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Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.5.07

First slice at the news after the jump.

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Deporting illegal gang suspects
DA Steve Cooley and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo are proposing to be more aggressive about enforcing the immigration status of undocumented suspects in gang crimes. LAT
It's good when you're connected
CityView, the home-building company run by Henry Cisneros and Sean Burton, was a key backer of the unsuccessful Measure H housing bond and now is receiving millions in investment from the City Hall pension funds. LA Weekly
Meruelo's permit problems
The LA Weekly's Jeffrey Anderson is back on the case of downtown mega-landowner Richard Meruelo clearing off toxics-tainted property without permission. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's office filed charges this week against Meruelo Maddox Properties. LAW
Conflict of interest at USC?
Investigators looking into the college loan industry are exploring whether USC's financial aid director had improper business ties to a lender that her office has recommended to students. LAT
Phil Jackson goes way back with Sam Zell
The Lakers coach fills in T.J. Simers. LAT
Zell bad for Times employees?
Nikki Finke sees trouble ahead. LA Weekly Same for DadTalk blogger Brett Levy, who has money in the Times retirement plans.
Too much Zell coverage?
Scott Schmidt blogs that the Times shouldn't write about itself so much. Spot-On
Inglewood election fracas
Elected City Clerk Yvonne Horton and Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn are going at it over counting the votes in Tuesday's election. LAT Plus: Election upset in Glendale. DN
Graves at Playa Vista
CityBeat's Dean Kuipers covers what happens now — or doesn't happen — with the 411 Native American remains unearthed during construction of the massive Playa Vista development. It's one of the largest burial grounds found in Southern California, and for now the remains are held in a trailer on the site with plans by the company to re-inter them in 2010 or so. But the Tonga/Gabrielino representative deemed the "most likely descendant" of the people who lived along the bluffs below Loyola Marymount is pretty unhappy about it all. Unexpected factoid: Burials took place there as recently as the 1960s, Kuipers says.
Preparing for Anschutz
You can just feel Times reporter Glenn Bunting's anticipation that Philip Anschutz may be forced to testify in the Clive Cussler-Sahara case and another in Denver. Advancer in the LAT
Rosendahl at Current Affairs Forum
Councilman Bill Rosendahl gives an update on LAX and Westside transportation at the forum's lunch at the Wilshire Grand.

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