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Maven's Morning Coffee: State pension reform, broken sidewalks, Farmers Field hearing date

Governor Jerry Brown

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Gov. Jerry Brown will hold a news conference later this morning to announce a pension reform deal.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Gov. Jerry Brown will announce a pension deal later this morning. The proposal is expected to increase the retirement age and cap the amount of salary that a pension can be based upon, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, KPCC looks at the ongoing costs of pensions.

Los Angeles is looking to spend more than $10 million to log its broken sidewalks, reports the Los Angeles Times. Once city officials know the extent of the damage, they plan to ask Angelenos to tax themselves in order to fix the walkways.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD harassment lawsuit, analysis of Yaroslavsky decision, construction at community college district

LAUSD redistricting commission

Tami Abdollah / KPCC

The Daily News talked to the man who is suing former LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines for sexual harassment.

Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 27, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton calls Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's decision not to run for mayor a familiar end to a familiar saga. "It's pretty obvious that there's a part of Yaroslavsky that wants to be running. And yet he's been locked in this quandary for many, many years — certainly not wanting to face the prospect of losing but also worried at some level about winning," Newton writes.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, political insiders wonder if Rick Caruso will run for mayor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares for two political conventions, and the "undecideds" rule the race for district attorney.

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