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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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August 17, 2020 Episode 134

Potentially the worst heat wave in a decade helps start two fires and leads to rolling blackouts across California. COVID hospitalizations are dropping but the data remains an issue. LASD gives a press conference on Andres Guardado’s shooting, and the LAPD Chief says sorry for a police lie about a Councilmember. What does it mean for local politics if Biden and Harris win? And an interview with NRDC Senior Attorney MELISSA LIN-PERELLA about a consequential vote by City Council regarding emissions at the Port of LA.

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May 11, 2020 Episode 118

LA begins Phase 2 of pandemic recovery, reopening some businesses: how has it gone so far? More info on the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak in LA: where are the cases, who’s getting tested, and what company is providing the tests? California faces a record-high budget deficit. A SoCalGas front group threatened a deadly protest. The VA experiments with safe camping. Trump weighs in on a Lancaster polling place. And Alissa, Hayes and Scott eulogize restaurants that have closed during the pandemic.

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January 13, 2020 Episode 100

Garcetti endorses Biden and a machine is activated. At least 50 people who are homeless are cleared out of Sepulveda Basin, along with several other sweeps. Garcetti and the Trump administration approach a quiet deal on homelessness. And Newsom’s budget is out, along with an endorsement of SB50, which got some changes.

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October 14, 2019 Episode 87

The Saddleridge Fire forces tens of thousands to evacuate. Gavin Newsom gets his veto pen out and uses it on a complete streets bill. The LAPD changes its ways thanks to an LA Times investigation. And we talk to Times reporters BENJAMIN ORESKES and DOUG SMITH about their eye-opening new analysis of LAHSA’s Homeless Count data.

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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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January 14, 2019 Episode 47

Alissa, Scott and Hayes go through the federal search warrant document that names Jose Huizar along with many other people, make predictions for the UTLA strike, and run through Gavin Newsom’s housing proposals in his first budget.

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January 10, 2019 Episode 46

What we know about the upcoming LAUSD teacher strike, big housing plans from the new Governor, your favorite mall is now a Googleplex, another man dead in big donor Ed Buck’s apartment, and why Eric Garcetti thinks he can still do mayor stuff if he runs for President.

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