Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.16.09

  • Coverage of the local tea parties. LAT, DN, Breeze, KPCC News, Patt Morrison audio, Pajamas Media
  • The campuses overseen by Mayor Villaraigosa would be especially hard hit under the proposed LAUSD layoffs due to seniority rules. LAT
  • There's been a "dramatic upswing" in the number of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested for alcohol-related offenses, and the union is fighting a rule against deputies carrying guns while drunk. LAT, DN, KPCC News
  • General Growth Properties, owner of the Glendale Galleria, filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. AP
  • A federal judge in Washington refused Wednesday to halt the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's clean-truck program. LAT
  • City Attorney candidates Weiss and Trutanich traded charges at a debate in Sherman Oaks. LAT
  • Court ruling against the city's housing density law could be called the revenge of ex-planning commissioner Jane Usher, who you may remember sounded an alarm about the measure. L.A. Now
  • Capitol Weekly's list of 50 "top influence peddlers, power brokers and political players in California," not counting elected, includes George Skelton and John & Ken and ranks Schwarzenegger chief of staff Susan Kennedy number one. CW
  • Nadya Suleman has filed for trademark status on the term Octomom. The Smoking Gun
  • Another dozen layoffs at the Riverside Press-Enterprise, this time without any warning. Gary Scott
  • Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, formerly a sports editor at the L.A. Times and OC Register, takes charge of local news coverage in a newsroom reorganization of the Washington Post. Romenesko
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen guests with Larry Mantle at 10:40 a.m. to talk about his tenure as Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. KPCC

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