Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.9.09

  • The Getty remains closed today due to that mostly contained fire in Sepulveda Pass, and Sepulveda Boulevard is still closed from Sunset to Mulholland. LAT, KNX
  • Capitol Weekly's Anthony York got his parents' Malibu beach house for a nice July 4 break from the Sacramento madness, only to have the Governor show up on his beach. CW
  • Nominations for local news Emmys are out. List

Tons more after the jump.

  • State workers will take a 20% pay cut under Gov. Schwarzenegger's latest budget scheme. He's also putting federal stimulus funds at risk. Bee, Chronicle
  • Carly Fiorina looks to be gearing up to run against Sen. Barbara Boxer. LAT
  • On the Michael Jackson costs front: the LAPD says police only spent about $1 million, Controller Wendy Greuel jumped in with a disclosure of expensive sandwiches for city workers, Ron Kaye is flogging the controversy, Brian Doherty jumps in for KCET, Earl Ofari Hutchinson says the city should shut down its dumb web page seeking donations, and Mark Lacter says let's move on.
  • KTLA's Eric Spillman complains about the "cone of silence" at the mayor's office over Villaraigosa's trip to Africa, who is with him and how much if anything the city is spending on his security there. Blog
  • Times' Cause Celebre columnist Tina Daunt found and posted some photos she took of Barack Obama on book tour in 2006 at the Encino home of John Emerson. The English Muse
  • Tom Hayden slams LAPD chief William Bratton over the arrest of anti-gang leader Alex Sanchez. LA Weekly
  • Homeboy Industries, close to shutting down services due to financial crunch, is holding a "virtual car wash" fundraiser. Mayor Villaraigosa faulted. Witness LA
  • County supervisors rejected the only finalist to emerge from a search for a new health services director. LAT
  • The city has already been writing DWP water use citations, David Nahai said at the Current Affairs Forum. LAT
  • Developer Geoff Palmer's stalled Piero II development at 6th and Bixel near Downtown has been cited for excessive weeds. Curbed LA
  • The LA Weekly asks if Councilwoman is running for mayor. LA Daily
  • Jesse James Hollywood was convicted of murder. LAT
  • Hundreds of people have applied for jobs with the Huffington Post's new investigative unit. AJR
  • Nice video interview with Elvis Mitchell of KCRW's "The Treatment." LAist
  • The annual Bohemian Grove encampment begins along the Russian River in Northern California. Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • USC Annnenberg has put out a call for projects for a National Summit on Arts Journalism in October. Website
  • Guide to tonight's Downtown Art Walk. Blogdowntown
  • Andruw Jones, yes him, hit three home runs yesterday against the Angels and looks like he may be getting over his epic slump.
  • Larry Mantle will talk food blogger ethics at 11:30 on KPCC.

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