Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 6.27.12

Politics and government

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $24.53-billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, its first in four years without significant cuts in public services. DN

District Attorney candidate Jackie Lacey announced the endorsements of state insurance commissioner Dave Jones, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and City Controller Wendy Greuel.

Developer Rick Caruso will get the tax break he wanted on his proposed Miramar Hotel project in Montecito. LAT

With fewer than a dozen ballots left to count in the 46th District Assembly race, Republican chemistry teacher Jay Stern appears to have snagged just enough votes to put him in the runoff against Democrat Adrin Nazarian. DN

Police sweeps to disperse the homeless from Big Tujunga Wash have led to more squatting in Sunland Park. DN

Media and books

Ken Bensinger of the Los Angeles Times won a Gerald Loeb Award for “Wheels of Fortune,” an investigation of Buy Here Pay Here used car dealerships. Walter Isaacson won in the book category for his Steve Jobs biography. Talking Biz News

Sara Wilson, the senior editor of HuffPost Divorce, remembers when she met Nora Ephron, who had the idea for the section. HuffPost
Also: Arianna Huffington

Glenn Hall, the former editor-in-chief and Orange County Register innovation officer, was named managing editor of Glenn Beck’s Romenesko

St. Martin's Press has acquired North American print and electronic rights to a memoir by Leigh Steinberg, the sports agent who is credited as the inspiration for Tom Cruise's titular character in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. The book, to be co-written by author Michael Arkush, is tentatively scheduled for winter 2014. THR

Graham Nash, founding member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, sold a book about his life and rock-music career to Crown Archetype for publication in fall 2013. Publishers Lunch

Patt Morrison interviews author Walter Mosley: "You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley." LAT op-ed


The mystery of the missing puck from the Kings' Stanley Cup clinching game. LAT

A brief history of Universal's CityWalk as a shopping mall and quasi-public space. KCET Artbound

Jackson Pollock’s seminal work Mural (1943) will be conserved as part of a new collaboration between the Getty and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, the Getty announced.

Molly Selvin of Southwestern Law explains how the California Coastal Act of the 1970s ensured that the state's beaches remain open to the public. KCET/Laws That Shaped LA

Recently fired Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher was hired by the Dodgers as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti.

Planning ahead

The sixth annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 43rd Street and Degnan Avenue.

Downtown's new Grand Park will open with a civic dedication on July 26 and a series of special events for the public on July 28 and 29. ZevWeb

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