Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 4.22.10

Campbell rises in a poll, dueling tax returns, packaging Beutner, radio ratings and another downtown police funeral scheduled.

  • Tom Campbell has opened up a double-digit lead over his two rivals in the Republican U.S. Senate race, while Meg Whitman's big lead over Steve Poizner has slipped a bit. Capitol Weekly, Calbuzz
  • Jerry Brown agreed to post his tax returns, but not Whitman or Poizner. SF Chronicle
  • The funeral for former LAPD chief Daryl Gates will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. LAT
  • The packaging of Austin Beutner as DWP chief includes an Op-Ed in the L.A. Times (on the website today but in the paper yesterday.)
  • City Council members say they didn't know that the DWP rate hike they OK'd is permanent unless changed. LAT
  • KNX reporter Charles Feldman says it's true that City Hall has strained its credibility and asks "does anyone really have confidence that the city's current political leadership is able to deal with" the financial crisis? HuffPost
  • Officials are now pondering whether to let Eli Broad have a 99-year-lease on city land in the Grand Avenue project for his art museum. DN
  • The Natural History Museum will announce plans for a 3.5-acre, $30-million park on the south side of Exposition Boulevard. LAT
  • Luis Navarro, now 65, has kept alive awareness — and the reward for information — in the 1993 murders of his daughter and granddaughter in Highland Park. Eastsider LA
  • KIIS/fm led KOST by a full point in the new Arbitron ratings, followed by K-EARTH and KFI. LA Radio
  • The magazine now called Bloomberg Business Week debuts today. WSJ
  • For Earth Day, Warren Olney talks to Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People, and other local environmentalists about the challenges and opportunities of greening the city on "Which Way, L.A.?" at 7:30 p.m. on KCRW.

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