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Morning Buzz: Friday 8.10.12

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Bryshon Nellum is running at the Olympics four years after being shot in the legs while a student at USC. LAT

Politics and government

Prosecution evidence that Councilman Richard Alarcon lied about where he was living to run for office will get its first public airing at a preliminary hearing scheduled today. LAT, DN

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced Thursday his plans to crack down on a group of 17 individuals who have been repeatedly arrested for ticket scalping around the Coliseum, Galen Center, Dodger Stadium, LA LIVE and Staples Center. DN

Torie Osborn has joined the Villaraigosa administration as Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood and Community Services, with Larry Frank now Deputy Chief of Staff.

At 1:30 p.m. Councilman Eric Garcetti will name the intersection of Gower Street and Carlos Street in Hollywood as Ian Campbell Square, in honor of the LAPD officer murdered in the 1963 crimes recounted in Joseph Wambaugh's book, "The Onion Field."

Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes accused Councilman Richard Alarcon of allowing his city staff to campaign for him while on the city payroll, and Alarcon fired back. Fuentes' top staffer is running against Alarcon. Sausage Factory

Rep. Laura Richardson's reelection chances are not looking good, but she soldiers on. LAT

Media and media people

Once and (hopefully) for all, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a mailing address in Pasadena but the lab is physically located within the city of La Cañada Flintridge. LAT Readers' Rep

Attorneys for former Santa Barbara News-Press editor Jerry Roberts said they expect, by the end of the month, to have collected a significant portion of the nearly $1.1 million in legal fees and other costs he is owed by Wendy McCaw and company. Noozhawk

Laurie Pike is now fashion editor of The Style Network’s website, mystyle,com.


Eli Broad has stopped donating to MOCA for now, but intends to resume once unspent exhibition funds are used. "The most disturbing picture yet of the state of the disarray in MOCA's finances and governance," says Lee Rosenbaum. Bloomberg News, CultureGrrl

This month's downtown Art Walk went off last night without any clashes with police and protesters. LAT

Longtime Hollywood publicity agent Dale Olson died at 78. LAT

Former Malibu judge John J. Merrick died at age 93. LAT

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