Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.8.08

Antonio in D.C. for Obama

Mayor Villaraigosa introduces the candidate at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens. LAT, DN

Also: Hollywood money solid for Obama. Variety, Center for Responsive Politics

And: Switch to stadium costly for networks. Variety

Villaraigosa wouldn't hold gun

At yesterday's opening of the Miguel Contreras pool, the mayor was supposed to shoot a starter pistol to send kids into the water. But, writes Phil Willon, "Villaraigosa, his political radar finely tuned, didnít want anything to do with holding a gun, 'even a fake one,' especially with television news cameras and photographers recording his every move. Instead, he picked up the microphone and counted to three." LAT

Joel Stein's prominence raises a question

Stein's columns in Time magazine are evidence that the weekly has lost its way and should think about publishing less often, says John Brady at Folio: "Stein is Stein. I'm not picking on him so much as I am wondering why Time turns over so much of its space and its reputation to someone so frivolous and unfunny." Folio

West Hollywood may let bikes on sidewalks

Survey finds the community split and changing the law to let bikes co-exist with pedestrians. Sidewalk riding is legal in Los Angeles. LAT

LAX Theme Building tab rises to $15 million

The airport commission approved a contract with Tower General Contractors to restore the white stucco skin on all four arches of the landmark. "It doesn't seem as if we're getting much benefit from spending $15 million, other than the fact that we're preserving something that only serves as a historic site," said Airport Commissioner Walter Zifkin. "I hope it doesn't go over what we're already spending because it seems like a lot of money for a building that does not have much of a function." Breeze

Kuroda pitches one-hitter for Dodgers

The righthander took a perfect game into the 8th inning and beat the Braves 3-0. LAT, DN

Mark Lacter's Morning Headlines at LA Biz Observed

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
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