Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 12.7.10

What the Prop. 8 judges asked about, Joe Cerrell's memorial service, a new City Hall press deputy, California's "imaginary tax" and Derek Fisher's union activity. Plus more.

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on a Swedish sex case and was denied bail. NYT, BBC
  • Some observers heard the federal appeals court in the Proposition 8 case hint with its questions at a ruling that would allow same-sex marriage in California but not in other states. LAT, SF Chronicle, Bee
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger defended, at times, somewhat angrily, his legacy on California's fiscal woes. Capitol Notes
  • Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in -- with a party paid for by outside interest groups. AP
  • Mayor Villaraigosa gave the first eulogy at the Joe Cerrell memorial service. DN, Calbuzz
  • Villaraigosa appointed Gregory Lippe, a CPA in the Valley, to the Community Redevelopment Agency’s Board of Commissioners.
  • Former KNX and KABC reporter Todd Leitz is the new media deputy to Councilman Tom LaBonge.
  • A City Council panel opened discussions Monday on a proposed series of cutbacks in the LAPD designed to reduce an $88 million budget deficit. DN
  • Even as the DWP considers backing away from the mayor's green agenda, rates are expected to rise. LAT
  • All that chatter about a string of violent crimes in Beverly Hills before Ronni Chasen was killed? Didn't happen. LAT
  • A forgery charge was filed against the Beverly Hills pharmacist whose landlord sought and got Sheriff Lee Baca'a influence to rush the investigation. LAT
  • Customers of certain California utilities may be forced to pay a little toward a corporate income tax that doesn't exist, thus enriching the utility.
  • An agreement to clean up portions of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory was signed Monday by two federal agencies and the state, but not by Boeing. Ventura County Star
  • The Caltech professor whose discovery led to the demotion of Pluto as a planet has a book out today called "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had it Coming." KCET
  • Patrick Goldstein praises ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series, "a wonderfully engaging film festival on TV." LAT
  • How Yahoo! Sports has competed online by making investigative journalism its brand.
  • Derek Fisher juggles duties as the Lakers point guard and as point man for the NBA players union. NYT

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