Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 9.15.06

Baquet's defiance a national story
Today's New York Times follows the LAT's Thursday story on L.A. Times editor Dean Baquet refusing to make the deep cuts in the paper's budget demanded by Chicago, calling it a newsroom morale booster. Columnist Steve Lopez gives a shout out in the piece to publisher Jeff Johnson, who so far has backed Baquet: "Johnson comes out from Chicago and goes native. Hes had a stiff drink of the Dean Baquet Kool-Aid and hes on the team."
Maher Hatout issue
The founder and president of the Muslin Public Affairs Council guests with Larry Mantle on KPCC (89.3 FM) at 10 am, followed by David Lehrer, president of Community Advocates, Inc. The Jewish Journal also weighs in.
El Grito day
Mexican independence day will be celebrated at City Hall and elsewhere.
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Politics
Another $100 million
Mayor Villaraigosa vowed to keep the city's Affordable Housing Trust Fund stocked.
415 PCH
A deal between the city of Santa Monica and local property owners will allow the opening of a public beach club on the former Marion Davies estate.
Media
New look
The Jewish Journal website has a thorough new design. Don't know how long it has been in place, but I just saw it. Today's issue has an interview with Michael Tolkin, editor Rob Eshman riles up the faithful by suggesting that Israel consider trading hostages, and a piece on Jill Soloway. Also new: weekly column from David Suissa, founder of Suissa Miller Advertising, on his Pico-Robertson neighborhood.
New first for ValleyNews.com
The community news site posts its first wedding announcement.
Noted
Language immersion
Only 7% of Mexican Americans here retain Spanish language fluency by the third generation, says a new study.
Check your Segway
All 23,000 Segways sold in the U.S. are being recalled because of a software glitch.
Today
Nora Ephron
The author guests with Patt Morrison about 2:40 pm on KPCC, 89.3 FM.
School laptops
The National Council of Hispanic Women will present 30 laptop computers to the Harrison Elementary School in City Terrace. It's one of Mayor Villaraigosa's alma maters.
Miguel Contreras Learning Center
The new LAUSD high school named for the late labor leader is formally dedicated today.
Around LA Observed
Earlier at News & Chatter
New on the blogs
LA Biz Observed: Mark Lacter on L.A. business news
SoCal Sports Observed: David Davis on Invincible
Chicken Corner: Hollywood does what?

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