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Maven's Morning Coffee: questions about OC pensions, election time in CD 6, politicians become art subjects

The Voice of OC looks at the cost of a pension for one of the Orange County supervisors.
The Voice of OC looks at the cost of a pension for one of the Orange County supervisors. Orange County

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

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Today is Monday, July 22, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Mayor Eric Garcetti adjusts to his new role, city council members get old new cars, and Councilman Tom LaBonge celebrates Hollywood.

A new art exhibit in Highland Park recognizes Mayor Eric Garcetti and members of the Los Angeles City Council, reports the Los Angeles Times. "There's a moody painting of Councilman Gil Cedillo in blue and a sculptural interpretation of City Atty. Mike Feuer. One of the most detailed works is a meticulous etching of City Controller Ron Galperin," according to The Times.

Candidates in Los Angeles' Sixth District, Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez, promise to clean up neighborhoods that frequently see illegal dumping and trash, reports the Daily News. "Definitely (the district) needs some TLC," says VICA's Stuart Waldman.

The Voice of OC looks at the pension benefits of Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. "By some estimates ... he is likely to end up with a retirement payout eerily close to what a public safety officer would receive after a three-decade career," according to the website.

Jay Leno previews the California Highway Patrol's new car, per the Sacramento Bee.

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