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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 …
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Tiffany Hsu from the Los Angeles Times and Gustavo Arellano from the OC Weekly joined us.
Yes it’s Black Friday. But we don’t care about the fights going on in the aisles of Walmart. There were gatherings outside, where a couple hundred protesters turned out in a steady rain.
Wal-Mart has long been a target of labor unions because it is a non-union operation. And the group …
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Thirty-five years ago today, City Supervisor Dan White climbed through a window into San Francisco City Hall, entered the office of Mayor George Moscone and shot and killed him. He then walked down a corridor to the office of fellow-Supervisor Harvey Milk, and shot and killed him as well.
Residents were stunned, as well as activists in the Castro district, who helped elect the country’s …
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Too many streets in Los Angeles have boring names: Fair Oaks, Mission, Palms, etc.
When LA Mayor Eric Garcetti approached Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully with the idea of renaming a street after him, the famously humble Scully politely demurred.
That got the folks at Zócalo Public Square thinking: who else deserves to have an LA street named after them?
Some notable Angelos offered up ideas, like rebranding …
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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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Gene Maddaus from LA Weekly and Kate Linthicum from the Los Angeles Times joined us.
Taxpayers may have to dig into their pockets to sustain the LAUSD’s plan to equip teachers and students with iPads. It could take bond measures to keep the program going long-term.
The school district is using money from construction bonds to pay for the iPad rollout. The iPads are only guaranteed to …
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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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A number of young LA filmmakers are producing some low-budget horror films, spawning a new category dubbed “mumblegore.”
LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson wrote about these “micro-budget cerebral chillers that eschew cheap kills and studio interference” in this week’s cover story “The Mumblegore Revolution.” She says these filmmakers are expanding the definition of horror:
L.A.’s indie horror filmmakers are scared of a lot of traditional …
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Words and people will take to the streets tonight in North Hollywood, for a 5 hour festival to celebrate books.
Lit Crawl will kick off at 6 in the NoHo Arts District, and organizers promise a rigorous read of hundreds of books and what they call ‘literary mayhem’.
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis speaks with Carolyn Kellogg, who writes the blog Jacket Copy for the LA Times.
Carolyn’s picks …
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After taking a couple of weeks off, we mixed it up again. Gene Maddaus, from the LA Weekly, and Seema Mehta, from the LA Times, offered their insights.
LA City Councilman Jose Huizar has admitted to having an affair with a former aide, after she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.
His former office employee Francine Godoy claims he waged a “campaign of retaliation” against her after she turned down requests for “sexual …
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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? …
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The whiskey company Dewar’s has released a new TV ad featuring an actor reading a poem by the late writer Charles Bukowski.
The poem, “So, You Want to Be a Writer,” was published in a posthumous Bukowski collection.
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis talked to Carolyn Kellogg, a book critic for the LA Times, about other companies that have used the work of literary heroes to sell their …
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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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If you’ve only spent a little time in downtown Los Angeles, you could be forgiven for missing Pershing Square entirely.
Even though it’s right in the heart of LA, it’s built above a parking garage and elevated from the street level, making it hard to see inside. That’s just one of the many criticisms surrounding the design of the five-acre park.
Now Councilman José Huizar is …
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We would advise you to stick a fork in Sacramento, but that wouldn’t be nice.
On today’s Mixer, we’ll just say the California Legislature is toast. Over. Fin.
Lawmakers in the state and assembly have passed hundreds of bills this week. Legislation that’s now piling up on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
Nannette Miranda from KABC-TV/Channel 7, and Patrick McGreevy from the LA Times joined us to discuss.
A bill that would allow …
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Today, the Mixer goes deep beneath the earth’s surface, where two members of the LA City Council want to stop energy companies from injecting chemicals to extract oil and natural gas.
The controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, gets no love from council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin, who are calling for an outright ban.
The question to our panelists today, Gene Maddaus of the LA …
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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 …
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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 …
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Could San Diego’s mayor be on his way out?
After a slew of accusations of sexual advances, and a lawsuit against him and the city, San Diego residents could have a new interim mayor as soon as Friday.
Mayor Bob Filner may leave office as part of a mediation deal that the City Council is expected to vote on during closed session early Friday afternoon.
It’s unclear …
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33-year-old investigative reporter Michael Hastings died in the early morning hours of June 18 in a fiery car crash in Hancock Park. The coroner’s office this week classified his death an accident.
Hastings was heading southbound on Highland Avenue when his Mercedes-Benz crashed into palm trees in the median and caught fire. Medical examiners say they found traces of methamphetamine and marijuana in Hastings’ system, …