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. CaliforniaMuseum.org
  • 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 Reason.tv 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.

More by Kevin Roderick:
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Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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