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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 14 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:
Both the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee are reporting FBI agents are asking questions about an energy bill once supported by the leader of the state Senate, Kevin De Leon. It's unclear exactly what agents were looking for. "I don't know of anyone who had been contacted by the FBI," De Leon's chief of staff told the Times.
KPCC profiles Ezell Ford, an unarmed African-American man who was shot and killed by police last year. "I want the world to know that he was a human being, with a soul, that was loved, and he loved," says Ford's great-aunt.
The Newport Beach City Council voted to bring back wood-burning fire rings at Corona del Mar State Beach and an area near the Balboa Pier, reports the Orange County Register. The proposal requires a permit from the California Coastal Commission.
Former L.A. City Councilwoman Roz Wyman was named to the L.A. County Arts Commission, according to the Los Angeles Times. She's 84 now but when Wyman was 22, she was the youngest person ever elected to the city council.
Which Way, LA? discusses oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.
- Los Angeles City Council: Presentation by seismologist Lucy Jones on the mayor's earthquake resiliency plan (10 a.m.)
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