Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 8.26.11

Friday short stack:

  • An LAPD officer was stabbed last night in Wilmington and is in stable condition. The suspect was shot and killed. LAT, Daily Breeze
  • An AEG official threatened to "reevaluate" if the Legislature doesn't pass a bill shielding Farmers Field from lawsuit challenges this session. LAT
  • City Attorney Carmen Trutanich doesn't want digital signs on the Santa Monica buses that pass through Los Angeles. Ban Billboard Blight
  • With its proximity to freeways, industrial sites and shipping corridors, activists say the geography of Boyle Heights brings a disproportionate health burden to residents.
  • What Sunset Junction is a junction of and more history. KCET
  • Gawker on the LAT's James Rainey as a media critic: "Not a particularly memorable writer, but he does a fair job." Gawker
  • Ron Artest has a hearing in court today on his request to change his name to Metta World Peace, and he also wants to change his Lakers jersey number to 70. Yahoo, wires
  • The eastbound 105 Freeway will be closed overnight from Imperial Highway near LAX to the 405 for a film shoot, and again for much of Sunday. Breeze wires
  • Today's "Fresh Air" will re-run a 1981 interview with songwriter Jerry Leiber. NPR

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