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Today is Friday, May 11, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's claim that he was shot at 30 years ago while investigating a murder in South Los Angeles is questioned in this Los Angeles Times article. "I saw the car. Was it a gun? Was it a hand? It looked like a gun to me, but I can't be sure, OK? I know one thing. I heard pops, and I left," Trutanich told the Times.
Rep. Howard Berman got one-on-one time with President Barack Obama last night as the president made his way from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to actor George Clooney's home in Studio City, reports LAObserved.
Once the president got to the San Fernando Valley, he was greeted by hundreds of fans lining Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards, according to the Daily News. The Hollywood-studded fundraiser was projected to bring in $12 million to $15 million.
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino released this YouTube video to mark his first 100 days in office.
Where to Find the Politicians
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police chief Charlie Beck will announce a gun buy-back program at City Hall at 9 a.m. The mayor will then attend the opening of Feria Del Libro En Espanol and the Los Angeles County Bar Association 2012 Outstanding Jurist Awards. At 1 p.m., Villaraigosa will join Lance Armstrong to support Proposition 29.
MeetingsResolution to support tax credits for film productions
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