Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 12.11.08

  • The state Air Resources Board votes today whether to require big-rig owners to add diesel exhaust traps and replace about 350,000 older, dirty engines. LAT
  • Golden Globes nomination list and Variety story
  • Inside the lawsuits that celeb Samantha Ronson and lawyer Martin Garbus have filed against each other. LAT
  • The City Council voted 11-1 not to pay Controller Laura Chick's lawyer fees, but she vowed to keep opposing City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's legal moves against her authority. LAT, DN
  • The Ventura County Star was ordered by a judge not to publish details of a search warrant in a murder case. VC Star
  • A two-woman burglary team was caught looting in Porter Ranch during the recent fires. LA Weekly
  • A San Pedro High School student fended off a kidnapping attempt by two men. Daily Breeze
  • City Hall is unwisely heaping charges on working-class and professional families at the worst possible time. LA Weekly
  • Rick Caruso won key approval for his Montecito luxury resort, albeit one with several freight trains a day passing through it. LAT
  • LA Weekly runs a puff piece on City Hall gadfly and candidate Zuma Dogg, the paper's past freelancer. LA Weekly
  • Wilshire's Miracle Mile has a new rooftop sign. Variety
  • Celeste Fremon has some bad news and some good news in the ongoing fiscal crisis at Homeboy Industries. Witness LA
  • From Channel 2 entertainment reporter Christina McLarty's blog: "OMG! LOOKS LIKE JEN ANISTON ONLY GETS BETTER WITH AGE! SHE LOOKS UNBELIEVABLE!! WHAT DO YOU THINK?"
  • Adolfo Guzman-Lopez heaps blog praise on the poetry of Marisela Norte. KCET Local
  • MaryAnn Bonino, creator of the popular Chamber Music in Historic Sites series, returns to KUSC as host of "Sunday Music," 7 to 9 a.m. starting Dec. 28. Culture Monster
  • Valarie Anderson, briefly the publisher of LA, the new L.A. Times Sunday magazine, becomes publisher for the Los Angeles edition of 944 magazine.

Plus: L.A. Times ex-employees and freelancers can be paid again. Native Intelligence, Editor & Publisher

Reminder: I'll be signing books for Angel City Press at the Central Library bookstore from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., and have a short spot on "Southern California Connected" tonight at 8 p.m. on KCET. Programming notes

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