Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 7.1.11

A short stack for the holiday getaway day.

  • Gov. Brown signed a state budget that, while levying deep cuts, is at least on time. Bee, Chronicle, LAT, Capitol Notes
  • The state sales tax dropped by one percentage point today and the vehicle license fee by 43%. LAT
  • The city released heavily redacted records on use of the "gold card" parking desk and among those who had multiple tickets dismissed was former Building and Safety head Andrew Adelman. LAT, DN
  • Immigrant rights organizations filed a suit against Sheriff Lee Baca over what they said was his failure to release public information about the department's cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. LAT
  • A third version of draft congressional redistricting maps for Rep. Loretta Sanchez largely restores her Latino, Democratic geographic base and removes Little Saigon, which leans Republican. OC Register
  • The Wrap is partnering with Reuters and will provide entertainment content to the wire service, and also has added film critic Alonso Duralde and music writer Chris Willman. Via release
  • L.A. Times staffers talk about how being active on Twitter has changed their work. Readers' Rep
  • The MediaNews papers in the Bay Area will be operated now as a single news operation under one editor. Mercury, Gary Scott
  • A Hermosa Beach couple and their three sons are selling their home to set on a three-year sailing journey around the world, and will run a business along the way. SecondAct

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