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James Riddet, left, attorney for Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante, right, stand in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, during Bustamante's arraignment on sexual assault charges involving seven women. Orange County's CEO resigned Thursday for his handling of the allegations.
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Today is Friday, July 27, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
The California Republican Party is about $450,000 in the red, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. That means the party is leaving its main headquarters and laying off staff. "What matters is whether we get people elected, not whether we have an office in Sacramento," the state party chair, Tom Del Beccaro, told the newspaper.
Orange County's CEO, Tom Mauk, has resigned following criticism of his handling of a public works executive accused of sexually assaulted women over an eight-year period, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mauk will receive a $270,000 severance. "With Mauk's departure, each person who oversaw (Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos) Bustamante has either left or gone on leave," the newspaper reported.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is making money by selling advertising space on the sides of its delivery vehicles, according to the Daily News. Jennie-O Turkey Store and the California Credit Union are the first to buy the space, generating about $175,000 for the district, which will be used to pay for athletic transportation costs.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze profiles Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, who will speak to the Citizens Commission on Jail Violence later today.
LA Weekly looks at West Hollywood's ban on fur.
8:30 a.m. Public Safety Committee, City Hall, room 1010
- Update on FIRESTAT and LAFD response times
- Report on skateboard "bombing"
- Appointment of new fire commissioner
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Confirmation of new city librarian
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