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Jury duty. The jury in the Bell corruption trial isn’t done yet. Judge Kathleen Kennedy has instructed the panel to return to court this morning and jurors could be forced to continue deliberating on dozens of charges that remain unresolved. Five of six former city council members were found guilty yesterday of stealing from the working class city. But the jury also acquitted them on many charges. Former City Administrator Robert Rizzo, whose total compensation was due to reach $1.5 million this year, will be tried later, along with his assistant. L.A. Times

Endorsements.
Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan is backing City Controller Wendy Greuel in her bid for the city’s top job. Riordan, a Republican, has demanded that current city officials overhaul the public employee pension system. Greuel is a Democrat who has received the backing of a number of labor unions. Meanwhile, City Councilman Eric Garcetti says he has the endorsement of another prominent local Republican, Steve Soboroff, who ran for mayor in 2001. L.A. Daily News

Justified shooting. A police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in Anaheim last summer will not face charges. Orange County D.A. Tony Rackauckas says the actions of Nick Bennallack were “reasonable and justified” when he shot 25-year-old Manuel Diaz, even though Diaz was unarmed. The day after that shooting, officers fatally shot another young man, and the two events combined led to weeks of protests and calls for greater police accountability. Orange County Register

Reading material. State education officials are out with a new recommended reading list for K-12 students – and for the first time it includes works honored by a group that recognizes contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual literature. Books from the Stonewall Book Awards include “I am J,” a story about the emotional plight of transgender teens. There are also new books on the list that address immigration. The online catalog contains more than 7,800 books and was last revised four years ago. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Goodnight “Tonight?’ Is the Tonight Show ready to say “good day, L.A.?” Speculation has been rampant that NBC plans to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon next year. And now there’s word that NBC also intends to move production back to New York, where the “The Tonight Show” started in 1954 with Steve Allen in the host’s chair. NBC confirms it’s building a new studio for Fallon in New York, but the network is mum on the subject of a possible “Tonight Show” move. L.A. Times

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