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Maven's Morning Coffee: Hillary Clinton in LA, possible strike at Hall of Administration, hopes for NFL team

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


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in town this weekend, building her ties to the Latino community, according to KPCC.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, the Mayor's Office cuts back on city-issued cars, Councilwoman Nury Martinez talks sexual harassment, and Barry Sanders writes a book.

Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to authorize a strike after talks broke down with county negotiators, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Service Employees International Union says the county's proposal that members pay more toward health care would effectively be a pay cut. However, L.A. County officials are offering workers a 6 percent raise over a three-year period.

Mayor Eric Garcetti is still working behind the scenes to get an NFL team to Los Angeles, according to the LA Weekly.

A Los Angeles Times editorial looks at the issue of homeless veterans in Los Angeles County. "The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has not done enough to address this shameful situation," according to the piece.

Public Works Commissioner Kevin James will interview Mayor Eric Garcetti on KABC 790 at 9:45 a.m.


Mayor Eric Garcetti will serve as Grand Marshal of the San Fernando Valley Veteran's Day Parade at 10:30 a.m.

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