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Morning Buzz: Friday 9.29.06

King/Drew's future
Consensus is building around letting Harbor/UCLA take over the hospital and keep it open. LAT
Extending the Orange Line
The MTA agrees to stretch the busway up to Chatsworth at a cost of $135 million. LAT
$3 billion for infrastructure
Los Angeles is looking to modernize its sewers and storm drain system.
AFTER THE JUMP: L.A. Unified starts cooperating with the mayor, a new politics blog, Alan Mendelson chats about leaving Channel 9 and asking the question: what if there was no CBS Evening News? Much more when you click to continue.
Cooperation happens
With the mayor's takeover bill due to become law Jan. 1, L.A. Unified leaders are quietly cooperating with Villaraigosa's staff behind the scenes.
Another state politics blog
Channel 10 in Sacramento posts Republican Karen Hanretty and Democrat Robin Swanson side-by-side.
What if CBS Evening News vanished
USC's Marty Kaplan wonders aloud, on the CBS website.
LAFD's culture
Alicia Mathis, the Los Angeles Fire Department captain who filed a complaint alleging sexual discrimination, guests on NBC 4's NewsConference with Laurel Erickson. Sunday at 9 am.
Mendelson chats
Alan Mendelson, who was not renewed as the business reporter for KCAL-9, tells Ron Fineman at On the Record that his separation came as a total surprise.
It hit me like a ton of bricks and I had no warning -- not even a hint that my position was in jeopardy. In fact, a year ago when a window in my contract opened up, I actually asked to be laid-off, so that I could collect severance pay and take a marketing/PR/Internet job that was offered to me at the time. At the time, I was told "no" and that they wanted me to stay on. I turned down the other job and remained at KCAL for another year-- only to be cut now.
Annenberg dean successors
Tom Brokaw and Yahoo's Terry Semel come up informally in a Times piece on the quest to find Geoff Cowan's replacement, but the official search has just gotten started.
Ever see a political reporter's desk?
LAT blogger Bob Salladay posts photos of his.


Remembering Daniel Pearl

Today's Jewish Journal visits with the slain journalist's parents on the eve of an HBO documentary and his fifth birthday since being murdered in Pakistan. Concerts are planned in at least 24 countries.

Expo Line groundbreaking
Mayor Villaraigosa and other officials came out to turn the ceremonial shovels on Exposition Boulevard between West Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive.

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