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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Times looks back at the Occupy movement on its one-year anniversary.
The Los Angeles City Council will decide today whether to repeal its ban on medical marijuana clinics or put the issue on the March 2013 ballot as a referendum. "At this point, I'm more concerned with enforcement on illegal, for-profit dispensaries, which the federal government is currently engaged in," Councilman Jose Huizar told City News Service.
The race between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman took a nasty turn Monday when Sherman was accused of profiting off of loans he made to his campaign, according to KPCC. A Sherman spokesman said the practice was completely legal.
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stops by The Daily Show.
9:30 a.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, City Hall East, room 1820
- Update on the Information and Data Analysis Task Force
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Discussion on medical marijuana referendum
2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, room 350
- Discussion on city planning policies
3 p.m. Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee, City Hall, room 1050
- Report on health benefits provided through UCLA and Cedars-Sinai
- Recommendation to prohibit the sale of commercially-bred animals in pet shops
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