelope Valley sheriff's, bus bench politics, Carey McWilliams and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.17.11

LAUSD's test scores beat the mayor's, Brown backs high-speed rail, AEG wants more protection, Suzanne Marques gets a promotion and photogs in Long Beach watch out. Plus of course, Bratton won't run Scotland Yard.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.17.11

Villaraigosa and Prop. 13, Jerry Brown scales back, those Latino supervisor districts, city fires Standard and Poor's, designs for Farmers Field and a new CicLAvia date.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.16.11

Rembrandt drawing recovered, remapping mania all over, Al Martinez writes about his disease, the LAT discovers the House of Davids, and which obscure local agency uses cameras to write 15,000 tickets a year at $175 each. Plus: who could play Gov. Rick Perry in a movie?

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.15.11

A stadium endorsement, Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman, Rainey on Schwada, Ross Porter gets a gig and more media and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.12.11

Bus benches start to disappear, USC's veto power over NFL in Coliseum, an anchor in London, News-Press loses again and Tobar calls L.A. a third-world city.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.11.11

Peter Douglas' exit from the Coastal Commission, California's electoral vote, the view from London, covering high-speed rail, the City Council re-votes on Farmers Field, James Franco and porn, plus "Los Angeles Plays Itself."

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.10.11

State budget already in trouble, bullet train gets even more expensive, remapping politics at county, dinner at Rupert's, an ovation for "The Help," and invoking God to get through the news. Plus good news from Bryan Stow's hospital room.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.9.11

LAT calls for stadium approval, Rutten on KPCC, KFI leads morning ratings, inside The Wrap, production begins on "Mad Men," plus zombies in Topanga.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.8.11

In first class with Will Ferrell, Antonio Jr.'s mural project, the LAT's slimmer editorial page, the last purchase at Village Books, plus politics and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.26.11

Brown nominates Goodwin Liu to state high court, Democratic gains under new districts, red-light cameras likely ending, websites of ex-TV reporters and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.25.11

Amazon politics, Villaraigosa's legacy and new platform, Hector Tobar book on Chilean miners, Olivia Wilde's journalism roots, white flight into the cities and more.

Summer Friday

No Morning Buzz today. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.21.11

City Council hopefuls get a date, Garcetti gets an NYT story, Cenk Uygur gets mad and Katzenberg says the movies "suck." Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.20.11

Zev, AEG's stadium, Maxine Waters, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, this month in Los Angeles magazine, Paris Hilton walks out then come back, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.19.11

New deputy mayor, new library hours, a new rainbow for Sony and a vote for Bill Simmons' Grantland.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.18.11

Headline you knew was coming: "Post-Carmageddon crashes snarl L.A. freeways." A full menu of Monday items inside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.15.11

Quick stack for a summer Friday. "California's district maps needed to be reformed in the worst way. Unfortunately, they were," writes Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. NBC PropZero A new state law...

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.14.11

Redistricting doubts, BH versus the subway, animal shelter probe in Lincoln Heights, plus is the city's campaign matching funds law now unconstitutional?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.13.11

Lots of politics today: Hahn win analysis, Padilla not running for mayor, political stakes of the 405 closure, charges against Rod Wright reinstated and more. Plus: who wins, Harry Potter or Carmageddon?

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.12.11

L.A.'s new parolees, Westwood's FlyAway bus, LA Weekly piles on Zooey Deschanel, water main breaks in the Valley, new gigs for Laurie Pike and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the non-story of the month: secession from California.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.11.11

Villaraigosa and Prop. 13, Hahn v. Huey coming to a close, HuffPost expands again, William and Kate's last day in L.A. and Robert Hilburn will spin the discs.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.7.11

Toll lanes coming to 10 and 110, Zine makes it official, Hahn and Huey face off for first time, hating "Page One" and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.5.11

New KCET programs named, Sharon Waxman on "Deal From Hell," Ken Auletta on Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, L.A.'s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.1.11

A short stack for the holiday getaway day.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.30.11

NIgerian flies to LAX on fake boarding pass, Getty House wall is only a fence, Villaraigosa tweets to Conan, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.29.11

A brief roundup today.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.28.11

Beutner invites.pdf Fire chief to retire, new harbor commissioner, Villaraigosa to Aspen, reviews of Jim O'Shea's book and New York Times teams with USC.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.27.11

Stadium snookerage, A.J. Duffy prepares to yield, Stelter to write a book, AP hiring, Zocalo announces a poetry prize and a petition for Vin Scully. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.23.11

Enviro review for AEG's stadium idea, upset over Autry and Southwest Museum, a local Knight Challenge winner, LAT's editor plays photog and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.22.11

LAX food concessions awarded, county CEO's challenge, Rizzo lists his home, Crenshaw High snags Kareem for graduation and more politics and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.21.11

DiFi approval sags, stadium questions remain, right turn cameras in Council today, harbor commissioner quits, plus media notes and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.20.11

California Republicans favor Mitt Romney so far, Villaraigosa takes a stand on wars, LAT backs AEG's stadium, plus more politics and media notes from the weekend.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.17.11

Brown's veto, a local Republican supports tax extension vote, Molina denies sexting, reviews of "Page One" and Nic Harcourt leaves KCRW.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.16.11

Sexting and Mike Molina, Villaraigosa on 'Meet the Press,' Hefner's runaway bride, Jim O'Shea's book, Huffington makes Rita Wilson an editor and accusations against Shaq. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.15.11

William and Kate will be Downtown, Wilshire bus lane, Prop. 8, Rick Caruso and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.14.11

Lawmakers without degrees, Wilshire bus lanes, how is HuffPost actually doing, returning to Dodger Stadium and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.13.11

Mehserle gets out of jail, Brown takes to YouTube again, a resignation at Airports, Michelle Obama and Republicans come to town, HuffPost hires again and much more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.10.11

Redistricting, police budget politics, the football stadium and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.9.11

Robbery-Homicide takes over Bryan Stow case, 29,398 fewer state cellphones, John & Ken OK a tax vote by Republicans, Times and Daily both say no on red-light cameras, and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.8.11

Budget, prisons, Villaraigosa's newest deputy, Garcettis at the White House, KNBC's new channel, the worst actor and actress and an exciting new Dodger. Plus more notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.7.11

New Weiner disclosure involves a porn actress, Loretta Sanchez may lose her district, Lacey makes a campaign video for DA, plus Schwarzenegger, Frank Buckley, Marc Cooper, D.J Waldie, Ron Kaye and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.6.11

