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Maven's Morning Coffee: Support drops for Prop 30, LA cracks down on pet shops, a look at the November propositions

According to the Los Angeles Times, support for Proposition 30 is dropping.
According to the Los Angeles Times, support for Proposition 30 is dropping.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Voters' support for Proposition 30 is dropping, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The findings follow a lackluster month of campaigning by the governor, who had spent little time on the stump and found himself fighting off attacks from backers of a separate ballot measure that would raise taxes for schools," according to the newspaper.

Which Way, L.A.? looks at Propositions 36 and 34, which would change the state's three strikes law and eliminate the death penalty.

A new city ordinance would ban comercially-bred animals from being sold in pet stores, according to the Los Angeles Times. Councilman Paul Koretz backed the new law because animals "cannot speak for themselves."

KPCC looks at state legislators who change their votes after the fact.

The LA Weekly examines Measure J, which would extend the half-cent sales tax for transportation projects."In a bid to cut the nearly three-decade wait to 10 years, Villaraigosa repeatedly traveled to Washington, D.C. He wanted Congress to give Los Angeles up-front, low-interest federal loans, using as collateral the future $40 billion collected from taxpayers across L.A. County," according to the paper.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel threw a $6 million wedding in Italy, complete with a homemade video making fun of Los Angeles' homeless, per the LA Weekly.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will welcome the Breeders' Cup to Los Angeles at the JW Marriott at 1 p.m.


8:30 a.m. City Planning Commission, Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber


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