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Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.12.07

Antonio makes Jay Leno's monologue again, plus cameras at stop signs now (not put there by traffic cops) and much more. Click to head on in.

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LAX flight to London diverted by security
An American Airlines flight attendant noticed that a passenger got on without going through security. The flight landed in New York and the passenger turned out to be an airline employee.
More Antonio needling from Jay Leno
From last night's monologue:
It was so hot our mayor was having sex with a reporter from an Alaskan TV station. That's how hot.

That's my favorite story. Here in Los Angeles, it turns out our mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa was having a long time affair with a Telemundo reporter. The reporter who covered him for the news. Typical politician, he didn't actually admit it; he said he was illegally south of her border.

Felix Chevrolet at Cultural Affairs today
The Cultural Affairs Commission is supposed to take up the question today of historical-cultural status for the Felix Chevrolet showroom and sign near USC. Here's some background from the proponents.
Baca seeks more home detention
The sheriff backs a bill in Sacramento to allow more time to be monitored at home, but some activists say it would deprive inmates of health care they get in jail. LAT
Cameras at stop signs now
Tickets would come not from real police, but from the (Santa Monica) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, which will charge you $100 for not stopping at their stop signs. Sounds like a revenue scam, and its legality is questioned. LAT
Mandatory spaying bill pulled
Assemblyman Lloyd Levine ran into stiff opposition in the Senate. LAT, DN
Sara Caplan back in court today
The former Phil Spector defense lawyer may be headed to jail for refusing to testify in his trial, after the state Supreme Court declined her appeal. LAT
Student driver in Halberstam death has regrets
Kevin Jones thinks about what happened and can't stop himself from crying. The student at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Mercury-News
What's left of E3
It's no longer the biggest conference of the year Downtown, but a scaled-down gathering mostly for journalists in Santa Monica. LAT
Paul Weeks tribute
Rip Rense posted an interview he did with Weeks, the longtime L.A. journalist whose passing we noted yesterday.
Creative writing for home boys
Background and samples here.
Arguing for open neighborhood councils
The chair and executive director of the Neighborhood Council Review Commission argue via Op-Ed for a broader definition of who can participate. LAT
Another farewell to Horizon Furniture
This one is from Bettijane Levine in the Times' Home section. Erika Schickel felt moved for Native Intelligence back in May.
Letters about L.A.'s opossums
Pro and con in the Times, after this story.

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