Morning Buzz: Monday 9.8.08

  • The DA's public integrity division served search warrants in a probe looking into whether Alex Padilla and Tony Cardenas illegally controlled an independent expenditure committee in the northeast Valley. LAT
  • City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo took his LAPD security detail with him to the Democratic convention in Denver. Also, Ace Smith will run the Measure R campaign for another sales tax bump for transit. Rick Orlov/Daily News
  • A federal judge deemed as excessive two law firm payments that Delgadillo's staff had approved. DN
  • Deported illegal immigrants who return are much more likely to repeatedly commit crimes, according to a RAND study. LAT
  • MSNBC removed Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as election news anchors, will keep them as liberal analysts. NYT
  • Author Mitch Albom praises the late USC professor Ed Guthman for getting him interested in journalism. Romenesko
  • Interview with Times editor Russ Stanton at the Cal State Northridge student newspaper. Daily Sundial
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple is undergoing a $50 million expansion and restoration program. LAT
  • The Entertainment Technology Center at USC announced today that it will set up a Stereoscopic 3-D Content Testing Lab. ETC
  • LA Observed video contributor Jacob Soboroff is at the Toronto International Film Festival in his new role as correspondent for AMC News, "cruising the United States and the globe bringing you news and information about movies." AMC

Plus: Morning headlines by Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed

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