Morning Buzz: Friday 11.7.08

  • An LAPD officer is in surgery at UCLA after being shot in Watts. The officer is expected to survive, but a name has not been released. LAT
  • The City Council is considering a change in the charter to cut the audit powers of Controller Laura Chick. DN
  • The Council also votes today on the rooftop solar energy project that would raise DWP rates another 2% to 8%. LAT
  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson's column today urged Rick Caruso to run for mayor, saying "you can beat Tony because there are legions of voters fed up with his media grandstanding and self-serving, it's-all-about-me careerism." Oh well, not going to happen. DN Op-Ed
  • A Times editorial demands to know whether Villaraigosa is running for governor, and what he would do if reelected. LAT
  • Assembly members Curren Price and Mike Davis are atop the list of possible candidates to fill Mark Ridley-Thomas's seat in the state Senate, but other names mentioned include Herb and Fabian Wesson and Speaker Karen Bass. Capitol Alert
  • The Times says it has sold an extra 232,000 papers since the Obama election and will keep its lobby sales office until 7pm through Saturday. LAT
  • No ethnic group anywhere rejected the sanctioning of same-sex unions as emphatically as California's black voters, according to exit polls. Washington Post
  • Times reporter Hector Becerra writes that since he grew up in Boyle Heights, County-USC hospital was like a playground: "County-USC is part of you -- if you grew up where I did." The hospital moves into a new medical center starting today. LAT
  • The National Labor Relations Board filed more charges against the Santa Barbara News Press. Daily Sound

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