Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.16.10

An early morning quake, Villaraigosa raises DWP bills a whole bunch, the Whitman-Poizner debate and Jamie McCourt as a candidate for mayor — and president. More after the jump.

  • There was a magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 4.04 a.m. located near the Whitter Narrows Recreation Area. If it didn't wake you, don't worry about it. LAT, SGV Tribune
  • Mayor Villaraigosa's newest solar energy plan for the DWP would mean hikes in your power bill of 8% to 28%, with the usual special break for the Valley. "Nobody's denying that this is a big increase," says acting DWP head S. David Freeman. Meanwhile, the DWP recently transferred $220 million to the city's treasury and still has the city's best-paid employees. LAT, DN
    Plus: KTLA reporter Eric Spillman calls it "fuzzy math."
  • Villaraigosa appointed Richard Drooyan, former counsel to the Christopher Commission and the Rampart Independent Review Panel, to the police commission. He would fill the Andrea Sheridan Ordin opening. DN
  • Jamie McCourt was being advised by ex-Dodgers executive Charles Steinberg to use her team activities as a basis to run for mayor on twin platforms of family improvement and education, and ultimately to run for president. LAT
  • Covering the Whitman-Poizner debate as they both try to seem like conservatives. Register, LAT, Dan Walters, Carla Marinucci, AP
  • The Assembly's new Democratic and Republican leaders gave raises to their staffers, including some big boosts. LAT, Bee
  • LAUSD teachers dramatized the impact of looming layoffs by placing nearly 3,000 empty chairs outside the district's headquarters on Monday. DN
  • Andrew Breitbart talks about what he reads, news-wise. AtlanticWire

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