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Maven's Morning Coffee: tax breaks in LA, management talks at the zoo, Jose Huizar in minor crash

Marketplace takes a look at how tax breaks grew business in the city of Los Angeles.
Marketplace takes a look at how tax breaks grew business in the city of Los Angeles.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 26, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Marketplace looks at what happened in Los Angeles when the city started giving tax breaks to new businesses.

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association may be back in talks to take over management of the zoo, according to the Daily News. Without a change in management, it is unclear how the city can afford to keep the zoo in operation. Meanwhile, a Los Angeles Times editorial urges the city to find a way to work with GLAZA on a public-private partnership.

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar was involved in a traffic crash in his city-owned vehicle last night near his Boyle Heights home. The councilman passed a sobriety test, and one person was treated on scene for injuries, reports KPCC.

A commercial in support of Measure J is out, per the LA Weekly. Absent from the ad is the transit tax's loudest cheerleader, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Washington, D.C. He will be MSNBC's Hardball between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.


8:30 a.m. Public Safety Committee, City Hall, room 1010

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber


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