Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 5.3.11

Villaraigosa back in DC, Scott Pelley to anchor CBS News, new editor for Huffington Post, plus LAT circulation, local Maggie winners, and mummified remains of ex-actress found dead in her home. Plus more on the L.A. visit of William and Kate we told you about last week.

Politics and politicos

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., today to meet with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. DN wires

A City Council committee made noise about Villaraigosa's budget move to take money set aside by neighborhood councils. DN

Westchester and Playa del Rey residents are not pleased with Los Angeles International Airport's latest proposal to shift the northernmost runway 260 feet toward their communities, saying it could wipe out local businesses and homes. Breeze

A grungy Hollywood parking lot will get upgraded in status and a new name: the Cahuenga Alley. LA Weekly

Despite missing a deadline, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has now delivered salary and pension information to the state controller's office. LAT

Former Temple City Mayor Cathé Wilson was convicted of six felony counts of bribery and perjury on Monday afternoon. SGV Tribune

The Buena Park minister who once called on parishioners to pray for Barack Obama's death and other birthers went to federal court to appeal dismissal of their lawsuit. LAT

Jeremy Oberstein, the spokesman for Councilman Paul Krekorian, runs and has published photographs from the site in a book called Los Angeles Alleys. Photos are also on display at Downtown's Groundwork Coffee and an opening reception will coincide with May's Downtown Art Walk.

Media and media people

Scott Pelley debuts June 6 as anchor of the CBS Evening News. CBS News

The Los Angeles Times is safely #4 among American newspapers with 605,243 average daily circulation in new figures, and #2 on Sunday with 948,889. Romenesko

AOL Huffington Post lost executive editor Jay Singh to Yahoo, then named Nico Pitney to replace him. His title will be managing editor of Huffington Post Media Group. Tech Crunch, All Things D

NPR and "All Things Considered" are celebrating their 40th anniversary. Romenesko

Sports journalist and author Alan Abrahamson will join the USC Annenberg faculty as a lecturer in sports journalism. USC

Gregory Rodriguez was in Manhattan Sunday night and headed to Ground Zero after President Obama's speech. LAT Opinion

Maggie Awards from the Western Publishing Association went to Mother Jones, Orange Coast, California Lawyer, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Emmy and the Journal of the California Dental Association, among others. List


RIP Osama graffiti shows up along the 405 freeway in Orange County. LA Weekly

School parents in Beverly Hills are trying to rise $1 million in a week to prevent layoffs. LAT

More details on this summer's expected visit to L.A. we told you about last week of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Morton Report, People

Inside the campaign pushing for public ownership of the Dodgers. City Maven

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Lakers 96-94 in the first game of the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Yvette Vickers, an early Playboy playmate whose credits as a B-movie actress included “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” was found dead in her Benedict Canyon home at age 82. She may have dead for as long as a year before a neighbor found her. LAT

Planning ahead

Metrolink on May 9 will launch 16 new trains, including four express trains on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines.

Cinespia wil kick off its tenth year screening films at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" from 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie "the Cat." May 14.

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