Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.26.08

  • The L.A. Times posted canned stories on other Obama VP selections by accident, and of course they got out. LAT
  • John McCain raised money in Northern California yesterday before his latest free shot with Jay Leno. Sacto Bee
  • Police arrested a suspect in those Westside home invasion robberies and plan to release his name this morning. LAT
  • A woman was kicked out of the Van Nuys Social Security office line for wearing a t-shirt that said DN
  • Another SEIU official, this time in Michigan, stepped aside amid allegations of financial impropriety. LAT
  • The Police Protective League filed an appeal of the latest court decision backing an LAPD requirement that some officers in sensitive assignments disclose their personal finances. DN
  • Los Angeles streets are almost devoid of major film shooting right now, following the pre-summer boom that finished in advance of the strike threat. LAT
  • KPCC now posts a Morning blog (tied to "Airtalk with Larry Mantle") and an Afternoon blog (more tied to "Patt Morrison.")
  • "Transportation Topics and Tales: Milestones in Transportation History in Southern California" is available as a PDF on the city Department of Transportation website. Via blogdowntown.
  • Krill is back in a big way off the California coast, leading to the high numbers of whale sightings. SF Chronicle
  • Dave Freeman, the TBWA/Chiat/Day ad executive who popularized the "100 Things to Do Before You Die" concept, died at age 47 after a fall at his home in Venice. LAT

Also: Mark Lacter's weekly chat on KPCC this morning looked at the early warning signs of the housing bubble and the debt problems faced by Univision. LA Biz Observed

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