Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.23.14

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State of the State speech roundup and more Sacramento links: Rough & Tumble

With Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego elected as Assembly Speaker, Southern Californians will lead both houses of the legislature. Bee, LAT

Smith and Wesson has joined Sturm, Ruger in stopping handgun sales in California rather than comply with the state's new law that requires microstamping of guns. Washington Times

Candidate Bob Olmsted's reform plan for the sheriff's office. Witness LA

LA sheriff’s race: Can outsider Jim McDonnell overcome tradition? KPCC

press-play-studio-shot.jpgListen to a pilot episode of KCRW's "Press Play" with Madeleine Brand. The show debuts next Monday. Press Play blog

Steve Oney was named a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard for the 2014 spring semester to write about Bill Siemering and his impact on American broadcasting as part of a book he is writing for Simon & Schuster about National Public Radio. Harvard Kennedy School

Web editor Joe Bensoua retires after 43 years at the Daily Breeze and writes about it himself. Breeze

The storied Palm restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood is going to relocate to Beverly Hills this year. THR

Selling books to Madonna: a nice read about working in the Rizzoli bookstore. New Yorker

A woman in her 50s jumped to her death Wednesday from the top of a 15-story building on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills. She was a patient in a medical office in the building. Patch

Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach on charges of resisting an officer without violence to his person, driving under the influence and driving with an expired license, according to Miami-Dade County records. AP

More by Kevin Roderick:
More palm trees - and the topic moves to 'Off-Ramp'
Morning Buzz: Thursday 1.23.14
Julie Chang returns to Fox11 after brain surgery
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.22.14
Volokh Conspiracy bloggers sign up with the Washington Post
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