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Today is Friday, Aug. 23, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:
Mayor Eric Garcetti says a new contract with the Department of Water and Power's union will return the power to the people. "The department will now be managed by its owners, the people of Los Angeles," he told reporters at City Hall. What impact the contract will have remains to be seen. KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Daily News, LA Weekly
Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged two jail workers for allegedly covering up a sheriff's deputy's beating of a Twin Towers inmate, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The arrests by local authorities are the latest charges to be filed as the FBI and federal prosecutors continue to investigate deputy misconduct within the Los Angeles County jail system, the largest in the nation," per The Times.
Which Way, LA? talks to City Attorney Mike Feuer about medical marijuana and gang injunctions.
KABC 790 Talk Radio tracks down former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new pad in Venice.
Is Sutter Brown's Twitter account getting shut down by the Fair Political Practices Commission? That's the doomsday scenario of a FPPC proposal that would require campaigns to disclose the names of people who post online material, according to the Sacramento Bee.
- LA City Council: Vote on proposed DWP union contract (10 a.m.)
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