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Morning Buzz: Friday 6.14.13

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Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, said she wants to keep her job under Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, even though the new mayor criticized one of her pet projects during the election. LA Airspace

The Koch brothers are firing back at former Federal Communications Commission chairman Reed Hundt, who said last week at a panel at the Hammer Museum that he couldn’t “imagine anything good from the Koch family owning the Los Angeles Times" and preferred Rupert Murdoch. I was on that panel. LAT

The speeding tow truck driver who ran a red light downtown and struck a Metro bus broadside, killing the driver, did not have a commercial driver's license and his regular license had been suspended four times since 2009. NBC 4

A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the mountains that provide a dramatic backdrop to urban Southern California. LAT

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Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti is preaching a gospel of civic rebirth in appearances across Los Angeles while gently lowering expectations about how much City Hall, and he himself, can do to bring about change. LAT

Garcetti's Ask Me Anything transcript on Reddit.

City Council district 6 candidate Cindy Montanez raised three times as much money as rival Nury Martinez in the latest reporting period, according to filings released Thursday. DN

Hollywood skyscrapers, billboard advertising laws and a major development by an entertainment company were among the most-lobbied issues at City Hall during the first three months of the year, according to a report presented to the city ethics commission today. CNS

Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms 'Terminator 5' role, shooting to start in January. The Verge

Inside the Brentwood home of Republican media strategist Frank Luntz. Los Angeles Magazine

Steve and Jacob Soboroff share their visions of a future Los Angeles. City Think

News nonprofits: The growth story continues, says David Westphal of USC Annenberg. Center for Health Reporting

'Black Swan' intern ruling could change unpaid internships forever. Atlantic Wire

FT staffer in LA Matt Garrahan on unpaid interning, Hollywood and "The Internship." Financial Times

ucla-grad-2013-fountain.jpgUCLA's main commencement is today with two ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion, followed by a weekend of smaller events. New Ph.D.'s were hooded yesterday. UCLA Newsroom

LA-based sports broadcaster Al Michaels is authoring an autobiography, written with Sports Illustrated executive editor L. Jon Wertheim.

"DEADLY TIMES: The 1910 Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America's Forgotten Decade of Terror" is a new book from Globe Pequot Press by Los Angeles journalist Lew Irwin.

Spring Street park downtown is set to open Monday. Downtown News

Arthur Nakane, known for decades for his outlandish yet spirited one-man band performances around Southern California, is recovering in Pasadena following emergency surgery on portions of his spine. The Rafu Shimpo

The documentary "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" is a "fitting tribute to its late star, perhaps best known as the singer-drummer of the influential late-1960s and '70s folk-rock group the Band." LAT

Photo: UCLA/Christelle Nahas

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