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Morning Buzz: Friday 9.14.07

Turns out Supervisor Mike Antonovich has a hand in the Erwin Chemerinsky debacle, more signs that water rationing is coming, and O.J. is questioned in Vegas — plus YouTube video of Dancing Antonio. That and more down below.

Chemerinsky story going strong

The Times follows up on UC Irvine dropping Erwin Chemerinsky as head of its new law school and runs Op-Eds from the scholar and from the chancellor, who denies the hidden hand of Donald Bren or anyone else. "It was a culmination of discussions -- with many people over a period of time -- that convinced me that Professor Chemerinsky and I would not be able to partner effectively to build a world-class law school at UC Irvine," writes Michael V. Drake. The Register, meanwhile, finds several OC Republicans who opposed Chemerinsky and reports that as early as Aug. 29, L.A. County Supervisor Supervisor Mike Antonovich "asked fellow Republicans how Chemerinsky's appointment could be stopped." LAT main, Register

Long Beach restricts water use

Get used to it. Long Beach became the biggest SoCal city to to ban automatic serving of water in restaurants and to regulate landscape watering, citing the threat of a water emergency. PT, LAT

O.J. questioned and released in Vegas

Something to do with a hotel room break-in and sports collectibles. AP

Smith vs. Las Lomas

Councilman Greig Smith has asked neighborhood councils to oppose the giant project proposed for just outside the city limits where the 5 and 14 freeways meet near Santa Clarita, writing "this development would have a profoundly negative impact on the entire San Fernando Valley....It is too big, too dense and in the wrong location." LAT

Dancing Antonio

Mayor Villaraigosa dances, drinks and smiles a lot at a Greek festival on YouTube.

Lady registers 46,700 L.A. County voters

Sylvia Levin, who turns 90 today, has set up her card table six days a week for 34 years, Bob Pool says in the Times. The City Council honors her today. LAT

Magic Johnson to endorse Hillary

KPCC will have Kitty Felde reporting from the event this afternoon on "Patt Morrison," with Frank Stoltze as guest host.

Century Freeway to close again for filming

This time it's just the eastbound portion between Sepulveda Boulevard and Aviation Boulevard that will be closed Saturday from 4 am to midnight, plus the exits from the LAX terminal loop to southbound Sepulveda. Airport traffic will be re-routed. Breeze

Professor Johnson goes to NextFest

Blogging USC science prof Clifford V. Johnson reports on the Wired magazine gathering at the Convention Center.

No LA Observed on KCRW today

Bronchitis wins out. LA Observed returns next Friday at 4:44 pm on KCRW.

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