Morning Buzz: Friday 9.7.12

obama-hope-poster.jpgArtist Shepard Fairey was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan to two years of probation and fined $25,000 for tampering with evidence in his copyright battle with Associated Press over use of the news service's photo in his famous "Hope" poster of Barack Obama. NYT

Three groups that raised money to fight Prop. 8's ban on gay marriage agreed to pay $80,000 in FPPC fines for failing to report contributions. LAT

After repping the pro-medical marijuana referendum, campaign consultant Rick Taylor is now working for the anti-pot City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. LA Weekly

City Councilwoman Jan Perry is seeking to speed the City Hall approval process for AEG;s proposed downtown football stadium. DN

Yosemite National Park's hantavirus outbreak has spread to the park's high country tent cabins, adding thousands of people to the list of potential exposures. LAT

How to make sense of a California vote recount: it's more complicated than you would think. KCET Ballot Brief

Since leaving the Los Angeles Times and the newspaper industry, Jim Mann has "written a number of books, including a national best-seller and is now an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies." Newspaper Alum

A jury ruled that an OC doctor is not responsible for an elderly patient with dementia killing someone in a traffic accident. LAT

The Los Angeles Times got complaints from readers about racy images in the comic strip "9 Chickweeed Lane." Readers Rep

Millage Peaks IV, the 24-year-old son of the retired LAFD chief, pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from a scheme to smuggle marijuana on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport. DN wires

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