Morning Buzz

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.

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