A light serving today since I'm driving back to L.A. from upstate, but you should turn the page anyway for some Devin Brown news, some media tidbits and a clutch of new blogs. Plus the front pages, of course. Click on the Morning Buzz.
♦ Devin Brown settlement: The mother of the thirteen-year-old killed by the LAPD while driving a stolen car in the middle of the night would get $1.5 million.
♦ Hitting the pavement: Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Greig Smith proposed a $1.5 billion bond issue to smooth out the city's bumpy streets.
♦ Crossing a half-mil: The median home price in Los Angeles County hit $506,000 last month, the highest ever and up 15% from a year ago. What bubble?
♦ Moving on: Jennifer Siebens, Los Angeles bureau chief for CBS News since 1986, is being promoted to vice president and London bureau chief. TVNewser has the memo.
♦ Leinart scoop: Couple of readers emailed to say that ESPN broke the news of Matt Leinart's dump of agent Leigh Steinberg a day before Nikki Finke reported it.
♦ Urban-chaparral interface: A pickup truck in downtown Glendale struck a deer crossing Colorado Boulevard.
♦ Getting old sucks: Former LAPD chief and state Senator Ed Davis is in declining health in a Morro Bay hospital.
♦ More sports blogs: The Daily News and other Los Angeles News Group papers are sharing blogs by sports staffers on the Dodgers, Angels, USC, high schools and general sports commentary. Tony Jackson of the DN does the Dodgers blog.