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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.18.09

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  • The beheading of four-year-old Lars Sanchez is another case where county authorities had warnings that his home situation was possibly dangerous. LAT
  • Anonymous cop Jack Dunphy writes "as anyone who has followed his career will tell you, William Bratton has no greater admirer than William Bratton himself." Pajamas Media
    Plus: Dunphy rejected from LAT Op-Ed piece. Patterico
  • What Bratton's hiring says about the ambitions of Altegrity. Wash Post
  • New chief of the San Francisco Police Department borrows two homicide detectives from the LAPD with Bratton's blessing. SF Chronicle
  • The Gephardt Group, lobbyists retained by the Port of Los Angeles, also was hired by the Board of Airport Commissioners ($760,000) to push for changes in federal law that would require airline passengers to foot a larger portion of the bill for LAX renovation. Breeze
  • The Young Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley has emerged since the election of Barack Obama. DN
  • Joseph Moshe, the 56-year-old who held police at bay all day at the Westwood federal building last week, was charged with making a false bomb threat and attempted criminal threats. DN wires
  • Damien Newton dismisses yesterday's Times story on Metro turnstiles as "a wet kiss" and complains the reporter was "Completely Unable to Find Anyone in Opposition." Streetsblog
  • Sgt. James Crowley, the Massachusetts cop who arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., received a standing ovation at the Fraternal Order of Police convention. Press-Telegram
    Plus: Questions about whether Crowley was accurate in his police report. Police Issues
  • A female mountain lion recently collared in the Santa Monica Mountains may be related to the range's dominant male, known as P-1. LAT
  • LACMA director Michael Govan makes more than $1 million a year in salary, deferred compensation and benefits such as a house to live in and use of a New York condo. LAT, LAT
  • Adrienne Crew interviewed Julia Child's grandniece, Julia Child Prud'homme, who appears in "Julie & Julia" as a bridge instructor. Squid Ink
  • Bonnie Tsui, author of "American Chinatown," guests on Airtalk with Larry Mantle at 11:30 on KPCC.

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