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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.7.07

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Mark Lacter link
Politics
Public political meltdown
That's how the LAT describes Gavin Newsom's fall in San Francisco.
Where's Joel Wachs when you need him?
That's what Steve Lopez wants to know as he voices skepticism about the demand for tax breaks to help build the big shopping center on Grand Avenue.
Minuteman appearance at UCLA doesn't happen
The student group that invited Carl Braun, California state director of the Minutemen, to debate a member of the Ayn Rand Institute cancelled last night's appearance. Blogging.la has a post.
Janssen on staying awhile as CAO
The county's chief executive says the King/Drew Medical Center fiasco only occurred because the elected Supervisors played politics. The Supes are exploring giving up their power over departments to the next CAO. For now, David Janssen gets a 120-day contract to come out of his brief retirement. LAT, DN
Sunshine Canyon landfill to grow
A 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors formally merged the city and county portions of the Granada Hills landfill into a single 1,528-acre mega-dump, then the Supes doubled the daily limit on trash dumping. DN
Arnold's transcripts omitted Clint Eastwood's name
On the tapes that the Times got hold of, Gov. Schwarzenegger expresses impatience with Clint Eastwood's indecision. His name was deleted from the written version. Audio is now at the Times website.
1,000 LAUSD paychecks wrong
Computer glitch is blamed. LAT
Media
Chat with an editor
Andrés Martinez, editorial page editor of the L.A. Times, will chat live online with readers at 2 pm.
New Tribune player
Chicago real estate magnate Sam Zell has emerged as a surprise potential bidder for Tribune Co. LAT
Noted
Sagebrush Cantina beats the landlord
Facing a big rent hike, the Calabasas-adjacent eatery goes to arbitration with the owners of the historic Leonis Adobe and wins a reduction. LAT

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