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Maven's Morning Coffee: Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to '60 Minutes,' Carmageddon comes to an end

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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sat down with "60 Minutes" to talk about his marriage, career and new book.

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 Monday, Oct. 1, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sat down with 60 Minutes to talk about his marriage and career. He reveals that wife Maria Shriver didn't want him to run for political office. "I realized that I was stepping into something that was much deeper than just me running and her being a supportive wife," he says, per the Los Angeles Times.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, former Mayor Richard Riordan works to put a pension measure on the May ballot, Rick Caruso continues sniffing around the mayor's race, and Gov. Jerry Brown pushes green tea.

The Los Angeles County Assessor's Office has serious problems with a story that alleged developer Rick Caruso received breaks on his property taxes. A letter from the acting assessor goes through the problems point by point.

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton writes about the county's ballot measure that would require condoms to be used in porn shoots. "Here's one thing many public health experts agree on: Where HIV is concerned, it is far riskier to be a young, black gay man in Los Angeles than it is to be a porn star," he writes.

In a last bit of Carmageddon news, a former professional skateboarder took a ride down the shuttered freeway, according to CBS 2. The San Diego (405) Freeway reopened last night, and all the details can be found on KPCC's live blog.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will mark the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at LAPD Headquarters at 10 a.m.

Meetings

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

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Announcements

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