Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: the legacy of Roger Mahony, a challenger to Sheriff Baca, a sidewalk plan in the San Fernando Valley

Cardinal Roger Mahony Celebrates Christmas Mass At The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels

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Which Way, LA? looks at the legacy of Cardinal Roger Mahony now that he has been stripped of his public duties.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5 and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is voicing ads in California, urging businesses to move to Texas, reports KPCC. California Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed the ads as a "few tricks," telling Capitol Alert, ""Of course they're coming here. So are the British coming here, so are the French, so are the Russians, so are the Chinese. Everybody with half a brain is coming to California. So Texas, come on over!"

Which Way, LA? looks at the legacy of Cardinal Roger Mahony.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAX air traffic, Villaraigosa stays in LA, the fight for Valley voters

LAX Thanksgiving

Ben Bergman

A report from L.A. County finds LAX officials have not done enough to disperse air traffic throughout the region, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 4 and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Los Angeles World Airports has only made "token efforts" to disperse commercial traffic to other airports, which is required by a 2006 agreement, according to the Los Angeles Times. Also, the Board of Airport Commissioners will vote tomorrow on a recommendation to move the airport's northern runway 260 feet to the north.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he won't leave for Washington, D.C., or any other job, before his term is up on June 30, reports Politico. Villaraigosa's name has come up as a possible replacement for outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Cardinal Mahony relieved of public duties, Downtown News endorses Jan Perry, former Assemblyman runs for Community College Board

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The personnel files of more than 120 priests believed to have molested children were released Thursday by the Catholic Church.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 1 and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has been relieved of all his public duties because of his handling of sexual abuse cases involving children. The move coincides with the release of personnel files involving more than 120 priests accused of molesting children. Los Angeles Times, KPCC, The New York Times

The Downtown News endorsed Jan Perry for mayor. "She has shown significant skill in creative problem solving, which is the most important trait a leader has to possess, as evidenced by her key role in the last decade in the phenomenal emergence of Downtown Los Angeles as a place to live, work and spend free time. At the same time, she has found ways with her leadership skills to aid and improve Skid Row and South Los Angele," according to the newspaper.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown gets high marks, money talks in mayor's race, a look at Villaraigosa's track record on transit

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A new survey finds 51 percent of California's adults approve of Jerry Brown's job as governor.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 31 and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating is at an all-time high, according to Capitol Alert. Fifty-one percent of the state's adults approve of his performance as governor.

KPCC looks at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's qualifications to be the U.S. Transportation Secretary. "The mayor spearheaded the campaign for Measure R, even as many politicians predicted it would fail to obtain the necessary two-thirds support of voters to pass." Meanwhile, Politico reports that Sen. Barbara Boxer called up the mayor to ask if he wants the job.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: a city council race in the Valley, no endorsement from SEIU, a look at the city attorney's duties (updated)

Bob Blumenfield

Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield's website

The Los Angeles Times looks at the candidates running for the L.A. City Council's Third District. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield is the frontrunner.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Los Angeles Times editorial writer Robert Greene does a deep dive on the candidates running for the Los Angeles City Council's Seventh Third District. The frontrunner? Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield. "He knows who to call. He knows how to get make stuff happen. Is it necessarily the stuff voters want to happen? Well, that's a different question," he writes.

Controller Wendy Greuel released her first TV ad in the mayor's race. In the 30-second spot, the controller says she's identified $160 million in waste, but that's an inflated figure from the $96 million identified by the controller's office, reports KPCC.

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