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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 8.1.12

Former Lynwood city council members Louis Byrd and Fernando Pedroza were convicted of misappropriating public funds for receiving stipends for sitting on city panels that did little work. The trial took a month in the "closely watched case that legal experts said could expand the definition of public corruption." LAT

A UC Irvine professor is being held without bail after his arrest for allegedly plotting to kill students and administrators and commit sexual assault at the former high school of his 14-year-old son, who recently killed himself. LAT

The Board of Supervisors rejected a motion to extend its own term limits. LAT

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel both reported raising about $2.2 million so far. LAT, DN, KPCC

Koreatown residents sued the city of Los Angeles over the recent City Council redistricting maps, saying the 10th district of Council President Herb Wesson was drawn specifically to include more black voters. DN

Councilman Paul Krekorian said he will not run for City Attorney in the upcoming race. KPCC

"We are going to be the Huffington Post of the right," said Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. "That is our focus every day." LAT

A small Orange County water authority has approved plans to purchase water from the Cadiz water project in the Mojave Desert. KPCC News

Bob Bagwell, a pressroom supervisor at the Los Angeles Times, retired after 65 years with the newspaper.

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