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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.6.06

Santa Monica farmers market deaths
Jury selection began in the manslaughter trial of George Weller, the elderly driver who killed ten people when he drove through barricades into the farmers market crowd in 2003.
The other housing bubble
The former Axis at Union Station condos are going to be rental apartments because they failed to sell.
Homicidal city
There were thirteen deaths over the holiday weekend. Homicides are up on the Westside and in the Valley, down 15% in South Los Angeles.
AFTER THE JUMP: School board sues and gets the names of six campuses Villaraigosa may want to take over. Brad Grey speculation is all around. Inside the Norwalk courthouse. Those items and more after the jump, but nothing on the Cruise-Holmes baby.
School board to sue
Every member but Villaraigosa ally Monica Garcia voted to seek legal clarification of AB 1381. The mayor's office also asked for information on six candidate high schools for coming under mayoral control: Crenshaw, Dorsey, Sylmar, Monroe, Belmont and Roosevelt. Three will eventually be designated, plus all of their feeder schools. LAT
Unstable Paramount
Many in Hollywood think Brad Grey is on the bubble as studio chief, despite Sumner Redstone's reassurance that he's unaffected by the departure of Tom Freston at Viacom. NYT, LAT
Five parts on the Norwalk courthouse
Times veteran John Balzar's series looks at the work of the public defender's office, called "ground-level justice."
Back to Burning Man
Mack Reed goes again and shows photos at LA Voice.
Gerald Wilson with Terry Gross
The jazz legend and UCLA professor of ethnomusicology was interviewed yesterday on "Fresh Air." Audio.
Going after O.J.
The family of murder victim Ron Goldman went to court seeking O.J. Simpson's publicity rights, saying he has never paid any of the $33.5-million judgment against him for the deaths of Goldman and Nicole Simpson.
National Latino Congress
Five-day gathering opens today at the downtown Sheraton.
Writers Garage
They meet again in Long Beach, with Evan Wright of Generation Kill.
Around LA Observed
Earlier at News & Chatter
New on the blogs
LA Biz Observed: Morning headlines, and $2.95 gas?
SoCal Sports Observed: David Neiman on the green in Dodger blue
Chicken Corner: Six doors to somewhere in Echo Park
Here in Malibu: Before PCH there was Roosevelt Highway
Our contributors
Resident sports observer David Neiman has a piece on the Dodgers rookies in the Washington Post.

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