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Today is Friday, Feb. 1 and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has been relieved of all his public duties because of his handling of sexual abuse cases involving children. The move coincides with the release of personnel files involving more than 120 priests accused of molesting children. Los Angeles Times, KPCC, The New York Times
The Downtown News endorsed Jan Perry for mayor. "She has shown significant skill in creative problem solving, which is the most important trait a leader has to possess, as evidenced by her key role in the last decade in the phenomenal emergence of Downtown Los Angeles as a place to live, work and spend free time. At the same time, she has found ways with her leadership skills to aid and improve Skid Row and South Los Angele," according to the newspaper.
Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are courting African-American voters in the mayor's race, per the LA Weekly. "While Garcetti starts with a leg up among Latinos, and Greuel has a base among Valley whites, neither one has an obvious advantage with black voters -- who made up about 15 percent of the electorate in 2005," according to the newspaper.
Former Assemblyman Mike Eng will run for the Los Angeles Community College Board, reports the Daily News.
L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino celebrates his first year in office with this video.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has died at the age of 88, according to The New York Times.
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber
- Recommendation to approve a $50,000 reward in a hit and run case
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