Maven's Morning Coffee: DA's race, county supervisors in DC, Obama to Studio City

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is with his colleagues in Washington, D.C. to talk with federal lawmakers about health care spending and public transportation.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is with his colleagues in Washington, D.C. to talk with federal lawmakers about health care spending and public transportation. Kitty Felde/KPCC
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 Wednesday, May 9, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

New stores opening in Los Angeles will now be required to install shopping cart containment systems, reports the Daily News. The proposal will cost new markets about $40,000, and it's not clear how the city will enforce the law.

President Obama will be in town tomorrow to attend a fundraiser at actor George Clooney's Studio City home, according to the Daily News.

Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are in Washington, D.C. this week to talk about health care spending and plans to extend the Metro Green Line to LAX, reports KPCC.

On the Web, the Los Angeles Times takes a look at deputy district attorneys Alan Jackson and Bobby Grace, who are both running for district attorney. The posts are to let readers know what goes into making an endorsement in the race.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join police Chief Charlie Beck and fire Chief Brian Cummings for a news conference at 9 a.m. at Nokia Center.

Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will be in Pacoima at 1:30 p.m. to announce a tobacco prevention program.

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar will join Beth Zachary, president of White Memorial Medical Center, for a ground breaking in Boyle Heights at 2 p.m.

Meetings

8:30 a.m. Jobs and Business Development Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber Continued consideration of the plan to eliminate the gross receipts tax

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber Recommendation to allow the City Clerk to conduct neighborhood council elections Discussion on whether to support high-speed rail Discussion on banning tents in city parks

2 p.m. Public Works Committee, City Hall, room 1050 Report on the placement of cell phone towers

Announcements

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