Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.19.09

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  • Carly Fiorina filed papers to start exploring a candidacy or Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, but the former Hewlett-Packard executive may have a spotty voting record. LAT, SF Chronicle, Bee
  • Governor Schwarzenegger holds a 10 a.m. press conference at the California Institute for Men at Chino, the site of recent rioting. Witness LA
    Plus: Major problems with state prisons. KCRW/WWLA
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks at the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce candidates series at noon in Downtown. Info
    Related: Bee
  • NPR's show "On the Media" is asking its Twitter followers "what would you say in an obit for Robert Novak?" Twitter
  • Phil Bronstein remembers Robert Novak for making stuff up. Huff Post
  • Michael Jackson will be buried Aug. 29 at the Forest Lawn in Glendale, not the one next to Griffith Park in the Valley, in the Great Mausoleum near such stars as Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. LAT, DN
  • Early test scores from Mayor Villaraigosa's schools offer a reality check on the promises of fast improvement. LAT
  • Radio feature on Thomas Saenz, the mayor's legal counsel, taking over as president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. KPCC
  • Both sides in the federal suit challenging Prop 8 filed legal briefs on Monday that offer a hint as to how they will argue their sides in the case. Wilshire & Washington
    Related: NYT
  • A suspect was arrested in the beating death of six-year-old Dae'von Bailey. LAT
    Plus:Board of supervisors order probe of child protection system. LAT
  • Police have a suspect in mind for the death of swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore, whose body was found in a suitcase in an Orange County dumpster. LAT, DN
  • Mentions of Uncle Joe Benson have been scrubbed from the KLOS website. SoCalMedia Scoop
  • Blogger and ex-journalist Brad Greenberg tweets: "First day of law school, and I'm wearing clothes I've had since high school. I've changed but my wardrobe hasn't." Twitter
  • LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines guests on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" at 1:06 p.m.

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