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Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman seated in San Gabriel, a loan in the mayor's race, Roz Wyman Day in LA

Chin Ho Liao, left, will be seated on the San Gabriel City Council despite questions about his residency.
Chin Ho Liao, left, will be seated on the San Gabriel City Council despite questions about his residency.
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Today is Tuesday, May 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The San Gabriel City Council agreed 3-1 to seat a councilman-elect despite questions of his residency, reports KPCC. Chin-Ho Liao was elected March 5, but a complaint alleging that he lived outside the city limits meant he was not sworn in until now.

Wendy Greuel loaned her campaign $100,000, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest campaign finance reports will be posted by the Ethics Commission on Thursday.

With just two weeks until Election Day, Eric Garcetti released an attack ad against Wendy Greuel and her support from the Department of Water and Power's union, reports KPCC.

The LA Business Journal endorsed Eric Garcetti for mayor, per LAObserved.

Today is Roz Wyman Day, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of her election to the Los Angeles City Council. She'll throw out the first pitch at tonight's Dodger game, according to the team.


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the LA Tourism and Convention Bureau’s breakfast at Cathedral Plaza at 9 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., he will be at the International Association of Ports and Harbors World Conference at the JW Marriott.

Eric Garcetti will be endorsed by the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at Casa Peru at 11 a.m.

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti will debate about education at the Peterson Automotive Museum at 2 p.m. Event hosted by KCRW and Zocalo.


9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

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

11 a.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, City Hall East, room 1820


Picture of the Day goes to L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge.

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