A quick roundup of news and notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.3.11

John Edwards indicted, Jack Kevorkian dies, Tim Leiweke threatens, Hector Tobar columnizes, Denise Hamilton reviews and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.2.11

Now the green band trailer for "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo," PPIC's poll and Jerry Brown's taxes, Greuel subpoenas, more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.1.11

Ramirez a suspect in Nevada shooting too, Parks wants to split City Attorney office, what people don't know about Prop. 13, plus David Bergstein, Roger Ailes, David Folkenflik, Nikki Finke, Pandora Young, David Beckham, Charles Fleming and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.31.11

The FBI's probe at City Hall grows, Newton on the Republican vote for mayor, unhappy white folks, Waldie on The Atlantic's look at local cities, interesting chefs of Downtown and Mike Brown is introduced later today as the Lakers" new coach.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.27.11

School board race decided, saga of Streisand's Malibu compound, McCourts talk settlement, the Brattons send off Elaine's, and a new baby in L.A. media land. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.26.11

Briefly: LAPD "satisfied" with lineup involving suspect in Bryan Stow case, but still no charges filed. LAT Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas urges that the Crenshaw light-rail line stop at Leimert Park...

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.25.11

Lakers close in on Mike Brown, LA's vanishing children, housing commissioners living the good life, CNBC anchor Mark Haines dies and a local TV anchor tweets her lunch with political analysts. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.24.11

What the SCOTUS ruling on prisons means, searching for more Dodger Stadium suspects, Antonio and Zev face to face, a new NYT columnist and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.23.11

County jail for two, Greuel's fundraising lead, Caruso's next speech, Ricky Jay's book of KCRW commentaries and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.20.11

A quickie round-up today.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.19.11

A quick roundup this morning.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.18.11

Arnold follows, Cooley follows, Fujioka follows, a marriage engagement in L.A. media land and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.17.11

Election day, Brown's budget, those FlyAway buses to LAX run up a huge deficit and a bunch of media and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.16.11

Endeavour launches as Exposition Park awaits its arrival, state Democrats smell a two-thirds majority, the bungling of high-speed rail, more analysis of Caruso's speech, a gay CNN anchor plus books and authors and a bunch of media notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.13.11

Interrogating LAUSD librarians, Sean Clegg on Caruso's speech, Drudge Report hires, Al Martinez on the "assassination" of bin Laden, plus Phil Jackson and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.12.11

Brown back at work appointing Democrats, no charges against ex-EAA chief, where Maria Shriver might be living and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.11.11

Inside the LAPD's red light photo unit, Greuel's cellphone audit, Brown's cuts, Villaraigosa's lunch at Drago yesterday, Rainey on those Schwarzenegger groping stories from '03, Hillary Swank's looks and much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.10.11

More on Schwarzenegger-Shriver split, Cynthia Ruiz moves to Port job, the sheriff's own gangs problem, a Republican in the South Bay and the whale carcass in San Pedro. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.9.11

New value-added data on teachers from LAT, judges like Bob Dylan, LAPD legal settlements, the Legislature dumbs down and a bow tie in honor of Kam Kuwata. Plus a lot more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.5.11

A top baseball official starts making the case against McCourt, plus Dianne Feinstein, Herb Wesson, Steve Lopez, Truthdig, Jackie Cooper and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.4.11

Hotel taxes, Olvera Street, Geraldo Rivera, the Dalai Lama and 10 years after Bonny Lee Blakely's murder.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.3.11

Villaraigosa back in DC, Scott Pelley to anchor CBS News, new editor for Huffington Post, plus LAT circulation, local Maggie winners, and mummified remains of ex-actress found dead in her home.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.2.11

Sheriff Baca's freebies, Orlov's Tipoffs, city salaries and bonuses, DA drops "lynching" prosecution and more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.28.11

Villaraigosa doings, Feinstein on Trump, Capitol Weekly's top 100, Michael Kinsley, Moby — and are William and Kate coming to L.A.?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.27.11

Deasy hires a team and pays them well, Host International is back in the game at LAX, labor concessions at City Hall, plus Crenshaw rail, Vernon, Kelly Candaele and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.26.11

Climate change and water, the state of Black Los Angeles, a parking tickets audit and a new role for book agent Steve Wasserman — plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.25.11

A round-up of news, politics and media notes and other observations to get the week started.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.21.11

More on President Obama's visit, baseball v. McCourt, the subsidy behind the downtown NFL stadium and Riordan's backing of Beutner, plus Rick Dees, WeHo's John J. Duran and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.20.11

A year later in the Gulf, Bell's whistleblower, Villaraigosa's budget, when Obama moved to Indonesia and Grete Waitz.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.19.11

Brown helps the prison guards, stadium plan would give valuable development rights to AEG, county budget talk — plus Austin Beutner, Eric Garcetti, Nate Holden, James O'Keefe and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.18.11

Sheriff Baca urges support for Trutanich as DA, Vincent Bugliosi writes about God, the Los Angeles Review of Books debuts a website, and it's Pulitzer day for the newspaper types. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.14.11

State of the city reactions, Dodgers come home to new security, Leiweke lashes out and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.13.11

Lots of politics and media notes, plus the artwork hidden in Woody Woodpecker cartoons and Flip cameras RIP.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.12.11

Ticket quotas, lawmaker gifts, more reaction to the death of Kam Kuwata and the Webby nominations, plus more media notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.11.11

A summary of news, notes and observations to kick off the week.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.31.11

Opening day at Dodger Stadium, 'tragedy" at the community colleges, no Plan B for Jerry Brown, KCET staffers forced to sign NDAs, Chapman University gets into the film business and Alycia Lane tweets against naked women.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.30.11

Look for a warmer day, Brown on YouTube again, Rosendahl gets a Lopez column, Anaheim votes to go after the Sacramento Kings and Amy Tan sells a new book.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.29.11

Taxi contract at LAX, campaign endorsements, Nikki Finke on medical leave, Jonathan Gold's obituary of Nate Dogg and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.28.11

Robert Gibbs and Facebook, LAT looks again at value-added evaluation, DWP politics, Leiweke honored, a star push for Adam West and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.25.11

Brown signs cuts, Republicans file initiatives, bus service cuts, lawyer Leonard Weinglass dies and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.24.11

Brown's support slipping, Feinstein's too, Montiel's severance, Ed Harris as McCain, press photographer honors, La Villa Basque and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.23.11

