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Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets OK, Eric Garcetti talks jobs, Obama heads to LA for fundraiser

Plans to build the Farmers Field football stadium are moving forward thanks to approval from the Planning Commission.
Plans to build the Farmers Field football stadium are moving forward thanks to approval from the Planning Commission.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 14, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


In a policy speech at Los Angeles City College, mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti talked about his plans to create new jobs, according to the LA Weekly. "That dynamic must change. We need a fundamental shift. The focus must be on jobs and the economy," he said.

The Planning Commission approved plans to build Farmers Field after a 10-hour meeting on the project. The next step is for the development to receive approval from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Downtown Stadium, followed by the Los Angeles City Council. KPCC. Daily News. Los Angeles Times.

Dispatchers with the Los Angeles Fire Department often wait too long to have callers start CPR, according to a review by the Los Angeles Times. "LAFD delays in starting CPR are partly the result of rules requiring callers to determine whether victims are breathing. Experts say that can be a difficult task in cardiac arrests because patients sometimes suddenly gasp in a way that can be mistaken for normal breathing," reports the newspaper.

President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles on Oct. 7 for a fundraiser at the Nokia Theater. LAObserved has the details.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League says the news media turn car chases into "bloodsport." "If the media recognizes a need to warn viewers of a pursuit for the sake of public safety, it should do so with a conscious decision to limit the live coverage for the same reason. Otherwise, the news broadcast 'money shot' isn’t reporting, it’s irresponsible," according to the union's blog.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the groundbreaking of MINI Cooper Universal City at 10 a.m.


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


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