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Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:
Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke at the national AFL-CIO Convention, a sign that he is rebuilding his ties with labor, according to the Los Angeles Times. "By being here today, he obviously is signaling that he wants to work with labor, and he intends to work with labor, and that's a good place to be," said Maria Elena Durazo.
An airport panel rejected a challenge from Culver City, Ontario and San Bernardino County over a plan to move one of LAX's runways 260 feet, reports the Daily Breeze. "Had the commission voted the other way, it could have stalled — at least temporarily — the controversial runway project approved in April by the Los Angeles City Council," according to the newspaper.
Former mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel makes an appearance in The New York Times in a piece about female candidates. "There is a perception that women will support women, and that’s just not necessarily true," Greuel says. (The piece not only misspells Greuel's name but it also misreports that Los Angeles has partisan mayoral elections.)
Former L.A. City Councilwoman Roz Wyman was feted by Los Angeles Magazine, per LAObserved.
An employee with the City Attorney's Office thanked actor Tom Hanks for his jury service Wednesday -- during the course of trial. Allegations of jury tampering surfaced and the case resulted in a plea deal, per TMZ.
- LA City Council: Appointments to the Fire Commission (10 a.m.)
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