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Maven's Morning Coffee: More problems for the sheriff, Congressional races to watch, Measure V in Orange County

The Los Angeles Times reports that promotions were manipulated within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The Los Angeles Times reports that promotions were manipulated within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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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, Nov. 6, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Promotions within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department may have been manipulated, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Retired Sheriff's Chief Ronnie Williams said that about 2004, Paul Tanaka and Larry Waldie — the current and former undersheriffs — ordered him 'to make sure certain individuals were promoted to lieutenant and certain individuals were not promoted to lieutenant'," according to the newspaper.

KPCC has a rundown of the Congressional races to watch tonight.

The Daily News lists its endorsements for the statewide and county measures.

Los Angeles Magazine talks to Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Asked about his recent remarks on a variety of politicians, Rosendahl said, "It’s all true and I don’t regret anything that I said. It was the wrong time to say it—I should have just talked about the four points to being a council member—but I took advantage of the moment."

In Costa Mesa, labor is fighting against Measure V, which would allow the city to privatize jobs, reports KPCC. "The proposed charter would end a requirement to pay prevailing union wages to city workers and would require voters to approve any increase in pensions," according to the station.


9 a.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, City Hall East, room 1820

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

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

1:30 p.m. Board of Water and Power Commissioners, DWP Headquarters, room 1555-H

2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, room 350

3 p.m. Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee, City Hall, room 1050


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