Morning Buzz: Friday 3.7.14

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Tesla has ruled out California as the location for a new $5-billion battery factory. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are in the running for as many as 6,500 jobs. LAT

Mayor Eric Garcetti officially began the search for a new port director. DN

Personal data of as many as 168,500 patients of Los Angeles County medical facilities may have been stolen in a break-in at a county contractor's office last month. LAT

The Los Angeles Marathon is Sunday with a number of street closures and higher security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. DN

Officially, the organizer of the early morning Marathon Crash bicycle race cancelled because the city required a permit, but some riders plan to go anyway. LAT

Long Beach mayoral candidate Bonnie Lowenthal sent out a mailer showing the San Diego skyline. LAT

An exhibit this month at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse features the role of 20th-century female mariachis. LAT

Dr. Frank Jobe, the orthopedic surgeon who came up with the "Tommy John surgery" to replace the injured elbow ligament of baseball pitchers, died Thursday in Santa Monica at age 88. LAT, AP

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