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The LA Report is a daily roundup of reporters discussing the top news stories in the L.A. region.
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Post And Hesperia Fires Spreading, WGA Member Struggle Without Insurance, And A Guide To L.A. City Trees — The Sunday Edition

Two wildfires are burning and growing in rural L.A. and Ventura Counties and San Bernardino County. A mountain lion found dead near the new wildlife crossing being built over the 101 Freeway. And the jacarandas are flowering now... we'll bring you a guide to the other tree blooms you can see in L.A. this summer. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
6/16/202411 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tips To Prepare For Wildfire Season, LAist's City Trek In Monrovia, And Inside L.A.'s Jacaranda Map — The Saturday Edition

Wildfire season is around the corner, and we've got some tips for clearing out vegetation to keep your home safe. Our next LAist City Trek takes you to a section of Monrovia that honors a bear known for getting into people's jacuzzis. We talk to the creator of the map that tracks greater L.A.'s jacaranda trees. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
6/15/20246 minutes, 4 seconds
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Firefighters Brace For Wildfire Season, Academic Support for Students With Disabilities, & Black Abalone Could Be CA’s New State Shell — The P.M. Edition

Firefighters warn that Southern California is flush with wildfire fuel. High schoolers with a learning disability could have access to benefits from specialized academic support in college. A sea snail could become officially California’s state shell. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
6/14/20247 minutes, 4 seconds
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Judge Rules Against Barrington Plaza Landlord, Cal State LA President Calls On Pro-Palestinian Protesters To Leave & Why A Silver Lake Street Is Missing Some Signs — The A.M. Edition

A judge's ruling against Barrington Plaza landlord could have wide implications for tenants' rights. Cal State LA president says protesters no longer welcome on campus, after Wednesday's vandalism. How Silver Lake’s last 'No Cruising' signs got taken down.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
6/14/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Judge Rules In LA Mass Eviction Case, Santa Ana Library To Close, & Vote To Name Dinosaur For Natural History Museum — The P.M. Edition

A Superior Court judge rules against a landlord looking to carry out one of the largest mass evictions in L.A. history. The Santa Ana Main Library will close for renovations from June 20 until 2026. The L.A. Natural History Museum needs help to name a dinosaur. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/13/20247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pro-Palestinian Protesters At Cal State LA, Vincent Thomas Bridge Revamp Update & Climate Workforce Funding — The A.M. Edition

Cal State LA announces remote learning today, due to protest. Caltrans requests input for the next phase of a harbor area bridge deck replacement project. A SoCal college receives federal funds to boost climate job training. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/13/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lakers Legend Jerry West Has Died, UCLA Appoints First Latino Chancellor, & Federal Funds To Boost Climate Job Training — The P.M. Edition

L.A. is remembering former Lakers star and executive Jerry West. University of Miami president Julio Frenk was tapped to lead UCLA as its first Latino chancellor. Millions of dollars are headed to SoCal for climate jobs. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/12/20248 minutes, 19 seconds
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UC To Announce New Chancellor Today, OC Judge Takes Witness Stand & Weighing In On LA's Next Police Chief— The A.M. Edition

UCLA's new chancellor to be announced at regents' meeting in Westwood. Why a judge is testifying in a probe of the OC snitch scandal. Angelenos have until Friday to provide input on LA's next police chief. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
6/12/20249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Students Arrested After Another UCLA Encampment Attempt, LA Ends COVID Vaccine Requirements, & Drilling Begins In RPV — The P.M. Edition

Police arrested 25 pro-Palestinian protestors who tried to set up another camp at UCLA. The L.A. City Council officially ended the vaccination requirement policy. Drilling began in Rancho Palos Verdes to address the sliding hillsides. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/11/20247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Police Break Up Pro-Palestinian Encampment At UCLA, T-K Soon To Be Mandatory At Schools & Uber Loses Challenge On CA Gig Worker Law — The A.M. Edition

Police break up another pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA Monday evening. Transitional Kindergarten will soon be a mandatory offering at California public schools, but is there space for all those 4-year-olds? California's gig worker law withstands an appeals court challenge from Uber. Plus more.    Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/11/20247 minutes, 14 seconds
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Remembering Rev. John Lawson, Why CA Isn't Spending State Funds On Wage Theft, & LA Public Library Summer Reading Program Begins — The P.M. Edition

Civil rights icon & L.A. legend John Lawson Jr. has died. California's got a big wage theft problem, but the state is using money it has for the issue to address the deficit instead. The LA Public Library’s annual reading program kicks off today. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/10/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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CA's Budget Deficit, Food 4 Less Workers To Vote On Strike Authorization & Tarzana's 'Snoopy Bridge' — The A.M. Edition

CA lawmakers have less than a week to budget the state's budget amid a massive revenue shortfall. Food 4 Less workers' contract with Kroger has expired. A five-year renovation to a bridge in Tarzana to be unveiled today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/10/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Heat Protections Could Be Coming To Schools, New OC E-Bike Rules, And Toilet Paper's Place In Deforestation — The Sunday Edition

New state regulations protecting indoor workplaces from extreme heat could be on their way this summer, and they'd apply to schools as well. Orange County has passed a new ordinance cracking down on unsafe e-bike use. How your toilet paper use could be contributing to deforestation, and what to do about it. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/9/20246 minutes, 15 seconds
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Union Responds To UC Strike Pause Order, Fire Hydrant Theft Rises, And California Teachers Using AI For Grading — The Saturday Edition

The union representing striking academic workers at UC campuses has responded to a Superior Court judge's order to pause the strike. Fire hydrants are getting stolen more often in South and Southeast L.A., costing a utility company over 1 million dollars so far. And what California teachers who are using AI models for grading say about the technology. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
6/8/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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17 LA Maternity Wards Closed, Judge Pauses to UC Workers Strike, Juneteenth Festival Canceled — The P.M. Edition

LA County has seen 17 hospital maternity wards close in the past decade. A OC judge orders workers at six UC campuses to pause their strike. Organizers of the Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park cancel this year's event due to rising costs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/8/20246 minutes, 56 seconds
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Maternity Ward Closures In LA County, COVID Uptick In CA & Comic Criticized For Anti-Asian Comments — The A.M. Edition

The impact of labor ward closures in Los Angeles County. A federal program providing free COVID vaccines to uninsured adults will shut down in August. Activists demand apology from popular comic. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/7/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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LA County Challenges CA's Wildlife Specialist Funding Cuts, Your CA Road Tax Questions Answered, & Lakers Pursue UConn Head Coach — The P.M. Edition

LA County supervisors are pushing back against state plans to cut wildlife specialists. We answer questions about California's pilot program to charge drivers new road tax. Lakers pursue UConn's Dan Hurley as the team's leading candidate. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/6/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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LA's Homeless Spending Called Into Question, CA Road Tax Test & New Federal Program Helping Feed Kids This Summer - The A.M. Edition

A federal judge wants answers about how taxpayer money is being used to pay for homeless services in LA. LAist answers questions about a road tax CA is testing. SUN Bucks program provides food assistance to low-income families with school-aged children. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/6/20246 minutes, 20 seconds
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Judge Demands LA Homelessness Spending Details, UC Irvine Joins Strike, Meet LA Pride Parade's Organizers — The P.M. Edition

Top LA officials head to court Thursday to explain city spending on homelessness. UC Irvine grad student workers walk out over the administration's response to protests against Israel's war in Gaza. Behind the scenes look at Sunday’s LA Pride Parade. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/5/20248 minutes, 25 seconds
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LA County Supervisors Vote To Lower Rent Increase Rates, Orange County City Budgets & Another Hwy 1 Closure In Our Future? — The A.M. Edition

LA County leaders to cap rent increases starting next year for tenants in unincorporated areas. How Orange County cities are handling varying budgets. Why another landslide on Highway One in Big Sur is not preventable. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/5/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heat Dome in Southern California, Former Ohtani Interpreter Pleads Guilty, & OC Budget Deficits — The P.M. Edition

A heat dome is bringing summer temperatures to SoCal this week. Ippei Mizuhara admits to stealing millions of dollars from Shohei Ohtani. The state budget cuts trickle down to Orange County cities and essential programs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
6/5/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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LA County Rent Hikes, LA Anti-Camping Report & Mexican Elections Draw Citizens To LA Consulate — The A.M. Edition

LA County leaders to vote on lower caps in unincorporated areas. A report finds LA's anti-encampment law is short on results. Why many local Mexican citizens could not vote in that country's historic presidential election. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
6/4/20246 minutes, 20 seconds
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Report: LA Spent $3M+ & Housed 2 People, Santa Barbara and San Diego Join UC Strike, & Ohtani Draws Tourism — The P.M. Edition

A report on LA's controversial anti-camping law finds two people got permanent housing after over $3 million was spent. The UC Strike expands to Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses. Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani is driving Japanese tourism to Los Angeles. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
6/4/20247 minutes, 4 seconds
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Expanded UC Strike Continues Today, Quake Strikes Near South Pasadena & Ohtani Jolts LA Tourism — The A.M. Edition

