Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.29.10

Your smart phone says who you will vote for, plus more politics, news and media notes.

  • A Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Brown-Whitman and Boxer-Fiorina about even with more than 20% of likely voters undecided, and with opposition to offshore oil drilling up 16% in California. PPIC
  • Your smart phone is you: a new study says that the majority of Californians carrying iPhones support Jerry Brown while those packing Blackberries are more likely to support Meg Whitman. Capitol Weekly
  • Whitman and Firoina are so far shunning the political points that can come from environmental issues, says Maeve Reston. LAT
  • KPCC's "Airtalk with Larry Mantle" is broadcasting a special three-hour show today from Phoenix with guests including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo and UC Irvine law dean Erwin Chemerinsky. 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The L.A. City Council says its Arizona boycott will stay in force despite a court ruling blocking parts of the new anti-immigration law. DN
  • Controller Wendy Greuel posted an opinion piece on her latest audit at the Huffington Post.
  • The City Council unanimously approved entitlements for a massive high-density project at Columbia Square in Hollywood. LA Weekly
  • Do all the panegyrics on Walking Man smack of false sentimentality? Well yes if they are about the man, but no since they are about the Silver Lake sense of commnity, says Meghan Daum. LAT column
  • Plus: An earlier NYT piece on the Walking Man was dubbed by Michael Kinsley "the most boring article ever published in a newspaper." The Atlantic Wire
  • Ratings for the Oprah TV show continue to plummet, falling 20% from last year. Broadcasting & Cable
  • Real Madrid begins practicing at UCLA today leading up to its friendly match with the Galaxy at the Rose Bowl next week.
  • The Dodgers acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik, who actually lost his White Sox job to Juan Pierre and was playing for the Royals.

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