Morning Buzz: Friday 9.26.08

  • Yeah, John McCain will attend tonight's debate in Mississippi after all. Politico
    Also: Sarah Palin rally at the Home Depot Center in Carson Oct. 4. Breeze
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will let Los Angeles County voters decide on a sales tax hike for transit. The new state budget, however, cuts the county by $129 million. LAT, DN
  • State legislators get free gasoline credit cards and spent $220,000 of taxpayer money the first seven months of this year. AP
  • Jim Hahn and Ron Kaye clash at L.A. Chamber event. LAT, Ron Kaye
  • Patrick Goldstein opines that "film critics, like TV and theater critics, are especially well equipped to analyze today's politics...since our campaigns are -- as has surely been obvious for some time -- far more about theater and image creation than politics." LAT
  • Former Times reporter and blogger Jesus Sanchez has launched The Eastsider LA, a blog about "scenes, sightings & stories from Echo Park and beyond."
  • USC loses to Oregon State? LAT, DN
  • Sun Yue, the Lakers' rookie from China, became ill after his first press conference, has mononucleosis and will miss the start of training camp. LAT
  • Thomas "Bud" McDonald, who played "Buddy" in some of the Our Gang movies in the 30s, died at age 85. LAT

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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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