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Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP lawsuit dismissed, Daily News endorsements, councilman's cancer in remission

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A federal court dismissed a lawsuit from the Department of Water and Power that contested what it needed to mitigate in the Owen's Lake.

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Today is Friday, May 3, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A federal court dismissed the Department of Water and Power's lawsuit against a regulatory agency tasked with controlling dust on the Owens Lake, reports the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit was prompted by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District's " 2011 order that the city control dust on an additional 2.9 square miles of lake bed, a job that could cost ratepayers another $400 million," per The Times.

The Daily News endorsed Wendy Greuel for mayor. "L.A. doesn't need another smooth talker. It needs a mayor for hard times, to make sometimes unpopular moves to pull the city off the fiscal brink. Wendy Greuel can be that mayor," according to the newspaper's editorial page.

The Daily News endorsed Mike Feuer for city attorney.

L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's cancer is in remission, reports KPCC.




9 a.m. Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee, City Hall, room 1060

  • Closed session discussion on changes to LAFD deployment plans

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

  • Recommendation to ban high-capacity magazines
  • Appointment to the Board of Library Commissioners


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