Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.11.12

Politics and government

The sheriff's department is recalling an estimated 200 badges it gave to local politicians, one of which turned up on a woman brandishing guns in a Cudahy nightclub. LAT

The ACLU of Southern California, along with a criminal defense law firm and two law professors, filed a lawsuit that alleges the District Attorney and sheriff violate the law by holding back exculpatory evidence in criminal cases. Witness LA, LAT, Steve Lopez column, CNS

A state appellate court gave Secretary of State Debra Bowen until July 30 to explain in writing why she allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative to be placed above all other propositions on the November ballot. LAT

The Board of Supervisors delayed until July 24 its vote to put the porn-condom measure on the November ballot, pending a report on how to enforce such a law. LAT, DN, KPCC, ZevWeb

The Pomona Public Library likely will remain open through June 2013, but on a more limited basis and without most of its veteran employees. Pomona voters may be asked to tax themselves to keep the library open after mid-2013. Daily Bulletin

Bob Hope Airport in Burbank reopened its gates to Hollywood for the first time in more than a decade, after prohibiting film shoots there since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. LAT

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced $4,118,000 in two-year grants to 175 nonprofit arts organizations. List

The David Bohnett Foundation made a grant of $800,000 to endow the LGBT Leadership Fellows program at Harvard Kennedy School, a mid-career executive development program jointly conceived with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.

Media and media people

Americans' confidence in television news has fallen to a new low, a Gallup survey found. "It is not clear precisely why Americans soured so much on television news this year compared with last." Romenesko


Kip Richard Arnold, 51, a PE teacher at Southeast Middle School in South Gate under investigation for lewd conduct with a student, led police on a high-speed chase then drove off an embankment in Rolling Hills Estates and slammed into the side of an office building. Daily Breeze

Rattlesnake bites reported in California are way up this year. KPCC

Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney: together at last, but why? The Nation

In Las Vegas, it's pretty damn hot this week. LAT

ESPN's Marc Stein reconstructs day-by-day how the Steve Nash trade to the Lakers came about.

The Dodgers have invited season ticket holders (and media) to an off-day workout Thursday afternoon.

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