Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.2.09

Chicago falls out of the Olympic chase early, new models of arts journalism on display and AG Jerry Brown vows to look at ACORN and how its workers got taped. Those and more after the jump. Mark Lacter's morning headlines are over at LA Biz Observed, and you can follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting on a host city for the 2016 Olympics. Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are the finalists. Chi Tribune
    Plus: KPCC's Shirley Jahad was in Copenhagen for the vote. KPCC
  • Ten prospective models for the future will be presented at the National Summit on Arts Journalism starting at 9 a.m., produced by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the National Arts Journalism Program and live-streamed here.
  • More than 1,200 delegates attended the governor's Global Climate Summit this week at Century City's Hyatt Regency. LAT
  • The FBI investigation into the Burbank Police Department focuses on allegations of excessive force by as many as 12 named officers, court documents show. LAT, DN
  • NBC Universal says it will spend $100 million on roads and buses in its proposed $3 billion studio makeover at Universal City. DN
  • Joe Trippi is an unpaid adviser to AG Jerry Brown's campaign for governor. SF Chronicle
  • Brown's office says it is investigating videotaped abuses employees of the community group ACORN and how they came to be taped. LAT
  • Six criminal charges have been filed over the misuse of at least $100,000 in neighborhood council funds, says Ken Draper at CityWatch.
  • Los Angeles county and city are feuding over business taxes collected in some unincorporated areas. DN
  • Jeffrey Anderson looks at how the federal case against George Torres imploded after his conviction. Tickle the Wire
  • California prison authorities have confiscated more than 4,000 contraband cellphones this year, more than in the past three years combined. LAT
  • Doug Failing, local head of Caltrans since 2002, resigned to join the MTA as executive director of highway programs. LAT
  • How the Chargers bolted Los Angeles for San Diego in 1961. Sign On San Diego
  • Another black bear came down out of the mountains into Pasadena's Hastings Ranch area, went through trash cans and was spotted in swimming pools. Star-News
  • Fiddler, singer and songwriter Amy Farris was found dead of a possible suicide at age 40. LAT

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