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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD settlement, Curiosity lands on Mars, LAPD investigating boot camp

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LAUSD will receive a $79 million settlement from AIG for a lawsuit that claimed there were problems with insurance claims.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 6, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa looks to the future and Californians prepare for the Democratic National Convention.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a Hollywood boot camp for troubled youths, according to the Daily News. The program was apparently operated without the knowledge of LAPD's top brass.

The insurance company AIG will pay Los Angeles Unified School District $79 million to settle a lawsuit over insurance claims, reports the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit was first filed in 2006. "This is a gold medal, not a bronze, in terms of success, a lot of money," former school board member David Tokofsky said.

KPCC covers the landing of Curiosity on Mars.

Meetings

2 p.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Discussion on costs of Occupy LA

Announcements

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