Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.2.11

Jerry Brown and police pensions, Kamala Harris and gay marriages, Jamie McCourt and a judge, and Laemmle announces that the Music Hall will stay open at least another year.

Politics

Gov. Jerry Brown told hundreds of police chiefs Tuesday that curbs on their pensions may be needed to solve the state's long-term budget crisis. LAT, AP, Register

Attorney General Kamala Harris asked the federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions. AP, LAT, Chronicle

Giving the non-Mitch Englander candidates in CD 12 their due. LAT

The Times editorialized that the LAPD should be allowed to build a six-foot fence around Getty House, the mayor's residence in Windsor Square. LAT

The Times series on waste in the L.A. community college district construction program has given candidates in the races for board seats something to run on and talk about. LAT

The city of Vernon's future is getting the eye of lots of reporters now. NYT, LAT, Bee

The early favorites for November's San Francisco mayoral election appear to be state Sen. Leland Yee, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and newly named Mayor Ed Lee. SF Chronicle


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With little fanfare, Los Angeles Unified lost one of its crown jewels to a growing reform movement Tuesday, as El Camino Real High School was approved for charter conversion starting this fall. DN

Jamie McCourt told the court she's annoyed that she has to find out financial information about the Dodgers from the media. LA Weekly, LAT, ESPN

Investigators armed with shovels began digging up the floors of Thyme Contemporary Cafe in Lomita looking for the remains of Dawns Viens, the missing woman whose husband jumped off a cliff last week after detectives told the Daily Breeze he was a suspect. Breeze, LAT, LA Observed

Laemmle announced via Facebook that its Music Hall 3 theaters in Beverly Hills have gotten a one-year lease extension. LA Weekly

Laurence Fishburne talks about his role as Thurgood Marshall on "The Treatment" with Elvis Mitchell at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW.

A 12-year-old student featured in the newly Oscar-winning documentary “Strangers No More” faces probable deportation from Israel. Jewish Journal

Former Angel and Dodger Garret Anderson accepted the evidence and announced he is retiring from baseball. ESPN

Senior U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall died at her Pasadena home Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. LAT


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