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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 8.11.09

Today's news and notes, hidden after the jump, were delayed by a computer crash. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • David Zahniser exposes a DWP plan to pay former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez $120,000 a year as a Sacramento lobbyist, on top of the $180,000 already paid to his ex-colleague, Cindy Montañez. LAT
  • Time magazine covers the resignation of LAPD chief Bratton and his possible national role in the future. Time
  • Mayor Villaraigosa officiated at the weekend Malibu wedding of comedian Cheech Marin and classical pianist Natasha Rubin. Eric Spillman
  • L.A. Times television editor Kate Aurthur is leaving to be west coast editor for the Daily Beast. The Wrap
  • Reporter Christina Gonzalez returned to work at Fox 11 after several months of recuperation from surgery she describes as a five-level cervical fusion. Twitter
  • Bruce Lisker is likely to be released on bail while prosecutors ponder whether to refile murder charges after 26 years. LAT
  • A morning fire damaged a strip mall on Santa Monica Boulevard in what the LAFD and everybody else calls West Los Angeles but the L.A. Times insists is in "Sawtelle."
  • Hector Tobar discovers and columnizes on the hidden streams of the Westside. LAT
  • Eunice Shriver, Maria Shriver's mother, died at age 88. AP
  • Former L.A. Times reporter Jeff Prugh died of cancer at age 69. LAT
  • Former LAUSD superintendent Leonard Britton died at age 78. LAT

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