Morning Buzz: Friday 7.17.09

Friday's news and notes are after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed and follow us on Twitter.

  • The city of Los Angeles is thinking seriously of moving its email and records retention to Google, despite concerns about security of arrest records and other sensitive material. LAT
  • Voter support of the Measure R sales tax hike remains high as ever, but 61% of voters surveyed said MTA's highway and transit projects are not happening fast enough to relieve traffic congestion. LAT
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger appointed Jerome Horton, a business-friendly former Democratic Assemblyman, to the Judy Chu opening on the state Board of Equalization. LAT
  • When Zac Sunderland sailed into Marina Del Rey yesterday, he became the first person under the age of 18 to circumnavigate the world, as well as the youngest ever to do so. DN, LAT
  • Celeste Fremon covers the second bail hearing for Alex Sanchez, the gang counselor accused by the feds of racketeering who is backed by prominent supporters. Witness LA
  • A look at the development plans for the former Dutton's bookstore site in Brentwood. Curbed LA
  • More coverage of George Wolfe's kayaking of the Los Angeles River. Men's Journal
  • Evan Smith resigned as editor of Texas Monthly to become the CEO of startup Texas Tribune. Romenesko

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