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Happy Tuesday, although not much so on Capitol Avenue... 

TAPPED OUT: Locally owned Rubicon Brewery announced yesterday that it will be shutting its doors this month, citing cash flow and an flooded market. The brewery was already selling its shirts touting its 30th anniversary this November.

This is particularly sad for me, and it's not because of the beer. When I was CEO of the Community College League, our office was two blocks away, and Rubicon was always the perfect spot for a grilled cheese with tomatoes and criss-cross fries with staff.

So, if you want to fight your monkeys fighting with knives (whatever that means), you better get to 20th and Capitol or your local store soon to stock up. Meanwhile, where do I find a great grilled cheese?

SD24 (East LA): Continuing the coronation, Kevin de León endorsed LA County labor fed chief Maria Elena Durazo as his successor. 

I have a lot going on this morning, so I'm going to be a bit short. But, more after the jump and I'll try to catch up tomorrow. 

 

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MONEY MATTERS: In the Bee, Alexei Koseff and Jim Miller look at who were the biggest fundraising legislators in thus far this year. Not unexpectedly, Senator Josh Newman--facing a recall--outpaced everyone else. Of course, a lot of that money came from other legislators, so the numbers may be a bit misleading. Coming in second is Pro Tem Kevin de León, who is termed out and hasn't made it clear for which office he is running.

CAUGHT: The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica is in trouble with the FPPC for asking employees to contribute to a political action committee and offering to reimburse them, reports Taryn Luna in the Bee. The committee was formed as an astro-turf campaign to oppose an expansion of a neighboring hotel that would have eclipsed the ocean views of rooms at the Huntley. The FPPC will consider an astonishing $310,000 fine at its August 17 meeting, which the Huntley has agreed to. 

The owner has also negotiated for an additional $10,000 fine. 

The astro-turf campaign was organized by longtime LA political operative Sue Burnside, who is known for hardball politics and walking the ethical tightrope.

In the bottled water scene, Capitol Weekly reports on the efforts to allow highly refined piss water to become your nice refreshment. 

LA-LA LAND: Speaker Anthony Rendon sent a message to LA officials pledging that he would work with Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León to ensure that if LA goes over budget for the 2028 Olympics, the state would serve as a financial backstop, writes the LAT's Liam Dillon.  

I remember the 1984 Olympics well. I went to the rehearsal of the opening ceremonies and a soccer game at the Rose Bowl. It was a period during which even the 405 had no traffic, and the organizing committee had a net profit. Can this happen again? Nobody knows and there will be a lot of white knuckles from now until the closing ceremonies eleven years from now. There will also be extra scrutiny on spending on issues like homelessness and affordable housing to ensure funds aren't being diverted from social efforts for the Games.

STOCKING-LESS: The Bee's Adam Ashton writes that the rebound in coal stocks is a missed opportunity for the state's main pension fund. Under pressure from environmental interests and with an additional justification that coal stocks were dragging down returns, CalPERS divested from them. Now, they are on the rebound, and CalPERS is on the sidelines.

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Chris Lehman and Christopher Pickard!

The Bee's Marcos Bretón points out that Dustin Hoffman is 80 years old today. Hoffman taught us kids of divorced parents that things would be okay, but dad may not be ready to make breakfast.

 

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