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Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal investigation into LA jails, household income in downtown, a look at Mayor Garcetti's appointments

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KPCC looks at whether the Los Angeles County jail system needs federal oversight.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 23, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, LAUSD board members go to Washington, D.C., Councilman Paul Krekorian visits Armenia and Councilman Jose Huizar's office has a ghost.

KPCC looks at whether the Los Angeles County jail system needs a federal intervention. "When you realize the feds are looking over your shoulder, it causes you to take a look in your own house," says Rev. Leonard B. Jackson.

A survey from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District found the median household income in downtown increased 10 percent over the last two years, according to the Los Angeles Times. "People who live, work or visit downtown said they were especially interested in a Trader Joe's or new department stores such as Nordstrom in the area," according to The Times.

The LA Weekly reviews what it thinks are Mayor Eric Garcetti's five worst appointments.

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