Academic workers at more UC campuses strike today. 3.4-magnitude quake hits near South Pasadena Sunday morning. Dodgers' Ohtani bringing thousands of Japanese tourists to new corners of LA. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
6/3/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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SoCal Home Sales Are Up, UC Academic Worker Strikes Continue, &Topanga Canyon Boulevard Reopens— The Sunday Edition

Southern California home sales are finally up after many months of year over year decline. Academic workers at three more UC campuses are going on strike. Topanga Canyon Boulevard is slated to reopen today, months ahead of schedule. The LA Zoo has become the first zoo in the country to send a giant otter to Argentina. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
6/2/202411 minutes, 40 seconds
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More Than 30,000 People Live Outside In LA, Carson's Federally Funded Water Recycling Plant, Arroyo Seco's Trail Restoration, & Super Fun Saturday At LAist— The Saturday Edition

L.A.’s unsheltered population has surged in recent years as of the latest count more than 30,000 people live outside. A planned water recycling plant in Carson received close to $100 million dollars in federal money this week. Restoration of Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco trails starts next month. This Saturday has a little something extra to it — it’s Super-Fun Saturday down here at LAist Headquarters. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
6/1/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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CA "Community Solar" Rule May Lower Utility Bills, UC Workers Strike Expands, & Topanga Canyon Boulevard Reopens Sunday — The P.M. Edition

New state rule aims to expand solar access for communities and lower utility bills. Three more UC campuses join the UC grad student workers strike. Parts of Topanga Canyon Boulevard closed by winter storms will re-open Sunday, ahead of schedule. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
6/1/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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A New Solar Rule Could Lower Utility Bills, DMV Changes Coming Next Week & WeHo Pride Street Closures Continue — The A.M. Edition

CA moves toward expanded solar access and lower utility bills. Many DMV services are moving online only, starting Monday. Be wary of street closures for WeHo Pride festivities this weekend.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/31/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Latinos Experience Higher Rates Of “Doubled Up” Homelessness, Catalina Island’s Deer Plan Gets Scrapped, & Hollywood Is Losing TV Jobs — The P.M. Edition

In L.A. County, Latinos make up a disproportionate share of the tenants in these precarious housing situations. A plan to shoot mule deer on Catalina Island is off the table. A new study finds Los Angeles is losing entertainment jobs to other parts of the country. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/31/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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Latino Homelessness In LA County, Input Needed For Vincent Thomas Bridge Repairs & 99 Cents Stores Update — The A.M. Edition

What studies reveal about Latinos experiencing homelessness. How to weigh in on needed repairs to Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. A discount store chain is giving some former 99 Cents Only stores another shot at life. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/30/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Affordable Housing Opens For Artists, LA County Gets Funding to Fight Wage Theft, & Wayfarer's Chapel Gets Disassembled — The P.M. Edition

There's new affordable housing in Hollywood for artists. L.A. County gets money to fight wage theft. The historic Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes is getting taken apart and officials hope to reassemble it someday. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/29/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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UC Strike Expands, Funding For Local Water Recycling & SoCal Spellers Advance In Scripps Spelling Bee — The A.M. Edition

UCLA's campus operations could be disrupted as an academic worker strike expands.  Local water agencies receive federal money to expand recycling infrastructure. Five SoCal students are competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee quarterfinals today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/29/20246 minutes, 18 seconds
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UCLA Graduate Workers Join UC Strike, LA City Council Elects New President, & Metro Launches TAP Out Pilot Program — The P.M. Edition

Graduate student workers at UCLA join two other UC campuses in walking off the job. A new president is chosen for L.A. City Council. Metro’s tap to exit pilot program in North Hollywood aims to crack down on free rides. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/28/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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UCLA Academic Workers To Strike Today, Why Aging Californians Tend To Remain Unhoused Longer & Basketball Legend Bill Walton Dead At 71— The A.M. Edition

Academic workers at UCLA and UC Davis to join ongoing strike today. Why older Californians are staying unhoused longer. NBA Hall of Famer and UCLA great Bill Walton dies at 71. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/28/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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Memorial Day Travel, Mobile Home Wi-Fi & A Stroll Along LA River's Glendale Narrows — The A.M. Edition

Officials are urging travelers to start planning now for post-Memorial Day vacations. A startup is bringing high-speed internet to underserved mobile home parks in SoCal. Learn more about a scenic stretch of the LA River featured in our LAist City Treks Guide.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/27/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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UCLA and UC Davis' Student Workers Union Will Go On Strike, Workers In Hollywood Can Now Report Abuse Online, & California's Possible Age Verification For Porn— The Sunday Edition

On Tuesday, unionized student workers will go on strike at UCLA and UC Davis. A nonprofit founded to change the culture of abuse and discrimination in Hollywood has a new tool that lets workers report misconduct online. California could require proof of age to access porn sites. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
5/26/202410 minutes, 46 seconds
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LA Metro Approves New Safety Measures, A Third Of LAPD Shootings Involved Mental Illness Last Year, & Mt Waterman May Have A Buyer — The Saturday Edition

LA Metro’s Board of directors approved new measures this week to improve safety on the transit system. About a third of Los Angeles police shootings last year involved people whom officers believed to be showing signs of mental illness. A new nonprofit addiction treatment center has opened in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The Mount Waterman ski area has found a potential buyer. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/25/20247 minutes, 28 seconds
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Interim Housing Approved For Those Previously Incarcerated, Hundreds Of Student Protesters Face Discipline, & Porto's Bakery Founder Dies — The P.M. Edition

L.A. County approved a plan to house people released from jail who have no place to go. Students protesting the war in Gaza at California Universities are facing legal and academic repercussions. The founder of Porto's Bakery, Raul Porto Sr., has died at 92. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
5/25/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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LA County Plans Interim Housing After Incarceration, Huntington Beach Ordered To Release Air Show Settlement & Local Vegan Restaurants Embracing Meat — The A.M. Edition

LA County leaders are planning interim housing for people leaving jail. A judge orders Huntington Beach to release details of its air show settlement. Meat is on the menu at three well-known vegan restaurants. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
5/24/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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UCLA & UC Davis Workers To Strike, UCLA Chancellor Faces Congress Over Campus Protests, & Boyle Heights' New Fountain of Stories — The P.M. Edition

UCLA academic workers plan to strike over the university's response to pro-Palestinian student protests. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies before Congress at a hearing about antisemitism allegations. A Boyle Heights fountain filled with history and stories. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
5/23/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Metro's Latest Push For Safety, Local Groups Offering Internet Discounts & A Fountain Of Stories In Boyle Heights — The A.M. Edition

Metro officials vote today on an effort to address crime in the system. Some low-cost options as a federal internet discount program ends. There's a new fountain in Boyle heights, but it doesn't contain water. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
5/23/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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UCLA Chancellor To Testify Before Congress, USC Donor Support Unchanged Despite Campus Crackdown, Chinatown Exhibit Celebrates Anna May Wong — The P.M. Edition

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will testify before a House committee about antisemitism on campus. USC's response to student protests has not cost the university donors. Keepsakes of actress Anna May Wong will be displayed in Chinatown. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
5/22/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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LA County's Medical Debt Relief Plan, 100 LA Dogs To Be Euthanized Amid Overcrowding & Harmful Algal Blooms Detected In SoCal Lakes — The A.M. Edition

LA County has launched a medical debt relief plan that could involve taxpayer money. Some LA shelters are planning to euthanize 100 dogs this summer. Planning a trip to a lake this Memorial Day weekend? Watch out for toxic scum. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
5/22/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Third Of LAPD Shootings Involved A Person In A Mental Health Crisis, Will Barrington Plaza Tenants Be Evicted?, & Takoyaki Served At Dodgers Stadium — The P.M. Edition

An LAist investigation has found nearly a third of police shootings in L.A. since 2017 involved people in a mental health crisis. A judge will decide if a West LA apartment complex landlord can evict tenants. New food at Dodger Stadium. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/21/20247 minutes, 44 seconds
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Former LAPD Detective Considered For Parole, Mental Health-Linked Police Shootings & Another P-22? — The A.M. Edition

An ex-LAPD detective found guilty of murder could be released from prison. An LAist investigation finds deadly outcomes are persisting with people in mental health crises. A new mountain lion was recently spotted at the edge of Griffith Park. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/21/20246 minutes, 39 seconds
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LA City Council Expansion Plan Killed, California Teachers Fight Proposed Budget Cuts, & Restoring Angeles National Forest After Wildfires— The P.M. Edition

An effort to expand the LA City Council is off the table, for now. The state's biggest teachers union challenges Gov. Newsom's proposal to cut nearly $9 billion from public schools. Efforts to restore damaged trees in the Angeles National Forest continue. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/20/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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LA Council Expansion Proposal Fizzles Out, DTLA Weather Station Moves Today & A Death Valley Pupfish Rebounds — The A.M. Edition

A proposal to expand the LA city council will not make the November ballot. A weather station is being relocated from USC to Dodger Stadium. The endangered Devils Hole Pupfish population is improving. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/20/20247 minutes, 2 seconds
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UC Santa Cruz Faculty To Strike, Teachers Union Comes Out Against Newsom's Budget, And The Comeback Of The Devils Hole Pupfish — The Sunday Edition

