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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD numbers, profiles on Jan Perry and Wendy Greuel, and a new county tax

LAPD

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The LAPD now has more 10,000 police officers because of a decision to transfer 60 General Services officers in administrative duties.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 14, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he'll support his successor, candidates line up for the Board of Supervisors, and there's a fight over broken parking meters.

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton looks at the numbers of officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, which squeaked by 10,000 thanks to the transfer of 60 General Services officers. "The trouble, of course, is that while moving those officers into the LAPD may make administrative sense, it does not produce one smidgen of improved public safety," Newton writes.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: donations to mayoral candidates, Gov. Brown releases his budget, Sheila Kuehl announces plans for office

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The latest fundraising figures are out and with matching funds, both Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel will cross the $4 million threshold. Garcetti is leading the money race, with $3.6 million.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 11, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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KPCC and NBC 4 track donations to mayoral candidates from sources within the entertainment industry. Of the $1 million that's been given, Eric Garcetti has received about half. "Entertainment companies have varied interests in Los Angeles. CBS, for example, owns a billboard company that has to abide by city regulations. NBC Universal has vast real estate holdings in Universal City. Disney owns El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, and parks its cruise ships at the Port of Los Angeles," according to the piece.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Hilda Solis returns to Los Angeles, Sheriff's Department sees drop in homicides, California to get new Republican leader

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Hilda Solis will leave her position as Labor Secretary and return to California. There is speculation she will run for Gloria Molina's seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Hilda Solis is leaving her post as Labor Secretary and there is speculation she will return to California to run for the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, reports KPCC and the Los Angeles Times. Incumbent Supervisor Gloria Molina will be termed out in 2014.

Which Way, LA? looks at the city's proposed ordinance on community care facilities. Guests include Councilman Mitch Englander and Adam Murray of the Inner City Law Center.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: accusations in mayor's race, endorsements from Democratic Party, Jerry Brown "raring to go"

Wendy Greuel

Wendy Greuel Campaign

The Los Cerritos Community News published several years of Wendy Greuel's public calendar. Rival Kevin James says those documents show she campaigned for mayor on city time. The controller denies any wrongdoing.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Did Controller Wendy Greuel inappropriately conduct campaign business on city time? That's the charge from mayoral candidate Kevin James, according to the Los Angeles Times and Daily News. He pointed to her public calendar, which was posted by the Los Cerritos Community News. Greuel denies any wrongdoing.

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party declined to endorse in the mayor's race, reports KPCC. The party backed Mike Feuer for city attorney and Ron Galperin for controller.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: a fix for broken parking meters, a Cudahy official gets sentenced, Wendy Greuel's campaign does a "tightrope act"

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A state Assemblyman wants to prevent Los Angeles from ticketing drivers who leave their vehicles at broken parking meters.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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California icon Huell Howser died Monday. LAObserved, KPCC

A state Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would prevent the city of Los Angeles from ticketing drivers who park at broken parking meters, reports City News Service. "People should not have to pay for the government's mistakes or inefficiencies, especially when the people already paid to install and maintain the meters in the first place," said Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

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