Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 4.24.09

  • Political types are speculating that Mayor Villaraigosa will skip this weekend's Democratic state convention in Sacramento to avoid being outgunned by Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. Antonio's people say he'll be working on the budget crisis: "not going to Twitter while Rome burns." CalBuzz, Majority Report, Bee
  • Meanwhile, Villaraigosa pitched his shared sacrifice message in a Sherman Oaks living room. DN
  • City News Service reporter Bill Hetherman stumbled onto a lawsuit filed against actress Sharon Stone by a former lawyer that was "supersealed" from the public — even its existence masked — by a judge. Story by Harriet Ryan also says TMZ employs three diggers at the civil courthouse. LAT
  • The MTA board approved Supervisor Gloria Molina's Spanish name for the Eastside extenstion of the Gold Line. LAT
  • The MTA board also voted to go ahead with the carpool lane on the northbound 405 between the 10 and 101 even though they don't have the money yet. DN
  • Sheriff's deputy David Anthony Hernandez was relieved of duty and charged with lying on the witness in a drug case. LAT
  • Jet Blue will stay in Long Beach after all. Press-Telegram
  • The Pipeline, the Daily Breeze's news blog, is keeping up with the twists and turns in the Rep. Jane Harman story. Pipeline
  • The Century Plaza Hotel has been put on the LA Conservancy's list of endangered buildings due to plans to raze and replace it, says author Sam Watters. LAT
  • Media storm: layoffs and fewer holidays at NPR, pay cuts at Boston Phoenix and Milwaukee Journal, reorganization at Scientific American, "painful concessions" in Minneapolis. Romenesko
  • NPR's Joe Palca was named The Huntington Library's first Science Writer in Residence, and plans to spend part of his six months researching Charles Darwin and first editions of "The Origin of Species." KPCC Airtalk audio
  • The Lakers' Jordan Farmar is the only Jewish player in the NBA and "is no Sandy Koufax" when it comes to observing traditions. Jewish Journal

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