Academic workers at UC Santa Cruz go on strike tomorrow, becoming the first UC campus to do so following a union vote earlier this week. The largest teachers' union in the state is launching a media campaign tomorrow against Governor Gavin Newsom's most recent budget proposal. The critically endangered Devils Hole pupfish, which only lives in one hole in Death Valley National Park, has started to recover. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
5/19/20246 minutes, 38 seconds
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UCLA Faculty Reject No Confidence Vote, Reality TV Workers Struggle To Find Work, And LAist City Treks — The Saturday Edition

The UCLA faculty has rejected a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Gene Block. Even though they weren't directly impacted by last year's strikes, many reality TV workers say they're struggling to find work. And we're launching a new series called LAist City Treks - find out about our first hike on the Park to Playa trail in Baldwin Hills. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/18/20246 minutes, 29 seconds
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Caltrans Will Sell Vacant Homes, UC Santa Cruz Strike Ahead, La Golondrina Cafe To Close After 94 Years — The P.M. Edition

Homes that Caltrans bought for the abandoned 710 freeway extension will be rehabilitated and used for low income housing. UC Santa Cruz workers plan to strike in response to campus crackdowns on protests. A beloved Olvera Street restaurant is closing. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/17/20247 minutes, 56 seconds
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New Life For Vacant Homes In El Sereno, Former LA Sheriff Alleges Defamation & Olvera Street Fixture Faces Eviction — The A.M. Edition

Boarded-up houses in El Sereno are to be rehabbed for low-income buyers. Alex Villanueva set to sue LA County for alleged damage to his reputation. A decades-old donkey cart attraction in DTLA could close over a contract issue. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/17/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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UC Workers Authorize Strike Over Campus Protests, Judge Says Huntington Beach Broke Housing Law, Bass Responds to Metro Violence — The P.M. Edition

Academic workers at the University of California might strike over university response to Gaza protests. A judge says Huntington Beach has violated a law meant to bring more new housing to California. L.A. Mayor Karen Bass heightens security on Metro. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/16/20247 minutes, 18 seconds
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UC Irvine Clears Protest, LA's 'no-vending' Zone Trial Postponed Again & Free Rides On National Bike To Work Day — The A.M. Edition

Police clear out UC Irvine protestors after encampment expands. LA street vendors and advocates are postponing a trial again in hopes of reaching a settlement with the city. Metro is offering free rides in recognition of National Bike to Work Day. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/16/20247 minutes
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Free DACA Renewal For Community College Students, LAUSD Budget Outlook Improves, & Clifton's Set To Reopen Next Month — The P.M. Edition

Community college students can renew their DACA permits for free despite looming state budget cuts. L.A. Unified leaders say the school district financial outlook remains bright. Clifton's Republic, the downtown bar and cafeteria, will reopen soon. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/15/20247 minutes, 11 seconds
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Newsom Announces Prop 1 Funding Rollout, Immigrant Legal Services Face Cuts & Highway 1 In Big Sur To Reopen Early — The A.M. Edition

More than $3 billion to be distributed this summer for mental health housing in CA. The governor's revised state budget maintains cuts to state-funded services benefiting immigrants. A repaired stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur is reopening sooner than expected. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/15/20246 minutes, 58 seconds
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LA City Ethics Reforms Head To November Ballot, Ohtani’s Ex-Interpreter Enters Plea, & Rent Relief Coming For LA Landlords— The P.M. Edition

The L.A. City Council voted to place a several ethics reforms on the November ballot. Ippei Mizuhara pleads guilty as part of a formality on bank fraud and false tax return charges. L.A. County to open rent relief program for smaller landlords. Plus, more Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/14/20248 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Proposed End To Urban Housing CEQA Reviews, LA County Rent Relief Program To Reopen & A Vroman's Location Says Farewell — The A.M. Edition

CA lawmakers are urged to exempt new urban housing from environmental reviews. LA County's Rent Relief Program application reopens Monday for landlords. The region's oldest independent bookstore closes its Hastings Ranch location.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/14/20246 minutes, 31 seconds
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CA Budget Woes Could Cut More State Programs, Crews Disassemble Wayfarers Chapel, & Lowrider Exhibit Debuts — The P.M. Edition

Governor Newsom is trying to close a big budget hole by slashing agency spending. Wayfarers Chapel is racing against the clock as the ground continues to move. Petersen Automotive Museum devotes exhibition to lowrider cars. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/13/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pomona College Commencement Disrupted By Protests, 'May Gray' Returns & A Guide To Recycling — The A.M. Edition

Pomona College's relocated graduation ceremony disrupted by pro-Palestinian demonstration. Why we get 'May Gray' in Southern California. Tips on how to recycle correctly. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
5/13/20247 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gov. Newsom's Budget Includes Cuts To State Programs, Sepulveda Corridor Metro Project, And CA's Gas Price Watchdog Report Back — The Saturday Edition

We give you details of Governor Newsom's budget plan, and the cuts it includes to state programs that have already been approved. Governor Gavin Newsom launched a new watchdog agency last year to rein in California gas prices, which are the highest in the nation, and they've just reported back to legislators. And Metro is holding meetings to get feedback on its planned Sepulveda Pass rail line, which will either be a monorail or a subway. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/11/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Gov. Newsom Unveils Budget Proposal, UCLA Chancellor May Face "No Confidence" Vote, & New Exhibit Looks At 1980s East LA— The P. M. Edition

California faces a $27.6 billion budget deficit and could cut some early childhood programs. UCLA faculty discuss “no confidence” vote on Chancellor Gene Block over campus protest response. A Chinatown gallery shows Merrick Morton’s L.A. photos. Plus, more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/10/20248 minutes, 14 seconds
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UCLA Chancellor Faces No Confidence Vote, CA Utility Regulators Approve Rate Changes & A Lowrider Show Opens Sunday — The A.M. Edition

UCLA faculty and staff to weigh in on the chancellor's handling of pro Palestinian protests on campus. State regulators approve new flat rate on Edison electric bills. The Peterson Automotive Museum celebrates lowrider culture Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/10/20246 minutes, 35 seconds
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LA County Releases Data On Unhoused Deaths, USC Faculty Censures President Carol Folt, New Exhibit Celebrates Lowrider Culture — The P. M. Edition

Nearly 2,300 unhoused Angelenos died in 2022, mainly from overdoses. USC president faces growing backlash over how she handled student protests against the war in Gaza. Lowrider exhibit comes to Petersen Automotive Museum. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/9/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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USC Officials Censured Over Protest Response, CA Utility Regulators Consider Electricity Bill Changes & Tustin Hangar Fire Contamination Results — The A.M. Edition

USC's president and provost have been censured over handling of campus protests. Regulators vote today on a proposal to change how investor-owned utilities can bill customers. A new report details lead and asbestos contamination from Tustin Hangar Fire.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
5/9/20247 minutes
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Ohtani Interpreter Will Plead Guilty, Over 500k Community College Students Face Homelessness, & Protest Camp Makes Deal With Occidental College — The P. M. Edition

Ippei Mizuhara will plead guilty to federal bank fraud charges. A new state report finds that many community college students are homeless. Oxy students demanding divestment from Israel make a deal with their administration. Plus, more. Correction: We previously reported that abortion services in L.A. County could be offered as soon as July to people from Arizona. The correct start date is in June. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/8/20248 minutes, 34 seconds
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Project Roomkey Report, LA County Targets Tree-Killing Beetle & A Storied LA Costume Shop Closing — The A.M. Edition

A new report evaluates the success of a COVID-era homeless program. LA County considers a local state of emergency to manage a tree-killing beetle. A costume shop in North Hollywood is selling off its inventory ahead of closing. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/8/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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LA Ballot Initiative Wants to Raise Taxes To Fund Homeless Services, UC Orders Probe Into Protest Response At UCLA, LA Sparks Season Opener — The P. M. Edition

Will LA County hike the sales tax again to raise money for homelessness programs? A law enforcement consulting firm will investigate UCLA and law enforcement’s reaction to campus violent. Sparks to play Indiana Fever at downtown L.A. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/7/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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Another Possible Sales Tax Hike In LA County, UCLA Goes Virtual & LAUSD Solicits Help For Website — The A. M. Edition

A proposed ballot initiative in LA County calls for a sales tax increase to address homelessness. Remote instruction continues the remainder of this week at UCLA. Los Angeles Unified School District Board is seeking public input on a revamped website. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/7/20246 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dozens Arrested At UCLA, LAX’s People Mover Gets A Funding Boost, & Mosquito Season Returns — The P. M. Edition

Over 40 people were arrested after an apparent campus sit-in at UCLA. The latest update on where our local colleges stand on the Gaza solidarity protests. Officials add $200 million to LAX’s premiere project. Grab your bug spray, the mosquitos are back. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/7/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Proposed Bill Threatens Joshua Tree Protections, UCLA Announces New Office Of Campus Safety & Mosquito Season And Tropical Diseases — The A.M. Edition

New CA bill would make it easier to cut down Joshua Trees for large developments. UCLA is restructuring its police department, following last week's violence on campus. Mosquito season could mean a rise in tropical disease risk. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
5/6/20247 minutes, 12 seconds
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USC's Pro-Palestinian Encampments Cleared, A Bill Allowing Joshua Trees To Be Cut Down, Micro-Weddings Are Gaining Popularity— The Sunday Edition

