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September 14, 2020 Episode 139

The sky is weird and the air smells bad. Ongoing protests and fallout related to Dijon Kizzee’s killing by LASD. Two deputies are shot in Compton. LA uses a vigilante app for contact tracing. New reports on the cost of HHH units. The guy who wrote Point Break put some big rocks under a bridge. Paul Koretz kills another bike lane.

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March 30, 2020 Episode 112

Updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles. A marathon City Council meeting via teleconference. And the battle between the County Supervisors and the Sheriff continues.

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January 6, 2020 Episode 99

The LAPD lets us know they’re on high alert after Trump’s killing of General Soleimani. Chief Michel Moore has words for hit-and-run drivers. Sheriff Alex Villanueva is disappointed in the media online. And SB50 is back on the table.

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September 2, 2019 Episode 81

Scott and Alissa talk to LA Times reporter MAYA LAU about Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s busy couple months. Before that: John Lee gets right to work on the city council, the city wants to pull encampments off the hills, the Controller gives LAHSA a failing grade, and Paul Koretz opens up to Curbed about scooters.

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July 22, 2019 Episode 75

A song parody submittied by a listener, the city opening a new natural gas plant in Utah despite its “Green New Deal,” a coalition sues the city for throwing out the property of people who are homeless, a bunch of people want to build a gondola to the Hollywood Sign, LAPD sent an officer to spy on some leftist protestors, and somehow more bizarre behavior from Sheriff Villanueva comes to light.

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May 20, 2019 Episode 65

Hayes is in Florida so Scott and Alissa get into the shelving of SB50, newly free admissions at MOCA, Metro and Garcetti’s flip-flop on the bus lane pilot, difficult questions for Sheriff Villanueva, big tourism numbers for LA, and not-so-big weed numbers for the state.

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April 8, 2019 Episode 59

We force Bloomberg to Cite Its Sources for its article on LA’s “Loud Economic Boom,” talk about Nipsey Hussle’s legacy with Destination Crenshaw, unpack the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on criminalizing homelessness, try to count how many more fired deputies Sheriff Villanueva rehired, and Term Down for What on gang injunctions.

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April 1, 2019 Episode 58

Alissa went to the Lyft IPO announcement and saw the Mayor! Scott introduces a new segment and theme song! Garcetti said something about tents! The LA Times published a big charter expose and Hayes reads some wild stuff a charter founder wrote! The city disappeared a possible witness against the LAPD! The Sheriff’s alleged-abuser friend has a gang tattoo and there’s video of him breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house! It’s our one year anniversary episode!

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March 11, 2019 Episode 55

Goldberg jackhammers the competition in the LAUSD primary, the Mar Vista road diet gets through City Council, a local homeless charity is tied up in a for-profit college scheme thanks to the Trump administration, Sheriff Villanueva continues to burn his credibility to let his friend Caren Mandoyan keep a gun, and Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk to KPCC’s ANNIE GILBERTSON about her work getting access to law enforcement records in use of force cases.

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February 18, 2019 Episode 52

Men’s Central Jail is being replaced by a mental health facility for inmates! LA kills three natural gas plants! Gavin Newsom killed high speed rail… and then didn’t! Kevin De Leon is running for city council, Holly Mitchell for county supervisor! Alex Villanueva is using fake numbers to make jails seem more violent! Lee Baca may actually be going to prison! And Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about their picks for the LAUSD District 5 election.

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