Today’s News: AEG’s Farmers Field in flux; Broad eyes Tribune; Marathon weekend

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No sale. First AEG was for sale…now it’s not, but influential CEO Tim Leiweke is heading out the door. So what does it all for the company’s proposed downtown football stadium and a return of the NFL to Los Angeles? One NFL source tells the L.A. Times that Leiweke’s exit all but kills the Farmers Field plan. But Councilwoman Jan Perry, a major backer of the downtown stadium, says she believes the project can still get done. Anschutz was reportedly asking for as much as $10 billion for AEG. He says he called off the sale because he didn’t get the price he wanted, and because the process had become a distraction. Which Way, L.A.?, L.A. Times

Media moguls? L.A. billionaire and philanthropist Eli Broad is once again kicking the tires at the Los Angeles Times. Broad has reportedly partnered with investment banker and former L.A. Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner in a potential bid for the newspaper. Reports say Beutner and Broad would reconfigure the Times into a nonprofit, which Beutner would run while Broad joins its board of governors. Broad and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle made a pitch for the newspaper six years ago. Hollywood Reporter

Newspaper hacking. A social media editor for the news service Reuters is charged in a hacking conspiracy targeting the L.A. Times. Federal officials say Matthew Keys conspired with the group Anonymous” to change a story on the Times’ website. That was in December 2010, a couple of months after the 26-year-old was fired from a Tribune-owned TV station in Sacramento. AP

Marathon time. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are on tap for Sunday’s L.A. Marathon. Organizers are expecting more than 20,000 participants. The course will be similar to last year’s: starting at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica. One new thing: runners will have chips in their bibs that allow supporters to track their progress. Friends and family members can also send electronic messages to runners on screens placed along the route. The runner’s chip will trigger the message to appear as they approach. L.A. Daily News

Berman lobbies. Former San Fernando Valley Congressman Howard Berman lost a bitter re-election race, but he’s not leaving Washington. Berman has taken a job with a Washington lobbying firm that focuses on global public policy and government affairs. Redistricting placed Berman in the same district as fellow-Democrat Brad Sherman. Their big-money campaign was marked by personal attacks, and the two nearly got into fight at one event. L.A. Daily News