Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.20.09

  • Election aftermath LAT, NYT, WSJ, Bee, CalBuzz
  • Arguably the end of an era in California politics – the Schwarzenegger era. Anthony York/Capitol Weekly
  • Carmen Trutanich's victory margin over Jack Weiss for City Attorney held at 55.7% to 44.2%. Registrar | Trutanich says he defeated "the most powerful political machine in the nation," led by Mayor Villaraigosa. Sausage Factory
  • Paul Koretz leads David Vahedi in CD5 by just 335 votes with 100% of precincts counted. Registrar
  • Judy Chu's margin over Gil Cedillo in the race for Congress held at 31.9% to 23.3% Registrar
  • The hottest place to be last night may have been the Sheraton Universal, where "No on 1A" crowd celebrated near an adult industry party. Carla Marinucci/SF Chronicle
  • More elections, not fewer, argues Joe Mathews. LAT Op-Ed
  • The Obama administration backed off its threat to withhold billions of dollars in stimulus money from California. LAT
  • L.A. County courts will close one day a month starting in July. LAT
  • State supreme court justice Carlos R. Moreno of Los Angeles is a long shot to be Obama's choice for the U.S. high court, but he's a moderate "admired on the political left and right." NYT
  • SAG National Executive Director David White says of the deal guild members are voting on this week "within the context of negotiations [lasting] over a year and an economy changed radically since 2008, it’s a fantastic deal.” Digital Media Law
  • Lawrence Roberts, investigations editor at the Washington Post since 2004, is leaving the paper to head Huffington Post's new Investigative Fund. Editor & Publisher
  • LA Weekly has eight finalists for Association of Alternative Newsweeklies awards, Pasadena Weekly has one and OC Weekly has one, with some categories yet to be announced. AAN
  • Author, freelancer and former LAT staff writer Scott Martelle is now blogging.
  • Heal the Bay is posting its annual beach report card at 10:30 a.m. HTB

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