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Today is Thursday, July 12, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Fire Department's independent assessor is appealing to the Board of Fire Commissioners for help in obtaining misconduct reports that are being withheld by fire Chief Brian Cummings, reports the Los Angeles Times. The fight over firefighters' personnel records has gone back and forth for two years.
Felony charges will not be filed against a staff to Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon who struck and killed a pedestrian in North Hollywood, reports the Daily News. The City Attorney's Office is now looking into the crash that happened with a city-owned vehicle.
The husband of one of the city's general managers owes the Department of Water and Power $56,000 in rent, reports CBS 2. That amount is part of $2.4 million the public utility has failed to collect from delinquent leaseholders.
Where to Find the Politicians
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will talk about the dangers of leaving pets and children in hot cars at Valley Traffic Division at 9 a.m.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will visit the Summer Night Lights program at Lemon Grove Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Planning Commission, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Discussion on regulating murals
- Discussion on prohibiting oversized stores in the Chinatown area
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