Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 3.13.09

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed a California constitutional convention to overhaul state government, a practice last used in 1878. He's also out campaigning for his tax measures. Sacto Bee, LAT
  • That county plan to reopen King-Harbor hospital is a long way from reality and would involve erecting two new buildings, rehabbing an existing medical building, hiring doctors and nurses and finding hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for it. Garrett Therolf/L.A. Times
  • Former HerEx writer Tony Castro remembers that Jim Bellows was as much about Hollywood and celebrities as he was the journalism in his L.A. years. Blog
  • Bobby Shriver, the Santa Monica city councilman and brother of Maria Shriver, is mulling a run for California attorney general next year, according to his political adviser, Harvey Englander. Capitol Alert
  • The defense rested in the second Phil Spector murder trial. LAT
  • A train being tested in the underground portion of the Eastside Gold Line extenstion broke away and rolled uncontrolled for awhile. No one was hurt and nothing damaged. LAT
  • The L.A. Times won Scripps Howard national journalism awards for web play of its Mexico Under Siege project, David Willman's reporting on the botched anthrax investigation and photojournalism by Michael Robinson Chávez. Winners
  • Gioconda Belli's new book "Infinity in the Palm of her Hand" is out in bookstores. Historical Novels Review: "Belli’s daring feat of climbing inside the world of Adam and Eve, from their creation through the fall and toward a dawn of civilization, makes an extraordinary read."
  • David Davis totes up the errors and possible fabrications in Matt McCarthy's new book, "Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit." LAT
  • The new KSPN-AM (710) lineup starts Monday, with Steve Mason and John Ireland airing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. instead of 1 to 4 p.m. Tom Hoffarth/DN
  • On KPCC's "Off-Ramp" at noon Saturday, Mark Lacter and John Rabe visit Wilmington and the Port of Los Angeles.

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