Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: OC to get new supervisor, fight over Hollywood sign, public comment in San Bernardino

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The race is on in Orange County to select a new supervisor.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 8 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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The Hollywood Reporter looks at the fight between neighbors, politicians and tourists over access to the Hollywood sign. "Everyone involved agrees that the situation has become a powder keg," according to the piece.

Voters in Orange County will pick a new supervisor in a Jan. 27 special election, reports KPCC. The vacancy was created when Janet Nguyen, the board's first Asian-American representative, was elected to the state Senate.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro chief steps down, Long Beach council wants more money, what's LA doing to build affordable housing?

Metro Rail

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The head of Metro will leave the agency in April, he announced Tuesday.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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The head of Metro will step down in April, according to the Los Angeles Times. Art Leahy told the Times it was his decision to leave the transit agency, though sources also told the paper board members were ready to let his contract expire. "Art Leahy’s impact on Southern California will be felt forever more," said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who also chairs the Metro Board.

KPCC looks at the city of Los Angeles' efforts to build affordable housing and replenish the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. "It’s been bad for the city in that we now are contributing zero dollars to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. We have effectively gotten out of the game of providing revenue to build affordable housing in Los Angeles," said Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Water district pays fine, OC gets new auditor, LA's lax enforcement against developers

City Hall

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The Los Angeles Times finds City Hall rarely follows up to make sure developers are following the conditions of their projects.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 6 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants President Obama to take executive action that would prevent future cases of torture, reports KPCC. That action could include "rules forbidding contractors from carrying out interrogations, closer oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency by the National Security Council, and better screening to keep those with a history of violence and abuse out of the CIA's interrogation program," according to the station.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown is sworn in, oil prices impact Long Beach, Inglewood name neighborhood of the year

California Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Gov. Jerry Brown will begin his fourth term of office Monday.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 5 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Antonio Villaraigosa returns, Rep. Tony Cardenas makes a plan, and two L.A. city councilmen end up on a sexual harassment list.

Gov. Jerry Brown will be sworn in for a fourth term of office today. "The governor is expected to lay out a vision for the next four years that continues to build on fiscal restraint, paying down the state's so-called wall of debt and fighting climate change — many principles he pledged during re-election," reports the Associated Press.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Police union's new leadership, problems at the ports, a mega warehouse in Riverside

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The Police Protective League has a new president who was once on the Christopher Commission's list of problem officers.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 2 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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CNBC reports work disruptions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are causing serious money problems for businesses like Lululemon and Ann Taylor. Problems at the ports could continue through mid-2015.

The Los Angeles Times profiles the new president of the Police Protective League, a man who was included on the Christopher Commission's list of "problem officers" 20 years ago. "So many of us were hung out to dry. They did virtually nothing for us. I wanted to change what goes on here," Craig Lally said of past union directors.

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