Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.31.09

News and notes are after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Today is the last day to file for the city's business tax amnesty program. Info
  • Sarah Palin won't be speaking in Simi Valley after all. CNN
  • The Times finally jumps on the economic and budget damage being inflicted on California's universities and colleges. LAT
    Also: UCLA cancels Undie Run LAT, UCLA Newsroom
  • AEG promised to donate proceeds from suite rentals at the Michael Jackson memorial to a police foundation, but hasn't done so fast enough for some people. LAT, TMZ
  • Release of the Michael Jackson autopsy results was delayed "indefinitely" as the investigation into his death continues. LAT
  • The city of Los Angeles bounced $6 million in checks to 924 vendors. DN
  • Controller Wendy Greuel and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich have apparently patched up their differences over her audit powers. DN
  • Caltrans is installing a dynamic "smart studs" system to create, at certain times, a second lane for the 110 north to 5 north connector. LAT
  • About a quarter of the Times' op-ed page today is taken up by an ad for Exxon Mobil. Yesterday the space was filled by a house ad.
  • New Sacramento blogger Torey Van Oot created a little 'kerfuffel" with an item on polling. CalBuzz
  • Details of journalist Chauncey Bailey's murder in Oakland are contained in a newly released grand jury report. SF Chronicle
  • It's easy to forget that most people don't Twitter, use RSS feeds or read 20 blogs a day. CJR via Romenesko
  • Isabel Kaplan, the young best-selling author of "Hancock Park" with the family connections, gets written up. LAT

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