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Maven's Morning Coffee: AEG up for sale, business tax holiday gets extended, Angelenos talk sidewalks

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The owner of the Staples Center, Anschutz Entertainment Group, is being sold off from its parents company.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The Anschutz Entertainment Group is up for sale, breaking away from the parent group Anschutz Co. The company owns the Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings, and has stakes in L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Galaxy. There's also the matter of AEG building a professional football stadium in downtown. Los Angeles Times LA Biz Observed Wall Street Journal Native Angeleno

Over at the Los Angeles Times, Steve Lopez takes on broken sidewalks and overgrown trees. " ... residents there have an app on their smartphones to report problems with sidewalks, potholes and graffiti. Others wondered why meter readers or other government employees couldn't add the task of identifying bad sidewalks to their routines," Lopez writes.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: public transit in LA, pot shop referendum, trees down in South Los Angeles

Public Transportation Gains Popularity Amid High Gas Prices

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Slate examines the city of Los Angeles' growing public transportation system.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Slate looks at public transportation in Los Angeles. "It’s chosen instead to embrace the goal of growing even greater, which will necessarily mean denser and less auto-focused. While the Bay Area and many Northeastern cities stagnate under the weight of oppressive zoning codes, L.A. is changing—by design—into something even bigger and better than it already is," according to the piece.

Medical marijuana advocates collected enough valid signatures to qualify a referendum on the city's pot shop ban, reports KPCC. The L.A. City Council will take up the issue in the next 20 days.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Speculation on Rick Caruso for mayor, candidates line up for Yaroslavsky's seat, Baca sweatin' bullets

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

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Candidates are already lining up to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The race is in 2014.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 17, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The Los Angeles Times looks at whether developer Rick Caruso will run for mayor of Los Angeles. "He will provide a singular alternative to the other candidates. It would broaden the discussion," said former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton.

Former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl and Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver are considering whether to run for county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat when he is termed out, reports the Daily News.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets OK, Eric Garcetti talks jobs, Obama heads to LA for fundraiser

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Plans to build the Farmers Field football stadium are moving forward thanks to approval from the Planning Commission.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 14, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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In a policy speech at Los Angeles City College, mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti talked about his plans to create new jobs, according to the LA Weekly. "That dynamic must change. We need a fundamental shift. The focus must be on jobs and the economy," he said.

The Planning Commission approved plans to build Farmers Field after a 10-hour meeting on the project. The next step is for the development to receive approval from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Downtown Stadium, followed by the Los Angeles City Council. KPCC. Daily News. Los Angeles Times.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: campaign finance overhaul, murder in Beverly Hills, DWP rate increases

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DWP General Manager Ron Nichols is making the case for increasing electricity rates, though a plan to also increase water rates is on the back burner for now.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The LA Weekly takes a look at a bizarre murder case in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates. "Dark realities — a twisted love triangle, an allegedly bent and violent 'hero,' a troubled young Asian-American gambler-turned-pimp, a beautiful black Westside rhythmic gymnast allegedly pressured into prostitution — are unfolding at the courthouse," according to the paper.

A proposal to provide more matching funds per campaign contribution is making its way through the Los Angeles City Council. The change would cost the Ethics Commission's account about $12 million. Daily News. Los Angeles Times. KPCC.

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