Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.10.10

Gavin Newsom chatter, Cooley calls out his deputies, National Magazine Award finalists, another AOL Patch in South Bay, the death of Corey Haim and more.

  • The buzz in San Francisco City Hall is that Gavin Newsom will announce today or Thursday that he is running for lieutenant governor, but he still won't say he has made a decision. SF Chronicle
  • DA Steve Cooley says the staffers who are suing him are "disgruntled individuals who have faced disciplinary matters or are using the legal process to assert their own personal or political agendas." DN
  • The feds have launched a civil rights investigation of LAUSD, focusing on the services provided to students learning English. LAT, DN
  • The L.A. City Council delayed action on a plan to deactivate ten ambulances at night to save money. Oddly, an aide to Councilman Bill Rosendahl fainted at the start of the hearing and was treated by paramedics. LAT, DN
  • At least eight city employees who transferred to the DWP or other departments to avoid being laid off got raises. Ron Kaye
  • AOL Patch opened its second local news website, in Hermosa Beach.
  • Finalists have been announced for the National Magazine Awards and include Steve Erickson reviews in Los Angeles magazine and Dana Goodyear for “Man of Extremes” in the New Yorker.
  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian is entitled to half the advertising revenue of the rival SF Weekly to help collect $21 million in damages for illegal price-cutting, a Superior Court commissioner ruled. SF Chronicle
  • Inside TMZ Sports with Harvey Levin. NY Observer
  • Inside the plans for the Bay Area News Project with Jonathan Weber. LAT
  • Tribune CEO Randy Michaels has 119 words he doesn;t want heard on the company's radio stations, including guys," "incarcerated," "folks," "vehicle," and "undisclosed." Romenesko
  • Angelenos-turned-Washingtonians Harold Meyerson of American Prospect and Matt Welch, editor of Reason magazine, discussed the fall of labor's popularity on "Politics of Culture." KCRW
  • Actor Corey Haim died at a Burbank hospital, possibly of a drug overdose. He was 38. LAT

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