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Episode 146: “Jesus Swept” – Show Notes


by Scott Frazier
November 2, 2020

Housekeeping

Tomorrow is the last day of voting. Latecomers, find your voting centers at https://locator.lavote.netPeople are voting in fun places:

Magic Castle

FYI the Magic Castle polling place delivers the full fantasy and had no line, strongly recommend 👍 pic.twitter.com/cZ06frQEQg— climate pledge arena (@radicalflatness) October 31, 2020

Dodger Stadium

I know voting by mail is the thing to do this year, but I couldn’t resist casting my ballot at Dodger Stadium. Here’s my view from the voting booth! #IVoted pic.twitter.com/tiiUBJNBXN— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) November 1, 2020

Staples Center

Historic moment because of an early voting at Staples Center. I casted my vote on October 24th wearing a “24” Kobe Bryant jersey. I guess #24 was my lucky number yesterday 😄😄😄#EarlyVotingDay #StaplesCenter #MambaMentality #Democracy #PresidentialElection2020 #LAVote pic.twitter.com/lBlC4pxXtm— Christian Esteban (@Chreeeesssstian) October 25, 2020

Final Fundraising Numbers

Supervisorial District 2

Wesson: A little over $2.5 millionMitchell: A little under $1.7 million

Council District 10

Ridley-Thomas: $658,307 ($726,681 in PAC money)Yoo: $262,092 ($35,390 in PAC money)

Council District 4

Ryu: $595,190 ($493,248 in PAC money)Raman: […]

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Episode 145: “From Husk Till Dawn” – Show Notes


by Scott Frazier
October 26, 2020

Housekeeping

Check out our Guide to LA!Also check out LA Forward and Inclusive Actions LA 101 GuideRSVP for “It’s Our Time to Lead: Los Angeles’s New and Old Progressivism” Tuesday at 7PMThis week on TMZ we’re watching They Live

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Election Day

Hayes doesn’t think it’s ever coming, but voting centers are open nowFind open locations at https://locator.lavote.net ICYMI: Arson at a ballot box in Baldwin Park

Rick Jacobs Scandal

Back in July, a former member of the Mayor’s security detail requested transfer and sued for sexual harassment based on the conduct of one of the Mayor’s closest allies, Rick JacobsJournalist and Twitter mega-personality Yashar Ali fuels an enormous growth in this scandal when he writes of experiencing similar harassment and assault at the hands of JacobsFallout continued throughout the week, with new accusers coming forward and Garcetti being sidelined from some Biden campaign eventsScott also […]

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Show Notes: “Raman Down a Dream” (Ep. 108)


by Scott Frazier
March 9, 2020

It’s Monday, March 9th! Last week was a big one, with voters going to their polling places voting centers all over the county for the first major election of the year.

First, Alissa brings up the way that the fear over Coronavirus has and hasn’t changed our behaviors locally. Many of the people who stand potentially at risk of the virus, and particularly seniors, don’t have information from the City and County about the disease. Helping your neighbors out and checking in with them is preparation!

Scott wants to talk about city council redistricting, which will begin ramping up later this year and get going in earnest following the completion of the decennial census. In Los Angeles, redistricting is extremely political and districts are gerrymandered to break up potentially powerful voting blocks. Scott says that as recent election cycles have continued to show the emergence of a powerful progressive politics locally (and perhaps for the first time), city councilmembers might be trying to figure out how to dilute that power during redistricting.

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Show Notes: “Fire Straits” (Ep. 106)


by Scott Frazier
February 24, 2020

It’s Monday, and we’re back with another episode. Hayes is out of commission (feel better, Hayes!) but Alissa and Scott are holding it down in his absence.

First, we talk about how hard it is to find a Metro electric bike in the central city’s bike share network. It turns out only 40 out of 1000 bikes are electric. This is a bummer for people who are not that into being sweaty when they show up at their destination!

We’ve also been noticing that Uber’s dockless Jump bikes have been making a comeback, after they all but disappeared from city streets following a fight between the ride-hailing giant and the city of Los Angeles over user privacy last fall. Scott and Alissa discuss why Uber is the only company who seems to have a problem with LA’s data requests and whether or not it actually poses a risk for user privacy. At CityLab, Laura Bliss has an article that breaks down the […]

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