Morning Buzz: Monday 11.2.09

Waiting until Tuesday for the new chief, more parsing of Gavin Newsom's exit, plus more after the jump — including anniversaries for the Sports Arena and the Herald Examiner.

  • Could it be that Mayor Villaraigosa delaying the choice of police chief to Tuesday is both power play and milking the moment? Celeste Fremon thinks so. Witness LA
    Plus:Villaraigosa accepts an award from Jane Goodall, without Lu Parker. Patt Morrison
  • There are plans to introduce the new chief in communities around the city as part of the confirmation process. Rick Orlov/DN
  • Gavin Newsom's exit from the governor's race partly reflected the failure of his Twitter-Facebook strategy and partly that he refused to put City Hall on hold to do the old-fashioned fundraising that was necessary. CalBuzz
  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich does some image repair in an interview with Rick Orlov. DN
  • DWP workers get a pay raise and LAPD cops don't? Blame Brian D'Arcy, says Ron Kaye.
  • School board member Tamar Galatzan, who finished third in September’s special election, endorsed Assemblyman Paul Krekorian in the 2nd council district runoff. LAT
  • Studio City is still paying a price for that big water main break. DN
  • David Letterman's ratings look to have been helped by the furor over his sexual relationship with an underling. THR
  • USC Annenberg and the National Arts Journalism Program announced the winning projects that were entered in the National Summit on Arts Journalism, held October 2. Summit website
  • Mitrice Richardson has now been missing a month and a half after her arrest at Geoffrey's in Malibu. LAT
  • On this day in 1989, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner shut down. Ex-staffer's site
  • The Sports Arena, former home of the Lakers, turns 50. Downtown News
  • Tonight at 9 p.m. KCET will air "Cardinali," the story of restaurateur (Hamburger Hamlet, Kate Mantilini), fashion designer and movie producer Marilyn Lewis. Noted: Lewis's Gardens on Glendon in Westwood has closed except for private parties.

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Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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