Morning Buzz: Monday 12.23.13

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Plan for Tribune spinoff raises concerns for future of its newspaper operations. NYT

The Orange County Register covers its plan to sell the building in Santa Ana. (Here's our memo and story from Saturday night.) OCR

Michelle Shocked quits Twitter after nine-month war with music journalist Chris Willman. FBNY

Sharon Waxman says the Twitter mob that went after fired PR tweeter Justine Sacco "makes no moral equivalence between true crimes and careless remarks....this incident is the worst of the social web." The Wrap

Politico may expand its pay coverage of politics into California next. "Two people who have spoken with VandeHei about Politico's expansion plans said that he sees significant opportunity out West." CNN Money

union-station-seats-lao.jpgUnion Station is kicking out the homeless by requiring a ticket on Amtrak or Metrolink to sit in the lobby chairs. LAT

The LA Fire Department has changed its protocol following the death of TSA agent Gerardo I. Hernandez at LAX, and will now send paramedics into live shooting zones. LAT

A 43-year-old LA woman was convicted by a jury of making hundreds of harassing and false 911 calls over the past two years.

A young Malayan tiger at the San Diego Zoo has been killed by the "aggressive behavior" of her intended mate. LAT

The closing day at Hollywood Park. LA Weekly

Plus: Ten LA sports venues that are no more. LA Weekly

LA Observed file photo of Union Station lobby

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