Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.4.08

  • City parks workers are still using water in ways we are banned from, such as hosing off tennis courts. LAT
  • The City Council offered a $500,000 reward for information that helps catch the serial killer who may have murdered 11 people since 1985, mostly prostitutes in South L.A. LAT
  • Councilman Greig Smith wants to ban smoking within five feet of outdoor restaurant tables in Los Angeles. A separate measure would ban smoking at farmers markets. LAT, DN
  • KPCC's Patt Morrison continues to broadcast from the Republican convention with guests today that include columnist Chris Cillizza and LAT Washington bureau chief Doyle McManus.
  • More rancor in Inglewood about the police department's lack of response to questions about the shooting of a homeless man. LAT
  • A Flyaway bus rider's bag knocked a fire extinguisher, leading to a discharge of white powder and a traffic mess at LAX yesterday. Breeze
  • Live-blogging the first of the new community meetings on possible Westside subway routes. Green LA Girl
  • New Downtown DASH route begins service today. LAist
  • Abu Dhabi's Hollywood connection grows, via a production company with more than $1 billion in financing. LAT
  • Two Orange County climbers who survived a fall on Suicide Rock near Idyllwild are expected to fully recover. Watershed News
  • LA Observed author Deanne Stillman will talk on "America's Last Wild Horses," along with photographer Elissa Kline and wild horse conservationist Neda de Mayo, at the Los Angeles County Fair on Saturday at 5 pm.

Plus: Morning headlines from Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed


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