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LA County Sheriff Lee Baca admits that mistakes were made in the hiring of dozens of officers with histories of misconduct. And a convicted sex offender has sued hundreds of Southland businesses under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
LA Times reporter Robert Faturechi, and Hillel Aron, who writes for the LA Weekly, join us for this week’s Mixer.
An LA Times investigation reports the LA County …
The Affordable Care Act –AKA Obamacare — takes effect on October 1st. For many, it is still unclear how they will be affected. On KCRW next week, we’ll be trying to get your questions answered, but first we need to know what they are. Please take a few minutes to tell us what questions you still have about Obamacare. Thanks!
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There’s a nasty California disease spreading so fast that even our baseball teams have caught it.
Last year, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim kept their best player, then-20-year-old Mike Trout, in the minor leagues for the first month of the Major League Baseball season. This year, the L.A. Dodgers held down their most talented player, 21-year-old Yasiel Puig, for the first two months. Both …
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California and its businesses have a problem. It’s called the National Security Agency.
That may sound provincial. The debate over the massive NSA surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden is a national and global matter, not just a California concern.
But the disclosures – and the U.S. government’s reaction to them – hit at the heart of California’s economic life. The problem for California is not …
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Updated Monday, July 1: Same-sex couples rush to get married in Southern California today.
More than 500 gay and lesbian couples have applied online to the L.A. County Clerk’s office for marriage licenses since Friday afternoon, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order allowing same-sex weddings to resume in California. Long lines are expected as people try …
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to designate a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley as an historic-cultural monument. That overturns an earlier decision by the Cultural Heritage Commission.
The former site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station is now the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. More than 2,500 Japanese nationals and Japanese-Americans – along with Japanese-Peruvians, Germans and Italians …
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Today is a rare day when it feels like California, and Southern California in particular, is the crossroads of all things in the news.
Google, Apple and Facebook – all California companies – are at the heart of the Internet surveillance story that broke yesterday and will inevitably continue to develop in the week ahead. Coincidentally, President Barack Obama is in Silicon Valley today, where …
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California Governor Brown is in the midst of a week-long visit to China, where he hopes to drum up trade and investment.
In Beijing, he talked to students, academics and energy officials about collaborating in a greener future.
Reporter Jocelyn Ford tagged along to see what kind of traction the governor’s clean ‘n green ideas are getting in the capital of the world’s most polluted country.
Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to China this week to promote California to Chinese investors and expand our economic ties.
On the agenda for the six-day trip is the opening of a California trade and investment office in Shanghai, the first since the state closed its two Chinese trade offices a decade ago.
Brown and his entourage will also visit electric car-maker BYD in the southern …
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The “Renaissance Faire” as we know it began in 1963—in California. It couldn’t have come from anyplace else.
Contemporary Renaissance faires like The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which begins in Irwindale this weekend, aim to portray aspects of 14th to 17th century Europe, and many visitors and workers have told me what they relish most about the experience is being taken out of the time …
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This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference is underway in Washington DC. Ron Nehring, a Republican strategist and former chairman of the California Republican Party, spoke to KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis from the annual gathering of conservative activists.
Also joining us is Democratic strategist Garry South, who was invited to the California Republican Party retreat in Ontario this weekend to assess the state of the GOP and …
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The City of Los Angeles will mark a historic demographic shift sometime this year. A population expert at USC says L.A.’s current majority of transplants will give way to a populace made up predominately of native Californians.
Los Angeles has been a city of immigrants for more than a century. But immigration numbers have dropped. Latino population growth is also leveling off and the City …
While officials in Washington debate gun legislation, cities and counties are debating how they can make schools safer in the wake of the Newtown massacre. One question that arises is: should local school districts invest in armed guards or in services that may prevent violence in the first place?
Last month the small city of Fontana, in San Bernardino County, received a shipment of semi-automatic …
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Governor Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address today. In a wide-ranging speech, Brown said California has “confounded our critics.” Brown quoted the bible, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Franklin Roosevelt, and laid out a blueprint for his next two years in office.
Raphe Sonenshein is executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State-Los Angeles, and he spoke with KCRW’s Warren Olney …
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“California’s Gold” is winding down production and its host Huell Howser will retire at the end of the year. The show, a PBS and KCET staple here in California, has sent Howser from Coachella to the Redwoods looking for people and places worth talking to. The Tennessee native became a California TV icon and is known for his small crew and easy going nature …
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Monday’s the last day to register to vote in the November 6th presidential election. And Los Angeles County registrar workers will be staffing registration tables at more than a dozen locations to encourage people to sign up.
State and county officials say with the launch of online registration, there’s no excuse not to register to vote. But there are a lot of folks who haven’t. …
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Day two of the Democratic Convention is underway, and we’re expecting big speeches tonight by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and former President Bill Clinton.
Also on the bill tonight is 47th District California Representative Karen Bass, who will speak to delegates there in Charlotte, North Carolina. She joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis for a preview.
Bass is speaking on behalf of …
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The Democratic National Convention formally kicks off tomorrow in Charlotte, North Carolina, but state delegations are already busy holding meetings.
California is fielding the largest delegation, but because it’s a reliably Blue State many wonder what role California will have in determining the winner of the general election.
KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez is in Charlotte and talked to Congressman Xavier Becerra about the Golden State’s clout this …
In this edition of our KCRW Road Trip series, we mix classic California scenery and Hollywood history. More than 50 years ago, actor James Dean, who loved racing and fast cars, grabbed the keys to his Porsche 550 Spyder and was on his way to a race in Salinas.
The route took a speeding Dean through beautiful rural areas of California. It was Dean’s last …