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Maven's Morning Coffee: plan to move LA County inmates, review of mayoral finances, parking meters tossed in San Pedro

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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, Aug. 14, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The Downtown News gives a play-by-play of the financial matchup between L.A.'s mayoral candidates. "Already, the 2013 posse has raised a total of $7.7 million. To get a sense of how the leaders are faring, consider 2005: In the primary, (Antonio) Villaraigosa, who would go on to win, pulled in $2.23 million. In other words, (Wendy) Greuel and (Eric) Garcetti had almost reached the Villaraigosa level with more than 240 fundraising days to go," according to the paper.

More than 600 parking meters were removed in San Pedro and Wilmington in an effort to keep patrons in those shopping districts, according to the Los Angeles Times. The move will cost the city about $45,000 a year.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department wants to move 500 inmates to Kern County, reports the Daily News. The plan could help the county deal with the burden of realignment.

A nurse at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center is the longest-serving Los Angeles County employee. A video posted to LAObserved profiles Leophis Hester, who started working at the hospital in 1952.

Mayoral candidate Kevin James debuts a new campaign website.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy at 10 a.m. to talk about the first day of school. He will then attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lactation Room at City Hall.

Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will join Los Angeles and school police to discus back to school safety at Haskell Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. At 7 p.m., the councilman will attend a town hall to talk about Humphrey Park Pool.


9 a.m. Information Technology and General Services Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Recommendation to approve new licensing agreement for merchandise bearing the city seal

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

  • Report on potentially moving inmates out of the county

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

  • Report on crime strategies in West L.A.

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Report on death of a baby chimpanzee at the Los Angeles Zoo
  • Recommendation to support a federal bill to reduce helicopter noise

2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, room 350

  • Report on prohibiting big-box stores in Chinatown


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