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Morning Buzz: Friday 3.27.09

  • Marisela Villar, daughter of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, gets paid $68,000 a year by state taxpayers to be a field representative for Speaker Karen Bass in Santa Ana. Yolie Flores Aguilar, VP of the Los Angeles school board, got more than $32,000 as a consultant for a state Senate committee that did not meet or release any reports. State Sen. Rod Wright (D-Inglewood) was paid at least $27,900 by the state Senate last year for "miscellaneous tasks as he was campaigning for his current job." Patrick McGreevy/LAT
  • Since Villaraigosa contributor Richard Meruelo "is the largest downtown property owner and the CRA has been so generous in funding his developments, it will be interesting to see just how much money the taxpayers have lost" now that he's in bankruptcy. Ron Kaye
  • Of course celebrities use ghost writers on Twitter — so do politicians and a lot of others. Defamer
  • Lisa Jack was a student at Occidental College who shot a roll of film about a fellow student. The exhibition "Barack Obama: The Freshman" opens May 28 at at M+B Gallery in West Hollywood. Culture Monster
  • Candy Spelling has put her Holmby Hills mansion-on-steroids for sale for $150 million. When Aaron Spelling built the thing, a neighbor called it "look at me architecture." AP, Atwater Village Newbie
  • The ex-LAPD cops who want to keep their paying gigs in Hollywood have geared up with a website. Hollywood in Crisis
  • You could buy a new 1959 Singer Gazelle Saloon — "the elegant economy car" capable of getting 30 miles a gallon — for $2,195. Daily Mirror
  • Remembering the near-riot that ensued when Depeche Mode appeared at Beverly Connection in 1990 — and newscaster Kelly Lange's big hair. Franklin Avenue
  • Bob Arbogast, a longtime radio personality in Los Angeles and the father of USC football announcer Pete Arbogast, died at age 81. LAT

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