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Morning Buzz and Campaign 2013: Election Day 3.5.13

If it's not obvious, this is the last day you can turn in your ballot — or you can go vote at a polling place the old fashioned way until 8 p.m. Because the election participation is expected to be so small, your poll location may have changed. Check the fine print on your sample ballot or check the City Clerk website if you live and vote in Los Angeles.

Politics and Campaign 2013

L.A. prepares for an election with more heat than light. LAT/Mehta and Reston

Mayoral candidates scramble to reach undecided voters on last day of campaign. DN/Smith

wacky-mailers-2013.jpg10 Wackiest Mailers From L.A.'s Mayoral Race. Neon Tommy

Mailers confuse party endorsements in race for Los Angeles' mayor. KPCC/Walton

Preview of the City Hall and school board races. KCRW

LAT's Jim Rainey: Los Angeles Voters Don't Know About Local Elections, Don't Care Huffington Post Live

Kathy Riordan, a member of the city's Animal Services Commission in three mayoral administrations, was told by Mayor Villaraigosa's staff to resign. She is the daughter of ex-mayor Richard Riordan. DN

Parents allege massive enrollment fraud at Carpenter Community Charter School in Studio City. DN

Caltech's building plans stir neighborhood resistance in Pasadena. LAT

Remember when an aide to then-Rep. Howard Berman got a traffic ticket in San Fernando and complained within minutes to the chief of police? It was all on YouTube last year. The ticket did go away, and the DA considered charges against the chief, but in the end did not file. LAT

Media and more

mona-shadia-fb.jpgMona Shadia, hired last year as a reporter by the Register, will now start writing her Muslim Girl in OC column monthly in the paper's upcoming Faith & Values section.

TMZ is advertising for a general manager: "No need to have experience in Celebrity News – it’s not brain surgery." Fishbowl LA

Northrop Grumman Corp. will close its Dominguez Hills facility near Carson, affecting about 800 jobs. Daily Breeze

The Home Depot Center soccer stadium in Carson will be renamed StubHub Center. Daily Breeze

If you have a Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) card and a computer or smartphone, you will soon be able to stream movies and listen to audiobooks from your digital devices for free through a new library service called hoopla. KPCC

Film fans saddened by closure of Fallbrook Center's Laemmle 7 theaters. Al Martinez column/DN

People in the Bay Area don't really want to rename SFO for Harvey Milk. LAT

Jewel Akens, the R&B singer who had a hit in the mid-1960s with "The Birds and the Bees," died of complications from back surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood. He was 79. LAT

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