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August 12, 2019 Episode 78

What Stephen Ross-owned properties do we have to boycott in LA? What amenities can you expect in your new $7,000-a-month downtown one-bedroom? Whose house did Mayor Garcetti ask the fire department to check on during the Woolsey fire? Why are so many city councilmembers staying out of the CD12 race? Why did USC not respond to complaints about yet another rapist doctor? And what is the current status of the Kanye Domes and Emoji House?

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March 18, 2019 Episode 56

Alissa, Scott, and Hayes talk about a bunch of big moves in Los Angeles rent control — a new emergency policy in Inglewood, a package of bills going through the state house, and a new ballot measure for 2020 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Then DANIEL HERNANDEZ, editor of LA Taco, joins to talk about what’s coming up for his site and the USC admissions scandal that luckily nobody has covered until this episode.

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October 22, 2018 Episode 34

Alissa, Scott, and Hayes cover Koreatown bar shakedowns and a settlement for USC sexual assault victims, then dig into the ballot. We endorse four more props at the county and city level, and hash out a couple of difficult items on the ballot to get to an endorsement (or no endorsement). Check out our full voter guide at

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August 6, 2018 Episode 21

USC teams up with former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for an all-star scandal. Koreatown helps Herb Wesson settle on a new emergency shelter location that is not actually in Koreatown. More hard-boiled LA movie analysis with “Nightcrawler” and “Drive.” And one last bond proposition.

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May 28, 2018 Episode 9

Scott and Hayes choose a few of the more bizarre races from the June 5 election day for a sort-of voter guide. Also, Max Nikias resigned as President of USC. How did that actually happen?

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May 21, 2018 Episode 8

Scott and Hayes apologize for pronouncing Michel Moore’s name like that, Cristina Garcia is absolved kind of, big news in the Woon Frazier story, USC steps in another truly revolting scandal, and a very dumb Congressional race in far east LA County.

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