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Morning Buzz: Campanile, Maxine Waters, police chases

Campanile is now expected to close Nov. 30 after restaurateur Bill Chait and chef Walter Manzke sealed a deal late Wednesday night to take over the space with plans to install Manzke's envisioned bistro and bakery, Republique. The La Brea Bakery store will also close. LAT | previous

Thumbnail image for maxinewatersthehill.jpgRep. Maxine Waters won't be charged with ethics violations over allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. House Ethics Committee members said Friday at a hearing their investigation found no violation by Waters. AP

A new breed of prospectors -- banks, insurers, utility companies and wealthy investors -- are receiving billions in solar power subsidies while taxpayers and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it's a rip-off. LAT

Anatomy of a police chase in Los Angeles. Atlantic Cities

San Fernando councilwoman Maribel De La Torre will stand trial int he city of San Fernando on charges of battery and vandalism. DN

Already one of California's highest paid public pensioners, former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams this week asked a state pension panel to double his retirement pay. LAT

Four of the candidates for mayor took part in a debate before about 200 people at Hollywood's Taglyan Cultural Complex, sponsored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. LAT

Fred Robledo was named Local Sports Editor of the Los Angeles News Group papers.

A man in his 40s who was going through trash bins looking for recyclables was killed today when he was run over by his own pickup truck in the Lake Balboa area. City News Service

A drunk teenage tagger hit the LAPD's Northeast division station in Glassell Park on Saturday night and was arrested. The Eastsider LA

Brian "Kato" Kaelin, in the news again this week for reportedly saying O.J. Simpson killed his wife Nicole Simpson, said it all before in 1996. LAT

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