Morning Buzz

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? Plus more for a Monday, after the jump.

  • The LAPD says it will be out in force for today's Lakers parade on Figueroa Street south from 12th to Jefferson — no rallies planned at Staples Center or the Coliseum. LAT
  • The GQ story on Mike Penner/Christine Daniels by Nancy Hass is out in GQ: "This is a love story, a tragic one, involving not only Penner but the people whose worlds were shattered by his fateful decision." GQ
  • The 405 widening project ballet: "Every task - from setting up K-rails and street cones to excavating foothills and readjusting freeway lanes - must be managed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with a precision and care reserved for cardiac surgeons." DN
  • Celeste Fremon asks why Los Angeles is so uninterested in the trial here of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, who is white and charged with shooting a black, unarmed passenger in the back. Witness LA
  • Another wrinkle in the L.A. boycott of Arizona: the company that runs the city's red light cameras is based in Arizona and its contract will need an exemption from the City Council boycott. LAT
  • Orlov's Tipoffs: The new animal services director, speculation on Yolie Aguilar's seat on the school board, an NFL event at the Coliseum. DN
  • The LAPD's new $74 million jail is empty because, the department says, it can't afford to hire jailers. LAT
  • Slate cards, paid and not, made the difference in the rise of unknown Larry Aceves to the top of the vote results in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. California Watch
  • It's time for Angelenos to (heart) their city a bit more, Gregory Rodriguez argues. LAT Op-Ed
  • Anonymous LAPD cop "Jack Dunphy" found the department's tactics wanting in the hours after the Lakers victory, where he was deployed. Pajamas Media
  • David Boies, who argued the anti-Prop. 8 side at the San Francisco trial, is the star of the moment for the gay press. LGBT POV
  • Richard Zaldivar, founder of The Wall-Las Memorias, published an open letter on AIDS to Archbishop Jose H. Gomez in La Opinión. Original | English translation
  • Gloria Allred, up close and personal in the New York Times Style section: "...impeccably turned out, as she seems always to be — this time in beige pants and a beige jacket, a silk scarf with splashes of red and black, gold earrings and a gold chain around her neck. Her short hair was neatly streaked and coiffed, her skin impressively youthful and her makeup careful and judicious. She is small and trim, though she does hardly any exercise. 'Fighting injustice keeps you young,' she said." NYT
  • Los Angeles magazine and City Controller Wendy Greuel host a Women's Leadership Reception this evening at Robata.
  • Where are they now: former L.A. Times reporter Susannah Rosenblatt is freelancing in Taiwan and last week had a story on whisky in the International Herald Tribune's Business section. IHT

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