More cold rain coming, Jerry Brown's biggest problem, massage parlors are back, studying the San Andreas and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.22.11

Brown looks good in Field Poll, LAPD hiring, lunch with Warren Christopher, HuffPost hires again, James Beard nominees, more media notes and a new book on Roy Campanella.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.21.11

Jerry Brown takes to YouTube, Republican convention aftermath, a bigger city council, GLAAD awards and more media and politics notes — plus more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.17.11

More on Japanese radiation, state budget cuts, Smear arrested, Villaraigosa and Carlos Fuentes on the radio and SPJ cancels tonight's event.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.15.11

Manuel Jamines killing, date of Jane Harman election, more politics and media notes and sizing up the radiation threat to California.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.14.11

An abbreviated batch of politics, media and news notes today.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.10.11

Colleges, fish, a ton of politics notes and an update on La Villa Basque, all inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.9.11

Bell voters throw the bums out, more election and census coverage, NPR's chief resigns over Tea Party comments and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.8.11

On election day the Times finally covers the community college races, more LAX concession bids tossed out, questions about the AEG stadium and designs for an Expo line station in Westwood. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.7.11

John Bogert writes about his cancer, political jostling for Tuesday and 2013, free parking near polls, HuffPost hires six — plus Rashida Jones, Tate Donovan and the Dominator anniversary....

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.4.11

Satellite launch from Vandenberg fails, Trutanich dismisses charges against protesters, city campaign notes, NYT editor on L.A. radio and the last founding member of The Mattachine Society dies.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.3.11

Rodney King day, more community college waste, DA Cooley promotes a key aide, rave review for "The Hollywood Sign" and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.2.11

Jerry Brown and police pensions, Kamala Harris and gay marriages, Jamie McCourt and a judge, and Laemmle announces that the Music Hall will stay open at least another year.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.1.11

It's Legionella bacteria at the Playboy Mansion, Christina Aguilera released without charges after drunkenness arrest, and Frank Rich leaves the New York Times for New York magazine. Plus more politics and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2. 28.11

Archbishop Jose Gomez takes the crooked staff, Times urges defeat of three city councilmen, print pieces on Charlie Sheen, more politics and media notes and a book on the Hollywood sign.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.25.11

Brown to get support of L.A. Chamber for taxes, Tom Campbell to run Chapman Law, Villaraigosa wants higher wall around Getty House, plus Charlie Sheen, Cardinal Mahony, Frank McCourt, Chris Erskine, "Glee" and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.24.11

State Department warns journos in Libya, Alarcon cleared of one accusation, Abby Sunderland memoir sells and more books notes.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.23.11

Apple after Jobs, Cardinal Mahony's mixed legacy, Lohan back in court, politics and media notes and the Ciclavia route.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.22.11

Hijacked couple killed by pirates, 6 quake deaths in New Zealand, Philip Bruce leaves NPR West and more local media and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.18.11

Stadium progress, Board of Ed campaign spending, more politics and media notes, a Scientology book and a fight over the term urban homestead.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.16.11

Borders to close 17 SoCal stores, Brown hiring freeze, special election winners, LAUSD's budget, more politics and media notes and the NYT gets a local dateline amusingly wrong.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.15.11

Salaries in Bell, DiFi backs Hahn, Colorado researchers still upset at the Times and a Valley beagle wins at Westminster.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.14.11

No knives at the Grammys, Patsaouras writing memoir, Saenz on short list for state Supreme Court and city election endorsements.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.11.11

Brown's L.A. area appearances, the race to replace Harman, Democratic senators coming for Hollywood's money, authors back Measure L for the libraries and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.10.11

Brown's speech in L.A. tonight and his sagging poll numbers, who got Whitman's money, the City Council forms a stadium committee and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.9.11

Possible MPAA chief, new Ruben Salazar info coming, Huizar and Martinez actually talk issues, plus controversy over a photo of Nikki Finke.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.8.11

Olbermann's Current TV gig, Jane Harman's seat, woman who regained her family's Klimt paintings dies, and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 2.7.11

Roski insists he's still in, remembering Reagan as a moderate, Paul Haggis vs. Scientology and more.

Buzzless Friday

No Morning Buzz today. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.3.11

Egypt violence goes after the journalists, chief justice on Prop. 8, stadium and bus lane follows, plus the end of the Women's Conference in Long Beach.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.2.11

Cairo turns violent, Anderson Cooper attacked, Carolyn Cole photos, more stadium aftermath in L.A., plus Tim Rutten, Joe Frank, Rob Neyer, Doyce Nunis and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.1.11

Jail move downtown, Rosendahl feeling "great great great," campaign and media notes, a Newton column and a reporter in Egypt. Plus more, all inside

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.31.11

OC's romantic bald eagle, Brown's state of the state, Anschutz donates to mayor's favorite PAC, Ron Kaye blasts LaBonge, and new media gigs for Snyder and Boyer. Plus more, inside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.28.11

Fallout from the cop-shooting hoax in Woodland Hills, more Grim Sleeper cases, Special Order 40, Dean Singleton, radio ratings and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.27.11

Two more Grim Sleeper cases, LAPD tactical alert due to high number of radio calls, Brown gets poll support and an earful from mayors, city money for projects around Broad's art museum and a lot of media notes.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.26.11

Villaraigosa in Sacramento, charter schools, campaign endorsements, Channel 22 sold, an award for Vin Scully and Dudamel turns 30. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.25.11

Oscar noms, labor vs. Parks, Mark Kriski comes home again, Rashida Jones and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.24.11

Leiweke vs. Roski, Santos parents on Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa staffer arrested, The King’s Speech wins the Producer's Guild, and who Richard Riordan escorted to the Golden Mikes. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.21.11

Does Jerry Brown actually have any clout, Whitman reappears, Garcetti on mayoral run, moving Bon Appetit's test kitchen, Heidi & Frank, and much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.20.11

Supreme Court rules against JPL scientists on privacy, this afternoon's rocket launch, lawmakers turning down free cars, plans for Union Station, CD 12 candidate returns and Blackboard Eats starts to charge. Plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.19.11

Mark Kelly on learning erroneously that his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, had died. Plus news and notes from City Hall, the media and more....

