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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 10.21.09

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  • The City Council is debating whether it really wants to dramatically raise the fees residents may pay to challenge a planning decision or building permit, in some cases into the thousands of dollars. LAT, DN, Ron Kaye
  • Former state Assemblyman Wally Knox will join the DWP as director of external relations, a post he has held the past few months at the Port of Los Angeles — but where his wife, Beth Garfield, represents International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 68. L.A. Now
  • The Times adds assistant chief Sharon Papa to the earlier list of reported favorites for LAPD chief. LAT, Witness LA
    Plus:Hire someone who is a "people person" and is "good with money," says union chief Paul Weber. LA Daily
  • Fourteen local members of Congress signed a letter casting doubt on possible funding for a Westside subway. LAT
  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich drafted a new ordinance that the City Council will consider on regulating marijuana dispensaries. DN
  • The Daily News Editorial Board unanimously endorsed Paul Krekorian in the Dec. 8 runoff election in the 2nd council district. DN
  • Jerry Brown's old rants on Berkeley radio station KPFA could come back to haunt. Sacto Bee
  • An autopsy is scheduled on the body of Zoltan Richard Tombol, a 42-year-old Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy found dead on a hillside in Riverside County. Valley News
  • Parking at LAX lots B and C is going up by $2. Breeze
  • All Superior Courts and their offices are closed today as part of the state's financial crisis. Breeze wires

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