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Last year, the Citizens Commission on violence in LA County jails published a scathing report on the abuse of inmates by deputies in the jails.
It said the elected Sheriff, Lee Baca, was disengaged and uninformed, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors appoint an Inspector General.
Today, the Board announced that Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman will have that job.
He spoke to KCRW’s Warren Olney.
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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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Race on to shore up overwhelmed foster care system; Rim Fire progress; Perez vows no more early releases
Foster care. The head of L.A. County’s child welfare agency says his department was caught off-guard by the state’s threat to impose fines over problems in the foster care system.
County officials have faced a huge increase in the number of children entering protective care this summer. That’s led some children to be kept for extended periods in so-called “holding rooms,” where they wait until …
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CHP sending out text messages in latest Amber Alert; Obama in L.A.; An Imax makeover for Chinese Theatre
Missing children. An Amber Alert has been declared and a massive search is underway for a man suspected of killing a San Diego County woman and kidnapping her children. The alert has prompted authorities to send out a slew of emergency text messages to state residents.
Authorities say James Lee DiMaggio killed 44-year-old Christina Anderson in the rural community of Boulevard, near the Mexican border, …
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The awareness, sensitivity, and understanding that lets us feel others’ pain — in a word, “empathy” — is a hard thing to force.
But it may also be a hard thing to forego. Social science researchers have increasingly homed in on empathy, or the lack thereof, as one explanation for problems as complex as the racial disparities in health and justice. What’s been termed “the …
In 1991, 15-year-old Latasha Harlins walked into a liquor store to buy a bottle of orange juice; she was fatally shot. Twenty years later, Trayvon Martin was killed on his way home from a 7-11 with an iced tea and a package of skittles. He was 17. The shooters in both cases were not dealt jail time. And that’s not where the similarities end.
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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 …
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Today’s News: Same-sex marriages just weeks away; AEG will manage Convention Center; Owens Lake dust
Prop. 8 Ruling. It’ll be a few weeks before the wedding bells ring once again for same-sex couples in California – but there was a big engagement party of sorts last night in West Hollywood.
Hundreds of revelers, many donning red, white and blue, celebrated the Supreme Court decision that will allow same-sex marriage to resume in California.
Before same-sex marriages can resume, a federals appeals …
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Just a few more days before you go to the polls. Let’s review, shall we?
We’re in the final stretch, so here’s some information you need to know about the candidates and propositions before you punch, pull or bubble-in that ballot.
KCRW’s Warren Olney, host of Which Way, LA? and To The Point joined us, as did KCRW reporter Saul Gonzalez, who’s been covering some of the campaigns …
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Los Angeles is historically horizontal, but it’s becoming increasingly vertical with a host of new projects going up from downtown to Santa Monica. Many large building projects, on hold since the Great Recession, are not just back on the drawing boards but under construction.
So-called “smart growth” dictates that high-rise work space and housing is the best ways to accommodate increased growth within the region. A …
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Immigrant tally. A new study confirms that the national debate over immigration reform is as important in Los Angeles as anywhere in the country.
One in 10 adults in L.A. County either crossed the U.S. border illegally or overstayed their visa, according to a report by USC researchers. In some parts of Koreatown and South L.A. that number is 1 in 3.
The report by USC’s …
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Pot shots. Now that the state Supreme Court has upheld the right of cities and counties to ban pot shop shops – what’s next for medical marijuana in California? And what about the three medical pot initiatives that will be on the Los Angeles city ballot two weeks from now?
The court’s unanimous decision means that a 1996 California ballot measure approving medical marijuana notwithstanding, …
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The L.A. mayor’s race is entering the final-stretch run, with Monday being the final day to register to vote in the May 21 election. In today’s mixer: union money, endorsements, and the dangers of texting.
Our panelists: Hillel Aron, a contributing writer to the LA Weekly, and Kate Linthicum from the Los Angeles Times.
So what happened this week? Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, are …
Who will be the next LA mayor? Do you have questions you still want answered?
With just a few weeks left until Election Day, it’s time to get beyond the campaign rhetoric and 30-second commercials in the race for mayor of Los Angeles. Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti visit Zócalo for a live debate. They’ll take questions—and follow-ups—from Warren Olney, host of KCRW’s “Which Way, L.A.?”
It’s a chance to demand specifics …
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The Los Angeles City Attorney defends the city against civil lawsuits and prosecutes misdemeanor offenses. He or she provides legal counsel to the mayor, the city council and departments and drafts all new laws and ordinances. Three candidates joined Warren in the studio Monday night: the incumbent Carmen Trutanich, Mike Feuer, who was termed out of the state assembly last year, and private attorney …
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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 …
President Barack Obama stood on the capitol steps, overlooking hundreds of thousands of spectators packed into the National Mall, and delivered his second inaugural address. It was Monday, Martin Luther King Day, and the world was watching.
KCRW carried live coverage of the swearing-in ceremony and speech, and then began the work of figuring out what it all meant.
To the Point had analysis of the …
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This week’s Hollywood Reporter carries the story, “The Most Sinful Period in Hollywood History,” about that publication’s role in the anti-Communist witch-hunt that led to the blacklisting of movie stars, writers and others who refused to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Accompanying the story is an apology from Willie Wilkerson, whose father founded the Hollywood Reporter itself — and then used …
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One of the down-ballot local measures that LA County residents will vote on come November 6 is Measure B. The measure would require all male porn performers to wear condoms on set to protect their partners and themselves from the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
In order to pay for County health workers to traverse the Valley spot checking porn sets and enforcing the new …
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In 2008, Measure R appeared on the ballot for LA County voters. The measure raised LA County’s sales tax one half cent — from 8.25 cents on the dollar to 8.75 cents — for 30 years, until 2039, to pay for rail, bus, and roadway projects across the county.
Because it was a tax increase, the measure had to be approved by at least two-thirds …