Morning Buzz: Friday 2.28.14

Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed. Editor's note: Al Martinez is under the weather and will not be posting his column today.

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Gov. Jerry Brown revealed on Twitter that, yeah, he's using that big campaign bank account to run for reelection. Bee

Attorney General Kamala Harris moved Thursday to preserve California's restrictions on concealed-weapons permits. AP

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for lafd-ambulance-41.jpgOne in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are sons or nephews of firefighters already on staff. "This needs to be fully investigated," said a spokesman for Mayor Garcetti. LAT

The deputy sheriff's union heard from the sheriff candidates in a closed-door session held at the county's Hall of Administration. LAT

An opinion by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit made new law by ordering Google and YouTube to remove a video of "Innocence of Muslims" based on the copyright claim of an actress who appears in the film without her consent. LAT

American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga. The Atlantic

Say hello to a new quasiparticle, the unexpected quantum 'dropleton.' Wired

Empress Pavilion will reopen soon in Chinatown, under different management. But Roy's has closed downtown. LAT, Eater LA

KCHUNG Gives Los Angeles Artists a Voice on the Airwaves. NYT

Nina Revoyr, award-winning author best known for her novel Southland (2003), discusses what Los Angeles means to her writing. LARB

Jim Lange, the former host of "The Dating Game" on TV, died at age 81. LAT

Former Valley assemblyman Jim Keysor died at age 86. LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
When it comes to Best Picture, watch for a slap in the face
New on public radio: An investigative reporting show
NBC's Miguel Almaguer rescued from Azusa mud
Rainfall totals -- plus a wave crashes through restaurant window (video)
'12 Years a Slave' has a good day at Spirit awards
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