Protesters have cleared out of USC's pro-Palestinian encampments this morning. A bill advancing in the state legislature could make it easier to cut down Joshua trees for development. A new trend in the wedding industry is the micro-wedding, which are ceremonies with fewer than 50 guests. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
5/5/202413 minutes, 36 seconds
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Public Colleges' COVID Relief Fund, Marijuana's Possible Reclassification, & The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Expansion— The Saturday Edition

Public colleges in the state have until June to spend their COVID relief funds. Marijuana may soon be reclassified from a schedule I drug to a schedule III. President Biden signed a proclamation expanding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/4/202411 minutes, 3 seconds
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Deal Reached To Clear Encampments at UC Riverside, LA Could See Longer Reviews For Affordable Housing, & Major Metro Bus Delays — The P. M. Edition

UC Riverside’s administration makes a deal with student protesters after police raid UCLA encampment. Some L.A. homeowners are fighting against affordable housing projects. Metro deals with delays as bus drivers express outrage over recent violence. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/3/20247 minutes, 44 seconds
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USC Announces Commencement Event, Conception Boat Captain Sentenced & Coyote Pup Season — The A.M. Edition

USC to hold family graduate celebration, in place of cancelled main stage ceremony. Conception boat captain gets lower prison term than prosecutors recommended. Why coyotes will likely be more active through September. Correction: In this episode of The L.A. Report A.M. Edition, we reported, in error, that a “pro-Palestinian group” descended on an encampment at UCLA Tuesday night. As we reported in our coverage of events, observers and officials say it was a group of counterprotesters who appeared to be supporting Israel who instigated the violence. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/3/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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200+ Arrested As UCLA Clears Gaza Solidarity Camp, Some Asylum Seekers Are Becoming Homeless in LA, Last Year's Snowy Winter Is Not Likely to Repeat — The P. M. Edition

Officers in riot gear cleared UCLA's Gaza solidarity encampment last night. We go to a shelter in Boyle Heights where most people are new immigrants. A new study says all the snow Southern California got last winter was a once in a half-century event. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/3/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Police Move In On UCLA Protesters, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Expansion & Walnut Recall — The A.M. Edition

Police in riot gear clear UCLA encampment. President Biden announced has expanded the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by nearly 106,000 acres. Federal officials have gotten sick from recalled bulk boxes of walnuts. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/2/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Growing Outrage Following Violence on UCLA Campus, UC President Opens Probe Into UCLA, & Earthquake Shakes Orange County — The P. M. Edition

Students, faculty, and lawmakers voice criticism over how UCLA handled the violence that injured over a dozen people. UC President Michael Drake ordered a review of UCLA’s response. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes near Corona. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
5/1/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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UCLA Protesters Clash Overnight, LA Considers New Homelessness Department & Strange Sea Creatures Return To SoCal Beaches — The A.M. Edition

Police presence has increased on UCLA's campus, following violent clashes overnight. LA leaders are looking to potentially create a homelessness department. Swarms of jelly-like creatures have washed up on SoCal beaches again.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
5/1/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Will Cutting Vacant Jobs Affect LA City Services? More SoCal Cities Call For Ceasefire, & Suehiro Cafe Replaced By Another Restaurant— The P. M. Edition

We look at LA Mayor Karen Bass's plan to cut over 2,000 city jobs ahead of a looming budget deficit. A dozen local cities pass resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. A new restaurant will replace beloved Suehiro Café. Plus, more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/30/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Judge Rules For SoCal Cities Challenging State Law, Impacts From Cutting LA's Vacant Jobs & Men Of Color In College — The A.M. Edition

What a judge's ruling could mean for building multiple units on single-family lots In California. How eliminating 21 hundred vacant city jobs in LA could impact services. Community colleges are banding together to boost graduation rates among men of color. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/30/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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More Campus Protests Against War in Gaza, Hearings Continue in OC Snitch Scandal Case, & Ocean Noise Is Messing With Whales — The P. M. Edition

Three more local college campuses now have pro-Palestinian protest camps. The latest legal case in the Orange County “snitch scandal” is playing out in a San Diego courtroom. A program is working to slow our ships to quiet the ocean and help our whales. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/29/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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OC Jailhouse Snitch Scandal, LA's City Budget & An Invasive Beetle Is Killing Oak Trees In SoCal — The AM Edition

A hearing today on an Orange County murder case is the latest connected to a scandal alleging misconduct by the prosecution. Public input begins this week on the Los Angeles City budget. Forest managers fret over the spread of a beetle that kills California oak trees. Plus more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/29/20246 minutes, 21 seconds
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Southern California Air Quality Report, OC Conspiracy Trial, Mission To Mission Festival, And Pizza City Fest LA— The Sunday Edition

A report from the American Lung Association rates Southern California air quality poorly. A court hearing tomorrow will address allegations that an Orange County Superior Court judge led a criminal conspiracy to cover up law enforcement misconduct. The San Gabriel Valley will host its third "Mission to Mission" open streets event today. And Pizza City Fest Los Angeles continues today…. you can grab a slice from more than 20 local pizzerias and even learn how to up your home pizza game.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/28/202410 minutes, 21 seconds
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New Styrofoam Ban In LA, Healthcare Costs To Be Capped, Tenants Protest For More Rent Control

L.A.’s Styrofoam ban took full effect this week - the city first approved the measure in 2022, and it has been implemented in phases. California healthcare providers will soon be limited on how much they can raise prices each year. And renters and some L.A. city council members rallied outside City Hall Friday, pushing for big cuts in how much landlords in the city can raise rents.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/27/202411 minutes, 10 seconds
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The LA City Council Is Looking At Lowering Rent Increases, Metro Will Install Enclosed Barriers On Buses, & Pizza City Fest Is Coming — The P. M. Edition

New rent rules might be coming to L.A., and they could lower rent increases. Metro has declared a “public safety emergency” after two stabbings. All-you-can-eat pizza, endless beer and wine — Pizza City Fest is coming! Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/26/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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New CA Goal Limits Health Care Cost Increases, UCLA Joins Nationwide Gaza War Protests & Game Show Classes at Cal State LA — The A.M. Edition

A state board votes to limit health care cost increases to 3 percent annually. UCLA joins nationwide campus pro-Palestinian protests. Cal State LA has created TV game show classes to get students jobs in the industry. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/26/20247 minutes, 35 seconds
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USC Cancels Main Graduation Ceremony, Caltrans Vacant Homes Hearing, & Students Talk LAUSD Elections— The P. M. Edition

USC cancels its large graduation ceremony over security concerns as students protest the war in Gaza. Caltrans wants input on what to do with dozens of homes it owns near the 710. Students weigh in on L.A. Unified School Board elections. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/25/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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USC Campus Closed To Outsiders After Protest, LA County DA Staffer Charged With Accessing Confidential Files & A New Data Health Tool — The A.M. Edition

USC responds to yesterday's campus protest that resulted in arrests. A Los Angeles County District Attorneys' assistant faces eleven felony charges filed by the state attorney general. A new database in LA County focuses on health and wellness.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/25/20246 minutes, 18 seconds
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USC Students Join Pro-Palestinian College Movement, LA County Makes Big Mental Health Investments, & Art Exhibit Campaigns For Domestic Workers— The P. M. Edition

USC students join the nationwide university movement in support of Palestinians. L.A. County's $45 billion proposed budget makes big investments for mental health. A West Adams pop up art exhibit campaigns for domestic workers rights. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/24/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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UC Jobs For Undocumented Students? LAX Terminal Changes & SoCal Smog Ranking — The A.M. Edition

Legislation seeks to open campus jobs to undocumented students at University of California schools. Why LAX is planning to rename terminals and gates. What a recent report says about air pollution in SoCal.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/24/20246 minutes, 39 seconds
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CA's Broadband Plan May Not Lower Prices, Weigh In On LA's Budget, & Major In Museum Studies — The P.M. Edition

Critics say California's broadband expansion plan won't lower internet prices for those who need it. There's still time to weigh in on L.A. City Mayor Karen Bass's budget. East LA College has a 'museum studies' major. We talk with students there. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Update: This episode of The L.A. Report was updated to correct a factual error in our reporting of the Voyager story.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/23/20246 minutes, 34 seconds
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LA County's Proposed $45.5 Billion Budget, LA Mayor Spending Plan Reduces 'Inside Safe' Funding & CA's Newest State Park — The A.M. Edition

LA County leaders to discuss proposed budget for next fiscal year. LA Mayor Karen Bass' spending plan calls for a reduction in her signature homelessness program. California's newest state park opens this summer. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/23/20247 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mayor Bass Shares New City Budget, Why Apartment Developers Aren't Building Parking, How to Compost— The P.M. Edition

L.A.'s proposed city budget would cut some funding for the mayor's signature Inside Safe  program to get unhoused people off the streets and eliminate many vacant city jobs. We also cover why many new apartment projects in Los Angeles don't include anywhere to park on-side. And it's Earth Day — so we made a guide to composting. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/23/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Break-in At LA Mayors' Home, Bass To Announce Budget Today & SoCal Steelhead Trout Declared Endangered — The A.M. Edition

