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Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney's race, child welfare ruling, LAFD recruitment

The state Supreme Court has sided with Los Angeles County on a major child welfare ruling.
The state Supreme Court has sided with Los Angeles County on a major child welfare ruling.
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Today is Friday, July 6, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Assemblyman Mike Feuer's campaign for city attorney has raised $650,000, reports the Daily News. Campaigns have until July 31 to file their financial reports with the city's Ethics Commission.

The California Supreme Court has sided with Los Angeles County and ruled that if a child is killed in a car collision because he isn't in a car seat, the surviving children of the family may be removed from the home, according to the Los Angeles Times. "When a parent's or guardian's negligence has led to the tragedy of a child's death, the dependency court should have the power to intervene… even if the parent's lethal carelessness cannot necessarily be characterized as sufficiently 'gross,' reckless, or culpable to be labeled 'criminal," according to the court's opinion.

Over at LAObserved, writer Bill Boyarsky calls America Fast Forward a big win for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The mayor's legacy "will be the construction projects—and jobs in a region hard hit by the recession. These will be feeding the economy and easing traffic long after he leaves office," he writes.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has a new recruitment website.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Washington, D.C. today. He will appear on MSNBC between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. and on CNN between 11:30 and 11:45 p.m. Later in the afternoon, he will be at the White House for the signing of the Surface Transportation Bill.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Burbank Airport Transportation Center at 10 a.m.




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