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Morning Buzz: Thursday 6.12.08

Sheriff: serious race violence problem

Sheriff Lee Baca writes that "as a Latino raised in East Los Angeles, and as the elected sheriff of Los Angeles County for the last decade, I have seen many sides of the race issue....So let me be very clear about one thing: We have a serious interracial violence problem in this county involving blacks and Latinos." LAT Op-Ed

Kozinski stays obscenity trial

The chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a 48-hour stay in the obscenity trial of adult filmmaker Ira Isaacs after the Times disclosed yesterday that Kozinski had posted pornography on his personal website. Kozinski now says his adult son posted some of the material. LAT

LAT Magazine, R.I.P.

Jill Stewart remembers the covers she wrote and blogs, "There was a window of time in which many of us thought the magazine might begin to match The New York Times Magazine. But that was when the L.A. Times had the money to take big risks. Unfortunately, they never had the cojones to match. Now, under Tribune's hell-on-earth new czar Sam Zell, that window has slammed shut." LA Weekly

CityBeat relaunches

New look and lineup of features hit the streets and the Web today. They are having a launch party tomorrow night at J Restaurant & Lounge. CityBeat

Partial loss for DWP on transfers

A judge ruled tentatively against the agency's annual transfer of surplus revenue to the city treasury, but did not take up the Howard Jarvis group's claim that water rates are set too high. DN

Rodney King on TV

He will appear in the next installment of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew." The show features famous people dealing with drug and alcohol problems aided by celebrity addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. AP

Gay marriage and the mayor

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said he will preside at many gay unions, but Patrick Range McDonald believes it's suspicious that the Israel trip will have Villaraigosa out of town on June 17. Explanations that the trip was planned long before the date was known are called "spin" and "excuses." LA Weekly

New editor at New Angeles

Nikki Bazar is leaving for graduate school and Joshua Lurie becomes editor. New Angeles

Thursday morning business headlines by Mark Lacter

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The Media
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LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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