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Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown fundraises, parking website draws mixed reviews, did Dianne Feinstein hint at retirement?

Gov. Jerry Brown raised $2 million Thursday at a Bel-Air fundraiser.
Gov. Jerry Brown raised $2 million Thursday at a Bel-Air fundraiser.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 22, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Gov. Jerry Brown raised $2 million at a Bel-Air fundraiser Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I am aware that in November of next year there will be an election, and I will make some decisions regarding that," Brown has said about his possible 2014 reelection.

Did Sen. Dianne Feinstein hint at retirement? Yes, no -- maybe, according to KPCC.

A new city website that shows where parking restrictions are relaxed each day is drawing mixed reviews, reports the Daily News. "I don’t care about the look. I just want to get the information to folks," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The Eastsider LA follows up on the conviction of two men responsible for the murder of Matthew Butcher, son of labor leader Julie Butcher. The men will be sentenced on Jan. 10, 2014.



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