Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.19.10

Obama on the air for Boxer, Daily News endorses Brown, Laura Richardson's house in the news again, more on KCET's big move and a new hire at THR. That and more inside.

  • Sen. Barbara Boxer's new radio ad features President Obama. SF Gate
  • The Daily News endorsed Jerry Brown for governor. DN
  • The first candidate to show up at Democrat Gavin Newsom's campaign rally Monday was Abel Maldonado, Newsom's Republican opponent in the lieutenant governor race. LAT
  • The Sacramento home of Rep. Laura Richardson of Long Beach has been listed for short sale, months after Sacramento County documents indicated that the congresswoman was behind in payments on the property by more than $42,000. LAT
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled what he called a "landmark proposal" to reform "out of control" pension costs and retiree health benefits for newly hired city police officers and firefighters. LAT, DN
  • Neighborhood council board members and stakeholders gave low grades to the mayor and the City Council as a whole, while scoring their own council members more highly, says Greg Nelson. City Watch
  • Prosecutors allege that state Sen. Rod Wright not only lied about where he lived when he ran for the Legislature in 2008 but also concocted a phony residence in a friend's home during his unsuccessful 2003 bid for the Los Angeles City Council, grand jury transcripts show. LAT
  • Two rookie LAPD officers were charged Monday with insurance fraud stemming from a case in which one of them allegedly had his car torched and the other helped cover up the crime. LAT
  • Connie Rice has revolutionized how the LAPD deals with the city’s gang problem, says Christine Pelisek. Daily Beast
  • The real question that the divorce of KCET and PBS raises is what service a well-funded public station can provide when it no longer transmits a national TV schedule. "KCET now has the chance to redefine what it means to be a local broadcast station in a digitally networked world," say Jessica Clark and Ellen Goodman. DN Op-Ed
  • Journalist Peter Savodnik traveled to Minsk to hunt for the old apartment, at 4 Communist Street, of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and describes Oswald’s world and daily life. Zocalo
  • Daniel Miller, the real estate reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal, has jumped to the Hollywood Reporter to cover real estate. The new LABJ real estate reporter is Max Zimbert, from the Glendale News-Press.
  • The staff of the new iteration of Editor & Publisher was fired and replaced by new staffers who had not previously worked at the real E&P. Maynard Institute, Romenesko
  • Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant from Thousand Oaks whose job-quitting meltdown landed him in court, avoided jail time in a plea deal Tuesday that requires him to undergo counseling and treatment for a least a year. AP
  • Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas will guest with Larry Mantle on "Airtalk" at 10:25 a.m. to talk about funding for the Crenshaw Boulevard light-rail line.
  • Saul Toledo, a journalist who wrote about the semi-pro baseball teams of East Los Angeles, died at age 90. LAT

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