- Charlie Samuel, the accused killer of Lily Burk, could have been prosecuted previously on a third-strike charge except for a database clerical error. The Times L.A. puts the story on page one, LAT
- SEIU leader Julie Butcher gave out the cellphone number of a city pension official and urged she be harassed in a dispute with the union, saying "I understand she really likes late-night calls." LAT
- Gavin Newsom's consultant says there's no way he slips down a notch to run for Lt. Governor. Carla Marinucci
- An L.A. Times editorial urges the City Council to reject the $30 million loan to help bring Cirque du Soleil to the Kodak Theatre and "should then take a serious look at how it invests in economic development projects."
- The LAUSD's dropout rate improved to 26%. LAT
- Rep. Henry Waxman is billed as a guest tonight on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.'
- Celeste Fremon calls out the LAT for saying in an editorial that 27,000 prisoners could get early release under state budget moves. Witness LA
- About 5,000 of the tickets for the Gustavo Dudmael free concert at the Hollywood Bowl were held back for in-house and promotional purposes. Culture Monster
- Reading the tea leaves trying to guess who the new primetime anchor will be on KTLA, now that Emmett Miller has moved to mornings. Jason Martinez was in the chair last night. SoCalMediaScoop
- Orange County's Nguoi Viet, the largest Vietnamese newspaper in the United States, brought back longtime editor Hao-Nhien Vu a year after pushing him out. OC Weekly
Plus: OC Weekly cleans up at OC Press Club awards.
- Joe Dante and Dante's Inferno return to the New Beverly Cinema starting Wednesday night. Sergio Leone
- The World's Fair of Money comes to L.A. Sunday for the first time since 2005. DN
- Giga Granada Hills is a new blog from Linda J. Williamson's corner of the Valley.
Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.4.09
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