Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.8.09

  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich appeared at the City Council podium to say he is investigating how the city got the tab for the police costs of staffing the Michael Jackson memorial. LAT, Ron Kaye
  • Colleagues in the LAPD's Gang and Narcotics Division claim that detective Susan Clemmer gave no indications she was suicidal. LAT
  • Lisa Ling will appear at a Sacramento rally for captive reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee on Thursday evening. Sacto Bee

Much more news and notes after the jump.

  • When Jennifer Hudson sang at the Michael Jackson service, it finally hit Erin Aubry Kaplan "that this is a black's Staples as megachurch today. Can we get a witness?" KCET blog
  • Steve Lopez was buying none of the Jackson event: "I can't remember the last time I saw so much media fluff, hype and hoopla. News organizations that have pulled out of Iraq arrived by the convoy to pay homage to the King of Pop." LAT
  • There will be a neighborhood meeting in Encino tonight to figure out what to do about the Jackson crowds on Hayvenhurst Avenue. DN
  • Alex Ben Block, former editor of The Hollywood Reporter, has been named a contributing editor reporting to editor Elizabeth Guider.
  • Former Hachette president and CEO Jack Kliger was named a senior advisor and acting chief executive of TV Guide. Huff Post
  • The L.A. Times promoted Claire Noland to obituary editor from deputy, replacing the promoted Jon Thurber. Readers Rep blog
    Also: Complaints about the new weather page are prompting some changes. RR
  • Former LAT correspondent Alissa Rubin is leaving as Baghdad bureau chief for the New York Times cover Afghanistan. NYO
  • The Huffington Post added ex-Washington Post writer Dan Froomkin as its bureau chief in Washington. Salon
  • Susan Estrich talks about being an equity partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, professor at USC and syndicated columnist. Am Law Daily
  • State AG candidate Kamala Harris has tapped Hollywood for cash from producer Eddie Gorodetsky, Universal Studios head Ron Meyer, agent Robert Broder and former William Morris head Jim Wiatt. SF Gate
  • At least eight candidates have already filed to run for City Council in the Valley's 2nd district. DN
  • Dell claims that 1,200 laptops are lost each week at LAX, most of them left behind at security checks and only a third ever recovered. LA Daily
  • Kate Gale of Red Hen Press will be teaching a "Hot to get published" workshop next month at Esalen, "one of the most beautiful places I have ever been." Blog

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