Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.16.12

Politics and government

Molly Munger has pulled a TV ad critical of Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30. ABC-10, LAT

Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman tangled on "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle. This morning the Berman campaign says that Sherman's lead hs slipped to six points in a new independent poll. DN, KPCC

Mayor Richard Riordan’s proposed pension reform ballot measure, submitted Monday, is LA’s Proposition 32 on steroids, says Jack Humphreville. CityWatch, DN

City Council members are framing the approval of digital billboards as a fiscal issue for the city. LAT

Outsiders tried to game the weekend's Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council election over the medical marijuana dispensary issue. LAT

Aaron, Thomas & Associates in Chatsworth is one of the nation's biggest printing companies that specialize in political mailer campaigns. DN

Mayor Villaraigosa will be in New York Tuesday night and has interview appearances scheduled with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball," ABC's Dan Harris and Amy Walter and with Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business Network.

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry will hold a public debate on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the campaign headquarters of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley on Victory Blvd.

city-of-vernon-bridge.jpgA hearing officer Monday concluded that voter fraud occurred in Vernon's June City Council election, throwing out seven of the 64 ballots cast in the race and declaring a new winner. LAT

A new report on hydraulic fracking at the Inglewood Oil Field found that the controversial oil extraction method used at two wells did not have significant effects on the environment or on the health of those living near the 1,200-acre site. LAT


Media and media people

"Hating Breitbart," a feature-length documentary that had exclusive insider access to the late LA conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, opens Friday at the AMC Burbank Town Center 8.

Photographer Jonathan Alcorn got to say, "Professor Shapley, Congratulations, you've won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Economics." Blog

The LA Times posted a nice time-lapse video of its photographers' images from the space shuttle's move. Framework


More

A former employee of the Bumble Bee seafood processing plant where an employee died last week after he was cooked in an oven said that only "a bad mistake" could have caused the fatal accident. The Santa Fe Springs plant reopened Monday. SGVN

An iconic rock in the same spot on the Whittier College campus for 100 years broke in half Monday while being moved for landscaping purposes. Whittier Daily News

Jennifer A. Watts, curator of photographs at the Huntington, will talk about the new exhibition of Civil War photographs she curated, "A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War, at 12:40 on KPCC's "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle.


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