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Maven's Morning Coffee: Eli Broad interested in LA Times, personnel changes at Animal Services, the future of AEG

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eli Broad is joining with former Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to make a bid for the Los Angeles Times.

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Today is Friday, March 15, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

The Hollywood Reporter says Eli Broad is joining with former Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to make a bid for the Los Angeles Times. According to the piece, Beutner wants to run The Times as a nonprofit.

In an exclusive interview, Cardinal Roger Mahony tells the Daily News that the selection of Pope Francis is "an extraordinary grace."

Los Angeles Animal Services' nighttime animal care technicians will be taken off night duty, reports the Daily News. "Critics said the decision to strip six shelters of nighttime personnel could imperil thousands of shelter animals, which would be without supervision," according to the newspaper.

Two newspaper delivery women who were shot at by police during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner will receive $40,000 from the city of Los Angeles, reports KPCC. "We reached an agreement relatively quickly and got through some very, very troubling issues," said City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Which Way, LA? looks at what the shakeup at AEG could mean for the city of Los Angeles and Farmers Field.

Meetings

None. The Los Angeles City Council is on recess.

Announcements

The final episode of "Southland" will be filmed this morning in front of LAPD Headquarters. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is expected to make a cameo.

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