Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.15.11

Mayor wants to trim trees too, the dangers of ignoring Mexico, Chelsea Clinton, Teresa Hughes and The Wave goes Christmas.

Politics and politicos

Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to use future transportation funds to repair city streets would also include trimming trees and fixing sidewalks, but has hit some City Council resistance. LAT, DN

More on Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen endorsing Controller Wendy Greuel for mayor. THR

You may want to ignore Mexico, but If Americans remain indifferent we will all pay the price, says Andres Martinez. Zocalo

Oakland officials said the Occupy protest there has cost the city $2.4 million so far. SF Chronicle

University of California regents canceled this week's meeting in San Francisco, citing "a real danger of significant violence and vandalism." SF Chronicle, LAT

The chancellor of UC Berkeley ordered investigations into tactics used by campus police
against protesters. Bay Area Citizen

Teresa Hughes, the former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman from South Los Angeles for 25 years, died upstate in Castro Valley at age 80. LAT

Media and media people

NBC announced Monday that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News. NYT
Plus: Whenever a network TV news division pulls one of these nepotistic no-brainers, it saps a bit of American journalism’s life force, says John McQuaid. Forbes
And: Jim Rainey comment. LAT

KTWV/94.7 FM, aka The Wave, switched to all holiday music at 5 p.m. Sunday, getting the jump on the area's long-time Christmas music station KOST/103.5 FM. OC Register

Colman Andrews' new book, "Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food," arrives Nov. 29 from Gotham Books.


A slow-moving landslide on Paseo del Mar in San Pedro has worsened and city crews are installing a fence to keep people out, plus trying to relocate storm drains and power poles. LAT, Daily Breeze

The Geffen Playhouse extended Alan Alda's "Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie" through Sunday, December 18.

Eveleigh in West Hollywood was voted best new restaurant in the L.A. area by visitors to Citysearch websites.

Lancaster's new spy plane, at 1:30 p.m. on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC.

Forty goats were killed in a Lake Los Angeles corral by three pit bulls. Wires

More by Kevin Roderick:
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Power out Monday across Malibu
Put Jamal Khashoggi Square outside the Saudi consulate on Sawtelle
Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*
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