Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.17.12

The state pays local governments in California to print meeting agendas, and is $97 million behind, and wants to stop paying. Um, anyone hear of the Internet?

The US Forest Service scrapped its 30-year ban on night flying to fight wildfires, partly due to the 2009 Station Fire.

This weekend 64 changeable message signs on Los Angeles freeways will begin barraging motorists with warnings about the upcoming closure of the 405 freeway for Carmageddon II.

A new Los Angeles education news blog, LA School Report, is published by Obama fundraiser and former TV journalist Jamie Lynn Alter and edited by Brooklyn-based education writer Alexander Russo, with LA freelancer Hillel Aron doing most of the posts. "Most big cities...have one if not several specialized places to go for education news and commentary, but not Los Angeles," says Russo.

Councilman Tom LaBonge will introduce a motion calling on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games to "explore a future bid" to host the Olympics.

Times columnist Gale Holland sits in an all-night coin-op laundry and pronounces Los Angeles "the hardest-working city on earth."

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of NBC4 goes to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival and sees California politics everywhere.

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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