Noon our time is Pulitzer hour in newsrooms around the country. Here, the Times unofficially expects a prize for last year's Altered Oceans series, but if the rumors are accurate — and they usually are by Pulitzer day — the biggest news and most heartfelt celebration will be on Sunset Boulevard.
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Olympic and Pico
Since it looks like the idea of making both boulevards one-way has life, it's also likely to be the next big contentious traffic issue. For neighborhoods along the way, the issue is greatly increased cut-through driving. The Times says a study due out today
will say that the one-way mode could carry 20% more vehicles — only 6% if left turns are allowed. But how could they not be allowed?
Turns out Mayor Villaraigosa and Chief Bratton aren't for as much openness as they previously said. LAT
Red light cameras behind schedule
Only 13 of the 32 proposed new camera locations have come to pass. DN
20 pages for Book Review and Opinion
The LAT's new Sunday tabloid was bigger than promised, with 11 pages for books and nine for the Opinion side. All that branding for the Current section
goes down the drain. Rubén Martínez of Loyola Marymount had a good Opinion piece on his connection to newspapers and what's wrong
, in his view, with the Times. On the books side, the listinmgs of upcoming signings are now available only online
Monday politics columns
Wednesday's state of the city speech, what Laura Chick is up to.
No politics today, just some musing about fish in the L.A. River.
Portfolio's debut issue
Dodgers en espańol
The Dodgers have added a Spanisn language blog
on their official website, with posts intended to be from broadcasters Jaime Jarrín and Pepe Yńiguez and Spanish-speaking members of the team.
Azteca America in trouble
Five key affiliate stations will stop carrying the Spanish-language network, dealing a significant blow to plans for making a dent in the U.s. market. LABJ
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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14