Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.3.09

  • A judge has tentatively ruled that the DWP practice of shifting profits to the city general fund violates Proposition 218 and that $30 million planned for in the City Hall budget should be returned to customers. LAT
  • Dean Singleton's MediaNews has struck a deal with lenders and bondholders to buy time and forgo making a principal payment on its huge debt. NYT
  • With CityBeat gone, Jeffrey Anderson's curtain-raiser on the federal trial of grocery mogul George Torres found a home in Pasadena Weekly.
  • Stefan Eriksson, who famously invoked homeland security after crashing a rare Ferrari in Malibu three years ago, has been arrested in Sweden on charges of theft, assault and extortion. AP
  • Paralyzed former LAPD officer Kristina Ripatti plans to ride a hand bike in the Boston Marathon. Breeze
  • The City Council's monthly forays to Van Nuys provide a little entertainment and are sometimes packed. They are there today. DN
  • Coverage of the Children's Museum bankruptcy action. LAT, DN, LAO
  • KCET has begun airing the 12th Annual Fine Cut Student Film Festival, featuring students from USC, UCLA, AFI, LMU and Los Angeles Film school on Thursday nights in April (re-airing on Saturday nights at 10 p.m.) KCET
  • The Sierra Nevada snowpack stands at 81% of normal in the latest survey, leaving the state's water system in drought mode. Sacto Bee
  • Local winners of AP Sports Editors awards include the LAT's Sam Farmer (breaking news) and Bill Plaschke (column and game story), the Daily News' Brian Dohn (game story), and the Register's Scott M. Reid and Dan Albano (investigative.) APSE
  • Andrew Lih, author of "The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia," guests on KPCC's Airtalk at 10:30 a.m.
  • KPCC's John Rabe and art curator Julian Bermudez discuss their marriage and the issues that raised for Rabe in coverage of Proposition 8, on Deadline L.A. at 3:30 p.m. on KPFK.
  • On Sunday the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society hosts a talk about the 1970 murders of four CHP officers in Newhall. Flyer

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