The LA Podcast

Episodes

February 28, 2022 Episode 215

Scott, Alissa, and Rachel get together to talk about the week’s events, including a surprising end to City Council’s bid to reappoint former president Herb Wesson, a state demand for a rapid change to LA’s housing plan, and this week’s initial debate between mayoral candidates at LMU.

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February 21, 2022 Episode 214

Alissa, Rachel, and Scott get together to talk about the bungled RAMS HOUSE sign in Hollywood, Rick Caruso’s early campaign rollout, a plan to return Herb Wesson to City Council (#StillWithHerb) and how the state’s duplex bill is being handled in Los Angeles and other cities in the county.

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February 14, 2022 Episode 213

Alissa, Rachel, and Scott discuss updates in the city’s mayoral field, including Karen Bass’s public safety plan. Also this week: The first LA super bowl in a generation, local politicians respond to news about the state’s announced relaxing of mask rules, and LA City Council could make it a crime to have a broken bike in public.

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February 7, 2022 Episode 212

Alissa, Scott, and Cerise Castle gather to catch up on the latest fundraising numbers for LA’s upcoming election, Mayor Garcetti’s final(?) weeks, and UCLA’s response to threats by a former teacher.

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February 2, 2022 Episode 211.5

Alissa and Scott are joined by Justin Kloczko to learn about what’s behind the federal indictments relating to a complicated conspiracy at the heart of the LADWP and City Attorney’s office.

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January 31, 2022 Episode 211

Scott and Alissa are joined by guest host Jamie Loftus to talk about the LA Mayor’s race, Mike Bonin’s decision to not run for reelection, street vending in Santa Monica, and a catch-up on what’s going on at Metro HQ.

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January 24, 2022 Episode 210

Scott, Alissa, and Cerise Castle catch up on a packed news week including a new fire chief, a failed recall election, train robberies, and, of course, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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January 18, 2022 Episode 209

Scott, Alissa, and Rachel talk about this week in police PR spin, a brief COVID-19 update, a wildlife bridge coming to the Santa Monica mountains, and the state of LA City’s Vision Zero pledge to end deaths from car crashes by 2025.

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January 10, 2022 Episode 208

Scott, Alissa, and Rachel talk about how the city is addressing (and not addressing) the astonishing omicron surge, LAUSD’s planned return to in-person school this week, yet another ballot measure proposed by AHF, and a recently unsealed lawsuit that alleges fraudulent billing by USC’s hospital.

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January 3, 2022 Episode 207

Alissa, Scott, and Cerise check in on recent killings by the LAPD, record breaking rain and snow, exploding COVID cases and a plan to provide housing for black families displaced from Belmar Triangle in the 1950s.

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