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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD chief out, Makeover for LA River, Mural Day in LA

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Today is Friday, Oct. 11, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Fire Chief Brian Cummings is out at the Los Angeles Fire Department. KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Daily News.

Politicians and nonprofits are expressing support for a $1 billion plan to revive the Los Angeles River, reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "Concrete will come out. Streams will be daylighted. Wildlife will be able to connect up with their friends on the other side (of the river)," says Nancy Steele, executive director of the Council for Watershed Health.

Former L.A. City Councilwoman Roz Wyman talks to KPCC about the Dodgers.

Which Way, LA? looks at what's next for Grand Avenue in downtown. Guests include Supervisor Gloria Molina.

The office of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has declared Saturday Mural Day, according to the LA Weekly. It's in recognition of the first day that the new mural ordinance takes effect in the city.

A mountain lion was killed on the Ventura (101) Freeway but due to the government shutdown, the National Park Service can't say yet whether it was one of the cougars they track, according to LAObserved.



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