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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.11.07

Villaraigosa school plan comes to a vote

Teachers and parents at Roosevelt, Santee and Jordan high schools, and at Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Markham and Gompers middle schools, vote today on whether to become part of the mayor's reform scheme for seven low-performing LAUSD schools. DN The district has sent home flyers that seem to advocate for the move.

Surprise traffic stat

About 1 in 10 freeway deaths here is a pedestrian. Last year in Southern California, 81 pedestrians, ranging in age from 14 to 83, were struck down on freeways -- 14 of them on I-5 through Los Angeles County, says the LAT's Mike Anton.

Downtown DASH to get more complicated

You'll have to bring a quarter, or get an EZ Transit Pass, to ride the DASH after January 1. Mo more Metro passes, due to a disagreement. Blogdowntown the spoof

"Laugh-out-loud funny no matter what side of the issue you're on," says strike-watcher Nikki Finke. Deadline Hollywood

Q-and-A with Celeste Fremon

The author, LA Weekly contributor and WitnessLA blogger sat for Fishbowl LA.

Kent Shocknek has an idea

CBS 2's blogging anchor suggests moving Christmas to Feb. 22 to make shopping easier.

West L.A. Online merges

Jim Bursch, the blog's creator, is now executive editor of Westside Today and will move his online posting to that paper's rebuilt website.

That's it?

The New York Times Travel section named "The 53 Places to Go in 2008" and came up with only three in California: Death Valley, San Diego and San Francisco. Meanwhile, trading was suspended in shares of MaxJet, which flies between Los Angeles and London-Stansted. It seems "punctuality statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that customer service is well short of the required level."

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