Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.23.08

Variety's Adalian to TV Week

Josef Adalian has been television editor at Variety for nine years. At Television Week he'll be deputy editor and write stories, a weekly column and a blog. Release, DHD

Delgadillo balks at layoff plans for his office

Mayor Villaraigosa's proposed budget calls for 60 support positions to be eliminated from the City Attorney's office. "The cuts in the proposed budget undermine the public safety gains made to date by LAPD, other law enforcement agencies and the city attorney's office to protect our community," said chief assistant Jeffrey B. Isaacs in a statement. "When attorneys are pulled from their other assignments to complete support staff functions, or worse, are unable to prosecute criminal defendants because of the absence of support staff, serious consequences will follow." Daily News, Daily Journal (not online)
Also: The head of Channel 36 says the mayor's budget would probably shut down the station.

Capitol Records plays the sound card

Record label says a development planned next to its landmark Hollywood tower would damage its below-ground, state of the art recording studio. LAT

What works in L.A. gang intervention

Celeste Fremon praises reporting by the Times' David Zahniser. Witness LA

Another guilty in murder of Deputy Maria Rosa

A Long Beach jury convicted Frank Christopher Gonzalez in the 2006 killing of the off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. P-T, LAT

Prescience is a good trait in a columnist

Variety's Brian Lowry makes passing reference in his latest column to Nikki Finke's readers becoming "inordinately well-versed" in her personal ailments, and sure enough today she posts that tipsters should email rather than call because of pain from dental work.

Interview with Denise Hamilton

The author and LA Observed contributor talks about her upcoming novel, "The Last Embrace," set in 1949 Los Angeles: "[Raymond] Chandler's shadow looms large, sure, but my postwar L.A. is a more optimistic place than his, and the protagonist is a dame -- a former OSS spy -- so it's filtered through a girlie lens." Carolyn Kellogg/Jacket Copy

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