Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.28.09

  • Inside the Obama events in Beverly Hills last night, with names. Variety
  • Local Obama campaign finance co-chair Charles Rivkin was nominated to be ambassador to France and co-chair Nicole Avant is expected to be named ambassador to the Bahamas. Variety
  • Paul Koretz leads by 702 votes with fewer than 1,000 left to count and is closing in on officially becoming the councilman from the 5th district. LAT
  • Carmen Trutanich's strength in the Valley, where he won four of five council districts, was the key to his win as City Attorney, says Rick Orlov. DN
  • Councilmen Dennis Zine and Bernard Parks want to strip Mayor Villaraigosa of the power to appoint a majority of the board members that guide the two city pension boards. LAT
  • City budget approved by the council yesterday calls for some 2,000 layoffs and cuts on average 15% from city departments. DN
  • Disgruntled LAPD cop who has made enemies in the department is bitter about a SWAT raid on his home in 2006. LAT
  • Anti-Prop. 8 forces are divided about the strategic wisdom of the federal lawsuit filed by lawyers David Boies and Theodore Olson. LAT, DN, Bee, Mercury
  • Tale of the murder case that involves the son of ex-Speaker Fabian Nunez is a story of bad little suburban boys. LA Weekly
  • The airport commission has plans to upgrade the food and retail concessions in eight LAX terminals, but the column talking about the issues doesn't explore the role of local politics in selecting what gets sold at the airport. LAT
  • Chronicling the demise of L.A.'s newsstands. LA Weekly
  • The cover story in Our Weekly proclaims polygamy rights, and particularly black polygamy, as the next big civil rights fight. Our Weekly
  • A proposed $2-billion real estate development that would replace the historic Hollywood Park racetrack and change the face of Inglewood may get the city's go-ahead tonight. LAT
  • Philadelphia Daily News has a column on the brutal attack and beating there of the son of Times columnist Steve Lopez.
  • Dolores Hope celebrated her 100th birthday in the backyard of the family compound in Toluca Lake. LAT
  • Something extremely weird, and a little bit wonderful, has happened in the world of Internet retail: the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt. Meghan Daum column
  • Tonight is Heal the Bay's annual Bring Back the Beach benefit dinner at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Info

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