Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.14.12

Politics and government

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge ordered a change in ballot language describing Proposition 32, the initiative that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics. LAT PolitiCal

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it. AP

Reps. Sherman and Berman will debate Wednesday night at a meeting of the Sherman Oaks Homeowner Association to be held at Notre Dame High School.

45 of 76 teachers dislocated from Miramonte Elementary School last year will be back when classes begin today. KPCC News

A Deutsche Bank executive said he will sue the Los Angeles Police Department and the city for $100 million, claiming he was held captive in a Highland Park motel room in May by police officers who then beat him to a pulp. Huffington Post

Media and media people

Nikki Finke's Twitter account remains suspended this morning, but the suspended spoof account has resurfaced as @Not_NikkiFinke.

Paramount Pictures will go three months without releasing a picture. LAT

The late Steve Jobs' home in Palo Alto was hit by a burglar who took $60,000 in computers and other personal items. Mercury-News


Tarzana is celebrating the centennial of the Tarzan books by town founder Edgar Rice Burroughs. DN

Longtime Valley activist and volunteer Ruth Richter, owner of West Valley Scooter Sales in Canoga Park, died at age 89. DN

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Artist Stuart Rapeport wonders, if the Chevron refinery in Richmond closes, will the refinery in El Segundo change its name to El Primero?

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