State of the City will air live *

L.A. Cityview channel 35 on cable in Los Angeles will carry Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 4 p.m. speech, to be held this year at the LAPD headquarters across from City Hall.

* Full text of the mayor's prepared speech

Link to mayor's budget

Earlier today: Villaraigosa's DWP commissioners approved his appointment of Austin Beutner as interim general manager of the utility.

Also: Repeat former candidates Walter Moore, David Hernandez and others launched a recall drive against the mayor. They have 120 days to gather signatures.

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