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.18.11

Jerry Brown, more Golden Globes reaction and fallout, showbiz numbers down, Regis Philbin retires, Dodgers add another cheap alternative and much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.17.11

Audio of Dr. Martin Luther King in Woodland Hills, Anschutz on board with stadium, Fox paying the Dodgers' bills and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.14.10

Quick and early for Friday, but still pretty good.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.13.11

More good news from Rep. Giffords hospital room, Jerry Brown vs. UC, Brown's big risks on budget, up close with activist Cary Brazeman and medical reports on local greats Etta James and Frank Robinson.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.12.10

Giffords prognosis improves, wounded deputy identified, AP and Shepard Fairey reach settlement over the Obama Hope poster, plus Mark Kriski and a bunch of media notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.11.11

Golden voice man detained by LAPD, more Brown budget reaction, Newsom becomes Lite Gov and the second issue of Slake.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.10.11

Human remains at La Placita, Dennis Zine's dating, rats at City Hall, Playboy to go private, TNT's view of the Valley and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.7.11

Grim Sleeper photos lead to new cases, Villaraigosa's secret stadium memo, and the return of Doug Frantz plus other politics, media and books notes.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.6.11

Design for The Broad, permanent housing bust in the Inland Empire, Brown's new team and Rihanna's topless cover does well, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.5.11

Jerry Brown's staggering blow to Los Angeles, Schwarzenegger's exit stench, a first look at KCET's new news offerings and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 1.4.11

Jerry Brown's arrival, Arnold's exit, a new communications director in City Hall and a bunch of other politics and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 1.3.11

Jerry Brown gets set to take the oath, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Watson look back on their time in politics, Laura Chick leaves Los Angeles behind — and another scheduled release for Lindsay Lohan.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.20.10

The rainfall broke a few records, Villaraigosa's un-campaign tour, a safe year on Santa Monica streets and the LA Weekly sheds an art critic.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.17.10

Possible serial killer victims, Vernon's expensive attorney, Russell Martin speaks about leaving the Dodgers and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.15.10

Mark Zuckerberg is Time's man of the year and a new member of the California Hall of Fame, plus red-light cameras, a new school year for LAUSD and The Tasting Kitchen gets noticed.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.13.10

Calbuzz on Arianna, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs, Variety's shadow and the list of SPJ's new journalists of the year.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.8.10

USC wants to buy Coliseum land, Villaraigosa vs UTLA, HIV positive porn actor speaks out, plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.7.10

What the Prop. 8 judges asked about, Joe Cerrell's memorial service, a new City Hall press deputy, California's "imaginary tax" and Derek Fisher's union activity. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 12.6.10

Prop. 8 in court and on TV, DWP news, Villaraigosa blew off the Hollywood Christmas parade, plus bedbugs, shots fired at the Arclight, a riff on Silver Lake and Scoops opens on the Westside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 12.3.10

Airport Commission head resigns, Boxer outspent Fiorina, DA looking at Assemblyman Gatto's residency, Manson's cellphone, a new CicLAvia in April plus Mark Kriski tweets a health update.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.2.10

No World Cup for Los Angeles, Steve Cooley gets testy, a new communications director for Councilman Rosendahl, and is the yet-to-open Expo Line really a fiasco?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.1.10

Another thought on how Steve Cooley lost, Tim Rutten on Sarah Palin's new book-length manifesto, journos who investigate for the state, KOCE officially becomes our PBS station and a bunch of news.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.29.10

Moving LA's summer vacation, housing director controversy, Don Novey's gamble, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.23.10

Mayor Villaraigosa made his case for full-body scanners at LAX by going through one for the TV cameras. The Staples Center suite where a toddler fell to his death...

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.22.10

A two-year-old falls to his death at Staples Center after last night's Lakers game, plus more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.19.10

LA's beach curfew, Ronni Chasen murder, redistricting panel, McCourts back before a judge, Villaraigosa to Mexico and a media person death. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.18.10

Winner of AG count to get rising star status, Schwarzenegger's final grade, rabid bats, Hollywood Blvd. performers and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.17.10

Jerry Brown at work, L.A. ballot measures, Katz resigns from high speed rail board and those new Lakers books by Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.16.10

Supervisors take up plastic bags, the City Council considers 13 ballot measures, the FPPC begins to investigate Cooley and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.15.10

All the perennial candidates plus a bunch more filed to run for City Council, Antonovich and Commerce, redistricting, Rizzo and the Galaxy lose.

Morning Buzz: Friday 11.12.10

Tina Brown gets Newsweek, a new L.A. serial killer probe, politics notes and a new day for "Deadline L.A." Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.10.10

Focus on Anne Gust Brown, is Jerry Brown really on vacation in Arizona?, the City Council to examine LAPD deployment, and the line forms for Jenny Oropeza's Senate seat. Plus: no more first-class travel for actors?

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.9.10

Schwarzenegger on pot, Villaraigosa at the Breeders' Cup race, a profile of mayoral chief of staff Jeff Carr, Mark Kriski's illness and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.8.10

Conan debuts tonight, Olbermann to return Tuesday, Whitman's spending put in perspective, Qantas passengers stranded at LAX and much more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 11.4.10

Cleaning up the analytical loose ends on the California election, the Valley goes Democratic and pro-pot, a Valley Chicano explores the Holocaust, James Rainey guest-hosts on KPCC and more.

Morning Buzz: Election results update

Kamala Harris leads Steve Cooley in the race for attorney general by 38,519 votes with more than 96% of the precincts tallied, including all of them in Los Angeles County.

Morning Buzz: Election Day

The year of the mail-in ballot, how Whitman spent $160 million, Bell's city council members get jeered, plus radio ratings and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 11.1.10

Whitman and Brown donors are hedging their bets, the day's local campaign events, Brown denies he has tapped Gray Davis to run his transition, a possible new editor for Bon Appetit and and trouble again at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.29.10

AEG talks about football stadium plans for Downtown, Boxer goes up by eight points, Villaraigosa is in Lu Parker's home state and KTLA's Eric Spillman catches a bad guy.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.27.10

Whitman charges the media double what Brown does, Fiorina still in the hospital, the DA wants to get rid of Vernon, new websites, Joe Torre at the White House and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.26.10

Sheriff's watchdog won't investigate Baca's help for a donor, but wait until you see why. Plus women prefer Brown and Boxer, Whitman goes the litmus test route, Soros to help Prop. 19 and the county's new bike-commuting health director.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.25.10

Sheriff Baca's unusual investigative help for a political donor, Dems beat Tea Party in the Valley, poll numbers, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.22.10

Whitman up to $163 million, Steve Cooley is leading but somehow portrayed as a victim of Roman Polanski, Ridley-Thomas and Antonovich on the hyping of child deaths, plus Lindsay Lohan sent back to rehab.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.21.10

