Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.9.12 *

Politics and government

Offering a brief glimpse of his new spending plan, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he will propose a "live-within-our-means" budget on Thursday that spends more money on higher education and K-12 schools in the next fiscal year. Bee

Brown has finished his treatment for prostate cancer. Chronicle [Fixed: Not skin cancer.]

A new draft plan for Yosemite Valley would increase the number of campsites and parking spaces, restore 203 acres along the Merced river, change traffic circulation, and eliminate an ice skating rink, commercial horseback riding, hotel swimming pools and raft and bicycle rentals. LAT

city-hall-from-lat.jpgMembers of the county Democratic Party split between Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti and neither candidate got the 60% needed for an endorsement last night. The group did endorse Mike Feuer for city attorney and Ron Galperin for controller, but did not endorse in several City Council races or the race involving Board of Education member Monica Garcia. DN, LA Weekly, KPCC

Mayoral candidate Kevin James accused Greuel of illegally using her daytime hours and staff in the controller's office to advance her campaign for mayor. She denied it. LAT, DN

The candidates for mayor should talk about nurturing Los Angeles as "an increasingly prominent home to the next generation of technology companies that will drive the digital revolution in the 21st century." LAT op-ed

The California chapter of the National Organization for Women endorsed Garcetti for mayor over either of the two female candidates.

For Richard Nixon's 100th birthday, remembering that his career was a creation of the Los Angeles Times and the paper's political kingmaker, Kyle Palmer. Zocalo

An increase in emergency room visits for respiratory illnesses caused the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today to urge residents to get vaccinated. City News Service

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued its third no-burn alert of the winter, for parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties. KPCC

Media and media people

Early Los Angeles figure Francisco P. Ramirez, the young editor of LA's first Spanish-language newspaper, El Clamor Público, has been biographied by Paul Bryan Gray. LAT


Katherine Webb, the Miss USA contestant who dates Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, is a West Hollywood model. LA Weekly

Rampart Records, the originator in the 1960s of the "West Coast Eastside Sound" — home of bands such as Cannibal and the Headhunters — is still going from offices in Santa Fe Springs. LAT

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