Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 5.3.12

The 14-year-old son of a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot to death Wednesday night at their Carson home has been arrested and charged with murder. LAT, Daily Breeze

A Superior Court judge dismissed the criminal case against Hollywood casting director Jason James Murphy, saying he had consistently provided his real name, driver's license and passport to the movie studios that employed him. LAT

Supporters of a tax measure backed by wealthy civil rights attorney Molly Munger have started submitting the voter signatures they've collected in their qualification campaign. Bee

KCRW's Warren Olney, Ruth Seymour and Sarah Spitz talked about the creation of "Which Way, L.A.?" after the riots in 1992. Soundcloud

Most Angelenos would like to forget the ’92 Riots. Lloyd Wilkey has embraced them. KPCC video

Rep. Brad Sherman turns out to be the most successful member of Congress at investing his campaign contributions in securities and reaping a return: $652,000 over the years. Politico

The state appeared to be ready to put the brakes on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission's proposed lease deal with USC on Wednesday, the same day the panel posted losses of more than $7 million since 2009. An emissary of Gov. Jerry Brown, making an unusual appearance to discuss the subject Wednesday in Los Angeles, said state officials want to be satisfied that the deal is the best one possible for the taxpayers who own the venue. LAT

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to draft a law imposing a 25 miles-an-hour speed limit on skateboarders and penalize them for failing to follow a range of traffic rules, from stopping at stop signs to yielding to pedestrians. LAT, DN

Leonard Cohen will begin the North American leg of his new Old Ideas World Tour 2012" on October 31 in Austin. He's scheduled for the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov.

Hours before the new Dodgers owners announced a cut in parking prices, writer David Kipen argued for a boycott of the stadium parking lots in favor of the bus. LAT op-ed

Louie Perez, the drummer and primary lyricist for Los Lobos, guests on "Airtalk" at 11:40 a.m. on KPCC to talk about his upcoming play, "Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe,” at the Bootleg Theatre.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California announced the winners of its Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards are Richard Fausset of the LA Times and Yvette Cabrera and Saul Gonzalez, for a story they did for KCET.

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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