A person has been arrested, following a break-in at LA Mayor's official residence. Karen Bass to release her budget today with money for hiring more cops. New protections announced for SoCal's steelhead trout.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/22/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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SCOTUS On Right To Sleep Outside, New L.A. Budget Proposal, UCLA Study On Happiness— The Sunday Edition

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on a case that could allow California cities to issue fines for sleeping on public land and sidewalks. Mayor Karen Bass will present a new city budget Monday. A new study from UCLA has found that Angelenos say their quality of life has decreased in recent years. A game called Kubb has taken South Pasadena by storm. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/21/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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A New Electricity Fee For Californians, Murrieta Valley Unified's Notification Policy, Southeast LA's New Metro Line— The Saturday Edition

Californians could see a new monthly fee on their electricity bills under a new proposal from state regulators. The Murrieta Valley Board of Education voted to keep a policy to notify parents when their children change their gender identity despite a ban by the California Department of Education. A planned Metro line through Southeast L.A. County is one step closer to becoming a reality. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/20/202411 minutes
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LA City Council Ethics Reform Advances, Chinatown Tenants To Get $15M In Rental Aid, & Free WiFi In Huntington Park — The P.M. Edition

The L.A. City Council's ethics reforms are step closer to being approved. L.A. passes a $15 million deal to subsidize rents for Chinatown's Hillside Villa Apartment tenants despite push back. Huntington Park rolls out free WiFi in public spaces. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/19/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Anti-Nepotism Bill Moves Forward, Bus Tour Shows Black Expectant Parents Options For Care & A Native Plants Showcase — The A.M. Edition

Anti-nepotism bill sparked by LAist investigation moves forward in state senate. Black maternal mortality rate inspires new tour of hospitals. Morning Edition Host Susanne Whatley seeks advice from local landscaper in a garden of native plants. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
4/19/20247 minutes, 25 seconds
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Part of Topanga Canyon Closed Until Fall, City Workers' Pay Raises Approved, & Black Maternal Health Week — The P.M. Edition

Caltrans says Topanga Canyon Boulevard will be closed all summer long. Pay raises are coming for L.A. city workers. In LA County, Black pregnant people face worse outcomes. A guide on how to have a healthy pregnancy. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/18/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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What's Next For Tenants Of Chinatown's Hillside Villa? CA Sets Historic Limit On Water Contaminant & A Motorsports First In Long Beach — The A.M. Edition

LA leaders to vote on a deal to subsidize rents for people living in a Chinatown apartment complex. CA sets a first-in-the-nation water standard for a contaminant linked to cancer. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame to induct its first woman driver. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/18/20246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Andrew Do's Daughter Comments on OC Controversy, CA Declines To Charge LAPD Officer, & LAX People Mover Delayed — The P.M. Edition

Rhiannon Do says she had a limited role in the nonprofit that handled millions of taxpayer dollars. No criminal charges against the officer who fired inside a Burlington store and killed a teen in 2021. LAX 'people mover' won't be ready until late next year. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/17/20247 minutes, 53 seconds
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Disneyland Expansion Gets Preliminary Approval, San Gabriel Council Votes To Cancel Its DEI Commission & The Lakers Secure Playoff Spot — The A.M. Edition

Anaheim leaders give unanimous approval to Disneyland's expansion plan. San Gabriel council nixes a DEI-related commission. The Lakers are heading to the playoffs, after achieving victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
4/17/20246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Judge: LA Mishandled Evidence in Homelessness Lawsuit, LA County Launches Apartment Inspections, & Anaheim Considers Disneyland Expansion — The P.M. Edition

A federal judge has found that the city of L.A. mishandled evidence in a major homelessness lawsuit.  A new program now requires apartment inspections in some parts of L.A. County. Anaheim City Council to consider a Disneyland expansion. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/16/20247 minutes, 28 seconds
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LA Mayor Announces New Housing Campaign, San Gabriel Council Considers Shutting Down DEI Commission & NASA Seeks Overhaul Of Mars Sample Project — The A.M. Edition

Mayor Karen Bass talks homelessness and city budget in state of the city address. San Gabriel considers dropping equity panel after rejecting LGBTQ safe space program. NASA seeks to speed up and lessen the cost of its planned Mars Sample Return Project. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
4/16/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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CA Sues Huntington Beach Over Voting Rights, Mayor Bass To Deliver "State of the City," Parenting Without Computer Skills — The P.M. Edition

California is suing the city of Huntington Beach over a law that requires an ID to cast a ballot, starting in 2026. Mayor Karen Bass delivers her state of the city address. We speak with some moms in L.A. who are learning how to use the computer. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/15/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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LA County Leaders To Vote On New Rental Inspections, 'Rust' Gun Supervisor Sentencing & There's A New Pup In Long Beach— The A.M. Edition

The LA County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on new inspections and enforcement for substandard rental housing. The person who handled weapons on "Rust" scheduled for sentencing. An orphaned sea otter pup has a new surrogate mom. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/15/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Confirmed Measles Case, Budget Impact Of City Pay Raises, Rent Subsidy For Hillside Villa— The Sunday Edition

There is a confirmed case of measles in L.A. County, according to health officials. L.A. City workers are looking at a pay raise under a tentative agreement, but it's going to cost the city, according to a new fiscal report. Some tenants at the Hillside Villa Apartments could receive rent subsidies under a proposal from L.A. housing officials.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/14/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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New Metrolink Accident Sensors, SCOTUS Case On California Building Fees, California's Unknown Greenhouse Gas — The Saturday Edition

Metrolink tries new ways to reduce pedestrian and car collisions. In a 9-0 ruling from the Supreme Court has made it harder for local governments to impose certain fees -- and a little easier for a builder to sue over such fees. South Los Angeles and Orange County are the biggest emitters of a lesser-known green house gas according to a new study. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/13/202411 minutes, 43 seconds
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L.A. Expands RV Parking Bans, Mayor Bass Offers Help To 99 Cents Store Workers, & Calling More Parents To Teach Preschool — The P.M. Edition

New restrictions will make it harder for unhoused people to park RVs overnight on LA streets. The City of Los Angeles is taking steps to help 99 Cents Only store workers find a job. L.A. County needs more pre-school teachers. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/12/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wildlife Crossing Closures Coming For 101 Freeway, Rain Returns This Weekend & A Chapter Closes In Bald Eagle Saga — The A.M. Edition

Lane closures on the 101 begin soon, for construction on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing. Rain and cooler temperatures return to the Southland. Big Bear Valley's eagle couple no longer in sight, nor are the eggs. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/12/20246 minutes, 24 seconds
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Former Dodger Interpreter Charged With Stealing $16M, O.J. Simpson Remembered, & Reviving Classic Movie Theaters — The P.M. Edition

Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter faces federal bank fraud charges. A look at the complicated life of USC and NFL legend O.J. Simpson. And the push to revive vintage movie houses across SoCal, including Brain Dead Studios in Fairfax. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/11/20246 minutes, 54 seconds
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Abortion Pill Costs For CSU and UC Students Vary, Metrolink Awarded Funding For Collision Prevention Pilot & Salmon Fishing Off CA Coast Banned Again — The A.M. Edition

Why do abortion pill costs vary among CA's 33 public universities? Metrolink receives $1.3 million to test new technology aimed at preventing collisions. Salmon fishing off California's coast cancelled for the second year in a row. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/11/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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Many in SoCal Can Expect Higher Water Bills, Auditor Picked to Assess LA Homelessness Spending, & New Delivery Charges — The P.M. Edition

Southern Californians will see higher water bills next year despite record rainfall. A federal judge has chosen the auditor who'll look into L.A.'s spending on homelessness. UPS and FedEx add surcharges for deliveries to some zip codes. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/10/20247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Judge Picks Auditor To Assess Homeless Services in LA , UCLA Program Welcomes Underserved Students & Insecticide Spraying Shuts Down Crystal Lake — The A.M. Edition

A judge selects the firm that will audit LA's homeless services and spending. How a four-year university in LA is helping students at 2-year colleges make the leap. Camping at Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel Mountains suspended for spraying. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/10/20246 minutes, 48 seconds
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CA Releases Homelessness Spending Audit, LA Suspends Dog Breeding Permits, & Hollywood Bowl Parking Gets Cut— The P.M. Edition

A new audit of California's spending on homelessness finds that the state hasn't been tracking how billions of dollars were spent. L.A. city’s breeding moratorium aims to ease overcrowding at shelters. The Hollywood Bowl swaps parking spots for shuttles. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/9/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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CA Approves Rent Cap For Low Income Housing, A Key Water Pipeline Repair To Impact Traffic & There Was Once A Bicycle Freeway — The A.M. Edition

State officials have approved a rent cap on low income housing developments. Partial lane closures begin on a two-block stretch of North Santa Monica Blvd. Why the ambitious California Cycleway was never completed. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
4/9/20246 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Solar Eclipse Visits LA, Audit On LA Homeless Services To Move Forward, & Allergy Season Gets A Boost From Recent Rains — The P.M. Edition

