Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.28.09

  • Antics du jour in the City Attorney race: Sheriff Lee Baca withdraws his Weiss endorsement, Town Hall forum cancelled after Trutanich won't come, Ace Smith asks Baca to debate Weiss, and "an avalanche of negative campaigning on both sides," says Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs. LAT, DN
  • AG Jerry Brown will release a 16-month investigation of the troubled Maywood Police Department that finds "gross misconduct and widespread abuse including unlawful use of force against civilians." LAT
  • The maneuvering to get a piece of Mayor Villaraigosa's Clean Tech Manufacturing Center is picking up. LAT
  • Former Orange County sheriff Mike Carona gets 66 months in federal prison and a $125,000 fine. OC Register, LAT
  • A federal judge blocked several controversial measures in the ports' Clean Trucks Program, ruling that local authorities cannot implement an employee-driver mandate or place parking restrictions on trucks. Breeze
  • Plans to ask L.A. residents to approve a much-higher stormwater cleanup fee by mail were tabled, with City Council president Eric Garcetti telling the Current Affairs Forum "It's going to get killed, for now." LAT, editorial, Heal the Bay, CityWatch
  • Here's why the Century Plaza project is getting so much media play again today: media op by Diane Keaton and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Curbed LA
  • There are renderings of a possible glass office tower along the Expo Line at Jefferson and La Cienega for architectural firm Eric Owen Moss. Curbed LA
  • Boeing's on-again, off-again deal to sell 79 acres of prime Long Beach land to Long Beach Studios, the studio group fronted by former boxer and character actor Jack O'Halloran, is back on again. District Weekly
  • Observing the future of media panel at the Festival of Books, with Arianna Huffington, Marc Cooper, Sharon Waxman, James Rainey and Andrew Donohue of Voice of San Diego. Witness LA
  • Police Protective League head Paul Weber says "The time has come for us as a society to shrug off the apathy and address this very war being waged against" cops. DN Op-Ed
  • Ex-L.A. Times sportswriter Steve Springer, blogging at, examines the origin and psychology of the "Beat L.A.!" chant.
  • Gavin Newsom (10:40) and Mark Arax (11:30) guest with Larry Mantle on KPCC this morning. Airtalk
  • KPCC's Patt Morrison had Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. on yesterday from the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills; today she'll be there live again with Jeffrey Davidow, president of the Institute of the Americas and former ambassador to Mexico & Venezuela, among others. KPCC

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