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Today is Monday, May 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
The Police Commission has once again disagreed with Chief Charlie Beck's finding in an officer-involved-shooting, reports the Los Angeles Times. Three members of the panel found a Los Angeles detective violated the Los Angeles Police Department's use of force policy when he shot a suspect twice in the back during a drug bust.
A Los Angeles Times editorial argues against cutting the budget for the city's Ethics Commission.
In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, two of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's leadership roles come to an end, a corporation runs for mayor, and the Department of Water and Power's ratepayer advocate warns of rate hikes.
The Daily News takes a look at Giovanni Ramirez -- the man falsely accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow. "It caused a lot of damage. It was very stressful. A lot of grief. A lot of time lost," he tells the newspaper.
An electric vehicle manufacturing company will open a new plant in Chatsworth, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Where to Find the Politicians
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 Conference at the L.A. Convention Center at 9 a.m. At 4 p.m., the mayor will attend the "California Communities: Taking Charge" portion of the conference.
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino will attend the installation of an historic granite plaque that once hung on the old San Pedro City Hall. South Harbor Boulevard and West Sixth Street.
9:45 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber Discussion on consolidation of the Office of Public Safety Discussion of reports on FY 2012-13 budget
1:30 p.m. Board of Airport Commissioners, LAX Administration Building, board room Update on LA/Ontario International Airport Recommendation to approve $23.5 million contract for work on the Central Terminal Area
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