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Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti works with business community, Gov. Brown comes to LA for bill signing, LAUSD's iPad problem

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 3, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Mayor Eric Garcetti told the business community there's no hard feelings for its support of Wendy Greuel in the mayoral race, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The things that they’re focused on -- infrastructure, education, reforming how business-friendly L.A. is -- are the core of my agenda," Garcetti said. The Los Angeles Business Journal takes a look at the economic report released by the LA Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gov. Jerry Brown will be in Los Angeles today to sign a bill allows unauthorized immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, reports KPCC. The measure will kick in in January of 2015.

Plans to make Johnie's Coffee Shop a historic landmark hit a snag when city officials revealed they had been sending legal notices to the wrong address, reports the Los Angeles Times. Because of that, the Planning and Land Use Management Committee agreed to delay a vote on the designation. "I dated my wife there. I had a great lunch with her one afternoon. So let's save that," said Councilman Gil Cedillo.

Everyone's a critic: Gov. Jerry Brown watches TV news, per Capitol Alert.

A Daily News editorial takes on LAUSD's iPad problem. "The problem is the L.A. schools jumping into this iPad project too fast to anticipate the likely problems. It’s pretty late, but not too late, to figure out how to keep the devices safe and who’s responsible if they’re stolen, lost or broken," according to the piece.

Tweet of the Day goes to a pop star for her political commentary on the government shutdown.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti will attend Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of AB 60 at City Hall at 9:45 a.m.

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