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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.6.07

Good day of items, including a new concept at county jail — those who are sentenced to 90 days have to stay more than a few hours. Click below for the rest of the Buzz.

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Mark Lacter link
Starters
No more get out of jail free cards
Sheriff Baca says he now has the room to actually keep convicts in county jails for 50% of their sentences. Until yesterday, inmates sentenced to 90 days or less often were booked into jail and released the same day. LAT
Politics
NYT does the Hollywood money story
Feb 14 - John Edwards with Koreatown power broker Chris Pak.
Feb. 20 - Barack Obama $2,300-a-plate Hollywood gala at the Beverly Hilton. Geffen, Katzenberg and Spielberg host.
Feb. 21 - Steny H. Hoyer at the Peninsula Hotel.
Feb. 21 - Barbara Boxer and Richard J. Durbin, several events.
Feb. 21 - Joseph Biden at home of Richard S. Ziman.
Feb. 22 - Hillary Clinton brunch at home of Haim Saban and cocktails at home of Sim Farar.
March - Obama at home of Irena Medavoy.
(Last week: Rudolph W. Giuliani in Pacific Palisades.)
Look who Supes want for CAO now
Twice rejected by their top candidates, the Board of Supervisors may be talking about offering the job back to the just-departed CAO David Janssen — with the inducement of greater authority. Comment: Hahahaha. LAT
Another staffer sues Delgadillo
Longtime deputy city attorney Kerrin Tso says she was retaliated against for blowing the whistle on questionable use of outside law firms by Delgadillo. He previously lost a retaliation case filed by a woman on the staff. LAT
Gavin Newsom to seek alcohol treatment
The San Francisco mayor will get help at the Delancey Street Foundation. LAT
Childrens Museum in Valley still struggling
The new museum at Hansen Dam likely won't open until 2008 at the earliest. Fundraising has lagged since the November departure of executive director Mark Dierking. DN
Biz dismayed at details of living wage deal
Howard Fine reports at the L.A. Business Journal website that the business community doesn't like the fine print of what it agreed to last week.
Media
Bloods and Crips on HBO
"Bastards of the Party," a documentary by Cle Sloan of the Bloods, debuts on HBO tonight. Here's an LAT review. Sloan will be on "Patt Morrison" after 2 pm today on KPCC.
Better late than never
VenicePaper delivers its top stories of 2006 and also bestows the Dick Cheney Transparency in Government Award to the MTA.
Police beat
Questionable death
A 31-year-old suspect died in custody at the LAPD's Hollenbeck station, and a woman who said she witnessed his original arrest on the street said he was clubbed on the head with batons while handcuffed after a foot chase. "They hit him in the parking lot and then they all started hitting him when he was already on the floor. He was crying 'Help!' " said Norma Picasso, 32. The LAD version does not mention any baton use. LAT
Tarzana murder from 1973 solved
But the perp died in a car crash a decade ago. DN
Noted
Broadway buildings were historic
The shop buildings at 4th and Broadway that burned yesterday morning dated to 1895 and 1900 and one of them was designed by John Parkinson, one of the architects for City Hall and, with his son Donald, creator of Bullock's Wilshire. LAT
Politics obituaries
Leo McCarthy, former Lt. Gov.
The San Francisco Democrat, Speaker of the Assembly from 1975-82, died at 76 after a long illness. LAT
Kathleen Crow, GOP strategist
The campaign strategist and former chief deputy to Supervisor Mike Antonovich was 75. LAT

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