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Morning Buzz: Thursday 3.1.12 short stack

  • Albert Abrams, the Tarzana activist and former president of the city's Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, surrendered to FBI agents Wednesday after being indicted on child pornography charges. He resigned last August after the FBI searched his computer, blaming a spine tumor for any porn that was found. Daily News, CBS 2
  • The city redistricting commission forwarded its draft map to the City Council for hearings. Councilman Bernard Parks released a statement saying the panel "intends to irreversibly weaken African-American influence in the city," and commissioner Helen Kim said all the real decisions were made behind closed doors. City Maven, LA Weekly
  • KFI shock-talk hosts John and Ken have not returned to their nightly spot on KTLA's news show, leading to questions about whether they have lost that gig. LAT
  • Arianna Huffington announced a new vertical, HuffPost Money.
  • An interview with Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports on baseball the big leap from the LA Times: " I left the only job I ever wanted to protect the only career I ever wanted." The Big Lead
  • President Obama sits for a sports podcast with Bill Simmons of Grantland.
  • Los Angeles playwright Jennifer Haley has won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which recognizes achievements by female playwrights, for "The Nether," a futuristic crime story. LAT

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