Morning Buzz: Friday 11.12.10

Tina Brown gets Newsweek, a new L.A. serial killer probe, politics notes and a new day for "Deadline L.A." Plus more.

  • Tina Brown will be editor-in-chief of the newly merged Newsweek and Daily Beast. Daily Beast, AP
  • Reporter Christine Pelisek says police are investigating another serial killer with ties to South L.A., with a puzzling 20-year gap between killings. Daily Beast
  • Governor-elect Jerry Brown turned down state office space for his transition team in Sacramento, preferring to keep it small and mostly in Oakland. "This is the Jerry Brown we know and love," said Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College. Sacto Bee
  • Different versions of the LAPD raid at Downtown's 907 Club: criminal investigation of lewd acts and prostitution, or de facto immigration raid? KPCC, CHIRLA
  • DA Steve Cooley waged an illegal anti-union campaign that harassed and unfairly disciplined union officers, a county hearing officer has decided in a labor dispute. LAT
  • The city's public housing agency moved to evict nine tenants last week after they protested at the Rancho Cucamonga home of the agency's top executive. LAT
  • LAFD fire marshals are getting aggressive about shutting down rock clubs again. LA Weekly
  • A persistent backlog of child abuse investigations in Los Angeles County has led to a "crisis," with four in 10 open inquiries stretching beyond the state's two-month deadline, according to the county chief executive's office. LAT
  • Former U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O'Brien stayed at pricey hotels while traveling on business and then sought to justify reimbursement by telling his secretary to falsely state that more affordable rooms were not available, a Justice Dept. audit made public this week alleges. LAT
  • A news helicopter used by CBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 was forced to make an emergency hard landing Friday at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima because of engine failure. Two people inside escaped safely. LAT, DN wires
  • Pico Boulevard is closed between La Cienega and Robertson through the weekend for the first West Los Angeles Community Carnival. Daily Breeze wires
  • Roll Call says it’s received multiple tips that Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, is recently engaged to retired Army Col. Jack Einwechter. OC Register
  • Freed lawyer Richard Fine vows to continue his crusade against alleged illegal payments to judges. The Argonaut
  • J Street, an organization that advocates an end to Israeli settlement building and the blockade of Gaza., opened an L.A. operation last night and founding president Jeremy Ben-Ami was on "Which Way, L.A." WWLA
  • New day and time for KPFK's "Deadline L.A." with Barbara Osborn and Howard Blume: Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Radio personality Tom Leykis, prohibited by contract from hosting a talk show until next year, has launched couple of internet radio sites. OC Register

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