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Maven's Morning Coffee: state's budget, horse census, paparazzi

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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 Thursday, June 28, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama's health care plan, reports The New York Times.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state's budget late last night, closing a $15.7 billion deficit with cuts to social services and the expectation that voters will approve $8 billion in new taxes in November, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The city of Los Angeles is undertaking a horse census to encourage owners to license their animals, reports the Daily News. The equine license is $14.

Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine makes a cameo in the trailer for $ellebrity, a documentary about celebrities and the paparazzi.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will talk about firework safety at the Frank Hotchkins Training Center at 9:30 a.m. At 2:15 p.m., the mayor will speak at the Challengers Boys and Girls Club Playground ribbon cutting.


8:30 a.m. City Planning Commission, Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Consideration of construction project at the Mirman School for Gifted Children


Tweet of the Day goes to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, who held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new ATM machine.

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