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Maven's Morning Coffee: realignment moves, Skid Row cleanup, conversations with mayoral candidates

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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 Tuesday, July 10, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Los Angeles County's jail inmates may be moved to empty prisons in Kern County to ease overcrowding that is the result of realignment, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Sheriff's Department is also considering whether to release more female inmates, drug offenders and prostitutes to electronic monitoring.

The recent cleanup of Skid Row resulted in five tons of trash, according to the Los Angeles Times. That trash collection included hypodermic needles, syringes, razor blades, knives, dead rats and human feces.

Loyola Marymount University's conversations with mayoral candidates, and county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, are now online. Here are videos with Controller Wendy Greuel, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Councilman Eric Garcetti and attorney Kevin James.

CurbedLA looks at the various ways traffic experts and neighbors try to slow down drivers in residential areas.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Las Vegas today to speak at the National Council of La Raza annual conference.


9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

  • Verbal report on officers involved in traffic collisions

9:30 a.m. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hall of Administration, board room

  • Recommendation to settle disability discrimination case from sheriff's deputy
  • Report back on limiting campaign donations to the assessor


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