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Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney's race, corruption in parts of L.A. County

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Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Monday, June 25, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, redistricting leads to hardball politics at City Hall and mayoral candidates run around to get cash before the next fundraising deadline.

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and political consultant John Shallman have parted ways, reports the LA Weekly.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appeared on "Face the Nation" this weekend, arguing that Mitt Romney's business experience does not qualify him to be president. "We know that he piled on a lot of debt on companies, fired a lot of workers, and made a lot of money," Villaraigosa said.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian is considering a run for city attorney, reports the Downtown News.

The Los Angeles Times looks at corruption in the small towns that populate southeast Los Angeles County. "There's that saying: Why rob banks? Because that's where the money is. Well, why get into government? Because that's where the money is in some of these communities," former Assemblyman Hector De La Torre told the newspaper.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the LADOT TAP integration announcement at Union Station at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian will break ground on a playground in Valley Glen at 9 a.m.


2 p.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on citywide economic development
  • Update on downtown streetcar project

3 p.m. Ad Hoc River Committee, City Hall, room 1060

  • Report on creating recreational zones along the Los Angeles River


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