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Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP works to establish trust, Ron Calderon speaks out on Twitter, South LA tenants forced to move

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Today is Friday, April 4, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Tenants in one South Los Angeles apartment building are being forced to relocate because of structural hazards but there are complaints that the city didn't give residents enough time to move out, reports the Los Angeles Times. Councilman Curren Price is now asking the Los Angeles Fire Department to give tenants an extra two weeks to complete their moves.

President Obama nominated U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. to a federal judgeship Thursday, reports KPCC. The appointment, which was recommended by  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is subject to approval by the U.S. Senate.

DWP General Manager Marcie Edwards met with the Daily News' editorial board to talk about reestablishing trust with the utility's customers. "What people tell me they are concerned about is getting the correct bills and getting their calls answered," she said.

Indicted state Sen. Ron Calderon took to Twitter Thursday evening to share an op-ed about his case with state Attorney General Kamala Harris, reports CBS Sacramento. The senator, who was suspended from the state Senate last week, tweeted at Harris multiple times but ultimately deleted most of the messages.

A Los Angeles Times editorial says plans to bring the Made in America festival to Grand Park need more scrutiny. "Perhaps if (Mayor Eric Garcetti's) office had been more proactive on the Made in America Festival, there would be less talk about street closures and more talk about the important details. Like: Will Beyoncé be there?"

Which Way, LA? considers how concerns about traffic congestion and safety will impact the Dodgers.



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