Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: Californians at inauguration, audit at Hall of Administration, Carmen Trutanich as an outsider

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Which California politicians got the best seats at President Obama's inauguration? CapitolAlert takes a look.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Rep. Brad Sherman feels the sting of former Rep. Howard Berman's friends, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pushes for an Economic Development Department, and Catherine Mulholland gives her great-grandfather's thoughts on running for mayor.

CapitolAlert checks out where California's politicians sat at the inauguration. "If proximity to power is a gauge of clout in Washington, only a few California politicians made it to the inner circle. That would be the rarefied space on stage, close to the president as he delivered his inauguration address," according to the piece.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry profiled, candidates for city attorney debate, city releases a bike plan

Jan Perry, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles

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Mayoral candidate Jan Perry is profiled in the Los Angeles Times. The focus? Her frankness.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 18, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The Los Angeles Times profiles Jan Perry and her "frankness." "I like to cut to the chase in my words and my deeds," she tells the newspaper.

Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti's opponents say they will not sign a pledge to forgo the use of outside funds in the campaign, according to the Daily News. Garcetti says he wants to lessen the influence of SuperPACs and independent expenditures.

Candidates for city attorney debated in Hollywood Thursday, reports KPCC. Incumbent Carmen Trutanich knocked Assemblyman Mike Feuer for his record in Sacramento. "When Mr. Feuer was in Sacramento, his budget solution was to release prisoners to balance the budget, to cut school funding to balance the budget," he told the crowd.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral race roundup, drama on the Metro board, Jerry Brown discusses state's finances

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The top mayoral candidates debated in Sherman Oaks Wednesday. The feisty debate focused on Wendy Greuel. Meanwhile, a new poll from ABC 7 finds Eric Garcetti in the lead.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The LA Weekly questions what the mayoral candidates have done for renters' rights. "(Wendy) Greuel, (Eric) Garcetti and (Jan) Perry have eagerly publicized 'affordable housing' projects they backed, even as many projects fell short of replacing affordable units quietly lost to city-subsidized gentrification and luxury developments they embraced," according to the piece.

A new poll from ABC 7 finds Eric Garcetti leading in the mayor's race. At the same time, one in five voters remain undecided.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney debate, delay on storm water fee, economic impact of Farmers Field

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City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and the men running against him in the spring primary debated earlier this week. The Los Angeles Times has the video.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton recaps a recent debate among candidates for city attorney. "Although devoted in part to questions of faith, morality and responsibility, the discussion also featured a number of sharp exchanges over the effectiveness of the incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, and the credentials and ideas of his challengers," according to the post, which includes video.

A vote on whether to place a storm water pollution fee on the ballot was deferred by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, reports the Los Angeles Times. The protest period will remain open for another 60 days.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Independent expenditures for Wendy Greuel, Villaraigosa in DC, water tax at the county

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Wendy Greuel Campaign

The union that represents DWP workers is partnering with the entertainment industry to support Wendy Greuel in the mayor's race. Two former consultants for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will run the independent expenditure.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Entertainment executives are partnering with IBEW Local 18, the union that represents workers with the Department of Water and Power, to support Wendy Greuel for mayor, according to the Los Angeles Times. Working Californians hired Ace Smith and Sean Clegg to run the independent expenditure campaign.

Is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Washington, DC to interview for a cabinet position? KPCC looks at the possible roles for the outgoing mayor.

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