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Maven's Morning Coffee: Investigation into deputy's shooting, profile of Marianne Williamson, candidates run for UTLA

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Today is Monday, March 10, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's legacy, Controller Ron Galperin's data, and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats' endorsement.

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina wants more access to investigations into deputy-involved shootings, reports KPCC. The supervisors specifically wants information on a 2013 case that saw a sheriff's deputy take part in the sixth shooting in his career.

KPCC profiles congressional candidate Marianne Williamson, who is running for Rep. Henry Waxman's open seat. "Of course calling me a new age guru is the way to automatically peripheralize, minimalize, and trivialize your thinking. That's what the game is. I'm hoping there are enough people in this district to see through that ruse," she says.

The city of Los Angeles may have to pay $185,000 to a driver Councilman Jose Huizar rear-ended in 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the candidates hoping to lead United Teachers Los Angeles reflect what can go wrong for a teacher. "They seek to lead a teacher corps that is substantially dispirited and divided, with common grievances, but lacking consensus on how to move forward," per the Times.

Over the weekend, the California Democratic Party adopted a platform that includes the legalization of marijuana and a ban on fracking, reports City News Service.


Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will announce a new program for urban youths at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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