AEG bill advances, Amazon cuts a tax deal, Villaraigosa to D.C., Saul Gonzalez moves from KCET to KCRW and more.
Gov. Brown vetoed a bill that would have raised the fine for talking on a cell phone while driving. Bee
Mayor Villaraigosa was not tapped to do any surrogate duty after last night's Republican debate — erroneous report from yesterday — but will be alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington tonight for President Obama's jobs speech. DN wires
Yielding to outside pressure, the Los Angeles Community College District has asked City Controller Wendy Greuel to investigate allegations that its selection of a watchdog to police its troubled campus construction program was rigged. LAT
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino as the upstart suburban legislator who outsmarted Speaker John Perez. LA Weekly
La Opinion columnist Pilar Marrero tweeted from the Republican debate in Simi Valley, "Predictably, they put me in the foreign press area. When will they understand that a spanish newspaper in LA is domestic press?" Twitter
Saul Gonzalez, a longtime presence at KCET — researcher, correspondent, producer, acting senior producer, on shows such as "Life & Times," "The NewsHour," and "SoCal Connected" — has left and is now the morning news producer at KCRW.
KFWB's director of news programming Andy Ludlum says "We came to believe that much of our audience didn't really want the provocation associated with political talk....They were OK with voices, but from an informational standpoint, not ranting." LAT
"Airtalk with Larry Mantle" on KPCC airs live from New York this morning, 10 a.m.m to noon, focused on 9/11 stories.
Decade911 is a participatory web documentary on global changes since 9/11 from Tanya Miller and Queena Kim of Cyber Frequencies. First piece
From Twitter account @LAPDOfficer, purportedly an anonymous LAPD cop: "No matter how hot or how cold, the windows stay down so I can hear if someone calls for help (or takes a shot at me)"
David C. Murphy, president of Angelenos Against Gridlock, argues for staffing in Red Lines to increase the sense of safety. DN op-ed
The Huntington will mount an exhibition of items from the work and life of Al Martinez, currently the Daily News columnist, from March 17–June 25, 2012. The exhibition's title is "Al Martinez: Bard of L.A."