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November 2, 2020 Episode 146

It’s the day before the election. What did we see in the last week of early voting? How much money have candidates raised, and where from? What’s going to happen tomorrow? City Council votes once again on whether to recommence sweeps, with unexpected results.

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April 27, 2020 Episode 116

LA’s City Council chooses not to pass tenant protections — again. COVID-19 numbers in LA get confusing. The Mayor proposes budget cuts — but is he telling residents the real reason why? And the Mayor’s Fund gets a generous gift from an unlikely source.

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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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March 12, 2020 Episode 109

A former LA City Councilmember is indicted on multiple counts of corruption and obstruction. What happened and what’s going to happen next? This is an emergency episode of LA Podcast.

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January 19, 2020 Episode 101

A new set of sweeps in Echo Park and Hollywood. LA City Council abandons outreach-based encampment cleanups. Nury Martinez is sworn in as City Council President. And Metro puts forward its NextGen bus plan.

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December 2, 2019 Episode 94

Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about snow, Thanksgiving traffic, emergency shelters, Herb Wesson stepping down as Council President, the percent of City Council votes that are unanimous, Wesson’s latest campaign ad, a cancelled bus shelter contract, a new wrinkle in the Huizar saga, and that vacancy rate report.

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June 17, 2019 Episode 70

Alissa, Scott and Hayes get into scooter numbers that came out this week, take the listener to City Hall to hear the council explain why they’re continuing to punish people for being poor, congratulate Inglewood on its new rent control, break down a new proposed vacancy tax, and break some actual good news live on the show.

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April 22, 2019 Episode 61

Hayes and Alissa are joined by KPCC/LAist’s MATT TINOCO to get into the LA City Council’s vote on SB50 and how some talk radio giants weighed in, plus Mayor Garcetti’s comments on homelessness in the State of the City.

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January 28, 2019 Episode 49

The LAUSD strike is over… what was the final deal and why did it take so long? Mark Ridley Thomas is running for City Council… why hasn’t he announced it, and who’s running to take his place? Adam Schiff might run for President… is he a possible candidate for an AOC-style primary from the left? And congestion pricing gets introduced at a Metro board meeting… how did the board members try to slow down the process this time?

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January 21, 2019 Episode 48

Where we stand a week into the UTLA strike, Metro’s CEO gets bold on congestion pricing, the bribery scandal at City Hall continues to unfold, the council appoints a new member, and Sheriff Villanueva makes a very unsettling hire. Scott and Hayes talk about all of these things and a couple more.

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