Morning Buzz: Friday 12.12.08

  • The Chatsworth crash of Metrolink 111 was a legacy of "decisions two decades ago that -- knowingly or not -- gambled with passenger safety." LAT
  • What Machine Project might do with MOCA if given control, as is rumored. LA Weekly
  • Former Washington bureau chief Doyle McManus has his first column on the Times Op-Ed page, about Obama and Chicago. LAT
  • An LAPD officer has been accused of jury tampering for telling two alternate jurors outside court about a robbery defendant's criminal history. LAT
  • Sierra Club's Carl Pope likes what he sees of the Obama environmental team so far. Huffington Post
  • Robert Greene explores "whose fault is this whole mess between Controller Laura Chick and City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo?" Opinion L.A.
  • Washington TV station replaces news crews with one-person "multimedia journalists" paid much less. Washington Post
  • The physician who stopped his car in front of cyclists in Mandeville Canyon will be tried for reckless driving and battery. LAT
  • Monica Lozano of La Opinión and ImpreMedia will serve on Gov. Schwarzenegger's new tax commission. Capitol Alert
  • Needy families are overwhelming local homeless shelters — already. DN
  • Barbara Dixon, who runs the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, is leaving at the end of the month to move to Sonoma. Cynthia Littleton
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's favorite Los Angeles area restaurants are mostly expensive. Daily Dish
  • Ethereal night photo of Downtown Los Angeles. Jimson Weed Gazette

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