Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 3.23.09

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to ask the MTA to reconsider its objections to AnsaldoBreda, the Italian rail car manufacturer whose cars have been flagged by the agency for significant design flaws. LAT
  • While showbiz bloggers Finke, Goldstein, Poland, Wells and now Waxman "deserve credit for putting their considerable Rolodexes to work, at times the chest-beating and carping at other journos can be laughable," says Cynthia Littleton. Variety
  • Jurors in the Phil Spector trial begin deliberating today with manslaughter as one of their options, unlike the last jury. LAT
  • Nice day for Big Action blogger Christopher Farnsworth, whose debut novel "Blood Oath" and two subsequent novels were sold for six figures to Putnam and Berkley. The series "centers on a vampire sworn to protect the U.S. president against supernatural threats." PW
  • Judith Freeman was interviewed by Dick Lochte as the Southern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America marked the 50th anniversary of Raymond Chandler's death with a special program on Sunday at the Chop Suey Cafe and Lounge in Little Tokyo. Website
  • Former moderate Republican congressman Tom Campbell has a blog about his exploring a run for governor.
  • The Dodgers added NBC and ESPN announcer Eric Collins to their television team [not radio] for games east of the Rocky Mountains. LAT

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