Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.8.09

  • Schwarzenegger proposes to cut five days of public school to save money. LAT, Capitol Weekly
  • Passengers on Delta flight 110 subdued a passenger who tried to open the exit door on approach to LAX Wednesday. LAT
  • Don't doubt the significance of Group Televisa's breach-of-contract suit against Univision that went to trial in L.A. this week: "Nielsen shows that Univision programs are consistently beating CBS, NBC, and ABC in the ratings among prime demographics." THR, Esq
  • Here are the five ballot measures that L.A. voters will decide on March 3. DN
  • Mayor Villaraigosa, under pressure from the LA Weekly, released the names of the appointees who dole out $24 million in Gang Reduction and Youth Development funds. LA Weekly
  • Councilman Greig Smith's proposed ban on outdoor smoking at or near restaurants took a first step in committee. LAT
  • Actress Roseanne Barr and her partner, Johnny Argent, debuted their new weekly talk show on KPFK yesterday at 5 p.m. KPFK
  • Jewish Journal writer Tom Tugend, who is 80-something, adds his name to the list of Madoff victims. Swindler's List
  • Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena is in imminent danger of losing its accreditation and faces a financial crisis due to falling enrollment. Star-News
  • John Stodder filed an appeal with the U.S. 9th Circuit, challenging his conviction in the Fleishman-Hillard overbilling case on the grounds that the jury did not know that key witness Monique Moret had a motive to help prosecutors, who were considering criminal action against her father, and that Stodder's alleged crimes were no more than "lax office management."
  • Shepard Fairey's original Barack Obama poster was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery with a donation from Heather and Tony Podesta. The Eastsider LA

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