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Maven's Morning Coffee: acrimonious debate in Sherman Oaks, new TV ad in mayor's race, adult film permits down

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Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti told a debate crowd Wednesday that neither was qualified to oversee the Department of Water and Power.

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Today is Thursday, April 18, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

It was an acrimonious debate in Sherman Oaks between mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, according to the Los Angeles Times. Greuel and Garcetti accused each other of being incapable to oversee the Department of Water and Power. The controller also brought up the councilman's ethics violations for accepting free tickets to events.

The Wendy Greuel campaign released its second television ad this week, featuring Sen. Barbara Boxer, Magic Johnson and former Mayor Richard Riordan, reports KPCC.

In the last year, just two permits have been issued for pornographic films in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. This follows a recent law that requires performers to wear condoms while filming. In previous years, the county has issued 500 permits for adult films.

L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry endorsed Mitch O'Farrell in the Thirteenth District.

Pressers

Wendy Greuel will release a plan on business growth and job creation at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association.

Eric Garcetti will join environmentalists to talk about his Green Jobs plans at 10:30 a.m. at Will Rogers State Beach.

Former Assemblyman Mike Feuer will be with leaders of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence outside City Hall East at 2 p.m.

L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge will join Carol Burnett at 2 p.m. to name Carol Burnett Square at the intersection of Highland and Selma avenues.

Meetings

None

Announcements

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