The LA Podcast

Episodes

December 30, 2019 Episode 98

A decade of high rents in LA. An environmental review of the Clippers arena in Inglewood comes out. And Alissa, Scott, and Hayes look at the most representative stories of the year, evaluate their wishes from last year, and make some new ones.

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December 23, 2019 Episode 97

The Sheriff’s department opens a very invasive investigation on a movie producer-turned-activist! Weed entrepreneurs are mad about the application process for city licenses! Property owners are using a new mechanism to kick out tenants! LA and the Trump Administration plan their next moves after the Supreme Court declines to review Martin vs. Boise! And the Mayor of Inglewood gets accused of harassment and abusive conduct! Alissa, Scott and Hayes discuss these things.

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December 18, 2019 Episode 96

Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk about an LA general contractor with some recent money issues, a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the closure of LA’s board and care homes, Alissa’s list of how cities failed us this decade, plus some good news and LA’s most underrated museums.

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December 9, 2019 Episode 95

The chair of an air quality board scoffs at the Flyaway bus, the head of LAHSA steps down, Councilman John Lee goes on a tear, Trump appoints a homelessness czar who specializes in camps, and LA takes the case for arresting people who are homeless to the Supreme Court — Alissa, Scott and Hayes discuss all this and more.

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December 2, 2019 Episode 94

Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about snow, Thanksgiving traffic, emergency shelters, Herb Wesson stepping down as Council President, the percent of City Council votes that are unanimous, Wesson’s latest campaign ad, a cancelled bus shelter contract, a new wrinkle in the Huizar saga, and that vacancy rate report.

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November 25, 2019 Episode 93

Scott and Hayes talk to the great JESSICA MEANEY of Investing in Place on the need and the path to building out a network of dedicated bus lanes all over the city. But first: a series of homelessness columns by Steve Lopez and a study about vacant units.

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November 18, 2019 Episode 92

Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about the CA Dem Convention, the evolving status of street vendors, the new phase of the Marciano Union protest, the #PayUpHollywood movement, a new buck-passing anti-homelessness proposal, and the tragedy at Saugus High in Santa Clarita.

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November 10, 2019 Episode 91

Alissa and Hayes are joined by HALEY POTIKER and RACHEL REYES of Fair Workweek LA, the movement to change how retail jobs work in the city. But first — Southern California cities chose how to allocate their housing, and coastal cities are getting a lot more. A group of museum employees attempted to unionize, and what happened next was dramatic. The Public Utilities Commission moved to keep some natural gas plants open. And LA Taco digs deep on sidewalk planters.

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November 4, 2019 Episode 90

Why is prestige media declaring that California is unlivable? How did the first few days of the A Line go? What did the LA Times Guild achieve with their ratified deal? Who’s covered by the City Council’s new rent gouging fund? Did that LAX-It rollout really go that badly? But first: the most action-packed LA Story yet.

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October 28, 2019 Episode 89

Little fires everywhere in LA County this week, but much bigger ones in the Bay Area — what lessons can we learn from those fires and the report on what went wrong during the Woolsey Fire? Herb Wesson’s son got breaks on his rent because Wesson was helping the developer — why will probably nothing come of this? Plus new shade umbrellas on bus benches, Katie Hill’s evolving crisis, more corruption from the assessor’s office and a new DA candidate from San Francisco.

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