Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.10.10

Wendy Greuel, Steve Bing, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa, James Rainey and more.

  • City Controller Wendy Greuel will call today for changing the policy under which 50% of proceeds from the sale of city property go into a City Council discretionary accounts.
  • Steve Bing leads the lead of 10 biggest donors to California political campaigns during the last decade, a group that contributed a total of $266 million. LAT
  • Democrats and unions loyal to Jerry Brown are setting up a $20 million independent expenditure effort to blunt the effect of Meg Whitman's early ads. SF Chronicle
  • Sara Libby calls Whitman "the anti-Sarah Palin" and the "manly girl" of California politics (as opposed to Schwarzenegger's "girly men.") Slate
  • Carly Fiorina suggested that the state of California should consider declaring bankruptcy, apparently unaware that states cannot do that under federal bankruptcy law. LAT
  • An arrest was announced in the Pico Blvd. killing of gang worker Ronald "Looney" Barron. AP
  • Yoga comes to the Crenshaw neighborhood. Annenberg Radio News
  • Media columnist James Rainey is mildly skeptical of ex-colleague Bill Lobdell's business plan we told you about last week to short-sell stock in companies he investigates. LAT
  • Life in Pasadena for Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa. Fishbowl LA
  • KOST-FM's Christmas music is a big ratings winner every year. LA Radio
  • Stanford tuition, room and board will pass the $50,000 mark for the first time. SJ Mercury
  • Frank Interlandi, a Los Angeles Times editorial cartoonist from 1962-81, died at age 85. LAT

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