Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.10.12

  • The cost of the Tom Bradley Terminal expansion at LAX has risen to $2 billion. LAT
  • A poll by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles found that 49% of respondents support a Downtown stadium, but they also oppose eased enviro rules. LAT
  • The 12-hour blackout of the Police Department's dispatch center last week renewed calls to overhaul communications for first responders, including a plan to upgrade the Mt. Lee facility that experienced the recent breakdown. DN
  • The three county Supervisors up this year will win easy reelection, but they are out raising money anyway. LAT
  • Councilman Jos Buscaino rides along with fire station 38 in Wilmington on video. YouTube
  • We Do Our Part LA posted a petition online asking people to vote in favor of extending the Purple Line subway to the Westside. Facebook
  • A $10,000 reward was offered for information in the killing of Frederick Martin as he shielded his 8-year-old son from gunfire in Inglewood. Breeze wires
  • Friends say that Susanna Schick of Los Angeles was struck in the Spring Street bike lane by a car whose driver she had just exchanged words with.
  • Katie Falkenberg of the Los Angeles Times won a 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism in featured photography for "A Lasting Toll." Robert Scheer of Truthdig won in online column writing. Winners
  • KCET commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with two documentaries tonight, starting at 9 p.m.
  • Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp was named the league's player of the first week of the season. The Dodgers will open at home this afternoon under heavy security. City News Service
  • Mattie McFadden-Lawson, president of the interior and exterior design company MML Design & Consulting Group, is the new president of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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