Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 5.9.12

Politics and government

While corporate profits in California are booming, corporate tax collections are 6 percent below estimates, "the result of corporate tax breaks added or expanded in recent years. The latest numbers come as a surprise to state budget writers, and that ought to sound alarms," says Dan Morain. Sacto Bee column

LAUSD officlals are "doing the dance again — the soul-sapping, time-wasting annual ritual of figuring out" how many teachers will be laid off, and notifying thousands of the possibility. Steve Lopez/LAT
Also: The Board of Education went ahead with plans to require even the least college-bound LAUSD students to pass college prep classes in order to graduate high school. LAT

The controversy over whether to build new baseball fields on the east side of Griffith Park, 10:30 a.m. on KPCC's "Airtalk with Larry Mantle."

The LA Times endorsed Rep. Janice Hahn in the 44th congressional district, over Rep. Laura Richardson. LAT editorial

As Cal State students face another tuition hike this fall, a CBS2 News investigation has found tens of thousands of dollars of questionable spending by the chancellor’s office. CBS2

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, one of the only Republican senators willing to try negotiating a budget deal with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown last year, plans to start a new think tank, the California Reform Institute, with $750,000 from Charles Munger Jr., a prominent Republican donor. PolitiCal

Media and media people

Eyetronics Media and Studios, the Encino company introduced last year as a financially powerful production partner for KCET, has been reduced to a tiny operation that has been late on some of its bills, including rent and paychecks, according to several people familiar with the company. LAT

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced that it would suspend all advertising in SF Weekly, citing the trafficking of children for sex through parent Village Voice Media's Via release

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California is losing its free office space at USC, possibly a "fatal blow" to the organization. LA Weekly


Jamiel Shaw was killed in 2008 because he was mistaken for a gang member, prosecutors said in the murder trial of his suspected killer. LAT

LACMA apologized to a mother who was told by a museum guard to stop breastfeeding her baby in one of the galleries. LA Weekly

An elementary school in North Hollywood is part of Maurice Sendak's legacy. DN

The Kennedy Center’s Broadway production of “Follies,” which recently received eight Tony Award nominations, opens tonight at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Planning ahead

Three short films from what many believe were the best years of the Pacific Coast League will highlight the annual PCL Historical Society reunion, scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carson Community Center. It's free.

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