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Maven's Morning Coffee: Speculation on Rick Caruso for mayor, candidates line up for Yaroslavsky's seat, Baca sweatin' bullets

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Today is Monday, Sept. 17, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The Los Angeles Times looks at whether developer Rick Caruso will run for mayor of Los Angeles. "He will provide a singular alternative to the other candidates. It would broaden the discussion," said former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton.

Former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl and Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver are considering whether to run for county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat when he is termed out, reports the Daily News.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is having a "come-to-Jesus" moment after a county commission found the sheriff to be disengaged and uninformed, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The sheriff should be sweating an awful lot of bullets," Supervisor Gloria Molina told The Times.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Republicans get into the Berman-Sherman race and the Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls into Exposition Park in time for the USC-Oregon game.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will talk about the Department of Water and Power's energy efficiency program at 3018 S. Bronson Ave.  In the evening, he will speak at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual convention at the JW Marriott.


1:30 p.m. Board of Airport Commissioners, LAX Administration Building, board room

  • Recommendation to approve capital improvements at Terminal 2
  • Recommendation to approve contract for Westwood FlyAway


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