Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.10.08

Fuentes bill yanked in Sacramento

Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes pulled his AB 212 after the coverage of it being a special interest bill for a developer and a hit on L.A.'s power to control land use. "A truly bad bill, in every sense of the word." DN, DN editorial

Another close call at LAX

A Southwest Airline jetliner on Sunday moved without permission and came within 50 yards of a runway, forcing a SkyWest flight on final approach to go around. It;s the eight minor incursion at LAX since Oct. 1. AP

Cargo from ports clogs SoCal traffic

Part three of Times series on traffic congestion. LAT

14-murder weekend

It may not have been front page news in the Times to have 14 residents slain in one weekend, but the paper runs an editorial today: "To effectively deal with the growth of gangs, the city needs a larger LAPD." LAT editorial

More Laura Richardson news

The real estate broker who bought Rep. Laura Richardson's Sacramento home in a foreclosure sale says he'll sue over Washington Mutual's move to rescind the sale and return the property to her. "They never would have done this for anybody else," says James York. Breeze

Two San Gabriel Valley officials question freeway tolls

Reps. Hilda Solis and Gary Miller may block congestion pricing scheme for the San Bernardino Freeway. LAT

Plastic balls cover Ivanhoe Reservoir

It took 400,000 of them to block sunlight from hitting the water and potentially causing another bromate contamination. Big media show at the unveiling. LAT

Bakersfield's trouble with gay marriage

No surprise that Kern County officials have dug in their heels, says author Rick Wartzman: "stark reminder that California is not just a liberal, blue-state bastion, as so many see it. It's a right-wing redoubt as well." LAT Op-Ed

Book deal for Frauenfelder
Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing and Make magazine has sold "The World in Your Hands: The Resurgence of Do-It-Yourself and How It's Changing the Way We Live," to Portfolio.

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