Students across Los Angeles share their hope and excitement during the solar eclipse. A federal Judge is expected to decide on who will audit the millions spent on homeless services in LA. Allergy season is in full swing thanks to recent rains. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/8/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Look To The Sky: A Total Solar Eclipse Happens Today, CA Renewable Energy's Downside & History Of A Chicano Hub In Long Beach - The A.M. Edition

What to expect from today’s Total Solar Eclipse. What a recent UC study reveals about California’s renewable energy sources. A new photo exhibit highlights the Chicano Movement in Long Beach. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
4/8/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Big Sur Highway 1 Update, Tips For Tomorrow's Eclipse, And How Even Small Tsunamis Can Be Big — The Sunday Edition

We check in on a stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur that keeps crumbling into the sea. We have last minute tips to enjoy tomorrow's solar eclipse. And tsunamis pose a real threat to Southern California - we'll explain how even a small tsunami can be life-threatening and have a big economic impact.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/7/202418 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wayfarers Chapel Unlikely To Reopen In Current Location, 99 Cents Only Stores Closing, and LA Festival of Movies — The Saturday Edition

Officials at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes now say it’s unlikely they’ll ever be able to reopen to the public on its current land. The discount chain 99 Cents Only is shutting all of its 371 locations. A new music center in Historic South Central is bringing state of the art equipment and classes to an affordable housing complex. And the Los Angeles Festival of Movies continues through the weekend. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/6/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Shoppers Brace For 99 Cents Only Stores Closure, SoCal Sends Aid To Taiwan Earthquake Victims, & Internet Access Expands — The P.M. Edition

Customers of 99 Cents Only stores say the chain’s closing will be a shock to their pocketbook. Taiwanese Americans are sending help to people recovering from the major earthquake in Taiwan. California gets $70 million to connect more residents. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/5/20248 minutes, 2 seconds
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Students Abortion Pill Outreach, Frustration Grows Over Delayed Opening Of Korean American Museum & Angels Opener Tonight – The A.M. Edition

A proposal to raise awareness about abortion medication availability at CA public universities. Koreatown group demands accountability surrounding a stalled museum. LA Angels play first home game of the season tonight. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/5/20247 minutes, 7 seconds
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LA’s Mansion Tax Turns 1, Electricity Bills Could Go Up, New Rules Coming To Protect Stone-Cutting Workers — The P.M. Edition

Some tenants in Los Angeles who have benefited from Measure ULA say it kept disastrous evictions at bay. California is proposing a new $24 fixed charge on electricity bills. L.A. City leaders propose new rules to protect workers from hazardous dust. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/4/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mansion Tax Falling Short On Revenue, Could SoCal's Buildings Collapse Like Those In Taiwan? & Providing Meals For Struggling Community College Students - The A.M. Edition

LA's Mansion Tax generates way less than projected. Why some SoCal buildings are at risk of collapsing during a quake, like some did in Taiwan. A local non-profit is helping students who are food insecure. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/4/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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L.A. Deploys Clinicians For Mental Health Calls, AT&T Customers Could Lose Federal Help, & Where To Watch The Solar Eclipse — The P.M. Edition

L.A. city officials launched six mental health crisis response teams. Thousands of Californians can expect their phone bills to go up next year as a federal discount sunsets. Where the best views in Southern California for Monday’s solar eclipse will be. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
4/3/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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FAFSA Vexes Those With Long Last Names, A New Strategy To Curb Gun Violence in LA County & A "Blessed" Tradition Continues On Olvera Street — The A.M. Edition

Why filling out the FAFSA form is problematic for some students in particular. How authorities in LA County are using a free handout to combat gun violence. Hundreds turn out for an historic L.A. tradition. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/3/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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FBI Investigates Santa Ana Unified, Ethics Reform Stalled At LA City Hall, & California Snowpack Is In Good Shape — The P.M. Edition

The FBI is investigating Santa Ana Unified School District’s COVID testing contracts. LA City leaders promised ethics reforms, but critics say the city council is dragging its feet. Why the above average snowpack this year isn’t all good news. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/2/20247 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ethics Reform Stalls In LA, Lifesaving Skills Now Easier To Access In LA County & A USC Basketball Coach Moves On — The A.M. Edition

Advocates for ethics reform in LA say changes aren't happening fast enough. LA County is teaching lifesaving skills online. USC is searching for a new men's head basketball coach. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
4/2/20246 minutes, 49 seconds
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Water Restrictions This Summer?, CA Fast Food Workers' Pay Raise, & Sculptor Richard Serra's Legacy — The P.M. Edition

California's rainy season is ending, but did SoCal get enough rain and snow to avoid water restrictions? CA fast food workers are now paid a $20 hourly minimum wage. Famed sculptor Richard Serra, whose work is displayed in SoCal, died last week at 85. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/1/20247 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wage Hike For CA Fast Food Workers Starts Today, A Look At California's Water Supply, Heat Pump Water Heaters: Are They Worth It? — The A.M. Edition

Fast food workers in CA see increase to $20 minimum wage, but there are some exceptions. An outlook on California's water supply, following the recent rains. How heat pump water heaters could help save money and the environment. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
4/1/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rainstorm And Flood Watch Continues, Fast Food Wage Hike, And How Some Empty Nesters Are Addressing The Housing Crisis — The Saturday Edition

It's another wet weekend as a rainstorm slams our already soggy region - what does this mean for our water supply? Also, the fast food industry is preparing for a wage hike that goes into effect Monday. Some baby boomers are taking on the shortage of affordable homes for millennials with kids. Plus, we check in on the Bunny Museum in Altadena this Easter Sunday.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/31/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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Storm Brings Winterlike Conditions, Dodgers Continue Series Amid Scandal, And Butterfly Pavilion Opens — The Saturday Edition

A storm is bringing more winterlike conditions to Southern California, as thunderstorms, hail and flooding are possible this Easter weekend. We check in with Dodgers fans about the Shohei Otani scandal as the team continues a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. And you can see hundred of colorful butterfly species all in one place at the Natural History Museum's Butterfly Pavilion.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/30/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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Older Angelenos Move To Help Young Families Find Housing, Easter Weekend Storm, & The Best Hoagies in LA — The P.M. Edition

How “empty nesters” in LA are helping young families find the housing space they need. A wet Easter weekend is ahead. Where to get Philly-style hoagies right here in Los Angeles. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/29/20247 minutes, 8 seconds
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SoCal’s Rain Timeline For Easter Weekend, LA County Certifies Primary Election Results Today & UC Reacts To Lawmakers' Deadline Extension Request — The A.M. Edition

Heavy rains and winds expected from incoming storm. LA County's vote results are being certified today. UC rejects deadline extension request due to FAFSA mess. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/29/20246 minutes, 57 seconds
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LA County Families Struggle To Pay For Food, New Affordable Housing Is Less Kid-Friendly, Dodgers Win at Home — The P.M. Edition

High housing costs in L.A. County are making it difficult for families to afford nutritious food and health care. Most of L.A.’s rental housing isn’t big enough for families with kids. Dodgers win their home opener. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/28/20247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Major Rain Storm Approaching Southland & Dodgers Home Opener & Bear Beware — The A.M. Edition

Experts say more mudslides and debris flows are possible, ahead of the weekend rain storm. The Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals in today's home opener. Black bears are waking up, and they're hungry.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/28/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Former LA Deputy Mayor Convicted of Bribery, Young Parents Struggle To Find Family Housing, & LA Libraries Expand Narcan Clinics — The P.M. Edition

A federal jury finds former L.A. Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan guilty of bribery, racketeering, and fraud. Family-sized housing in L.A. County is out of reach for many young parents. More Narcan clinics open at L.A. County libraries, saving more lives. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/27/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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Housing Shortage Vexes LA Families, ICE Transfers From OC Sheriff's Custody On The Rise & New Bill Could Save Whales From Ship Strikes— The A.M. Edition

LAist launches a new series looking into the shortage of family-sized homes in Los Angeles. In Orange County, the number of people released from sheriff’s custody and flagged for federal immigration officials is going up. State lawmakers consider how to reduce the number of whales killed by ships. Plus more.    Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/27/20246 minutes, 38 seconds
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Advocates Remain Optimistic Over LA County DA Race, FAFSA Deadline Extended, & LMU Offers Bad Bunny Class — The P.M. Edition

LA District Attorney George Gascon heads to the November primary with just a quarter of votes, but reformers remain optimistic. California students have one more month to file for financial aid. Demand for a Bad Bunny course soars at Loyola Marymount. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/26/20247 minutes, 48 seconds
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Shohei Ohtani Addresses Gambling Allegations, AT&T Wants To Phase Out CA Landline Service, & Another Pacific Storm On Its Way— The A.M. Edition

Shohei Ohtani speaks out for the first time publicly about his former interpreter, fired by the Dodgers amid theft and illegal gambling allegations. AT&T wants to ditch landline service for Californians, but not everyone is on board. A coming storm is expected to make for a wet Easter weekend. Plus more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/26/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ohtani Denies Involvement In Gambling Scandal, Workers At 34 Hotels Ratify New Contracts, Earthquake Safety Shaky At LA Schools— The P.M. Edition

