Morning Buzz: Friday 1.18.08

Arnold admits his early positions were bogus

He says inexperience and naivete were behind things like calling for mass elimination of state departments. (But it fooled enough voters to get him elected.) These days, he says the budget has no fat in it and he's in favor of relaxing term limits. LAT Also: He lists some of the weapons he owns. LAT

Calabasas limits smoking in apartments

The new law will ban smoking on patios, balconies and porches in 80 percent of rental buildings by 2012. Up to 20 percent of buildings can be set aside for smokers, and smokers in apartments designated as nonsmoking will be grandfathered in until they move. Landlords will be required to set up outdoor areas for smokers. DN

John Ziegler back on L.A. radio

The talk host who left KFI on unhappy terms is doing commentaries on KGIL 1260 — the Michael Jackson station — on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:20 am and 5:20 pm.

Chelsea Clinton's visit to Westwood and Farmers Market

"Call it Chelsea Clinton's coming-out party. Until recently, the 27-year-old hedge fund executive has led a quiet private life in Manhattan, but that was then and this is now," writes Tina Daunt. LAT

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Tarzana

Painted on walls outside homes two miles apart. LAT

Dirty secret of Los Lobos

Two members of the ultimate East L.A. band live in Orange County. OC Weekly

Craigslist gives $1.6 million to UC Berkeley

For an endowed chair in "new media." Romenesko

Recalling 1969 shooting at UCLA

Two Black Panther members were killed at meeting in Campbell Hall to discuss creation of a black studies program. LAT

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Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
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