Morning Buzz: Friday 12.2.11

  • The San Gabriel Valley got a break from damaging winds overnight, but cleanup continues. SGV Tribune
  • More than 200 people arrested during the Occupy LA raid remained in jail two nights later, even though they may not be charged. City prosecutors have filed charges against only 19 so far, most of them released already. LAT (with searchable list of arrestees), KPCC
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaves Saturday for China, South Korea and Japan with a delegation of local business and political leaders, plus earthquake scientist Lucy Jones of the Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey. DN
  • Villaraigosa said he supports the complete elimination of the gross receipts tax, though it was not clear how the city would eventually reach that goal. City Maven
  • New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is flying to Los Angeles today for a fundraiser at which he's expected to collect a lot of thank you checks from gay supporters of his same-sex marriage stance. NYT
  • Federal agents arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers and discovered 31 pounds of marijuana after a fishing boat came ashore Wednesday at Abalone Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes. Daily Breeze
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum announced its acquisition of Portrait of Madame Brunet (also known as Young Woman in 1860) by the modern French master Édouard Manet.
  • Mark Cuban said Thursday that he plans to participate in the bidding process for the Dodgers. LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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