Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.25.09

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  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's plan to arrest past taggers who congregate is getting some attention. LAT, DN editorial, Witness LA
    Plus: Villaraigosa, Bratton to launch gang crackdown. Breeze wires
  • A Wall Street Journal story on the GOP governor's race fails the test of "actual reality," say the guys at Calbuzz.
  • Wikipedia will start imposing a delay for editorial scrutiny on entries about living people. NYT
  • The other 2nd council district candidates are perturbed by mailers sent out by Tamar Galatzan's school board committee. LAT
  • NPR's Mandalit del Barco did a story on the changes facing gang leader Alex Sanchez. WBUR
  • L.A. media outlets including the Times gushed all day yesterday that the crypt above Marilyn Monroe "sold" for $4.6 million in eBay, but of course it didn't. LAT
  • The largest police operation in Riverside County history was unleashed to reduce crime in Desert Hot Springs. LAT
  • Carol Burnett, Rafer Johnson, George Lucas, Harvey Milk, Danielle Steele, Chuck Yeager and Hiram Johnson are among this year's honorees by the California Hall of Fame.
  • Web searches for Jessica Biel are the most likely to land someone on an infected website. Reuters
  • Justice Department attorneys want to exclude from evidence statements made to the L.A. Times and by Evil Angel founder John Stagliano, on trial for obscenity. Xbiz
  • Former Los Angeles Times editor James O'Shea might join the board of the parent company of the Chicago Reader and Washington City Paper. Chicago Reader
  • LAX ranked second among the nation’s 15 busiest airports for fewest delays experienced by its passengers on domestic flights. Release
  • Sales of L.A. Philharmonic tickets are both up and down with Gustavo Dudamel preparing to begin his tenure. Culture Monster
  • Secrets revealed of the technology behind Blogdowntown.

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