Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.1.11

Jail move downtown, Rosendahl feeling "great great great," campaign and media notes, a Newton column and a reporter in Egypt. Plus more, all inside

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Starting at midnight on Tuesday, inmates begin moving to the Metropolitan Detention Center from the Parker Center jail. Blogdowntown, DN

LAUSD officer Jeffrey Stenroos is telling investigators that he accidentally fired his gun before reporting the hoax attack in Woodland Hills. LAT

Politics

Some of the coverage of and reaction to Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech: AP, WSJ, Calbuzz, FlashReport

Brown's victorious campaign for governor spent a total of $36.66 million, while receiving about $40 million, according to the campaign's final campaign finance statement. Meg Whitman spent a little more. Capitol Alert, AP

Councilman Bill Rosendahl tweeted yesterday, in his usual form: "First day back at City Hall. How am I feeling? Great, great, great, great, great..." Twitter

CD 14 challenger Rudy Martinez alleged that the FBI interviewed him last summer about the business dealings of his campaign rival, Councilman Jose Huizar. Martinez acknowledged that until recently he was engaged in a payment dispute with Huizar. "No one is investigating Jose," said Huizar consultant Parke Skelton. LAT

The County Labor Fed began its campaign against Councilman Bernard Parks by dropping $20,000 into a committee that will help challenger Forescee Hogan-Rowles.The Police Protective League, which has loathed Parks for a long time, also endorsed her. LA Weekly, The City Maven

United Teachers Los Angeles pulled its support for school board candidate John Fernandez and another the union backed, Jesus Escandon, has withdrawn from the race. Both say they were pressured by the union to drop out after background checks turned up issues. The exits probably strength the chances of candidates backed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. LAT, LA Weekly, Daily Breeze

Jim Newton compares how the City Council and the county are managing their budget situations, and finds the county much better. LAT column

The terms ended Monday for Fair Political Practices Commission Chairman Dan Schnur and Vice Chairman Tim Hodson, but both agreed to stay until Gov. Broiwn appoints replacements. Sacto Bee

Barbara Bush, 29-year-old daughter of President George W. Bush, announced in a web video posted late Monday that she supports same-sex marriage. Politico

Media and media people

A 3 a.m. drive into Cairo from the airport encounters roadblock after roadblock, says the LAT's Timothy Phelps, returning to the city where he lived for several years. Reporter's Notebook

John Mancini, former editor-in-chief of Newsday and senior editor at the New York Post, is joining HollywoodLife.com as news director. PaidContent

Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has added two additional books to his year-long personal reading list on Los Angeles. Culture Monster

"The King's Speech" wasn't even the best entertainment offering to come out of the U.K. this past year, says "Downton Abbey" fan Jon Weisman. Variety blog

Azteca América debuted a new newscast in Los Angeles on Monday anchored by Eduardo Blancas. It's produced by Hispanic News Network and is broadcast from Davenport, Iowa to air here at 5:30 pm. weekdays. Media Moves

The Burbank Leader filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank for refusing to disclose detailed information about millions of dollars in merit-based bonuses paid to employees during the past three years. Leader

Sunday night was the last night at work for most members of the Ventura County Star copy desk. The function was moved by owner Scripps to Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Sacramento Bee announced another round of staff cuts Monday, saying it plans to eliminate 32 jobs, nine in the newsroom. Bee

More

See the evidence after a pod of orcas lunched on dolphins off Manhattan Beach this past weekend. Diver.net

Navasard Petrosyan, the former owner of several Glendale-based Armenian language publications, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the IRS of $1 million. The 818 Now


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