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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 6.5.12

Election Day in California...

Venus passes in front of the sun this afternoon for the last time until 2117. It's viewable from Southern California using special methods from about 3:40 p.m. to sunset. Transit of

New rules for today's primary election races, but the Field Poll predicts a record low turnout for a California presidential primary. Sacto Bee, Dan Walters, LAT, WSJ

KCET's website will report live on the election results tonight. BallotBrief

The problem of human feces and hypodermic needles on the streets in Skid Row "appears to have worsened," county public health director Jonathan Fielding said. LAT, AP

John Kelly, Deputy Director of the County's Beaches and Harbors department, notified county officials on Monday that a beach maintenance worker in Malibu was threatened that he would be "wearing a toe tag" if he worked on the Malibu Lagoon restoration project.

The Board of Supervisors will consider repealing its 1942 resolution that urged President Franklin Roosevelt to proceed with internment of American citizens of Japanese descent and Japanese nationals in the county. DN

Three lanes are closed for construction on the lower traffic loop at LAX, approaching the turn toward the Bradley International Terminal. City News Service

TV executive Jeff Zucker and Dick Clark Productions CEO Mark Shapiro are candidates to become CEO of Tribune when it emerges from bankruptcy, the New York Post reports based on unnamed sources.

Yes, those were LA's Natural History Museum dioramas on "Mad Men." LAist

The Lakers picked up Andrew Bynum' $16.1 million contract option, but it doesn't mean they are keeping him.

Nereida Skelton, a teacher in Sacramento for 33 years, died Friday from complications of bone marrow cancer. The wife of Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton was 68. Bee

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