State Sen. Jenny Oropeza died overnight at age 53, new PPIC poll numbers have Brown and Boxer ahead, plans for Obama's USC rally and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.20.10

City traffic officials promise there will be fewer jams with Friday's campaign visit by President Obama, plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.19.10

Obama on the air for Boxer, Daily News endorses Brown, Laura Richardson's house in the news again, more on KCET's big move and a new hire at THR.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.18.10

Weekend campaigning in the state races, last day to register to vote, Yaroslavsky will only say he's thinking about a run for mayor, Neon Tommy on NPR and the new Hollywood Reporter website launches.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.15.10

Brown and the death penalty, Whitman on KABC, Props. 23 and 26, lowest homicide rate since 1975, and rough sex in the Jewish Journal. More inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.14.10

NOW says it never demanded a "whore" firing, why so many restaurants don't post letter grades, Barry Minkow in the news, and Carmen Trutanich too. Plus much more after the jump.

Morning buzzless

I have a bunch of early meetings today. No Morning Buzz forthcoming. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.12.10

Obama, Palin and the Clintons all heading to California to campaign, tonight's got a Brown-Whitman debate, Guider out at THR, new gig for Laura Ling and the Daily Bruin goes to Cameroon.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.11.10

Station Fire fight hurt by cost concerns, Giuliani in town campaigning for Whitman, Villaraigosa at the White House, LA's future PBS shows and more media and book notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.8.10

Brown apologizes for underling's Whitman slur, she has now spent $121 million of her own money to become governor, an LAPD officer convicted, plus book and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 10.7.10

Judge has a familiar name, teachers threaten to sue, Baca endorses Brown and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.6.10

Ed Rosenthal talks about the desert and god, still loots of talk about Meg Whitman's money and her ex-housekeeper, Gloria Allred again declines to say who put her up to it and the L.A. Times endorses Republican Steve Cooley.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.5.10

If Councilman Alarcon goes down for not living in his district home, it could be because he forgot to leave the water running. Plus more notes inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.4.10

Spending welfare money out of state, more politics of LAFD assistants, more redevelopment scams, USC gets to keep its trademark and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.1.10

Maids, polygraphs and vetoes, plus Rosendahl talks about being gay, calling for more memories of Tom Bradley and Lakers tickets go on sale.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.30.10

What the Whitman-housekeeper boomlet means, Whitman and Brown tied in another poll, the FBI and LAPD collaborate to solve a whole bunch of homicides, almost half don't pay their red-light camera tickets, plus one ex-councilman gets a job and another one passes on.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.29.10

Debate roundup, Boxer-Fiorina today, higher fees to adopt a dog, and Angeleno editor Degen Pener signs on with Janice Min at the Hollywood Reporter.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.28.10

Meg and Jerry debate tonight, questions about methodology of the Times-USC poll, thumbs down on the state Legislature, a stress hotline for LAUSD teachers and more after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.27.10

Hotter yet again today, last week for McCourt v. McCourt, more polling mania in the state election races, plus Jose Huizar, Ari Swiller and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.23.10

Whitman and Brown tied in Field Poll, how Robert Rizzo may have hid the high salaries in Bell, LADOT chief resigns, Larry Elder returns to KABC and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.22.10

Whitman, Brown, Mrs. Brown, pot, Mrs. Obama, a job opening at City Hall for a media type and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.21.10

Concessions contracts awarded at LAX, original Wonkette talks to Schwarzenegger, Mel Brooks on the radio and much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.20.10

Jamie McCourt's SUV hits a pedestrian, Paris Hilton pleads guilty in Vegas, The Madeleine Brand Show debuts at 9 a.m. and more for a Monday — including items on Jerry Brown, Rick Caruso, Rick Dees, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Ruben Martinez and others.

No Morning Buzz today

Check out Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.16.10

Whitman's record spending, Jerrry Brown needs to be lucky, Bell's new city attorney has a past, new job for Bill Bratton and a floating pig over Downtown.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.15.10

Pay to play on local TV, Jerry Brown sues over Bell and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.14.10

Jerry Brown apologizes for bringing Monica Lewinsky into it, Board of Supes to look at letter grades for food trucks, LAPD officers get scammed, a gay Saudi diplomat here seeks asylum and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.13.10

Daily News warns mayor again, schools open at the old Ambassador Hotel site, bikers count on Arnold, Natalie Portman dances and much more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.10.10

San Bruno residents smelled gas for days, another tragic shooting in Rampart, Bell not the first corrupt city, why City Hall contracts get so political and Marilyn Monroe's home sells.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.9.10

Another Brown-Whitman debate, the benefactor of Schwarzenegger's Asian trip, Robin Kramer to the harbor commission and more inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.8.10

Larry King's replacement becomes official, LAT urges defense of Prop. 8, Mel Gibson's arresting deputy sues, the times loses two reporters in Washington and much more inside.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.7.10

Long bunch of news and notes coming back from the holiday weekend. Tucked away neatly inside, as usual.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.2.10

Boxer v Fiorina, labor rests on Brown spending, enviros lick their wounds, Baca says pot shops are crime dens, the New Yorker's coming stories on AOL and Facebook, and a...

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.1.10

Boxer and Fiorina meet on TV tonight, Frank McCourt on the stand, coverage of Sacramento's end of session and much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.31.10

Child fatality failures, big fundraising week in Sacramento, Batman and Yoda coming to the City Council and not for laughs, and more inside.

Morning Buzz: McCourt Day 8.30.10

The story of the day in Los Angeles is the opening pitch of the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce trial. It's not OJ, MJ or Phil Spector big, but it...

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.26.10

Traffic disruption in Century City, Metrolink offers to settle with Chatsworth victims, Steve Cooley's campaign contributors, plus Keith Brackpool, Robert Rizzo, Tim Mangan, Will Forte, pot shops and today's Bookworm guest.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.25.10

Is the county Department of Children and Family Services hiding child deaths, plus Obama's pitch crashes Brown's website, Fox's bipartisan donations in California, CBS' bad week, the new THR and...

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.24.10

DWP and the ocean, the Obama is a Muslim canard, EAA ratifies health care contributions, a look at Diller Scofidio + Renfro plus The Hollywood Reporter claims it has more...

