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Maven's Morning Coffee: Settlement for LAFD fire inspector, repairs at Getty House, concessions for city golf courses

A jury settled on a $1.1 million judgement against the Los Angeles Fire Department after determining a fire inspector faced racial discrimination.
A jury settled on a $1.1 million judgement against the Los Angeles Fire Department after determining a fire inspector faced racial discrimination. Courtesy Los Angeles Fire Department

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

An African-American fire inspector won a $1.1 million settlement after a jury determined he had been discriminated against during his 30 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department, reports the Los Angeles Times. The "ruling is a blow to a department that has found itself accused of systematic discrimination — particularly against black firefighters — in the past," according to The Times.

Repairs to Getty House are costing L.A. taxpayers $400,000, reports the LA Weekly. Typically the city allocates just $118,000 a year to the foundation that oversees the mayor's official residence. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his family will move into the house by the first of the year.

A Los Angeles City Council committee has recommended a one-year concessions agreement for four city golf courses, reports the Daily News. Consultants will be hired to look at long-term solutions.

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