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Morning Buzz: Monday 11.5.07

Kennard deal at LAX raises eyebrows

When Lydia Kennard was still a consultant at Los Angeles World Airports when she talked to URS about joining the firm's board. Now that she is on the board, URS has walked away from a bid to help build a new parking facility at LAX rather than submit to questions about Kennard. "URS was asked to provide information on their dealings with Ms. Kennard. They chose to walk rather than resolve those questions," a city official said. DN

LAUSD thinks this is success

For the first time in more than a year, starting today "nearly all teachers and other employees" finally will get paychecks that contain the right amount. LAT

Hahn portrait to hang in City Hall

The painting of the former mayor will be unveiled Nov. 8. DN

Mixed circulation report at Times

Daily sales of the Los Angeles Times were actually up 0.5% to 779,682, while Sunday circulation fell 5.1% to 1,112,165 in the latest report. Papers all over the country were down. E&P

Transition at Daily News

Greg Hernandez has moved from entertainment industry reporter in the Business section to the News Lite column on page 2 of the paper, running snippets of items that began on his Out in Hollywood and Hollywood Joe blogs. He still writes the Friday Box Office Buzz column, which now runs also in the Daily Breeze and Press Telegram.

Los Camperos de Nati Cano finds a home

The mariachi troupe announced at its final show at La Fonda on Wilshire that it will be the house band at a new restaurant going into the basement of the Eastern Columbia building in Downtown. Off-Ramp

Is Pinkberry now an urban plague?

The Wiener Factory in Sherman Oaks is closing down to make way for more frozen non-yogurt. But one of the pair of Pinkberry's that opened recently in Brentwood is not doing so well.

Regarding Adam Baer's wedding

The Malibu fire disrupted the plans, and the New York Times ran a correction. He explains.

Joe Torre to be introduced this morning

News stations covered the new manager's arrival yesterday at Santa Monica Airport. The Dodgers will do a whole show today in center field. DN

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