Politics day in the Morning Buzz, plus some media notes.
- The Field Poll shows Meg Whitman with a narrow lead over Jerry Brown (46-43) and a very big lead (63-14) on Republican primary rival Steve Poizner. Whitman's TV ad barrage has even put her ahead of Brown in Los Angeles County. Sacto Bee, Dan Walters
Plus: Whitman releases her 48-page agenda for California. Register, LAT, Bee
- Mayor Villaraigosa made the rounds in Washington seeking bridge funding for his plan to accelerate construction of transit projects. LAT
- Regarding his new DWP scheme, Villaraigosa "has a knack for being incredibly right and unbelievably wrong at exactly the same moment and on precisely the same subject. The latest case in point is his disconcerting proposal to quickly reinvent the entire mission of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and get residents to pay handsomely for it." LAT editorial
- Some City Council members already oppose the DWP plan, some are looking at it. DN
- Jack Humphreville: Read, fire, aim. City Watch
- 1.6 million acres in 27 California counties were set aside as habitat for the red-legged frog. LAT
- Author and former John Edwards aide Andrew Young said Tuesday that he has signed with Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel and is looking forward to being portrayed in a movie. LAT
- Radio reporter and blogger Steve Kindred isn't happy about the cost-cutting at his neighborhood Hometown Buffet.
- Ben Zimmer, the New York Times Magazine’s new “On Language” columnist, chats with Patt Morrison on KPCC at 1:40 p.m.