Dodger star Shohei Ohtani says he didn't know his interpreter was using his money to allegedly pay off gambling debts. Thousands of hotel workers ratify new contracts, ending a series of strikes that began last summer. Are L.A. schools earthquake safe? Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/25/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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New Lawsuit Filed In The Fight For Joshua Trees, Supreme Court Hearing On Abortion Pills, & Rail Service Resumes In San Clemente— The AM Edition

Environmental advocates are suing the federal government for its decision not to list the Joshua Tree under the Endangered Species Act.  The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear case that could limit access to the abortion pill. Metrolink and Amtrak trains resume full service today through south Orange County, after two months of emergency construction. Plus more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/25/20246 minutes, 58 seconds
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LA Public Library and Angel City Press, Mauritanian Refugees in Bell, and Plans For Long Beach's First Women's Sports Bar — The Sunday Edition

Angel City Press, a small printer focused on Southern California stories, was recently donated to the LA Public Library. Long Beach may be the future home of the region's first sports bar dedicated to women's leagues. And a Latino church in Bell is hosting 19 asylum seekers from Mauritania. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/24/202411 minutes
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Los Angeles Homeless Services Faces An Audit, Diana Nyad Fights Ocean Pollution, And Scientists Ask For Help Studying Local Parrots — The Saturday Edition

The latest on an audit planned for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Scientists ask the public for help studying Southern California parrots. Several new eaglets hatch on Catalina Island. Requested water allocations double for state water agencies after winter storms. A multi-year gray whale mortality event comes to an end. Gender parity is achieved in the California Senate. And we talk with Diana Nyad and Bonnie Stoll about fighting ocean pollution in Southern California. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/23/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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LA Leaders Defend Anti-Camping Law Report, 72k State Farm Customers To Lose Coverage, & Free Admission To 30 Museums — The P.M. Edition

L.A. leaders defend a report that says an anti-camping law has failed to get unhoused Angelenos into shelter. State Farm won’t renew coverage for thousands of customers, citing financial troubles. Admission is free this weekend for 30 SoCal Museums. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
3/22/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Today We'll Learn More About LA's Homelessness Spending Audit, Tuberculosis Cases Up In LA County & Compton's Pothole Couple Asked To Stop Assisting — The A.M. Edition

A judge today is expected to release more details about an audit into LA's shelter bed services. Why tuberculosis cases are rising in LA County. A couple took Compton's pothole problem into their own hands - - now they're being told to stop. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
3/22/20246 minutes, 34 seconds
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LA May Cut 2,000 Vacant City Jobs, Dodgers Fire Ohtani’s Interpreter, & New Climate Change App — The P.M. Edition

L.A. looks to cut 2,000 vacant city job to balance its budget amid a $288-million deficit. Dodger Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, is accused of stealing money from Ohtani to pay for bad bets. Your smartphone can help fight climate change. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
3/21/20248 minutes, 2 seconds
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CA Voters Pass Proposition 1, Dodgers Fire Shohei Ohtani's Interpreter & LAUSD Unveils New AI Tool — The A.M. Edition

Measure aimed at addressing CA's homelessness crisis narrowly passes. Shohei Ohtani's interpreter fired by Dodgers amid theft and illegal gambling allegations. LAUSD is using a new AI platform to help students and parents. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
3/21/20246 minutes, 51 seconds
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Huntington Beach Closer To Outsourcing Library Services, Funds Coming For Kids Who Lost A Parent To COVID, & OC Eaglets Hatch — The P.M. Edition

Huntington Beach approves steps towards privatizing library services. California will create trust funds for children who lost a parent to COVID starting next year. Orange County welcomes two eaglets. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/20/20247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tighter Restrictions Coming For Short-Term Rental Hosts In LA County, Passenger Rail Service Through San Clemente Resumes Soon & Dodger Season Begins Overseas — The A.M. Edition

What tightened rules mean for short-term rental hosts in LA County. Amtrak and Metrolink announce plans to resume passenger rail service through San Clemente. LA Dodgers kick off the season in Seoul, South Korea. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/20/20246 minutes, 56 seconds
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LA Approves Homelessness Spending Audit, LA Progressive Candidates Head To Runoffs, & Huntington Beach Considers Privatizing Its Library — The P.M. Edition

The city of Los Angeles agrees to an audit into its shelter bed services. November runoffs could see the progressive footprint expand in L.A. City Council. Huntington Beach considers private library services. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
3/19/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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CA Nail Techs Among Worst Paid, Possible Prop 1 Recount? & A Man's Quest To Explore LA's History — The A.M. Edition

Research shows California nail techs are among the worst paid in the state. The fate of CA's Prop 1 measure remains uncertain. A lifelong Angeleno is setting out to visit all of LA County's historic landmarks. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/19/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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LA May Face Audit on Homelessness Dollars, CA Revisits Push For Mandatory Kindergarten, & SoCal Parrot Study Help Needed — The P.M. Edition

A judge pushes for an audit of where LA’s homelessness dollars are going. Two CA lawmakers introduce legislation to make kindergarten mandatory starting in 2026. Scientists need help studying wild parrots in Southern California. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
3/18/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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LA Mayor To Testify In Homeless Audit Hearing, Realtors Agree To Commission Rule Changes & Kindergarten Mandatory For CA In 2026?— The A.M. Edition

A judge is set to oversee a possible audit of LA's homelessness spending. What a recent lawsuit settlement means for home buyers and sellers. Newly proposed legislation would make kindergarten mandatory in CA in 2026. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/18/20246 minutes, 38 seconds
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LA Marathon Today, Orange School Board Trustees Recalled, And CA's New Happiness Committee — The Sunday Edition

Thousands of people are hitting the pavement today for The L.A. Marathon. Voters have recalled two conservative members of the Orange Unified School District. And the California State Assembly’s Committee on Happiness, helmed by former Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, has had its first meeting. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/17/20249 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mayor Bass Gets Olympics Advice In Paris, OC Supervisor Do Misses Deadline, And Inside The Wildfire Hotline Writer's Process — The Saturday Edition

LA city officials study Paris for lessons on preparing for the 2028 Olympics, especially with key issues like transit and homelessness. Orange County officials say they are considering next steps after a nonprofit run by OC Supervisor Andrew Do’s daughter failed to meet a deadline to prove how it spent $4 million in taxpayer dollars. And we introduce you to the botanist who writes the weekly reports for the Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/16/202410 minutes, 26 seconds
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OC Nonprofit Misses $4M Disclosure Deadline, LAUSD Board Elex Runoffs, Dog Parasite Case Found— The P.M. Edition

Non-profit directed by OC Supervisor Andrew Do’s daughter fails to show how it spent millions in tax dollars. Three LAUSD board seats head to the November general election. Riverside County reports the first case of a deadly parasite to dogs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/15/20248 minutes, 14 seconds
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Santa Ana Winds: Widespread Damage Reported, A City Council Race Is Decided & Hope Not Lost For Historic Highland Park Theater — The A.M. Edition

The Southland sees damages and outages from yesterday's Santa Ana winds. LA city council district 4 race called. Movie lovers hopeful the century-old Highland Park Theater will return. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/15/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nithya Raman Keeps LA Council Seat, Santa Ana Winds Cause Power Outages, & Driverless Taxis In LA — The P.M. Edition

Incumbent L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman wins reelection despite millions of dollars spent to defeat her. Santa Ana winds cause power outages and a mess with showers forecasted. Driverless robotaxis are giving free rides across L.A. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/14/20247 minutes, 35 seconds
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Strong Santa Anas Sweep Into SoCal, LA County Ballot Count Update & Life Lessons Gleaned From Big Bear Eagle Cam — The A.M. Edition

High wind warnings and wind advisories are out for much of the Southland today amid threatening Santa Ana winds. Remaining ballots to be counted in LA County. Live cam footage of Eagle parents Jackie and Shadow is spawning teachable moments.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/14/20246 minutes, 36 seconds
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LA Affordable Housing Projects Stall, LA Spends Nearly $500 Million In Liability Payouts, & Best SoCal Wildflowers Sites — The P.M. Edition

The city of L.A. rejects environmental challenges to new affordable housing. New data shows L.A. paid out nearly $427 million in liability claims as it faces a major budget deficit. Now that Spring is here, where you can see wildflowers in Southern California. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/13/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Santa Ana Winds To Return To SoCal, LA City Councilmember May Win Re-election Outright & Nine LA Area Restaurants Recommended By Michelin Guide — The A.M. Edition

Forecasters warn Santa Winds are set to return tonight and continue tomorrow. Where do things stand in the Los Angeles city council district 4 race? Michelin Guide folks recommend several local restaurants. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/13/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Disneyland’s $1.9 Billion Expansion Approved, Bluffs And Hillsides Continue Sliding & Bald Eagle Eggs Unlikely To Hatch — The P.M. Edition

Disneyland's $1.9 billion expansion plan clears its first hurdle with the city of Anaheim. People living near the Chiquita Canyon Landfill can now apply for funds to move away from the smell. Big Bears bald eagle nest shows no signs of life. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/12/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bill Seeks To End Daylight Saving Time In CA, Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion Denied & Oscar Ratings Get A Bump— The A.M. Edition