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.23.10

California Republicans feeling pretty good, Whitman says she would defend Prop. 8 in court, Willie Brown on Schwarzenegger, Metro's bungled turnstiles program, plus audio of Vin Scully's press conference and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.19.10

More on the mystery woman whose name swirls around the mummified remains in Westlake, plus Whitman's upcoming weekend, an outrage worse than Bell, the Ruben Salazar files and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.18.10

Ripped from the annals of noir L.A.: mummified remains of two infants from the 1930s found in Westlake district steamer trunk. Plus more inside on two days of Obamajams, the county tries to kill the messenger on child deaths, and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.17.10

Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown, school scores are up, Villaraigosa and the cyclists, a Heal the Bay mockumentary and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.16.10

Obama will be in Hancock Park for fundraisers this evening, so plan traffic accordingly. Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.12.10

Sacramento Democrats' new tax plan, Hewlett-Packard people seem to prefer Boxer, new watering rules and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.11.10

Great white sharks making a comeback off our coast, LAT staffers who sued Sam Zell lose a big round, prior restraint of Times allowed to continue, plus more US staffers follow Janice Min the Hollywood Reporter and notes on Lisa Leslie, David Beckham, Rick Neuheisel, Lady Gaga, Susanna Hoffs and a new food blog.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.10.10

Bell's big problem isn't high salaries but that it's controlled by gangs, says veteran southeast reporter Jeffrey Anderson. Plus Steve Cooley's gifts, Broad and Saban give to Brown and Whitman, the report on Maxine Waters, LAX north runway may be moved and that judge is slapped down for prioor restraint of a Times photo.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.9.10

What's riding on Boxer-Fiorina, another Downtown developer wants a tax break, plus Dana Goodyear, Joel Kotkin, Stefano Tonchi, Gustavo Arellano and more....

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.6.10

What Maxine Waters had to say, what Jerry Brown did say, what legal analysts are saying about the Prop. 8 ruling, Jack Shafer's advice on what Sidney Harman shouldn't say...

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.5.10

Mary Hart has done enough ET, Meg with John & Ken, a judge chills the Times, LoGrande confirmed, Sean Penn as Max Perkins and a whole bunch of media notes.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.4.10

KCET's financial struggles, Prop. 8 ruling's timing, Tribune troubles redux, Tim Rutten on Anne Rice quitting the Christians, and will Los Angeles County cost the Democrats the election?

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.3.10

Greuel on a jury, Garcetti for Echo Park lake crackdown, Whitman's amazing spending, Lakers playoff tickets for lawmakers and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.2.10

Lohan is out of jail, Bell's cops got paid well too, Gregory Rodriguez on "white racial anxiety" and affirmative action, plus rules for political tweets and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.30.10

Expo Line, Bell, Mitrice Richardson, Eli Broad's museum and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.29.10

Your smart phone says who you will vote for, plus more politics, news and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.28.10

More politicians jump on Bell story, CNN's ratings, Mordigan Nurseries, Magnolia Bakery problems and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.27.10

Republicans upbeat on Fiorina, Bell officials give up the money, reaction to LoGrande, the Battle of Los Angeles and more. Inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.26.10

Deja vu in the race for governor, HuffPost examined again, Tribune papers not close to giving up print, the Downtown stadium gets onto "Entourage" and much more for Monday after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.23.10

Bell's officials resign, city manager Rizzo faces drunk driving charge, Arianna not moving to New York, more on the Journolist flap, Ron Kayes hates transit and hearts the Valley, and the Times gets ready to write about the river.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.22.10

Cortines makes his exit plans, John & Ken turn against Meg Whitman, mixed week for Andrew Breitbart, defense fund for Richard Alarcon and the death of Silver Lake's walking man.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.21.10

The new California chief justice, Nathaniel Ayers goes to the White House, Fiorina changes her mind, DWP defends its money hoarding, Lindsay Lohan's 13-day sentence and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.20.10

Coverage plan for Lindsay Lohan's jail hearing, dubious City Council fundraising, dubious CRA media advice, outrage in Bell plus much more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 7.19.10

Radar Online's Mel Gibson bump, an ethics commissioner wants to know more about the mayor's tickets, Border Patrol numbers, an un-Christian pastor in Temecula and much more for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.16.10

It's safe to speed in Arizona again, John Edwards the movie, Ron Kaye's political aspirations, the L.A. River's kayaking biologist speaks, the LAT's Emmy nomination and a KTLA reporter heads to Iraq to work for the government. Details inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.15.10

Big heat coming, big salaries in Bell, the 1988 press conference and reward on the Grim Sleeper, a bureau chief leaves, plus Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown, Ronald George, Bill Bratton, Joe Berlinger, Rachelle Spector and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.14.10

Arnold's job performance rating hits new low, Nikki Finke finally talks about "Tilda," ethics commissioners on the free tickets and more after the jump....

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.13.10

Whitman's investment in Mike Murphy's movie career, Andrew Malcolm's flakkery again, LAT staffers warned about tweets, Polanski's victim still wants it to end, White House press secretaries in town, an arts blog dies and a books blog begins. Plus more, inside.

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.9.10

What Villaraigosa could learn from Tom Bradley, what Jerry Brown has learned about Meg Whitman, and what Austin Beutner is learning about snubs of the City Council. Plus more, inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.8.10

Emmy noms, new status for el Rio Porciuncula, Boxer's polling stats, the end of National Public Radio and more, all inside.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.7.10

Brown-Whitman in a tie, Lohan's likely actual time to be served, Fox 11 camera operator gets $1.7 million, a new coach for the Clippers and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.6.10

Soon-Shiong buys up Brentwood, a Manson girl comes up for parole again, what to do about L.A.'s watering rules, the jury deliberates in Oscar Grant killing and an architecture obituary. Plus more as we return from the long holiday weekend.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.30.10

Services for CHP officer Ortiz, child welfare lets another child die, a Mitrice Richardson lawsuit, a library parcel tax vote maybe, and Alhambra's gateway.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.29.10

Five officers lost by the CHP, the budget-less legislature leaves town, which campaigns Hollywood is giving to, the politics of free tickets and a weak editorial, plus much more inside.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.28.10

Whitman's campaign staffing, Villaraigosa's taste in music, Usher not running, Broad takes out a permit for his museum and Scott Turow speaks tonight with Dustin Hoffman. Plus more inside.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.24.10

Long Wimbledon match ends, controversies over county probation and welfare recipients in casinos, overlooking the Arizona boycott if it helps revenue, the earth moves and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.23.10

Landon Donovan scores a big one for the U.S., Meg Whitman goes after Jerry Brown, L.A.'s most popular filming site, Yvonne Burke as lobbyist and Glenn Beck's turgid first novel. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.22.10

Mexico loses but advances at the World Cup, who might carry on Eli Broad's role of architecture patron, Sarah Palin and Fiorina, a relic from "Emergency!" and Steve Lopez on the air. Plus Kristina Ripatti rides her bike across the U.S.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.21.10

Good luck getting in or out of the Lakers parade zone, GQ's story on Christine Daniels, the 405 project and why is L.A. so uninterested in the BART officers' trial here?

