Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.2.09

Conan O'Brien comes to town, reality show suicides, Meg Whitman criticizes the initiative process, Dan Neil hits the GM circuit, Moneyball and more after the jump.

Also: LA Biz Observed headlines

  • Conan O'Brien moves to Universal City. Mary McNamara, Cynthia Littleton, Franklin Avenue
  • At least 11 reality-show participants have taken their own lives and two more have tried. The Wrap
  • Republican candidate Meg Whitman said it may be time for California to retire the initiative process. OC Register
  • The Los Angeles County assessor reduced assessments on 333,000 homeowners, leading property tax revenue to drop by about $440 million. LAT
  • State Sen. Gil Cedillo's legislation to let illegal immigrants drive legally has passed again and seems headed for a veto again. SD Union-Tribune.
  • Anti-Semitic incidents rose 21% in California last year, the Anti-Defamation League says. DN
  • General Motors was the topic of the day yesterday, with LA Times columnist Dan Neil on Larry Mantle and Which Way, L.A.? with guest host Sara Terry.
  • Former LA Weekly staffer Marc Cooper reacts to the exit of editor Laurie Ochoa — "She will be fine. The city will be a little worse off" — and repeats his critique of the L.A. Times for not writing about the transformation of the Weekly. Blog
  • Five Burbank police officers sued their department, accusing bosses of systematically discriminating against minority and women officers and tolerating racial, ethnic and gender slurs. DN
  • Life magazine released new photos of 24-year-old Marilyn Monroe shot in 1950 in Griffith Park. Life
  • "Moneyball" starts shooting on June 11, with Brad Pitt playing Oakland A's executive Billy Beane and Steven Soderbergh directing a shooting script by Steve Zaillian. Patrick Goldstein
  • Sounds like there is tension in Echo Park over a Shepard Fairey mural that was installed on the wall of property owned by photographer Gary Leonard. The Eastsider LA
  • Former LAT Sacramento reporter Jordan Rau was announced as one of the editorial staffers of the new Kaiser Health News. KHN

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