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Maven's Morning Coffee: investigation into assessor expands, LA approves Responsible Banking Ordinance

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District Attorney Steve Cooley says he is expanding the investigation into the county assessor John Noguez.

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Today is Wednesday, May 16, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

An investigation into the county assessor is growing as the district attorney intends to seek grand jury indictments, according to the Los Angeles Times. D.A. Steve Cooley says county employees are being told by their union leadership not to cooperate with the investigation. "They're telling potential witnesses that, until they get permission from the No. 1 target, they can't talk," he said.

Banks doing business with the city of Los Angeles will now have to disclose details on their loans and foreclosures in the community thanks to a Responsible Banking Ordinance, reports the Los Angeles Times. Those details, which are already reported under federal law, will now appear on a city website that residents can search by census tract.

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