Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14

Still in short-term slowdown mode due to other projects, but here are some news notes.

The Times' Michael Finnegan profiles candidate Bobby Shriver. LAT

Fundraising and spending is mounting up in the race to succeed Henry Waxman in Congress. LAT, KPCC

Thumbnail image for prosser-sidewalk-jg.jpgMoney for sidewalk repairs in Los Angeles has gone unspent by the Garcetti administration (and City Hall still wants a new tax to pay for sidewalks.) LAT

Doug McIntrye doesn't see the austerity in Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed budget. DN column

Garcetti and Jay Z will announce a downtown music festival for August 30-31 this morning at City Hall. Then the mayor is off for a few family days in Belize. LA Weekly, DN

The LA County Sheriff’s Department is revising its use-of-force policies to begin considering how officers acted prior to an incident when determining whether they acted properly. LAT, DN

Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform. LAT

Californians in different parts of the state have different views of the drought, new Field poll shows. Sacto Bee

Former city of Bell administrator Robert Rizzo faces sentencing today.

Metro has dropped plans for subway station entrance near 2nd and Spring streets because the Tribune Company apparently has plans to develop the parking lot across from the LA Times. LAT

Oh goody: the Hollywood Reporter chooses the 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media. THR

LA Register columnist Bill Johnson writes about coming home to LA after growing up in the Crenshaw area, but oops, he adds a hyphen to former employer the Herald Examiner. LAR

A graphical look at all the cyclist-related crashes in Los Angeles in 2012. MIT Media Lab

Berlin Currywurst is the latest eatery to open in Grand Central Market.

Bret Haller, founder of the Yo Venice website, died at age 45 after having cancer. LA Weekly, Yo Venice

Sidewalk photo: Judy Graeme

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