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Maven's Morning Coffee: Ron Calderon's future in the state Senate, public health in Los Angeles, a look at the LAX police

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The Senate Rules Committee will meet today to consider removing state Sen. Ron Calderon from his committee assignments.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


The Senate Rules Committee will meet today to consider removing state Sen. Ron Calderon from his committee assignments, reports Capitol Alert. "We may have a committee-less Calderon operating under a cloud any time he casts votes on the Senate floor," according to the blog.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is changing its approach to a ballot measure that would require the city of Los Angeles to establish its own Public Health Department, according to the Los Angeles Times. A new proposal would only require the city to create a citizens' commission to study the idea. "We thought there would be more receptivity to the concept of the city having its own health department," said the group's Michael Weinstein.

KPCC looks at the LAX Police Division in the wake of the Nov. 1 shooting in Terminal 3.

A Los Angeles Times editorial looks at how the LAUSD Board of Education is interacting after the debacle with Superintendent John Deasy. "It dropped the hostile tone that has characterized many previous meetings while putting the good of students, rather than ideology, at the forefront," according to The Times.


Mayor Eric Garcetti will speak at the memorial of Transportation Security Agency Agent Gerardo Hernandez at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., he will give the keynote at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce State of the Entertainment Industry Conference.  

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