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Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.29.08

California Hall of Famers

Gov. Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announce the latest honorees: Dave Brubeck, Quincy Jones, Alice Waters, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Theodor Geisel, Linus Pauling, Robert Graham, Jack LaLanne, Dorothea Lange, Julia Morgan and former Gov. Leland Stanford. Fonda, of course, already has some conservatives riled up. Sacto Bee

In the matter of Dymally v. Wright

Mayor Villaraigosa and Rep. Maxine Waters are supporting Rod Wright, 55, in the 25th Senate district, while Supervisor Yvonne Burke and Rep. Dianne Watson are for Mervyn Dymally, 82, in a previous political life the first black elected to the state Senate. That was in 1966. These days, neither candidate lives in the district. Best line goes to Dymally: "Age is an asset in the black community. The average black voter is a woman over 55." LAT

Same-sex marriages can begin June 17

California counties are authorized to begin issuing marriage licenses that day, state officials said in a memo sent to county clerks and recorders. The new licenses refer to Party A and Party B. LAT, Mercury-News
Also: San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom riding high after ruling. NPR

Spending on marriage measure could top $30 million

That's the estimate if a big showdown ensues in the fall over a ballot measure to block gay marriage. Capitol Weekly

Wait, Rep. Richardson's bill-paying gets worse

Rep. Laura Richardson has defaulted eight times on three properties since 2004, when she was on the Long Beach city council. Breeze

Prop. 98 losing, 99 winning

That's from a poll in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Also: Sam Zell link to infusion of cash? Capitol Weekly

RFK package

The Robert Kennedy campaign and assassination are remembered 40 years later in stories, pictures and multimedia. San Bernardino Sun

Legal challenges issues could delay Exposition Line

Neighbors along the route want to push light-rail line under ground. CityBeat

Piolin becomes a citizen

I'm catching up on this, but last week Spanish-language deejay Eddie Sotelo — a major force behind immigrant marches in L.A. — was one of 6,000 new U.S. citizens sworn in at the Convention Center. OC Register

Earle Hagen, TV theme music composer was 88

Nice audio piece on NPR about all the familiar theme songs that Hagen wrote. He also did the whistling on the "Andy Griffith Show" opening. All Things Considered

Mark Lacter's L.A. business headlines

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