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Morning Buzz: Jail talk at the Board of Supervisors

Politics and government

Thumbnail image for twin-towers-jail.jpgTough talk at the Board of Supervisors about Sheriff Baca and the jails, but no action. “If any of these [jail cases] that we see were on TV like Rodney King, the public would be asking for the sheriff’s head,” said Gloria Molina. Witness LA, DN, LAT

Molly Munger and her brother launched separate ad campaigns attacking Prop. 30, Jerry Brown's tax measure. LAT, SF Chronicle

A coalition of alumni and supporters of the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems donated $100,000 in support of Proposition 30. "Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to restore fiscal stability to the state is imperative," said former Congressman Mel Levine, co-chair of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education Issues Committee – Yes on Prop. 30.

In the DA race, Jackie Lacey ($564,882) substantially outraised Alan Jackson ($179,530) in the latest filing period. LA

The police commission was told it would cost the LAPD $2 million in overtime to clear a backlog of unprocessed fingerprints. KPCC

The City Council formally repealed its ban on medical marijuana shops, leaving effectively no regulation for now. DN

City Hall has seized about $56,000 in unclaimed refunds due to vehicle owners who successfully challenged parking tickets. LAT

Funeral services for Mervyn Dymally will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Mortuary in Culver City.

Media and media people

Coyote sightings are the topic at 11:20 a.m. on KPCC's "Airtalk."

Reporter Brian Sumers has left the LA Daily Journal to cover the LAX beat for the Daily Breeze, starting next week.


Tthe Santa Monica Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to designate Chez Jay as a local landmark. LAT

Descanso Gardens plans to create a native oak woodland on four acres of land, long closed to the public, that has held a grove of non-native eucalyptus trees. DN

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