Morning Buzz: Friday 11.21.08

  • City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo sued Controller Laura Chick in his continuing effort to block her from auditing the City Attorney's office. LAT, DN
  • Steep and urgent budget cuts proposed for the city of Los Angeles, affecting libraries and other services. LAT, DN
  • A bunch of politics types and journalists are in town for the USC Unruh Institute of Politics' two-day post-election conference "Election '08: Deconstructing the Campaign and What it Means for the Future," in partnership with Politico. Info and webcast
  • Speaker Karen Bass has been out of the state this week at a conference, rather than leading the special session on the budget crisis. SF Chronicle
  • State lawmakers are looking to triple the vehicle license fee as part of the budget mess. LAT
  • Rep. Henry Waxman's victory over John Dingell adds to California's clout in Congress. SF Chronicle, Sacto Bee
  • Ethnic immigrant businesses are still thriving financially despite the down market, writes Joel Kotkin. "When cash is king," says an observer, "immigrants rule." New Geography
  • Blogger Patterico says he's found something else questionable about former LAT reporter Chuck Philips' stories on the Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls murders. His theory is complicated and based on disclosures by a con man jailed for a murder he claims to have not committed.
  • Former Carson Planning Commissioner Rick Pulido was arrested on suspicion of trying to extort money from a restaurant owner. Daily Breeze
  • Program changes at KCRW: On Dec. 1 "Which Way, L.A.?" moves to 7:30 pm, after a half-hour replay of that day's "To the Point," both hosted by Warren Olney. And the new Sunday evening music program for Nic Harcourt means that Kurt Anderson's "Studio 360" airs on KCRW for the final time this Sunday at 6 pm.

Shortcuts: Just a reminder that a quick look at the past 24 hours of LAO headlines is always available at this link. It's especially useful on heavy posting days like yesterday, when fresh posts can quickly push over onto page 2. More shortcuts: Past 2 days, past week.


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