Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.30.09

News and notes are tucked away there after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • Thousands "and possibly tens of thousands of mourners, many of them black-clad young women carrying roses," overwhelmed security forces at Tehran's largest cemetery to gather around the grave of Neda Agha-Soltan. LAT
  • Long Beach Unified School District board of education member Michael Shane has been wanted on an arrest warrant since last August, when his probation was revoked for convictions of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. District Weekly
  • A turf war between Las Vegas law enforcement and the DEA and LAPD may have compromised the raids on Dr. Conrad Murray's office and home in the Michael Jackson death investigation. TMZ
  • Democratic operative Steven Maviglio floats Laura Chick's name on a list of potential candidates for governor as alternatives to Newsom and Brown. Calif Majority Report
  • Jerry Sullivan talks up Antonio Villaraigosa as a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012. LA Beez
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger's numbers have hit his all-time low. CC Times, Dan Walters, LAT
  • The City Council hired Miguel Santana, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gloria Molina, as City Administrative Officer at a salary of $256,803. LAT
  • A council committee gave its OK to a plan for loaning the Kodak Theatre $30 million to renovate for Cirque du Soleil. DN
  • The City Council, unanimously and without debate, also tightened the rules for the gadflies who speak at every council meeting. LAT
  • Justice Carlos Moreno with Henry Weinstein at Zocalo.
  • NBC's online kids in New York have relaunched the KNBC website again, and on first glance it still looks like a mess. NBC Los Angeles
  • Donna Schoenkopf, who recently retired from teaching at 61st Street School in South Los Angeles, wrote an interesting piece about confronting anti-Latino racism in her new home in Oklahoma. FourStory
  • The Santa Monica City Council gave its OK to the new "stadium to the sea" route of the Los Angeles Marathon. Via release
  • It's "high time" the City Council cracked down on pot dispensaries, says an LAT editorial.
  • Here are two productions that are running away to Hollywood. Franklin Avenue
  • The controversy over swim suits used in international competition is bad news for Tyr Sport Inc., the Orange County manufacturer that holds the No. 2 spot behind Speedo. Orange Coast Magazine
  • All’s fair in love, war, and Hollywood Bowl parking. FineArtsLA

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