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

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The Los Angeles Times reports that promotions were manipulated within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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:

Headlines

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.

Meetings

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

  • Proposed revisions to the discrimination prevention policy

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

  • Report on Reimbursement for Data Conversion Services on Traffic Citations

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

  • Recommendation to shorten the public hearing window on the USC master plan

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

  • Report on employees' retirement plans

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

  • Report on projects in the Harbor District area

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

  • Report on establishment of a Civil Service Apprenticeship program

Announcements

It's Election Day. Stay tuned to KPCC.org and 89.3 FM for updates throughout the night.

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