Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.8.09

  • Wally Knox is stepping down from the city's DWP board to take the newly created position of deputy executive director of external relations at the Port of Los Angeles. Daily Breeze
  • The City Council took the unusual step of asserting its jurisdiction over the civilian Police Commission on Tuesday, moving to review the LAPD’s new policy on when officers can turn on their car’s lights and sirens and disobey traffic rules. L.A. Now
  • At a hearing on film piracy headed by Rep. Howard Berman, Canada played the bad guy. DN
  • Times staff writer Diane Haithman writes about trying to get her German shepherd Heidi into the movies. Column One
  • KPCC's Steven Cuevas took a look inside the new Chino slaughterhouse now operating as American Beef Packers in a story that aired during "Morning Edition." KPCC
  • Anthony Razo, the former LAPD officer who falsely reported he was shot by thugs as part of an insurance scheme, pleaded guilty and took a year in jail. LAT, Witness LA, Eastern Group Papers
  • The county's public health system could face an annual deficit of $1.2 billion by 2011. LAT
  • City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has a 10:30 photo op at the Union Rescue Mission to unveil a settlement with a local hospital "regarding the improper discharge of as many as 150 psychiatric patients onto Downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row." Via release
  • Alec Baldwin talks about why he reads, and we all need, the New York Times. HuffPost
  • Michael Espinosa, who manages community beautification grants for the city's Board of Public Works, launched a blog to follow the program.
  • John Fante biographer Stephen Cooper pens an appreciation for the late author's 100th birthday, and UCLA gets his papers. LAT, UCLA Newsroom, Zocalo
  • Channel 5's Stan Chambers and historian Bill Deverell talk about the landmark Kathy Fiscus episode that began this day in 1949, at 1:40 p.m. on "Patt Morrison." KPCC
  • Remember, 5% of all net sales today at Whole Foods stores go to KCRW. LAO

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