Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 8.10.09

Today's Buzz is tucked away after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Erroll Southers, assistant chief of the LAX police, will be nominated by President Obama to run the TSA. AP, Aviation News Today
  • Ten years after white separatist Buford Furrow’s attack at the North Valley Jewish Community Center, by Daniel A. Olivas. La Bloga
  • Chief Bratton said his successor should come from inside the LAPD and briefly discussed the merits of the candidates. LAT
    Plus: Even ACLU sorry to see Bratton go. LAT
    And: If Bratton returns to NYC, Latinos need to remember the blood on his hands. VivirLatino
  • Bratton says that L.A. politicians hold a grudge longer than those in New York. Orlov/DN
  • The Police Protective League is concerned about the move to use Google Aps for city of Los Angeles communications. Information Week
  • Now it's the Times' turn to run a list of the city retirees receiving at least $100,000 a year in pensions. Ron Deaton tops the list and says, "It was a deal made at the beginning of my career, not the end of my career." LAT
  • An appeals court has ruled that a rent increase for airlines that operate out of LAX terminals 1 and 3 was not discriminatory. AP
  • Forty questions editor Jon Regardie would like to ask Mayor Villaraigosa, starting with "do you plan to date any other brunette television newscasters?" Downtown News
  • Mayor Villaraigosa speaks at 10 a.m. at the National Clean Energy Summit Roundtable in Las Vegas hosted by the Center for American Progress.
  • The Times revisits the state of the porn business again, concludes it's getting more difficult to make a living. LAT
  • Supporters of Save Film at LACMA have produced a 51-second video that's on YouTube. Blog
  • Every major U.S. airline is in the process of outfitting its aircraft with WiFi or testing the service to keep passengers happy. Travel Weekly
  • Dr. Dean Ornish, a best-selling author and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, was named Medical Editor of The Huffington Post.
  • Ten weeks after being dropped by KDAY, comedian Steve Harvey's syndicated morning show returns to local radio on KJLH. LAT
  • PBS nationally is rebroadcasting the documentary "Made in L.A." on Tuesday night, but it won't air in Los Angeles except on a digital subchannel of KCET. Franklin Avenue
  • Nicole Campos, another longtime employee and former union chief of the LA Weekly, has been downsized, according to her email to friends.
  • A memorial service for U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi will be held Thursday at USC. He died Aug. 4 at the age of 78. LAT

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