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Maven's Morning Coffee: NFL to Dodger Stadium, assessor remains in jail, poll shows lead in mayor's race

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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 Tuesday, Oct. 23, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Controller Wendy Greuel has a 2-to-1 lead over Councilman Eric Garcetti in the 2013 mayor's race, according to a private poll obtained by the LA Weekly. Representatives for the campaigns of Garcetti and Councilwoman Jan Perry both likened the poll to animal excrement.

CBS Sports reports that Los Angeles will not get a NFL team next year. "[T]he NFL essentially ruled out a move for next season and expressed some concerns about the feasibility of a downtown stadium," according to the site.

Bail was reduced for county Assessor John Noguez, but it is unlikely he will be able to pay the $1.16 million bond, reports KPCC. He is being held on charges of bribery, perjury and misappropriation by a public officer. His next court date is Nov. 7.

The Los Angeles Times looks at whether voters will be interested in Measure B, which would require adult film performers to wear condoms on set. "Most voters may say, 'This is not an issue I care that strongly about, or this is an issue I don't know much about,' and they may take a pass," said political strategist Darry Sragow.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Gov. Jerry Brown will speak in support of Proposition 30 at Animo Leadership Charter School in Inglewood at 9:30 a.m.

L.A. City Council members Jan Perry and Jose Huizar will attend the demolition of the Wilshire Grand Hotel at 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

  • Report on court reporter services

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

  • Consideration of ordinance to block big box stores in Chinatown

2 p.m. Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on city's disaster preparedness

2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Update on city planning policies


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