Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.26.08

California Air Board proposes major cut in greenhouse gases

It's the first comprehensive plan by a state, affecting virtually every sector of the economy, but could be unpredictably costly and "faces daunting obstacles, among them resistance from the Bush administration, legislative snarls and some industry opposition." LAT, Chronicle, Bee, NBC 4

28 (or 29, or 32) arrested in Drew Street crackdown

Numbers vary, but in all 70 people associated with the Glassell Park gang that is part of the Avenues were indicted. U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O'Brien called the sweep "the largest gang take-down in recent L.A. history." LAT, DN, LA Weekly

Also: New law allows seizure of gang members' assets. DN

Rehab at Malibu's 'Passages'

The LA Weekly's cover piece this week is a look by Matt Groubert at the lavish Passages Malibu Addiction Cure Center, "the most expensive, luxurious and controversial residential drug-treatment center in the world...[and run by] the Holocaust deniers of the addiction-recovery industry."

Villaraigosa supports more transit tax

The mayor says he supports putting a half-cent sales tax question on the November ballot. There's a key MTA board meeting today. LAT, DN

Special Order 40 suit dismissed

Plaintiff Harold Sturgeon failed to prove the LAPD policy conflicts with federal and state laws that dictate the flow of information between local and federal agencies regarding immigration status, a judge rules. LAT, DN

City pool in Watts reopens

The 109th Street Swimming Pool will get some LAPD presence and other security after a melee that saw the staff tossed in the water. LAT

Mayor's office couldn't get alley cleaned up

Two months after an aide asked for clearing of junk near East 113th Street and Graham Avenue, the times found it was still there. LAT

Koshalek to be leaving Art Center

Richard Koshalek's contract as president won't be renewed next year, even with the construction of a Frank Gehry building on the Pasadena campus. LA Weekly (earlier in LAT and SGVN)

No love for Juan Pierre

Now that it's evident the Dodgers of 2008 just aren't very good, Neal Pollack focuses in on outfielder Juan Pierre: "Iíve never seen a worse positional player at the big-league level than Juan Pierre. Yes, I know that he leads all major-leaguers in career stolen bases, but for a guy with great speed, he sure tends to get into a lot of rundowns, and is no guarantee to score from first on a gapper double. He stops and starts at precisely the wrong times, and at least once this year, Iíve seen him steal second only to get tagged out after oversliding." CityBeat

But: Rookie lefthander Eric Stults throws a shutout. LAT

Hollywood memorabilia on the move

Incredibly rich stash of movie photos, posters and other material at Collector's Book Store will move to storage in Newbury Park then be auctioned off. LAT

Sad but true

Once again the formerly big San Fernando Valley Fair is being held not in the Valley at all, but beyond Newhall Pass in Saugus. DN

Race and the presidential campaign

Community Advocates, Inc., KPCC and the Center for the Preservation of Democracy are co-sponsors of tonight's discussion between author Shelby Steele, editor Terence Samuel and Stanford professor Richard Thompson Ford, author of "The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse." Larry Mantle moderates and it's being taped for "Airtalk." Info

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The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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