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Today: Department of Water and Perks. Big Fight Becomes a Celebrity Grudge Match.

Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines you shouldn't miss today. #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Now the DWP Fight Really Gets Interesting First it was about whether two controversial DWP nonprofits would be audited at all. Now, the audits are done and two reports have been released on the trusts funded by ratepayers. Key findings: Contracts were awarded without competitive bidding; and ratepayer money was used to purchase steak dinners and trips to Hawaii, Vegas and elsewhere.  Love and (Gay) Marriage The...