Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.29.13

I'm shifting into a holiday weekend slowdown. An abbreviated roundup today.

Thursday short stack

huff-post-live-set-lao.jpgHuffington Post Live is expanding internationally, but closing its video production facility in the HuffPo building in Beverly Hills. Some of the LA staff was offered jobs in New York. The Verge

The Department of Water and Power today breaks ground on a project to upgrade its Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey. KPCC

Eric Richardson writes about the end of blogdowntown, his creation. "Traffic was down more than half by the time KPCC pulled the plug."

Ann Goldstein, a former senior curator at MOCA, resigned as director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, "intensifying speculation that she could be MOCA's next director." LAT

The world’s greatest trombonist appeared in a small music studio in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles this week. Sam Quinones

Rupert Murdoch's purchase of Moraga Vineyards in Bel Air closed. LAT

Peter Dreier: The little-known story of "We Shall Overcome." Huffington Post

First-ever arts issue of the Argonaut looks at rock photographer Henry Diltz and his Venice photo shoots with the Doors, and at KCRW art commentator Edward Goldman.

The endangered Belding’s Savannah sparrow needs the Ballona Creek wetlands. SoCal Wild

USC Trojan Marqise Lee's journey from Inglewood to the heights of college football. Grantland

Huffington Post Live set: LA Observed

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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