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Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel consultant defends campaign and Bob Hertzberg runs for office -- again

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In a Los Angeles Times and "Which Way, LA?" appearance, Wendy Greuel's top consultant defends the way her mayoral campaign was run.
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Today is Wednesday, May 29, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A political consultant for Wendy Greuel, John Shallman, penned a post for the Los Angeles Times that knocks the newspaper's coverage of his client's campaign. "It is easy to Wednesday-morning quarterback campaign strategy. But in this election, The Times was to Eric Garcetti what Fox News was to Mitt Romney," he writes.

On Which Way, LA?, Shallman and Eric Garcetti's consultant Bill Carrick discuss the mayor's race.

Former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg will run for Alex Padilla's state senate seat, per Facebook. Padilla is running for secretary of state.

A survey from the Los Angeles County Business Federation finds the county is business unfriendly, reports the Daily News. "For the third consecutive year, the annual poll found that taxes and fees, as well as government regulations, were the two top concerns of businesses. Health care, education and legislative gridlock rounded out the top five concerns," according to the newspaper.


L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian will help unveil a broadcast center at East Valley High School's Media and Communications Academy at 4 p.m.


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


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