Morning Buzz: Friday 1.22.10

Villaraigosa's fiscal plan for the city, foreign money in campaigns and Jerry Brown's elusive papers...plus more after the jump.

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan for city finances vows no bankruptcy and includes several billion dollars in potential savings and possible layoffs of 1,000 workers, while continuing to hire police. LAT, DN
  • Thursday's Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for corporations and unions to spend more money in U.S. political campaigns could also allow foreign interests to take a greater role in American elections and lead to a flood of foreign money. Politico
  • A little-known law is making it difficult for historians, journalists and First Amendment advocates to gain access to Attorney General Jerry Brown's papers from his two terms as governor. Contra Costa Times
  • Former LAUSD superintendent Ruben Zacarias pleaded no contest to unlawfully displaying a badge to that woman he pulled over on the 57 Freeway last year and was fined $250. LAT, LA Daily
  • Samantha Geimer, Roman Polanski's victim in 1977 who has since reached a settlement with him, filed papers that oppose efforts by the DA to extradite him from Switzerland. LAT
  • Joel Fox is pleased that talk of public employee pensions is finally getting on the front page. Fox & Hounds Daily
  • The state Court of Appeal rejected a conservative legal group’s request to force the Los Angeles Police Department to notify the Department of Homeland Security of the arrest of non-citizens for certain drug offenses. Met News-Enterprise
  • The Beverly Hills Courier gets ultra-defensive about the L.A. Times daring to cover the Beverly Hills school permits issue. Curbed LA
  • A housing development at 11500 Tennessee Avenue in West Los Angeles says that 21 popular food trucks will park there from 11 am to 4 p.m. Saturday as a benefit for Haiti relief efforts by the Red Cross International Response Fund.
  • Peter Biskind, author of “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America,” guests on "Airtalk" on KPCC at 11:40 a.m.

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