Morning Buzz: Monday 11.30.09

Schwarzenegger's bad day at the track, Angeles Crest stays closed and an exit chat with CRA's Cecilia Estolano, plus more after the jump.

From the long weekend:
New Hollywood site seeks writers
Mike Penner, sports writer was 52
Radio traffic reports fading away
Avery Clayton, curator was 62
Which L.A. authors are with Villaraigosa in Guadalajara
LA Weekly hiring a film criitc

See all weekend posts

  • Gov. Schwarzenegger was booed Sunday by the crowd at Hollywood Park, where he appeared in the winner's circle to give an award to horse owners Jerry and Ann Moss. Fabulous Forum
  • Clippers announcers Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith met with Iranian player Hamed Haddadi before Sunday's game, a week or so after being suspended for saying stupid things about him. LAT
  • Angeles Crest Highway did not open this morning as scheduled, due to new rock slides. LAT
  • Tussling in the CD2 campaign over which candidate is more of an insider and thus not trustworthy. DN
  • This is Cecilia Estolano's last day as CEO of the CRA. She talks about it in Q&A. Downtown News
  • Colfax Meadows in Studio City could be considered ground zero in the debate over the future of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, says Rick Orlov. DN
  • Packing material and other trash is piling up in the Toy District due to the impending closure of the local business improvement district. Downtown News
  • The LAPD wants to add 10 more surveillance cameras in Jordan Downs and install new video systems in two other nearby housing projects – Nickerson Gardens and Imperial Courts. KPCC
  • "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" is being renamed "PBS News Hour" and, as of Dec. 7, Lehrer gets a rotating co-anchor. WashPost
  • Lachlan Murdoch is part of the group that wants to buy The Hollywood Reporter and other titles from Nielsen. Financial Times, The Wrap
  • Stephen Randall, deputy editor at Playboy, says Facebook introduced him to a sad fact: "Many of my friends have dark sides that they had kept from me." LAT Op-Ed
  • The 99 Cent Chef celebrates his second year of food blogging in words and video.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
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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