Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Lee Baca's future, runaway film production, a call to end jaywalking crackdown

73643 full
73643 full

Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, votes and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

The Maven's Morning Coffee is also available as a daily email. Click here to subscribe.

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


NBC 4 and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Sheriff Lee Baca will resign his job. KPCC has not been able to independently verify that information but a 10 a.m. news conference has been scheduled at Sheriff's Headquarters.

The former head of a Maywood water company was fined by the Fair Political Practices Commission for campaign money laundering, reports the Los Angeles Times. "Campaign money laundering is a serious violation because the public has a right to know who's contributing to campaigns, who is behind campaign advertisements and mailers," said the chief of the FPPC's enforcement division.

The Daily News sat down with the city's film czar Tom Sherak to talk about runaway production. "We really have something that none of those other places have. We have people who want to go home at night. So what does that mean to a production?" he says.

A Daily News editorial calls for police to end their jaywalking crackdown in downtown. "There are real crimes in the big city, but strolling is not one of them," per the newspaper.


Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce a reward for information on the murder of Joseph Gatto at 2 p.m.

Upcoming Votes



Questions or comments on Maven's Morning Coffee can be sent here.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy reading Represent!? You might like KPCC’s other blogs.

What's popular now on KPCC