Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.24.08

Preparing for a SAG strike

Threat of the actors going out or being locked out already has slowed production in Hollywood. Greenlighting of movies has virtually stopped. LAT

Nahai comes clean on water waste at home

DWP chief David Nahai ordered an audit of his home utility use, presumably after Alan Mittelstaedt began asking. His water use is higher than neighbors, perhaps because his sprinklers come on every night and the pool lacks a cover. His power use is lower, but he's higher than the average Los Angeles resident and had taken no conservation steps until coming under scrutiny. DN

Chief of detectives challenges Baca on race

Gangs, not race, are behind most murders and the sheriff's definition of race crimes is flawed, says LAPD's Charlie Beck. LAT Op-Ed

Obama fundraiser Downtown this afternoon

You've been warned about traffic around the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The Hollywood-targeted event is also seen as a test of Obama's ability to excite former Clinton backers. AP, Wilshire and Washington, ABC

LAFD and tattoos

Some firefighters aren't happy they have been ordered to hide all visible tattoos while on the job, even in the station. DN

California lower on the faithiness meter

The new Pew study about religion finds Californians attend church and pray less than the country as a whole, are less likely to believe in God, and more likely to accept homosexuality. LAT

Gay marriage at City Hall briefly interrupted

A woman got to the microphone during the reception and objected to the rite before Mayor Villaraigosa "shooed her away from the lectern." She also got in an "adulterer" line aimed at the mayor. LAT, DN

Center taxiway opens at LAX

Work is finished on $333 million project to improve the airport's south runways and add the safer taxiway. LAT

Supreme Court to hear sonar case

The court said Monday it would decide whether the U.S. Navy can be ordered by a federal judge to limit its use of high-powered sonar off the California coast to protect whales and other marine mammals. LAT

All in the media family

Harry Shearer is KCRWs resident satirist and host of "Le Show," as well as a contributor to the Huffington Post. Arianna Huffington owns the HuffPost and is a regular on KCRW's "Left, Right and Center." Today at 2:30 pm they are on the air together, he interviewing her on "Politics of Culture" about her new book, "Right Is Wrong." POC

Deanne Stillman at Aloud

Deanne will be in conversation about her new book, "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West," with Samantha Dunn this evening at the Central Library. Aloud

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