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Maven's Morning Coffee: voter apathy, failure of Measure A, new gates at LAX

Mayoral Election Held In Los Angeles

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Tuesday's turnout showed what would happen if Los Angeles had an election and no one showed up.

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Today is Thursday, March 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Los Angeles Times writer Steve Lopez looks at voter apathy . "Blowing off an election is just plain lazy. Mail-in ballots are available to one and all. You can vote without ever getting off the couch," he writes.

Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti has turned over his interest in a Beverly Hills oil lease , reports the Los Angeles Times. A campaign spokesman told The Times the lease "was never a serious issue, but it was reported in the newspaper and it became a distraction from the real issues."

Los Angeles Mayor race 2013 With the failure of Measure A , Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti will likely have to be more specific in their plans to turn around the financial health of the city, according to KPCC . Council President Herb Wesson said the failure makes his job tougher but, "the sky didn’t fall and it’s not the end of the world."

Which Way, LA? looks back at the legacy of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Three new gates opened at LAX 's Tom Bradley International Terminal Wednesday, according to the Daily News. The gates are part of the new $1.5 billion concourse.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join city council candidate Nury Martinez on the First Street Steps of City Hall at 10 a.m.

Meetings

None

Announcements

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