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Morning Buzz: City IDs for the illegal?

City Hall is looking into adapting the city's library card as a form of photo ID for illegal immigrants. LAT

The cost of building a new hall for the Los Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with AEG's downtown football stadium was "substantially understated" last year, according to a report from the city's top financial analyst. DN

Metrolink previewed a new $200-million crash prevention system for the media. Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of the deadly crash in Chatsworth where a Metrolink engineer missed a red light and drove head-on into a freight train. LAT, DN

Obama insider David Axelrod will hold a fundraiser in Chicago for Rep. Howard Berman on Oct 4, his campaign says.

Former City Controller Rick Tuttle endorsed Mike Feuer for city attorney. Ex-Controller Laura Chick is already one of the campaign co-chairs.

Lalo Alcaraz and his are at the vanguard of a big national media trend. Columbia Journalism Review

Former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden said in an off-hand way at a legal panel in New York that he believes defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran Jr. manipulated the bloody glove in Simpson's murder trial, but he offered no evidence and friends of Cochran "expressed outrage." LAT

Note that the KPCC air schedule has changed as of this week: Brand and Martinez airs 9-11 a.m. and Larry Mantle's Airtalk is now on from 11 a.m.-1 p..m. Patt Morrison is no longer on the air.

Andrew DeVigal, a key member of the New York Times multimedia team, left the paper and journalism to reinvent himself in Portland. Charles Apple

stevens-cartoon 1.jpgThe New Yorker explains, masterfully, the difference between a cartoon that gets banned from Facebook for nudity and one that does not. The Cartoon Bureau

Pomona College left for Claremont in 1889 but kept the Pomona name, confusing everyone for the next 123 years. Daily Bulletin

Friday evening's meeting in Alhambra of the Pacific Railroad Society will feature the path less taken: video of rail operations in North Korea. Info

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Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14