Morning Buzz: Tuesday 7.28.09

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  • The violent past of the accused killer of Lily Burk has been overstated and misstated in the media, then used for political spin, says Celeste Fremon. Plus a good reconstruction of events, on the front page. Witness LA, LAT
  • Gavin Newsom's siding with Garry South over longtime adviser Eric Jaye "suggests Newsom is choosing to forego the all-tweet-all-the-time strategy in favor of a little throwback hardball." CalBuzz
  • Former mayor Richard Riordan will appear with city council candidate Chris Essel at 10 a.m., presumably to announce his endorsement.
  • Water use dropped 11% in June compared to last year, less than the 15% goal, but rolling back demand to its lowest level in 32 years, the DWP says. LAT, DN
  • NPR chief Vivian Schiller used the Los Angeles Times as an example of the dismantling of journalistic depth she wants to avoid. Newsweek
  • Tribune wants to extend until Nov. 4 its deadline for offering a bankruptcy reorganization plan. ChiTribune, LA Biz Observed
  • An assistant articles editor in the Times opinion section posted an item calling old school anonymous LAPD cop Jack Dunphy "a danger to the public," continuing a discussion between Dunphy and Reason's Brian Doherty. LAT Opinion, Patterico, Reason
  • He's disappointed in the water feature at the new LAPD headquarters downtown. Curbed LA
  • Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Nick Ut had his camera gear stolen form his SUV at the AP LA office parking lot, Jonathan Alcorn says on Twitter
  • David Ulin takes off from the Kindle-Orwell incident and says "for those who have warned for the last 20 years about the homogenizing dangers of chain bookstores, is a conundrum: an independent bookstore whose ubiquity makes such distinctions obsolete." LAT Op-Ed
  • Daniel Heimpel has a web story at Newsweek on cancers among wild animals possibly due to pollution.
  • "Running by the Cave where Revelations was written is very different than running in Granada Hills by the bushes where the homeless stoners hang out," Kate Gale blogs from Patmos in Greece.
  • Before there was talk of a subway to the sea, L.A. debated a sewer to the sea. Daily Mirror
  • The Lakers will play at the Forum in Inglewood for the first time since 1999 in an Oct. 9 exhibition game against Golden State. Breeze wires

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