Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.1.11

Amazon offers to trade jobs for taxes, Liu confirmed, maneuvering in congressional districts, Obama to La Jolla and A.J. Duffy suddenly sounds like a suit. Plus more.

Politics and politicos

Amazon proposed in a meeting of legislative staffers and retailing lobbyists that it open six distribution centers employing 7,000 Californians in return for a reprieve from the online tax collection law until 2014. Bee, LAT

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was confirmed as expected to the California Supreme Court. SF Chronicle, LAT

DA Steve Cooley and Sheriff Lee Baca talk about the impact of bringing 10,000 state prison inmates to L.A. County at 2 p.m. on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC. Baca talked about it on "Which Way, L.A.." on KCRW last night. Also on last night's WWLA; Mayor Villaraigosa interviewed by Warren Olney about his legacy.

Rep. Linda Sanchez said Wednesday she will seek election in the newly drawn 38th congressional District in southeast Los Angeles County, the same district where state Sen. Ron Calderon says he will also run as a Democrat. Rep. Grace Napolitano said Wednesday she'll run instead in the new 32nd district in the San Gabriel Valley. PolitiCal

Gov. Jerry Brown, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Rep. Henry Waxman were announced as co-chairs of rep. Howard Berman's reelection campaign in the district now held by Rep. Brad Sherman. Sausage Factory

Cynthia Dai, a member of the citizens' redistricting panel, writes about her experiences. LAT op-ed

President Obama's fundraising trip to California this month will include a Sept. 26 lunch in La Jolla at the home of Elizabeth and Mason Phelps. SF Chronicle

An NBC News-Politico debate among Republican candidates for president airs at 5 p.m. next Wednesday from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. SD Union-Tribune

Metro released the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The Source

Media and media people

Teresa Strasser has left the KABC/790 AM morning show she co-hosted with Peter Tilden for a year. KABC Program Director Jack Silver said she chose not to renew her contract, says Gary Lycan. OC Register

Bob Edwards, the former NPR host who now hosts "The Bob Edwards Show" on Sirius XM and "Bob Edwards Weekend" on public radio, is offering a free download of his memoir, "A Voice in the Box," through Sept. 9, a week before the print version hits stores. Romenesko


Ironies abound: former UTLA chief A.J. Duffy now wants to open his own charter school, and with rules making it harder for teachers to achieve tenure and easier to fire them. LAT

Sheriff's investigators won't return that stolen Rembrandt because, one, they can't confirm it is a Rembrandt, and two, the owner who reported the theft can't prove it's the owner. LAT

No way USC turns its back on the revenue from temporary NFL games in the Coliseum, says Arash Markazi. ESPN LA

Q&A with Monica May and Kristen Trattner of Main Street's Nickel Diner. LA Weekly

More by Kevin Roderick:
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Power out Monday across Malibu
Put Jamal Khashoggi Square outside the Saudi consulate on Sawtelle
Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*
LA Observed Notes: Clippers hire big-time writer, unfunny Emmys, editor memo at the Times and more
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