Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 4.25.11

A round-up of news, politics and media notes and other observations to get the week started.

Top of the news

A Van Nuys man was arrested for allegedly firing a rifle at an LAPD helicopter, hitting the fuel tank and forcing the craft to make an emergency landing. LAT, DN, CBS

Politics and politicos

There's broad support for voting on Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan and reducing the pensions of California public employees, a Times-USC poll found. LAT, LAT

Former congressman James Rogan, now an Orange County judge, has a book coming out May 3 on his moment in the national spotlight: "Catching Our Flag: Behind the Scenes of a Presidential Impeachment." Register

Four of the 16 Democratic candidates running in the May 17 special election for the open seat in California’s 36th Congressional District met in a debate on U.S.-Israel and Middle East policy organized by Democrats for Israel. Jewish Journal

The L.A. Times endorses Janice Hahn in the race. LAT editorial

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoffs. DN

New LAUSD superintendent John Deasy has terminated the contracts of 19 district construction consultants over the last four weeks, the Daily News has learned. DN

Media and media people

The Eli Broad profile on "60 Minutes" was mostly positive, with Frank Gehry providing the other side a little. Culture Monster, CBS

John Mecklin resigned as editor of Miller-McCune and explained his reason in a letter. Romenesko

Tom Zeller, energy reporter at The New York Times, has been named Senior Reporter for Energy & Environment at the Huffington Post. The site also added Paul Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton, as full-time Senior Editor of HuffPost Religion. Via release.

Twelve of the top talent bookers who keep New York's talk shows filled. THR

Marc Cooper misses online poker already. LAT Op-ed

Steve Lopez has a book of columns out — "Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun" — and it's reviewed in the Times by David Kipen. LAT

Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. project reaches Reyner Banham's classic, "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies." LAT


A running gun battle Sunday in Monterey Park left a suspect dead and a police officer and two bystanders wounded. LAT, SGV Tribune, CBS

Commissioner Bud Selig wanted an owner like Frank McCourt who would operate the Dodgers like a small market team, so he has only himself to blame for the current mess, argues Bob Keisser. Long Beach Press-Telegram

Mac people are younger, more urban and more liberal than the PC masses, but you knew that. Hunch Blog

Faith-inspired Easter theater at Vasquez Rocks. The Signal

Mumford & Sons and two other bands arrived in San Pedro on vintage rail cars. San Pedro News-Pilot

Richard C. "Dick" Dunn, leader of a Los Angeles commercial real estate dynasty, died at age 84. LAT

The Lakers lost to the Hornets — their playoff series is now tied 2-2 — anhd the Ducks were eliminated by Nashville from the NHL playoffs. The Kings play game 6 against the Sharks tonight at Staples Center.

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