Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.15.10

Brown and the death penalty, Whitman on KABC, Props. 23 and 26, lowest homicide rate since 1975, and rough sex in the Jewish Journal. More inside.

  • His waffling on the death penalty could hurt Jerry Brown again, as it has before, says Dan Walters. Bee
  • Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in competitive and Republican-leaning Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus to push its agenda in the House and the Senate, according to a New York Times national analysis. NYT
  • Meg Whitman was interviewed by John Phillips on KABC radio. Links
  • Prop. 23 opponents have contributed $19.6 million, more than twice the amount given by supporters. LAT
  • California has launched a Proposition 26 page that is updated daily with campaign finance data from the California Secretary of State Web site.
  • The Valley is under-represented on city commissions, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association says in "renewing a familiar complaint." DN
  • Homicides in the sheriff-patrolled parts of the county are down 15% to 134 so far this year, the lowest rate since 1975. LAT
  • The Annenberg Foundation has committed $50 million for a new building for the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Release
  • The former headquarters of Howard Hughes at Playa Vista has been purchased by developer Wayne Ratkovich and will be turned into an office campus for creative tenants as part of a $50-million makeover. LAT
  • The Jewish Journal's Ask Your Yenta columnist tries to answer the question, when is rough sex too rough? JJ
  • Lieutenant Governor candidates Gavin Newsom and Abel Maldonado debate on the Patt Morrison show on KPCC with David Lazarus as guest host, at 1:20 p.m.
  • Charles L. Duke Jr., who as an LAPD use-of-force expert testified that the beating of Rodney King was justified, died Oct. 10 in Carson City, Nevada at age 63. Via LAPD

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