Maven's Morning Coffee: state tax proposals, talk of Farmers Field, more budget hearings

AEG's Tim Leiweke talked to Bloomberg TV about plans for Farmers Field and new convention space in Los Angeles.
AEG's Tim Leiweke talked to Bloomberg TV about plans for Farmers Field and new convention space in Los Angeles.

Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Thursday, May 3, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


AEG's Tim Leiweke talked to Bloomberg TV about getting a professional football team to Los Angeles.

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad remains interested in purchasing the Los Angeles Times, according to the newspaper. "This time around, the price should be better and the advantages of local ownership clear to all," Broad wrote in his new book.

A Los Angeles Times editorial backs Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal, which will appear on the November ballot. The paper urges civil rights attorney Molly Munger to back away from a competing tax proposal.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's website put up a video about the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain between the Hall of Administration and courthouse.

Where to Find the Politicians

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge will lead elementary school children on a "Hike for Health" at 8 a.m. in Griffith Park, starting at the Griffith Observatory.

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino will show off street improvements on Marshall Court in San Pedro at 10 a.m.


10 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber Discussion of budgets for the Port of Los Angeles, LAX and Department of Water and Power


Tweet of the Day showcases one difference between the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

Actress Betty White will receive the Rose Award from the Los Angeles Parks Foundation at the Exposition Park Rose Garden at 11:30 a.m.

The Central City Association will host the Treasures of Los Angeles luncheon on May 17. This year's honorees include Hugh Hefner, Andrew Meieran, Y.H. Cho and the LA Galaxy.

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