Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.25.09

Quick roundup for getaway day:

  • Roman Polanski was granted bail and possibly house arrest in Switzerland, but an appeal is pending. L.A. Now
  • Pot dispensaries could continue to accept cash for medical marijuana under a provision approved by the City Council, and Mayor Villaraigosa takes a stand. LAT, DN
  • Meanwhile, the city's debt was downgraded by Fitch Ratings, raising City Hall's cost of borrowing. L.A. Now
  • A federal court judge denied the move by backers of Christine Essel to throiw out the city's law limiting independent campaign expenditures. LAT
  • City Council members Dennis Zine and Greig Smith endorsed Christine Essel in CD2.
  • Community college board members won't say why they paid ex-chancellor Marshall Drummond $428,000 to leave office. Neon Tommy
  • Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar of La Opinión won the Guillermo Martínez-Márquez Award for Latin American Reporting for her look into the dangerous trek by Central Americans crossing through Mexico to get to the United States.
  • Charis Wilson, the model, muse and last wife of photographer Edward Weston, died at age 95. LAT

Plus: Mark has the latest on Tesla and Downey, CalPERS and Tribune's bankruptcy at LA Biz Observed. He also posted yesterday on the Washington Post closing its L.A. bureau.

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