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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD diver takes on La Brea Tar Pits, San Onofre shut down

Mammoth scene at La Brea Tar Pits

Photo by Travis S. via Flickr Creative Commons

An LAPD diver describes searching the La Brea Tar Pits in a murder investigation.

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Today is Friday, June 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

It turns out that state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom were at the weekend wedding of Internet billionaire Sean Parker -- the same wedding that was fined $2.5 million by the Coastal Commission because "a company working on the event drove bulldozers into the wilderness to erect a stone bridge, fake castle walls and a dance floor on the delicate ecosystem of a public campground," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

An LAPD diver talks about what it was like to search the La Brea Tar Pits, per the Los Angeles Times. "I've been under moving ships, in underwater reservoir sheds ... you name it. This is by far the craziest thing I've ever done," he says.

So Cal Edison will shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, reports KPCC. "We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs," says the CEO of Edison International. 

Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti gets his picture taken over at LAObserved.

Pressers

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will attend CelebrateLA! at 6 p.m.

Meetings

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

  • Resolution to fund Mayor-elect Garcetti's transition into office
  • Report on the Budget Stabilization Fund
  • Recommendation to oppose state bill on sidewalk repairs

Announcements

Maria Elena Durazo will address Town Hall Los Angeles next Tuesday, June 11 at the Biltmore Hotel. Details available here.

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