Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.23.08

  • LAPD officer Robert Hill received $3.1 million from a jury after claiming he suffered retaliation for reporting that his superior used racial epithets and might have been involved in embezzlement. LAT, CNS
  • County Supervisor Mike Antonovich left on a trade mission to China. DN
  • Steve Lopez moves on to Wasilla and is less than impressed: "They paved paradise, and all they've got to show for it is chalupas and discount tube socks." LAT
  • Sandy Banks' column in the Times' California section will now run Saturdays only in the paper, but also on Mondays and Tuesdays on the website. She and her readers react. LAT
  • Latinos in the U.S. may be at the forefront of the movement towards urbanism, particularly in their use of public space. Planetizen
  • Twenty survivors of the Chatsworth Metrolink crash remain in hospitals. LAT
  • Gayle Pollard-Terry, former editorial writer and reporter at the L.A. Times, is the new Deputy Director of Media and Communications at LAUSD. Also, former reporter and producer Lydia Ramos becomes a public information officer.
  • Get a preview of the Chicago Tribune's new look, which may presage a new look at the L.A. Times. Chicago Business
  • Finalists for the best magazine covers of the year. Romenesko
  • Joe McDonnell is out at KLAC-AM, Tony Bruno is in. L.A. Radio
  • Death of the music critic is discussed tomorrow at the USC Norman Lear Center. Popular Music Project

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