Friday politics notes: Supes, sheriff, more

I'll be posting even less than usual today due to some other pressing business. Al Martinez remains under the weather.

The candidates to succeed Zev Yaroslavsky on the Board of Supervisors — Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver, John Duran and Pamela Conley Ulich — met at UCLA under the auspices of SPJ and KCRW. Warren Olney of "Which Way, LA?" moderated. Coverage: KPCC, LAT, DN

Five of the seven candidates for sheriff debated at Mercado La Paloma. KPCC, Witness LA

Plus: A radio profile of candidate Bob Olmsted. KPCC

In City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered immediate changes to the LA Fire Department's hiring practices. KPCC, LAT, DN

The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl against incumbent Warren Fletcher, who finished a distant second in the initial UTLA race. LAT

Ron Smith, a mostly Republican political consultant who split his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, died at age 71. Mark Z. Barabak obit in LAT

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