Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.14.09

A quick first look at today's items on politics and the city, with a media obit. Inside after the jump.

  • Gov. Schwarzenegger removed three of his appointees to the state nursing board and accepted the resignation of a fourth in a move timed to the weekend's L.A.Times/ProPublica investigation of the board's ineptness. LAT
  • Stories on Mayor Villaraigosa saying the city should cover the costs of the Michael Jackson memorial: LAT, KFI
  • Villaraigosa may have to report how much of his Africa trip was paid for by a group funded in part by AEG owner Phil Anschutz. Eric Spillman.KTLA
  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich slammed the city planning commission for approving 40,000 square feet of new billboards on the Convention Center, calling it "an unfathomable lack of courtesy" toward his office. LAT
  • The LAPD has added a lengthy disclaimer to its online crime maps, apparently in response to the Times' disclosure of missing data.
  • The City Council is due to take up today the issue of a corner of Van Nuys moving into Sherman Oaks. DN
  • An unidentified LAPD officer was being treated an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound while off duty at his home in Valencia over the weekend. DN wires
  • Today is the special election in the 32nd congressional district with Democrat Judy Chu expected to win.
  • Some groups in favor of gay marriage in California are urging that the next ballot effort wait until 2012. LAT, LIberty Hill
  • Scientology has added a very big sign on its Fountain Avenue building. Curbed LA
  • Retired Times TV critic Cecil Smith died at age 92. LAT

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