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September 21, 1996|Nancy Hill-Holtzman

Bosom Buddy

Former Glendale lawmaker Pat Nolan, fresh from a stint in prison, still has true blue friends in GOP circles. He's being feted tonight as a "bulwark" of conservatism. . . . As for Nolan's ex-con status? "What's that got to do with anything?" said Russ Hopkins of the Simi Valley Republican Assembly. "Everybody makes mistakes in life."

Shoot First

North Hollywood apartment manager Daniel McDonald, above, who killed a fleeing car burglar, was convicted of second-degree murder Friday (B1). . . . Defense attorney Brian Smith called the case a textbook example of why law-abiding people are afraid to get involved in stopping crime.

Safe Sets

The governor was in Burbank Friday making nice to movie makers. At a Warner Bros. ceremony, Wilson signed a law exempting movie set construction from state OSHA permits. That keeps California film-friendly, says the guv, though not always safe. A Sherman Oaks actor died Friday in a dune-buggy accident during filming in the desert (B1).

Tonight

"El Grande de Coca-Cola," a madcap musical revue, at 8 at CSUN,18111 Nordhoff St. Tickets: $10-$18. Information: (818) 677-2488

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