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Today is Monday, July 2, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman dispute the interpretations of the June 5 primary, the city of Los Angeles tries to write off phantom debt, and Wendy Greuel explains what the city controller does.
The family of a woman killed in a crash with a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser will receive a $6.6. million settlement from the city, reports KPCC. It is one of the largest settlements ever involving an LAPD crash. "It was a tragic situation," said Councilman Paul Krekorian.
A report from the Police Commission has found there is no direct link between officer-involved shootings and attacks on police officers, according to the Los Angeles Times. The report is expected to be presented to the commission tomorrow.
Where to Find the Politicians
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Aspen today for the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Los Angeles City Council members Jan Perry and Bernard Parks will join fire Chief Brian Cummings at 10 a.m. to remind Angelenos to have a safe Fourth of July. Main entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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