Morning Buzz: 9.5.08

  • Eli and Edythe Broad gave another $400 million to the Cambridge-based Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, making a total of $600 million. The gift is one of the largest ever in U.S. academia. LAT, NYT
  • Seven Inglewood police officers and a sergeant were placed on administrative leave pending further training and investigation into the shooting of 47 rounds at a homeless man. LAT, Breeze wires
  • DWP board will take up an ethics policy for dealing with conflicts involving top executives. DN, LAT brief
  • LAPD lieutenant Jim Gavin testified in his federal suit charging official harassment after he leaked embarrassing info about a murder conviction. LAT
  • Sosei Matsumoto is the 88-year-old tea master of downtown's Little Tokyo. AP
  • Ed Justice Sr., one of the Justice Brothers of SoCal auto racing fame, died at age 87. LAT

Plus: Morning headlines from LA Biz Observed

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