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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
As expected, Rep. Brad Sherman beat Rep. Howard Berman in the San Fernando Valley, per KPCC.
An advisory measure that would have urged the Board of Supervisors to amend the charter and make the assessor an appointed rather than elected position failed, according to City News Service.
Measure J, which would extend L.A. County's half-penny sales tax for public transit, appeared to be falling short of the two-thirds needed for approval. The Los Angeles Times says it's too close to call.
Adult performers will now have to wear condoms on film sets, thanks to the passage of Measure B, reports the Daily News.
Los Angeles County elected its first African-American and first female district attorney with Jackie Lacey. She beat out Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson, per KPCC.
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Recommendation to ban big box stores in Chinatown
- Report on creating Universal Services Card for Angelenos
- Recommendation to declare "Meatless Mondays"
2 p.m. Energy and Environment Committee, City Hall, room 1010
- Hearing on appeal from the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park
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