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Maven's Morning Coffee: Gloria Molina to run for LA City Council, Debra Bowen opens up about depression, what happened to Republicans in Los Angeles?



Almost 25 years after she left City Hall, Gloria Molina is planning another run for the Los Angeles City Council. She will face Councilman Jose Huizar in the spring 2015 race.
Almost 25 years after she left City Hall, Gloria Molina is planning another run for the Los Angeles City Council. She will face Councilman Jose Huizar in the spring 2015 race.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 8, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, former Mayor Richard Riordan releases a book, Controller Ron Galperin focuses on data, and former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez gets a new job.

Supervisor Gloria Molina will run for the Los Angeles City Council when she is termed out of office at the end of this year. She will run for the Fourteenth District seat against incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar. Los Angeles Times, KPCC, Daily News, LA Register

Secretary of State Debra Bowen talked to the Los Angeles Times about her ongoing struggle with depression. According to the newspaper, Bowen moved out of her home and into a trailer park on the outskirts of Sacramento. "It is debilitating. It wears on your soul. It has been 30 years since I have had a depression that has weighed this heavily on me, so I am in new territory," Bowen said.

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton considers what happens when the Republican Party no longer has a presence in Los Angeles County. "Without Republicans in the political conversation, there's no one to challenge Democratic political orthodoxy," he writes.

The Daily News investigates how the city of Los Angeles disciplines employees who are accused of discrimination or harassment. "The Daily News reviewed more than 75 cases lost or settled over the past seven fiscal years where the city of Los Angeles paid plaintiffs more than $1 million. They ranged from auto collision claims to police brutality suits," per the piece.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have his official portrait unveiled today in Sacramento, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Press Conferences

Mayor Eric Garcetti and fire Chief Ralph Terrazas will announce efforts to reduce residential fires at 10 a.m.

Upcoming Votes

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