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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 3.5.08

Pellicano trial begins today

Although the case has not lived up to its billing as Hollywood's biggest scandal in decades, it still will offer "plenty of star power and plot twists over the next two months." LAT

From yesterday
The Times' buyout list

Whither Assemblywoman Nell Soto?

Are bloggers journalists?

Past 24 hours on LAO
More 'Love and Consequences' fallout

James Atlas, publisher of Atlas Books, calls for a fundamental change in how the publishing industry vets nonfiction books for accuracy. "It's a tremendous expense to have fact checkers. But I still think some investment has to be made in fact checking." LAT, Rutten

Two arrested in shooting of 6-year-old

Chief Bratton and Mayor Villaraigosa will release details concerning at an 11 a.m. press conference at the Universal Hilton hotel. The boy was shot while his family drove through a Harbor Gateway gang neighborhood. LAT, Breeze, DN wires. Also: Judge issues order against two Harbor Gateway gangs. Breeze

Assistant principal booked for kidnapping and sexual assault

Authorities say Steven Thomas Rooney, AP at Markham Middle School in Watts, is accused of dragging a 13-year-old student into his car, taking her to his home and assaulting her. LAT

McClintock will run for Congress

In Northern California, says Thousand Oaks state senator Tom McClintock. Conservatives like him, so he's the instant front-runner to replace Rep. John T. Doolittle hundreds of miles from home. LAT, AP

New look for Metblog LA

Redesign does away with the old identity. Metblog

Confessions of a film blogger

Karina Longworth of Spoutblog, profiled in Film in Focus, is a must-read, says Variety's Anne Thompson.

New publisher for Hoy

Roaldo Moran comes from Creadtiva Communications Inc. and previously had been vice president of sales for Univision Radio Network. Editor and general manager Javier J. Aldape will leave the company. LAT

City's law on supermarket workers invalid

Judge rules against Los Angeles ordinance that protected workers at large markets from firing after a store is sold. LAT, DN

Most double bubble votes now counted

Doesn't change any outcomes, but does change the totals. LAT

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