Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 7.29.09

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  • L.A. Times coverage today of Lily Burk's death includes a mainbar on the suspect being charged, a front page story on the Southwestern Law School neighborhood, and a Steve Lopez column
  • Los Angeles Magazine editor Mary Melton on Lily Burk and her family and how many people's memories of Bullock's Wilshire will be different now. LA
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the state budget after making line-item vetoes that will have deep impacts around the state. Rough & Tumble roundup
  • Longtime author and journalist Lou Cannon weighs in on the California dream fading. Politics Daily
    Also: KCRW's Which Way, L.A.?
  • KTLA's Eric Spillman filed a public records request for information on how much, if anything, the city is paying for Mayor Villaraigosa's vacations. KTLA blog
  • Wooing the Latino vote in the race for governor. DN
  • The City Council is weighing a plan to issue a $30-million loan that would allow CIM Group, owner of Hollywood & Highland, to retrofit the Kodak Theatre for Cirque du Soleil.
  • Los Angeles will get $16.3 million in federal stimulus funds to hire 50 police officers and boost the size of the Los Angeles Police Department to more than 10,000 officers. DN
  • Rep. Laura Richardson’s rundown Sacramento house is now the subject of a House ethics investigation. LAT
  • Six, possibly seven candidates have been certified for the ballot in the CD2 race for city council. with a few more left to go. DN
  • The police commission took steps to keep the city's red light cameras operating even if the company that runs them fails. Breeze wires
  • The Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles was implicated in a scheme to sell letters that would block the deportation of serious criminals. LAT
  • An Interview With Author Reyna Grande about her upcoming novel, "Dancing with Butterflies." Latino LA
  • Keith Thursby moves from deputy design director to the LAT's obits desk. He will continue writing for the Daily Mirror and Angels Unplugged blogs.
  • Former LAUSD superintendent William Anton died at age 85. LAT

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