Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.2.08

  • The school board will discuss buying out Supt. David Brewer, who is under pressure from "key civic leaders" — Richard Riordan and Eli Broad among them — to leave the LAUSD. LAT
  • A perennial Los Angeles debate returns: put LAPD officers where the crime is or where the taxes are paid? LAT
  • It's not clear anyone asked, but just to be clear Mayor Villaraigosa says he won't be joining the Obama Administration. LAT
  • TACA International Airlines Flight 670 passengers should not have been held on the ground at Ontario for nine hours, but the blame is being passed around. Daily Breeze
  • Measure R to fund transit projects and Measure H, to allow the new Waldorf hotel in Beverly Hills, have finally passed. DN, BH Courier
  • Trying to decipher the Oscar academy's membership contortions is never pretty. Patrick Goldstein
  • If Tribune goes down, Sam Zell will still be very rich but he'll have presided over the evisceration of some of our best newspapers, says Peter Osnos. The Century Foundation via Romenesko
  • Suge Knight's Malibu home, all 8,272 square feet of it, was sold in bankruptcy court for $4.56 million. Hot Property
  • The New York Times reports on the financial troubles of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. NYT
  • Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic is a new advocacy group and website headed by Hillary Norton, the former Fleishman-Hillard exec and lead lobbyist on the Las Lomas project, and Thomas Properties Group Chairman Jim Thomas.
  • The Foothill Cities Blog has resumed anonymous political blogging of the San Gabriel Valley after a lengthy crash-related hiatus. TFCB
  • Inside the new hipsterized Cole's, which reopens Thursday. Blogdowntown
  • Ruth Seymour hosts a panel discussion about the financial crisis facing MOCA on "Politics of Culture," KCRW at 2:30 p.m. Guests include Times critic Christopher Knight, former Councilman Joel Wachs, Dennis Szakacs of the Orange County Museum of Art and artist Lari Pittman.
    Meanwhile: MOCA Mobilization turns to a letter-writing campaign.
  • Patt Morrison will have Councilman Tony Cardenas and L.A. Zoo director John Lewes on KPCC at 1 p.m. to talk about the elephant enclosure.

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