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.17.10

Bynum is in Game 7 and Perkins is out, VP Biden coming to California to campaign, regulating food trucks, cops being bad, plans for All Saints in Pasadena and politics notes.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.16.10

Cardinal Mahony's deposition, the Obamas see the Getty, the City Council delays on Arizona, Gov. Schwarzenegger comes to the Press Club Awards, plus Joel Kotkin, Jeanie Buss, Glenn Beck and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.15.10

Charlie Sheen's car does it again, Meg Whitman buys $20 million more chips, Beutner plans our future, Pierce O'Donnell back on the hook, a $105,000 cell phone and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.14.10

SCOTUS to review California prison order, Villaraigosa paid for his U2 tix, Jack Kyser to retire, Roy Ashburn discusses secret life, John Wooden's funeral plus a whole bunch of weekend and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.11.10

CHP officer killed in Redlands, Barbara Boxer's hair, Ryan Seacrest's TV future, the down side of Trutanich's power grab, plus what Gustavo Arellano plans to say at UCLA's graduation later today. And more, after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.10.10

Greuel audits DWP finances, Whitman's cost per vote, Rutten on a "wretched" book by Chuck Barris, an LAPD officer arraigned and more, plus some media notes.

Wall Street Journal also looking at L.A. edition

The New York Times isn't the only big newspaper publisher looking at the perceived weakness of the Los Angeles Times in its home market and thinking hmmm.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.9.10

Election result updates, closing L.A. libraries two days a week, the City Council gets involved in Arizona again, Mayor Villaraigosa on the Critical Mass video, Yaroslavsky on his John Wooden dinners, plus Lindsay Lohan and some media hiring notes.

Morning Buzz: Monday 6.7.10

Yahoo's desire to buy Huffington Post, five myths about California politics, would Reagan be conservative enough for today's California GOP, yet another story on Mickey Kaus, fear of Carmen Trutanich, plus Alycia Lane, the Entryway Project and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.3.10

Lakers-Celtics at 6 p.m., Beck makes a wager, labor's political machine, Brown puts up some cash, Nate Silver and 538.com move to the New York Times, and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.2.2010

More Arizona boycottishness, Trutanich wants his own grand jury, Cooley and the archdiocese, Villaraigosa's freebies and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.1.10

Mexico wants Beresford-Redman for murder, Archbishop Gomez gets a rock star welcome in the Valley, Bynum has his knee drained, robbers shoot a Trader Joe's clerk and more after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.27.10

Janice Min's plans for THR, a Mickey Kaus radio spot, plus billboards, Charlie Beck, Bobby Shriver and a fun transit blog.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.26.10

Whitman's people claim big lead, debuts for the new Tom Bradley Terminal and Coadjutor Archbishop Jose Gomez, an LAPD cop gets $2 million from a jury and the Times gives itself its awards. Plus more after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.25.10

You won't believe what a paramedic call costs in Los Angeles — and they want to raise it 37%. Plus Meg Whitman's polling, advice from David Nahai, some blog and media notes, a job opening at the ACLU and bad reviews for "Sex and the City."

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.24.10

Sarah Ferguson and Bruce Beresford-Redman skulk into town, though not necessarily together. Plus a Monday assortment of media, politics and news notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.21.10

Kevin Costner gets oily, Lindsay Lohan gets off the boat, President Obama gets back on the plane, Meg Whitman gets talky and more after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.20.10

Parsing the PPIC poll, Villaraigosa still with the president of Mexico, DWP, Randal Simmons, Suge Knight, Otis Redding and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.19.10

Sheriff Baca's "un-American" revenge, Whitman cashes another check, L.A.'s budget hawks, Villaraigosa heads back to D.C., Steve Lopez campaigns, a lesbnian in West Hollywood, a shout-out to Axles of Evil — and so much more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.18.10

Political consultants rolling in the dough, Brown finally campaigns, Kaus tapes radio spots, Conan chooses Burbank and Drew Street may ask for a new name.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.17.10

Schwarzenegger's onus, Mozingo's series, neglected ponies, a chef in trouble with the law, the Lakers begin round three and a blogger's photo gets picked up. Plus the death of Ronnie James Dio.

Morning Buzz: Friday 5.14.10

What the police commission won't tell us, how Homeboy is no MOCA, GOP attacks on Streisand, more on Klinkenborg's L.A. and The Ring cycle's singers feel at risk.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.13.10

More budget pain on the way, Nazi victims don't like all this name calling, Greig Smith explains, Villaraigosa heads to D.C., an LAPD officer pleads guilty and the Hotel Figueroa comes clean — plus geese drop in at the Norton Simon.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.12.10

New website for Sheriff Baca, boycotting Arizona, Jewish Journal up, Sarah Silverman down, and perhaps the last great newspaper novel.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.11.10

How to buy entry into the governor's house, Pete Wilson on immigration, the cost of city layoffs, plus Villaraigosa on jury duty, George Will, Roman Polanski, Mike Piazza and a Leimert Park reading for Lena Horne.

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.10.10

Microsoft to convene in L.A., no Times endorsements for Whitman, Ponzer, Brown or Boxer, the return of Al Checchi and more bankruptcy talk from Dick Riordan.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.5.10

Riordan op-eds again, Schwarzenegger lifestyle reined in, the DWP writes a big check, the City Attorney notifies pot clinics and Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a misspelled star.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.4.10

Times Square suspect in custody, Tony Awards nominations, Webby Awards for locals and more, including a question for our times: is comedian Paul Rodriguez on the state water commission or not?

Morning Buzz: Monday 5.3.10

Poizner-Whitman debate, how the Hoiles lost the Register, when Steve Glazer met Jerry Brown, Villaraigosa backs off his arts cuts and much more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.29.10

DWP workers caught going to strip clubs and drinking on the job, who paid for the Gates funeral?, the Times endorses Newsom over Hahn, and what could the Broad museum mean for downtown?

