Scott and Alissa are joined by former LA Podcast host turned Council District 4 staffer Hayes Davenport to discuss the council’s 12-3 vote to approve huge raises for LAPD and what that means for the city’s non-police services. Plus, a look back on how the city’s approach to addressing homelessness has changed — and what still needs to change.Listen Now
On the eve of the storm, Scott, Alissa, and Rachel discuss the region’s preparations for Hurricane Hilary, the first tropical storm to make landfall in LA since 1939. Plus, more union workers join LA’s summer of solidarity, and the oh-so-swift response to a rash of smash grabs-slash-flash robs at local malls. But first, Rachel gets personal, and content warning, a conversation about child sexual abuse, rape, and grooming in an LAUSD school takes place from 12 minutes to 33 minutes if you want to skip that part.Listen Now
Scott, Alissa, and Rachel are back! In this episode: the CD 6 special election and which candidate is the most “not Nury,” the fence finally coming down at Echo Park Lake, awaiting the verdict for the Mark Ridley-Thomas trial, and a final sendoff to now-Ambassador Eric Garcetti.
Update: Mark Ridley-Thomas was found guilty of 7 felonies, including counts of bribery, conspiracy, honest services mail fraud, and honest services wire fraud. Here’s our thread of previous coverage, including Scott’s hour-long emergency episode from the day of the indictment.Listen Now
It’s the end of the year! It’s the end of the Garcetti era! It’s unfortunately still not the end of Kevin de León’s tenure as councilmember! Scott, Alissa, and Rachel recap the end of 2022 — including election results and the promises of a new and slightly more progressive council — and make predictions for 2023.Listen Now
Scott, Alissa, and Rachel discuss the already-infamous leaked recordings of Council President Nury Martinez, Councilmember Kevin de León, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and LA Labor Federation president Ron Herrera. Let’s get into the language, the fallout, and the implications of City Hall’s world-shocking scandal.Listen Now