Morning Buzz: Monday 10.6.08

  • The Angels stayed alive in the American League playoffs, dropping the Red Sox 5-4 in 12 innings. ESPN
    Update: The Dodgers open against the Phillies Thursday in Philadelphia, play here Oct. 12, 13 and (if necessary) 15. MLB
  • Some "temporary student workers" for L.A. County have kept their jobs for years — 28 years in one case. LAT
  • Three witnesses who were at the Chatsworth Metrolink station on Sept. 12 say the northbound train operated by Robert Sanchez had a green light to leave the station before the crash that killed 25. LAT
  • Getting nasty in the Parks and Ridley-Thomas race for Supervisor, and neighborhood councils plan to tell the mayor no more taxes. Orlov/DN
  • Steve Lopez takes on the new electronic billboards that are transforming L.A. streets with City Hall's blessing: "About 40 to 50 billboards on the Westside alone have been converted from conventional to digital this year, and SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE could soon be converted citywide under terms of lawsuit settlement city officials rubber-stamped in 2006." LAT
  • Hollywood's political donor fatigue. Variety
  • The brother of Democratic Reps. Loretta and Linda Sanchez, and his girlfriend, are missing after a boating accident four miles off Long Beach. LAT
  • Villaraigosa's housing plan could have a big impact in Downtown. DT News
    Plus: The Garment & Citizen's Jerry Sullivan calls the mayor tone deaf on housing. New Geography
  • Undocumented immigrant homeowners have a lower rate of delinquencies than American homeowners. LAT
  • NBC Entertainment Publicity moves today from NBC Burbank to the Stein Building on the Universal Studios lot.
  • At least 75 USC students were treated over the weekend for a contagious gastrointestinal virus. AP
  • Touring the homes of L.A.'s famed German emigres in Brentwood, Westwood and Pacific Palisades with the New York Times Travel section.
  • Mariachi venue La Fonda officially reopened on Wilshire for seven nights a week. DT News
  • Former USC football star Craig Fertig died of kidney failure at age 66. LAT

Plus: The second installment — and first actual running — of Sara Catania's new marathon blog Run On, and Mark Lacter's weekend observations on the Paramount and DreamWorks separation.

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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