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.28.10

Escape from Pitchess, Arizona backlash, Whitman regrets, Ridley-Thomas puts on a show for Steve Lopez and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.27.10

Maldonado's confirmation, defending Daryl Gates' handling of the riots, Santana charged, more X Games in L.A., more Alan Rich appreciation and is Nikki Finke being diluted?

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.26.10

Long lines again for free health care in South L.A., LAT's Sunday circulation drops under a million, the spring ritual at City Hall, street closures for the Daryl Gates funeral and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.22.10

Campbell rises in a poll, dueling tax returns, packaging Beutner, radio ratings and another downtown police funeral scheduled.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.21.10

Romney comes back for Whitman, Kaus and Ann Coulter, editorializing against Beutner and a new Knott's history book.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.20.10

Rain on the way, less-dire budget news all around, the morning news battleground, a new book show and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.19.10

Democrats wrap up in L.A. before Obama visits, LAT's in-house anti Obama blogger spins the trip, a letter from L.A. and Animal in the new New Yorker, a new blog and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.15.10

Inventing the tea party express, Whitman's video reports, Jill Stewart on City Hall, Capitol Weekly's lower Top 100 and more — inside after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.14.10

LAPD funeral traffic, saving teachers at LAUSD, Gatto gets to runoff in AD 43 and Villaraigosa's gift report for the year. Plus more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.13.10

Big Downtown funeral for officer Robert Cottle, crackdown on tailgaters at Dodger Stadium, a possible LAPD hiring freeze and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.12.10

Riordan makes L.A. bankruptcy sound like a good idea, squeezing homicide detectives, a shorter school year, Susan Estrich and Justice Stevens, Angela Markel and more catching up for a Monday.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.7.10

Blame Villaraigosa and the DWP, the Times says, while the Daily News runs a front page call for the mayor to resign.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.6.10

Greuel says April 19 is when city workers have to stop working, Whitman writes another $20 million check, The Wrap vs. Newser and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.5.10

LegalZoom is still looking to leave L.A., seeking funds to cap the Hollywood Freeway for a park, assault charges against jail deputies, Hot Tub Political Machine and more politics and media notes.

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.2.10

Analyzing the DWP rates showdown, checking in on Bill Bratton, another southeast city official indicted , traffic ticket stings in Glendale and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.1.10

Garfield High to name auditorium for Jaime Escalante, more on last night's DWP rates vote, big Bev Hills fundraiser for Meg Whitman, an anniversary for Larry Mantle and more.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.31.10

L.A.'s homicide rate headed back up, Burbank PD's shooting at pursuit suspect, which sports Republicans watch, a court date for Frank and Jamie and more....

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.30.10

More DWP politics, Karl Rove disrupted, and the story behind Westside Rentals. Inside after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.29.10

A compromise on DWP rates, Villaraigosa considers naming his job czar to run the utility and gets some good reviews in D.C., and a report from the Cooley roast. Plus media notes and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.26.10

Even higher DWP rates now envisioned, Nikki Finke and the Hollywood Reporter don't agree on what she was offered, a longer Gold Line, dark days at Channel 35 and more.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.25.10

The pot initiative makes the November ballot, support for same-sex marriage reaches 50%, DA Steve Cooley to be roasted, the Burbank teacher pleads no contest and 300 tickets written in one Downtown swoop.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.24.10

City Council asserts itself on the DWP rates, California's algebra experiment not working, The Standard pays for pouring pool chemicals down the drain, plus Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown, Lee Baca, Walter Karabian and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.23.10

Baca goes right back at it after D.C. dustup, Whitman's spending, Jerry Brown's old apartment, LAist's owner close to sale and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards. Plus more, of course.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.22.10

Johnny Mountain retires as part of the KCBS/KCAL turnover, Trutanich won't cut pay, Speaker Perez's low district profile, a dirty trick aimed at Gavin Newsom, a Times arts hire and a birth in the media family.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.19.10

More DWP activity, Cooley investigating Board of Supes, political writers feud, who's missing from "The Runaways" and a Cesar Chavez movie in the works.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.19.10

Boxer's popularity down, Pau Gasol seeks paparazzi help from the police, a gay bishop for L.A. gets approval and Metro may bring back beer and wine ads.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.17.10

Politics day in the Morning Buzz, plus some media notes.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.16.10

An early morning quake, Villaraigosa raises DWP bills a whole bunch, the Whitman-Poizner debate and Jamie McCourt as a candidate for mayor — and president

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.15.10

Free rides for local politicians, Hollywood and Barbara Boxer, Villaraigosa's carbon surcharge and the New Yorker looks at Hollywood publicists. Plus more, after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.12.10

City Hall spending, Villaraigosa delays, Whitman stages, a new candidate runs for assessor and a local politics obituary. Plus more, all after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.10.10

Gavin Newsom chatter, Cooley calls out his deputies, National Magazine Award finalists, another AOL Patch in South Bay, the death of Corey Haim and more.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.9.10

Another anti-gay Republican admits he's gay, trespassers at the Oscars, Caruso gets political, the City Council's voting machines and more.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.8.10

Top LAT editors opposed last week's "Alice in Wonderland" ad, evolution of the Howard Jarvis organization, Sheriff Baca to hit the streets, KUSC, Jaime Escalante and more.

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.5.10

Sheriff Baca releases inmates early, Joel Grover goes after bogus disabled parking, Arnold and Maria get paid to promote California, editor hospitalized after meeting with New Times' Mike Lacey, and more...after the jump.

Morning Buzz-less Thursday

Other duties call this morning. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.3.10

DA Cooley told to stop punishing his deputies who belong to the union, Trutanich called out for that excessive bail gimmick, LAT loses another top Washington reporter, a new Janice Hahn video hit on Newsom — plus Jello Biafra looks back at Jerry Brown. All that and more after the jump.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.2.2010

Jay Leno returns, Jerry Brown and Sun Tzu, Ebert on Oprah, a local college president resigns and a media person drives and survives Laurel Canyon for the first time.

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.1.10

Villaraigosa wants another new fee on DWP customers, AP covers L.A's budget problems, Speaker Perez's influence issues, the Rafu Shimpo in big trouble and Ban Ki-moon comes to town.

Morning Buzz: Friday 2.26.10

A quickie roundup for Friday.

Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.25.10

Assignment editor takes part in sting, a councilman registers his dog, Cooley called a liberal, 99 things to eat before you die — and more after the jump.