Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.2.08

  • Bob Hertzberg, who was chairman of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's transition, says now: "I love the energy and I love the fact that he's out and about. I just wish he'd focus more attention to detail. He spends a lot of time in front of cameras and not putting the elbow grease in to do the homework." DN
  • Former Gov. Pete Wilson calls Barack Obama's agenda "socialism" at the Republican convention. Opinion L.A., Sacto Bee
  • Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner wants to be thought as the Republican front-runner for governor in 2010. Rick Orlov
  • City Hall lobbyists are all stirred up by a proposal to require they wear badges while in the building or at city events. LAT
  • Times reporter Richard Fausset writes first-person from his hometown of New Orleans. LAT
  • Chris Ayres, the Times of London's man in Los Angeles, got together a fast piece from Alaska on Gov. Sarah Palin. Times of London | Also from the U.K.: Get the Sarah Palin look.
  • Man arrested in Westwood Village with hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his van. LAT
  • After years of negotiation, the Montecito Planning Commission approved Rick Caruso's project plan for the old Miramar hotel site beside U.S. 101. SB Independent
  • The revolving door continues at KTLA, with longtime technical director Warren Collier leaving for a job at Paramount.
  • J. Michael Walker and "All the Saints of the City of the Angels" were featured on NPR's "All Things Considered." NPR
  • Speaking of movies about Los Angeles, Thom Anderson's "L.A. Plays Itself" screens Sept. 11-13 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica.

Plus: Tuesday morning headlines from Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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