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Maven's Morning Coffee: It's Election Day in Los Angeles

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Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Tuesday, May 21, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

It's Election Day. Check out KPCC's voter guide for details on the ballot.

Older, whiter voters are likely to decide today's election, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Latinos, the city's dominant ethnic group and a key voting bloc, make up 44 percent of the city's population, U.S. Census figures show. But a USC Price/Los Angeles Times poll of likely voters last week suggests Latinos will make up 24 percent of those who cast ballots Tuesday, in part because many are immigrants who are ineligible to vote," according to The Times.

Which Way, LA? marks the end of the campaign with Dan Schnur, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Fernando Guerra.

Pressers

Wendy Greuel and supporters will spend election night at the Exchange in downtown.

Eric Garcetti and supporters will be at the Hollywood Palladium for election night.

Meetings

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

  • Report on staffing ambulances

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

  • Report on payment in case of Christopher Dorner

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

  • Appointment to the Board of Airport Commissioners
  • Recommendation to approve Ethics Commission rules for contractors

Announcements

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