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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.3.08

Worker's blowtorch blamed for Universal Studios fire

Two workers and a supervisor were putting up shingles in an alley on the New York Street set. They finished at 3 a.m., spent an hour watching for any sign of fire, then took a break. The fire was spotted about 4:45. Meanwhile, the burn damage becomes an attraction on the studio tour. LAT, DN

Water fines before DWP board

Plan would ban hosing of driveways or daytime lawn watering, double the penalties and increase enforcement. LAT

Fuentes bill angers city council

A state law proposed by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes that would limit the powers of Los Angeles to control land use was sponsored by MWH Development, which wants to build 229 single-family homes on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course in Tujunga. DN

LAT's Steve Hymon takes over blog

The former City Hall reporter, who has been doing a print column about driving-related stuff, will write the paper's Bottleneck Blog. "News on the transportation beat will appear on the blog first, with some of it going into the paper later," he emails sources.

This fall's propositions

The gay marriage ban is one of at least eight to make the November ballot. Opinion L.A., AP

Hollywood's digital powers

The Hollywood Reporter ranks the 50 most important digital executives, leading the list with Steve Wadsworth of Walt Disney Internet Group. THR

Los Angeles cleans up at CRMA awards

At the National City and Regional Magazine Awards, Los Angeles took top prizes in food and dining writing (Patric Kuh), personality profile (J.R. Moehringer), feature story (Jesse Katz), feature design, designer of the year (Steven Banks), excellence in design, and leisure and lifestyle interests. Romenesko

City's head librarian to retire

Fontayne Holmes has worked at the Los Angeles Public Library for thirty years. LAPL

Good Sam to hold RFK memorial

Robert F. Kennedy died, officially, at Good Samaritan Hospital after his shooting in that Ambassador Hotel pantry on June 5, 1968. Cardinal Roger Mahony will preside over an 11 a.m. ceremony in the hospital's All Soul's Chapel. Downtown News

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