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Maven's Morning Coffee: Kamala Harris to run for Senate, violent crime up in LA, former LAUSD superintendent gets new job



California Attorney General Kamala Harris will run for the U.S. Senate, she said Tuesday.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris will run for the U.S. Senate, she said Tuesday.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

State Attorney General Kamala Harris will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. "California has been incredibly well served by the transformational leadership of Senator Boxer and the continued service of Senator (Dianne) Feinstein. With your help, I hope to build on their legacies in the U.S. Senate," Harris wrote on her Facebook page. Los Angeles Times, KPCC, Sacramento Bee

Former LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy joined a training academy backed by philanthropist Eli Broad, reports KPCC. At the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, Deasy will focus on training and coaching leaders in public education.

Violent crime increased in Los Angeles in 2014, according to crime statistics from LAPD. There were more homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults last year than in the year prior. KPCC, Los Angeles Times

Activists are examining the ecological health of the Los Angeles River down in Long Beach, according to the Daily News. "We want to establish a baseline to see how the river is doing pollution-wise and how healthy the fish are," according to a rep for Friends of the L.A. River.

Press Conferences

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