Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.15.10

Pay to play on local TV, Jerry Brown sues over Bell and more inside.

  • Local television news has become a hotbed for pay-to-play promotions, says James Rainey: "Be warned if you are watching a self-proclaimed consumer advocate on local TV news pitching cars, electronics, travel and much more. There's a good chance that your friendly small-screen expert has taken cash to sell, sell, sell." LAT
  • California's governor's race has turned into a multimillion-dollar advertising game of "I know you are, but what am I?" SF Chronicle
  • Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Wednesday sued eight top Bell officials and council members, alleging fraud, civil conspiracy and waste of public funds in the first legal action related to the city's salary scandal. LAT
  • Hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers rallied in front of The Times on Tuesday evening to protest the paper's teacher rankings stories. LAT
  • Ontario city officials unveiled a proposal to wrest control of struggling LA/Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles, which, they say, has driven away air carriers by raising costs and failing to promote the facility. LAT
  • Officials are investigating a fire at a Benedict Canyon mansion once owned by Kirk Kerkorian and Sylvester Stallone. DN wires
  • L.A. Times City Hall reporter David Zahnizer and school board member Marlene Canter guest on "Off the Presses with Huffman, Headington & Jones" at 10 a.m. on L.A. Talk Radio.
  • Former USC star Reggie Bush gave up the tainted Heisman Trophy he won in 2005. ESPN
  • The Dodgers will open their 2011 season at home on Friday, April 1 against the San Francisco Giants.

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