Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: 10.30.06

California Community Foundation gets $200 million!
Even Joan Palevsky's daughter had no idea the size of her mother's fortune, or where it would end up. The foundation will announce it today and plans an endowment to support civil liberties and civic participation, arts and culture, public education and empowering the disadvantaged.
VIP night at the Observatory
Stars and friends gathered last night to christen the newly restored and expanded landmark. Times focuses on Griffith Observatory director Ed Krupp, the Daily News on the gala.
Darkness is upon us
I hate the end of daylight saving time, and not just because it kicks off the worst evening traffic season of the year. On the other hand, the morning person in my household likes it.
AFTER THE JUMP: Teachers talk strike, Antonio in the air, Orlov's column, NBC's future as the Costco of broadcast television and much more.
Politics
UTLA sabers are rattling
The union brings back Wayne Johnson to guide threats of a strike vote in February. DN
Brewer needs some work
The LAUSD superintendent-to-be has mastered the pronunciation of Villaraigosa but has a ways to go on the name of the Democratic nominee for governor. Orlov
Dueling restraining orders
Rep. Maxine Waters and activist Najee Ali both abuse the court system to score points.
Media
NBC headed toward being the Costco of TV
Brad Dickson, former joke writer for Jay Leno, makes the case in the Daily News.
For Your Consideration goes online
The Hollywood Reporter unveils a web home for ads pushing Oscar hopes.
Noted
Blacks at UCLA
African American groups are trying to figure out why just 100 black freshmen enrolled at UCLA this year (out of 244 admitted) and what to do about it.
Today
Milken's State of the State conference
The Milken Institute''s annual gathering opens this morning at the Beverly Hilton with Fabian Nez, Jim Brulte, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer and Dan Lungren talking about what's at stake in the election.
'This is Antonio Villaraigosa reporting'
The mayor is scheduled to deliver the traffic report from the KTLA helicopter at 7 am.




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