Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.21.08

  • New York Times picks up on the Tyrone Freeman story. NYT
  • Folos on Caprice Young leaving the charter school association. LAT, DN, Witness LA
  • Police chief William Bratton will not be attending the Democratic convention. DN
  • Patrick O'Connor envisions City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo at the convention being trailed by FBI agents. DN
  • More trouble for Rep. Laura Richardson's home in Sacramento. Daily Breeze
  • Candy Spelling's downsizing into a condo is an example of a new L.A. trend: "a New York-style luxury high-rise lifestyle is creeping into the wealthiest echelons, fed by trends like people looking to own more than one home, foreigners drawn by the weak dollar to invest in Los Angeles, and new residential buildings being designed by celebrity architects like Robert A. M. Stern, Richard Meier and Jean Nouvel." NYT
  • Students plan out a cap park over the 101 freeway in downtown. Architect's Newspaper
  • Michael Martinez, the Los Angeles bureau chief, left the Chicago Tribune in the paper's recent cutbacks. Media Moves
  • Not the Los Angeles Times has added a spoof of LAT publisher Eddy Hartenstein's Direct TV roots and has Sam Zell buying California.
  • Blogger Ed Fuentes is leaving Downtown for personal reasons and will be missed at blogdowntown.

More by Kevin Roderick:
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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