Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.20.09

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  • Ryan Jenkins, the former reality show finalist wanted for questioning in ex-wife Jasmine Fiore's murder, apparently escaped on foot into Canada yesterday. Fox News
  • Two days after his father died of cancer, Torrance police officer Steve Kroesen died of cancer. Daily Breeze
  • Candidates for the Legislature and statewide offices raised more than $60 million for their campaigns during the first six months of 2009, a non-election year. Capitol Weekly
  • Roberts and Trounstine look ahead to a possible race between Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina: "Not since Madonna‚Äôs smack down with Paris Hilton over Kabbalah has there been such an intriguing match-up of big-name narcissists." Calbuzz
  • Going back over the details from the Andrew Adelman sex scandal investigation. LA Weekly
  • City Councilman Tom LaBonge endorsed Tamar Galatzan in the CD2 race. Via release
  • Who's behind the push to cut the pay of L.A. city officials. LA Weekly
  • Four fantasy candidates for LAPD chief, and remember — "a fantasy is not necessarily a dream." LA Daily
  • LAUSD Supt. Ray Cortines and Green Dot's Steve Barr talked to Warren Olney about the district's test scores. KCRW/WWLA
  • Birmingham High School begins its new life as a community charter school. LAT
  • Ann Powers and her editor talk about how the Times pop music critic will contribute to the paper from her new home in Alabama. LA Weekly
  • it looks like the Pig'n Whistle restaurant name will return to the Downtown Fine Arts Building space it occupied between 1926 and 1952. Blogdowntown
  • A Northern California enviro group is trying to save the Sebastopol Gravenstein apple line. LAT
  • Campbell's has taken a risk and reduced the sodium in its traditional tomato soup recipe by 30%. Sacto Bee
  • The Journal of Legal Education has moved from Georgetown to Southwestern Law School. SoCal Minds

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