Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.1.08

Four killed in East Los Angeles shootings

Pair of double homicides less than a mile apart and within minutes of each are not considered related. LAT

Man shot on 101 may have been suicide

His girlfriend had just killed herself and he sent a text message saying goodbye to a friend. DN

Dodgers arrival in L.A. as graphic novella

The cover story in New Angeles Monthly features Rosalind Wyman, the youthful City Council member who helped bring the Dodgers to town in 1958.

Chuck Philips skewered by Mary Mapes

She was the CBS producer on the story that brought down Dan Rather. Patterico

Another reason LAT morale sucks

In case employees weren't worried enough about their pensions with Sam Zell in charge, they received incorrectly mailed statements showing the cash balances for other staffers. The company has apologized.

Yet another reason LAT morale sucks

Former Times investigative reporter Gary Cohn is a finalist, for Bloomberg News, for the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting by the Deadline Club in New York. List

Bill Plaschke wins sports honor again

The LAT columnist was picked as best sports columnist for the third time in four years by the Associated Press sports editors. Release

ImpreMedia and McClatchy to share content

The parent company of La Opinión and other Spanish-language newspapers will exchange sports, entertainment, breaking news, select sections and special reports in both print and on the web with McClatchy's Spanish-language papers.

Less 'Only in L.A.'

Steve Harvey's long-running column of items in the LAT California section will move to Saturdays and Sundays in print, with additional items on the paper's L.A. Now blog. LAT

Charles Phoenix' final Downtown tour

The author and performer is doing his last "Disneyland Tour of Downtown" this Sunday, April 6. It's a bus and walking tour that hits Chinatown, Olvera Street, Clifton's and many other sites. Info

Media person book deal

Marketplace reporter Lisa Napoli's book "Three Good Things: Or, What I Learned in the Happiest Place on Earth," will be the story about her experiences traveling to Bhutan to help start the nation's first commercial radio-station. Crown bought it. Publishers Lunch

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Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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