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The price-tag for a 173-acre Port of Los Angeles freight terminal upgrade has doubled in just four years, from $245 million to $510 million. And the design changes that ballooned the cost were made without the knowledge of the LA City Council. Despite council concerns, members ratified the revised costs.
So the question is whether this represents a complete lack of accountability. Who is the person, or …
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All over the country, and here in Southern California, there are many high income areas that thrive and depend on low-income jobs. These jobs are often filled by immigrants: nannies, landscapers, kitchen staff, housekeepers and janitors. Thousand Oaks in Ventura County is one of these places, but because of the city’s strict zoning laws, many of the low-income people who work in Thousand Oaks …
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Comedian Louis C.K. once said “Everything that’s difficult you should be able to laugh about.” But just about any comedian that’s graced a stage, performed on TV, or even sent a tweet has probably felt the same way.
Rob Delaney knows something about those things. A few of those things.
But especially the difficult and laughing part. Because he’s experienced the former and helped us experience …
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As the week draws to a close, Howard Blume and Dave Zanhiser — both from the LA Times — help us tie a ribbon on it.
The bell reportedly may be ringing for John Deasy.
The LAUSD superintendent may be about to resign. That story reported by Howard and the LA Times, who say Deasy could be leaving in the next few months.
Deasy has neither confirmed nor denied the …
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Biculturals, bilinguals, Hispanic Millennials. Those are a few of the buzzwords employed by television broadcasters determined to reach the growing Latino market — especially the acculturated twenty-somethings born and raised in the United States. Over the next couple of months, two new cable networks geared at this audience are set to debut.
First up is Fusion which is due to launch October 28th. Fusion is …
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Jack Dolan reports for the LA Times. Hillel Aron for LA Weekly. They both joined us for this week’s Friday Mixer.
LAUSD is spending hundreds of millions of dollars for iPads for every one of its students. Some kids who’ve been lucky enough to get early iPads have reportedly already got around restrictions and downloaded some unapproved apps. We also found out more recently that some people are allegedly stealing them.
Can’t we have nice things? …
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!
One of the big stories going into last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards was that Netflix had crashed the party. It was the first year a a series produced and distributed by an online digital company received recognition from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “House of Cards” – the Netflix original series– received 14 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. It’s star Kevin Spacey was nominated for Outstanding Actor …
For more than 50 years, the communities of Los Angeles County have sent their household and commercial refuse to the Puente Hills Landfill in Whittier, one of the largest public dumps in the country. But after decades of service, the dump is nearly full and will close for good on Halloween Day.
When Puente Hills closes, it will complicate where dozens of cities in L.A. County send …
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Some fun facts on your trash:
The average American generates seven pounds of trash per day.
Depending on where you live, between 40 and 75 percent of that material is recycled. The rest? It’s trucked to a landfill, dumped and buried.
Some fun facts on your trash:
Garbage as Economic Indicator: When Puente Hills Landfill closes next month, it …
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A stretch of Hollywood Boulevard is going to be shut down for the next couple of days to make way for a pair of concerts planned for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Today’s gig features a guy you may have heard of – one Sir Paul McCartney. He’s scheduled to perform this afternoon around 4:30. Tomorrow, it’s Justin Timberlake.
We asked Mikael Wood – who covers pop …
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The end of the week means we have analysis of LA stories and politics. Welcome to the Mixer.
Gene Maddaus reports for LA Weekly, Seema Mehta reports for the Los Angeles Times. They joined us to dissect the big stories of the week.
If someone points a finger at you, go ahead and retire. A new report finds that none of the top managers at the LA …
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This week, the Los Angeles Opera opens its 27th season with an epic, big budget production of “Carmen,” that bold and bawdy 19th Century tale of love and temptation by Georges Bizet.
Behind the scenes at L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, hundreds of cast and crew members have been working to put the finishing touches on the production before this Saturday’s opening night. All of the …
Off the coast of Palos Verdes, the ocean floor is home to millions of purple urchins… and not much else.
Kelp forests are iconic to the California coastline. Southern California is a world-class destination for divers looking to feel like they’re flying through a redwood forest, immersed in a paradisaical underwater ecosystem.
But the water off the Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to an exploding population …
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The L.A. Department of Water and Power has come under fire for decades for siphoning water from Mono Lake and the Owens Valley. But in recent years, the utility has taken steps to try to mitigate its impact on the ecosystem in that part of Central California. The latest move – the D.W.P. board signed off on a deal last week to help restore …
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There’s nothing like a long holiday weekend. But the news knows no days off. So, we talk about the long week in LA on today’s Mixer.
Thanks to Dennis Romero from LA Weekly and Claudia Peschiutta from KNX Newsradio for our robust roundtable.
The LA City Council took a first step this week toward lifting a decade-long ban on murals on privately owned buildings. The measure must still come back for …
Think fast food and the sights and sounds that probably come to mind are orders being taken, food prepared and meals served. But in recent months, the usual soundtrack of the American fast food industry has been at least partially replaced by another sound-the roars of protest.
Starting in New York City last November, fast-food workers, backed by the Service Employees International Union, have staged one-day …
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Updated Thursday August 29:
The City Council voted Wednesday to lift the city-wide ban on murals. From the LA Times:
The new rules, which must come back for an expected final approval next week, will permit new murals in business and industrial zones as long as artists register projects with the city and pay a $60 application fee. Commercial messages are prohibited and works must remain …
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On our Mixer this week, Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA joined us.
The LA City Council today told city staff to finalize a new agreement between the city and the union that represents about 9 in 10 workers at the Department of Water and Power.
The deal will – over the course of 30 years – save ratepayers …
Cars are a big part of Southern California life and culture. That’s stating the obvious. But how do we know the cars we buy and drive really match the performance promised by manufacturers and dealers in television commercials and showroom sales pitches?
Enter the automobile critic. It’s his or her job to get behind the wheel of new cars and see if the vehicles match …