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Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.2.12

AEG to unveil convention center plans, Trutanich to sue Northern Trust, Larry Mantle to talk about Westside vs Eastside, "Marketplace" retracts plus a job opening at AP Los Angeles.

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AEG will unveil today its plans for the new convention center that is part of its proposed "campus" around the Farmers Field football stadium downtown. Daily News

Politics and politicos

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will announce at 9 a.m. what his office calls a "first-of-its-kind civil lawsuit against Northern Trust, a large financial institution, as a result of the company’s practice of investing City pension assets in high-risk consumer debt bond products including some mortgage-related securities, resulting in the loss of more than $95 million."

Gov. Jerry Brown named developer Nelson Rising as chair of the new authority that will dismantle the Community Redevelopment Agency in Los Angeles, and former Jim Hahn chief of staff Tim McOsker and public affairs consultant Mee Semcken as members. LAT, Brown release

Media and media people

The supposed differences between Westsiders and Eastsiders, and where the Westside begins, is the open phones topic at 11:30 a.m. on "Airtalk with Larry Mantle" on KPCC.

"Marketplace" retracted a commentary by a man whose claims to being an Army sniper and former minor league baseball pitcher could not be verified. Jim Romenesko

Many of Facebook's most serious concerns arise from a tension at the core of its business: ensuring the privacy of its customers while also using what it knows about them to court advertisers. LAT

John T. O’Loughlin, the Los Angeles Times executive vice president of advertising and chief revenue officer, left to join the Houston Chronicle as President. The Wrap

Los Angeles-based entertainment reporter Rosalie Fox was among a wave of layoffs in Associated Press bureaus, a tipster told Jim Romenesko. The AP, meanwhile, is advertising for a photo planning editor in Los Angeles. Journalism Jobs

Prospect Park Media has posted a short video teaser for its upcoming humor book, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions," by Judy Rothman, an Emmy-winning children's television writer and lyricist in Santa Monica and blogger at The Neurotic Parent. YouTube


The Los Angeles Unified School District launched an internal investigation to determine how Mark Berndt, the teacher accused of bizarre acts of lewd conduct against the students in his classroom, escaped suspicion for so long. LAT

Plus: An anonymous photo processing worker at a Redondo Beach CVS blew the whistle on photos of the children. AP

A Small Claims Court commissioner in Los Angeles dinged Honda for $9,867 and said the company negligently misled Civic owner Heather Peters when it claimed the hybrid could achieve as much as 50 miles per gallon. LAT

Mitchell Frank, the man behind The Echo and the former Spaceland, is the new operator of the Regent Theater at Main and Fourth in the Old Bank District. Plans call for live shows, movies, dancing, special events, food, and alcoholic drinks. Curbed LA

Nice set of 6th Street bridge photos. KCET

Para Los Niños named Martine Singer, recently the executive director of Hollygrove, as it new president and CEO.

The Clippers won in Salt Lake City for the first time in nine years. ESPN LA

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