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Maven's Morning Coffee: Ethics training for Senate, LA City Council's advisor retires, Eric Garcetti's home goes up for rent

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Today is Wednesday, April 23, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Members of the state Senate and their staffs will spend the day reviewing ethics training, reports Capitol Alert. According to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, "It is always important to look inside and to be reflective and to ask, 'Well, what practices are there that we ought to be looking at? What should we change?'"

The top policy advisor to the Los Angeles City Council will retire in August. Gerry Miller has spent 30 years in city government. "There's not one policy that he hasn't touched," Fernando Guerra of Loyola Marymount University told the Los Angeles Times.

Rep. Tony Cardenas wants the Sriracha factory to move to the San Fernando Valley if it leaves its home in Irwindale, reports the Pasadena Star-News. "We don’t want you to go to Texas, we don’t want you to go to Missouri, we don’t want you to leave," the congressman told the company's CEO.

The Colbert Report's "Better Know a District" also paid a visit to Rep. Tony Cardenas on last night's show.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein endorsed state Sen. Alex Padilla's bid for secretary of state, reports KPCC. "I’ve known Alex since he served as one of my aides nearly 20 years ago," Feinstein said.

For $8,500 a month, you can live in Mayor Eric Garcetti's Silver Lake home, reports the Los Angeles Times. The $1.4 million home has been vacant since the Garcetti family moved into Getty House.

Time Warner will stream the Paths to Power event, which focuses on electing Latinas to political office, at 10 a.m. Feed available here.


Mayor Eric Garcetti will discuss sexual violence at 10 a.m.

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