Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown's new ad, future of Anaheim's elections, spending in a state Senate race

Gov. Brown Unveils Offical Gubernatorial Portrait Of Former Governor Schwarzenegger

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A new campaign ad from Gov. Jerry Brown will start airing Monday. The piece is still a pitch for Propositions 1 and 2, rather than the governor's reelection campaign.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 27 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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A new campaign ad from Gov. Jerry Brown highlights the state's progress since he took office. However, the ad still makes a pitch for Propositions 1 and 2, rather than Brown's reelection campaign, according to the Sacramento Bee. " With just more than a week before Election Day, Brown still has not mentioned his candidacy for re-election in a TV ad," per the newspaper.

KPCC looks at Anaheim's move from at-large elections to council districts with Measure L. "Anaheim is the largest city in California that still uses an at-large election system. It joins a growing list of California cities that have been sued in the last decade for violations of the California Voting Rights Act," according to the station.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD's response times, control of the Greek Theatre, a supervisorial race in Orange County

Station 6

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The city's new FireStat system finds the Los Angeles Fire Department's 911 response times have not improved.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 24 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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New data shows there has not been any progress in reducing the LAFD's 911 response times, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Taken together the new statistics estimate it takes, on average, a little more than six minutes and 30 seconds from the moment a 911 call is answered at the LAFD's call center downtown until the first unit arrives at a medical emergency citywide," per the Times.

Live Nation is now the frontrunner to operate the Greek Theatre thanks to a vote by the Recreation and Parks Commission. The concert promoter was selected over Nederlander, which has run the music venue for almost 40 years. The final decision will be up to the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti. KPCC, Daily News, Los Angeles Times

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of registrar-recorder, money race for state propositions, free concert tickets at City Hall

Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder, Los Angeles County

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Dean Logan, who heads the Registrar-Recorder's office of Los Angeles County, is attempting to get more young people to the polls.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 23 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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Money has created lopsided races for the six statewide propositions on the November ballot, reports the Sacramento Bee. Since Aug. 1, more than $83 million has been raised for the proposition campaigns. "Most askew is the campaign for Gov. Jerry Brown’s pet measures, Propositions 1 and 2, which would approve a $7.5 billion water bond and a create rainy-day reserve in the California budget," according to the newspaper.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's new voting system, US education secretary talks preschool, deputy city attorney gets probation

Voting Registration - 3

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By 2020, new touch screen machines could replace L.A. County's InkaVote system.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a new voting system that would allow voters to make their selections on a touch screen, reports the Los Angeles Times. The new system is expected to be in place for the 2020 election. "Officials said the new system would be easier to navigate and would reduce the risk of errors in filling out and counting ballots. It would also better accommodate non-English speakers and voters with disabilities," per the Times.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro parking, labor dispute in Palmdale, Murrieta mayor resigns

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a lack of parking at Metro rail stations prevents many would-be passenger from using public transportation.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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A lack of parking at Metro rail stations prevents many potential riders from using the public transit system, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Studies from several U.S. cities show a direct link between parking and ridership, suggesting that full lots discourage some people from riding the train. But limited land availability and high construction costs constrict Metro's ability to add spaces," according to the newspaper.

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