Morning Buzz: Wednesday 2.5.13

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Eight LAPD officers who opened fire on two women delivering newspapers during the hunt for Christopher Dorner violated policy, Chief Beck concluded and the police commission affirmed. Any action is pending. LAT

CVS announced all of its pharmacies nationwide will stop selling tobacco. Twitter

Former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Wendy Greuel for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman.

Attorney and activist Sandra Fluke will run for Ted Lieu's state Senate seat, not the Waxman seat. LAT, KPCC

The Wall Street Journal reconstructs an attack last April on a San Jose power station that "raises alarm on potential for terrorism...[and] raises concern for country's power grid." WSJ subscription required

jay-leno-wrap.jpgOver his 20 years on NBC, Jay Leno poked fun at Democrats more than at Republicans, a George Mason University study finds. The Wrap

Flea explains that, no, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were not playing their guitars for real at the Super Bowl, and here's why. RHCP

Fox 11's Phil Shuman on his unpleasant flight back home from covering the Super Bowl: Is this any way to run an airline? MyFoxLA

Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences. Washington Post

BuzzFeed’s Doree Shafrir on why LA is the company's new media hub. Los Angeles

BuzzFeed released its style guide, which "aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media." BF

Lisa Chow, economics reporter at NPR's Planet Money, will be joining FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver

Lee Glaze, a Long Beach pioneer in the fight for gay rights, died in November at age 75. Out in the 562


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