Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 6.17.11

Brown's veto, a local Republican supports tax extension vote, Molina denies sexting, reviews of "Page One" and Nic Harcourt leaves KCRW.

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of the Democrats' budget represents a gamble that California’s deadlocked Legislature can find its way to a bipartisan solution that has evaded it all year, says Dan Weintraub. HealthyCal plus Rough & Tumble roundup

Republican assemblyman Cameron Smyth of Santa Clarita said last night on "Which Way, L.A.?" that he's open to voting to put Brown's tax extensions up for a vote. KCRW

Politics and politicos

Mike Molina says he used his Los Angeles World Airports cellphone for personal business, but denied sending or receiving explicit sexual messages. LAT

The new redistricting maps are "a worst case scenario for the Latino community," especially in Los Angeles, says Arturo Vargas of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Fox & Hounds Daily

The state coastal commission rejected on an 8-4 vote U2 guitarist The Edge's proposal to build five mansions on a Malibu ridegline. LAT

Be careful with poll data on support for reform of Three Strikes, urges Celeste Fremon. Witness LA

Media and media people

Michael Kinsley, reviewing "Page One" for the New York Times, says the paper deserves a better documentary. Plus: when Jeff Bercovici was filmed for the documentary. NYT, Forbes, NPR

Nic Harcourt is leaving KCRW (his last show was Sunday) and will be a music supervisor in residence at MTV. LAT

ProPublica launches a social aggregation feature for investigative reporting called #Muckreads. Romenesko


The Forest Lawn in the Valley wants to develop 120 more acres with as many as 199,000 new interment spaces, but the plan would require the removal of more than 800 trees. LAT

Christine Elizabeth Dahab, 27, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence after a car she was allegedly driving crashed into a cluster of bike riders about 2 a.m. on West Jefferson Place in Baldwin Hills. At least nine riders were hurt. DN wires

Coliseum Commission officials acknowledged Thursday that they would be unable to keep their promise to USC to make nearly $60 million in renovations to the 88-year-old stadium. LAT

53 ways to surive the 53-hour shutdown of the 405 Freeway in July. ZevWeb

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