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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD claim, Q&A with Garcetti, lawsuit in Bell

Los Angeles Police Foundation's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala

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An LAPD captain has filed a claim against the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly being demoted without cause.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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A Los Angeles Police Department captain who was demoted following his handling of a use-of-force case in the Foothill Division has filed a claim against police Chief Charlie Beck, reports NBC 4. Capt. Joseph Hiltner says he was demoted and transferred without cause. Last week, Beck announced the captain would be disciplined for failing to discipline his own officers after they threw a handcuffed to the ground.

L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti does a Q&A with Los Angeles Magazine for his mayoral campaign. Asked whether there are folks who don't like him, Garcetti says he got pushback on the Silver Lake Meadow Park and CicLAvia. "There is nothing more unpopular than messing with someone’s street. You can say that it’s puppy dogs, but it’s not out there. It’s warfare. We’ve got big problems to solve," Garcetti says.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich receives donations, South LA loses trees, John Deasy gets profiled

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The Los Angeles Times looks at Live Nation Entertainment's donations to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, which come as Nuch goes after illegal scalpers.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Executives with Live Nation Entertainment have contributed $18,000 to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, at a time when the city attorney is going after illegal scalpers, reports the Los Angeles Times. The donations date back to 2009.

About 400 trees will be chopped down in South Los Angeles so the Space Shuttle Endeavour can reach its new home at the California Science Center, according to the Los Angeles Times. "They are cutting down these really big, majestic trees. It will be beyond my lifetime before they will be tall like this again," said one Leimert Park resident.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD under investigation, Jerry Brown skips convention

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LAPD officers are under investigation for allegedly using excessive force that resulted in a woman's death.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 31, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Five LAPD officers are under investigation for the in-custody death of a South L.A. woman, reports the Los Angeles Times. During the incident, which was captured on video, an officer stomped on the woman's genital area, and then additional force was used to get her in custody. "I am confident we will get to the truth no matter where that leads us," said Chief Charlie Beck.

Meanwhile, the Daily News looks at how much information members of the public can get when it comes to Los Angeles police officers who are disciplined. "I think what the commission has historically done is give as much information as the law currently allows it to give. This is not just a Los Angeles problem; this is a statewide issue," said the Police Commission's Richard Tefank.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Bernard Parks responds to LA Weekly, LAPD commanding officer demoted, criticism over LAFD's billing

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Councilman Bernard Parks had harsh criticism for an LA Weekly story on his role in the Coliseum Commission scandal.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 30, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks responds to the LA Weekly's recent story on the Coliseum Commission. "The only thing this story 'decoded' was what some commission members and staff have been adolescently gossiping about for months. I don't know whether it was Sleepy, Bashful, Grumpy or Dopey who spoon-fed him all of the half truths, but at least (reporter Gene) Maddaus was courageous enough to attach his name to his countless misguided thoughts instead of cowering in secrecy," the councilman wrote in a letter to the editor.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: tax increase for county fire, cleanup plans on Skid Row, Mike Antonovich in North Korea

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to increase a county fire tax.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 29, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Los Angeles County supervisors are concerned about a proposal to increase the fire protection district tax by 2 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times. The increase "isn't going to solve your problem," Supervisor Gloria Molina told county fire officials in regards to the department's structural deficit.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters in Tampa that the Republican Party "can’t just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate," according to Politico.

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