Why there's a new push to end daylight saving time in California. LA County officials reject Chiquita Canyon landfill operator's request to expand. Sunday's Academy Awards drew its biggest audience in four years. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/12/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall Dangerously Understaffed, LA Files First Civil Rights Fine & Wetlands Project In Jeopardy— The P.M. Edition

A new report says L.A. County’s juvenile hall in Downey was understaffed when one of the young people held there escaped. The city of L.A. fined Smart & Final for allegedly violating the civil rights of a patron. A Sun Valley wetland project is in jeopardy. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/11/20247 minutes, 8 seconds
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Oscars 2024 Recap, Landfill Conversion Project Faces Barriers & A New Bird In Town — The A.M. Edition

Who went home with Oscar gold at last night's Academy Awards? Delays are jeopardizing a project in the San Fernando Valley aimed at capturing stormwater and alleviating flooding. A new brightly plumed bird finds a home in the Southland. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/11/20246 minutes, 31 seconds
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Daylight Saving Time Starts, LA County's AI Homelessness Pilot, And LA's Oscar Watch Parties — The Sunday Edition

Daylight saving time begins today, so we're bringing you a look at efforts to get rid of the time change in California. Los Angeles County is experimenting with artificial intelligence to predict who will become unhoused. And if you need some last-minute plans to watch the Oscars, we've got you covered.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/10/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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City Audits Inside Safe Program, Janice Hahn Declares Victory, and Venice's New History Museum — The P.M. Edition

There are still votes to be counted, but Janice Hahn declared victory last night in her bid for another term on the LA County Board of Supervisors. LA City Controller Kenneth Mejia announced that his office will conduct an audit of Inside Safe, Mayor Karen Bass's flagship program to address homelessness. And Venice is known for its funky boardwalk, Muscle Beach, and its laid back style, but a new museum dedicated to the beach neighborhood wants to focus on other voices.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
3/9/202411 minutes, 1 second
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City Controller To Audit Mayor's 'Inside Safe' Program, Possible Oil Spill in Huntington Beach, — The P.M. Edition

Kenneth Mejia says he will audit Mayor Karen Bass's program to get unhoused Angelenos off the street. The Coast Guard investigates a new oil sheen off the coast of Huntington Beach. Chino Valley Unified school board tweaks gender ID notification policy. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/9/20246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Judge To Find LA Misled About Encampment Promises, Is OC Voter ID Measure Enforeceable? & Sunday's Academy Awards: What's New This Year — The A.M. Edition

Federal judge plans to rule that LA misled plaintiffs about promises to clear encampments and add shelter beds. A controversial voter ID ballot measure in Huntington Beach is on track to pass. Time change coincides with Sunday's Oscars. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
3/8/20247 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mystery Grows Over OC Nonprofit's Use of Tax Dollars, LAPD Firework Explosion Costs City $10M+, & Eagle “Pip Watch” Remains Quiet — The P.M. Edition

Questions linger over millions in tax dollars given to the nonprofit led by O.C. Supervisor Andrew Do’s daughter. Costs tied to the LAPD’s 2021 botched fireworks explosion exceeds $10 million. Big Bear's famous eagle eggs are past due to hatch. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/8/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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LAist Uncovers New Details In OC Supervisor Investigation, "Rust" Weapons Supervisor Found Guilty & Barbie Hits The Road - The A.M. Edition

An OC nonprofit sends mixed signals amid pressure to account for millions from taxpayers. The armorer on the set of the movie "Rust" convicted of involuntary manslaughter. "Barbie" is touring with a live orchestra this summer, with a stop in LA. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/7/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Several Key LA Races Face Potential Runoffs, U.S. Senate Race To Replace Feinstein Heats Up — The P.M. Edition

The latest election results in LA and Orange Counties. Several key races are potentially heading for runoffs in November, including incumbent DA George Gascón, and LA City Councilmembers Kevin de Leon and Nithya Raman. The Senate race heats up. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/7/20247 minutes, 31 seconds
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Super Tuesday Election Results: What We Know So Far, Voter Turnout Concerns for CA Primary & Limited Amtrak Service Resumes In San Clemente — The A.M. Edition

LAist is following post-election day results. Low voter turnout is noted so far statewide. Partial passenger train service resumes through San Clemente today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
3/6/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Key Primary Races To Watch, Huntington Beach Considers Voter ID Law , & DA George Gascón's Final Reelection Bid — The P.M. Edition

Super Tuesday is here and SoCal voters are deciding on several key races and laws. LAist reporter Jill Replogle explains a controversial voter ID law in Huntington Beach. LAist reporter Frank Stoltze talks about the crowded field for the L.A. District Attorney race. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/5/20248 minutes
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Election Day: Polls Close At 8 Tonight, Endorsement Of LAUSD Candidate Revoked & College Admissions: A Call For Greater Transparency— The A.M. Edition

Still need help filling out your primary ballot? LAist's Voter Game Plan can help. A teachers union withdraws support from an LAUSD Board District 1 candidate. Transparency in question, as some prospective college students wonder why they're not being accepted.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/5/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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LA Council President Challenges Anti-Camping Report, CA Primary Slow Voter Turnout, & LA Judges Election Ratings Under Scrutiny — The P.M. Edition

L.A. City Council President Paul Krekorian questions the accuracy of a report calling the city’s anti-camping ban ineffective. Voting is off to a slow start for the March 5th primary. LA County Bar Association's election ratings for judges faces growing criticism. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/5/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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An LA Homelessness Policy Found Ineffective, IATSE Negotiations Begin Today & Saving Stormwater At Home — The A.M. Edition

LA Council president pushes back against audit findings on an anti-camping ordinance. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees begins contract negotiations with studios and streamers today. How to capture stormwater on your property. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/4/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Regulators Give Waymo The Green Light, Park Pass Program In Jeopardy, And How To Forage Your Own Salad — The Sunday Edition

The driverless car hailing company Waymo cleared a regulatory hurdle on Friday. A program that got thousands of residents into California’s state parks is in jeopardy. And we’ll learn how foraging for edible plants can help the environment, and do a little taste test.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/3/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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Data Reveals Flaws In LA Encampment Ban, Primary Voting Tips, And Bald Eagles Prepare For Egg Hatch — The Saturday Edition

New data reveals that LA's ban on homeless encampments is just not working. There's a primary coming up Tuesday, so we have tips on how to fill out your ballot on things like like the superior court judge races. And Big Bear’s famous bald eagle couple Jackie and Shadow could welcome their first chick of the year this weekend.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
3/2/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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CA Voters Weigh Mental Health Reforms, Big Spenders Back LA Councilman Lee's Reelection, & Van Nuys Installs Solar Streetlights — The P.M. Edition

Californians will decide Proposition 1, which would expand access to behavioral health care. Some of LA's influential groups are spending big on District 12 Councilman John Lee's reelection bid. Van Nuys installs over 100 solar-powered streetlights. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/2/20246 minutes, 38 seconds
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Spending Mounts In Support of LA City Council Incumbent, More Solar Lighting Coming To LA & Local Students Compete With Self-Made Robot — The A.M. Edition

Independent groups spend big money to re-elect an LA city council member under an ethics cloud. A new pilot program makes way for more solar powered streetlights in LA. Young students form a robotics team and send "Jeffrey" into competition. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
3/1/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cal State LA Potential Asbestos Exposure, New Online Hub For Anti-Asian Incidents, & Storm Damage Tax Cut — The P.M. Edition

Cal State LA faculty and students protest over potential asbestos exposure from a busy campus building. A new online tool documents anti-Asian incidents and connects victims with resources. Residents may get a tax cut for storm damage to their property. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
3/1/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Tax Relief Available To Property Owners with Storm Damage, San Clemente Coastal Rail Update & Ohtani Gets Hitched— The A.M. Edition

What you should know if you incurred storm damage to your home or other property. Officials provide updated timeline on San Clemente rail line repairs. New Dodger player Shohei Ohtani announces marriage. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
2/29/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Shake Up Of LA's Homeless Services Leadership, LAUSD Weighs Kahllid Al-Alim Endorsement, & Big Storm Heads To CA — The P.M. Edition

There are big changes in leadership for programs to help unhoused Angelenos. The teachers union at LA Unified is considering whether to drop an endorsement for a school board candidate. A big snow storm is headed toward California from Alaska. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/29/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Notable Campaign Spending In Senate District 25 Race, LAPD Counters Critical Chopper Audit & A Hatching Awaits In SoCal Mountains — The A.M. Edition

A self-funded candidate brings attention to SoCal's Senate District 25 race. The Los Angeles Police Department says an audit of its helicopter fleet is flawed. Bald eagle couple Jackie and Shadow are waiting for their latest batch of eggs to hatch. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/28/20246 minutes, 31 seconds
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Public Defender Campaigns To Be LA County Judge, OC Supervisor Election, & Kevin De León's Reelection Bid — The P.M. Edition

Ahead of the March 5th primary election, a look at important races in LA and Orange County, including a public defender who wants to be a LA judge, a big race for OC Supervisor, and LA Councilman Kevin De León's reelection bid after political scandal.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/28/20248 minutes, 14 seconds
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CA Joins Suit To Stop Grocery Chains Merger, Electing Defenders As Superior Court Judges & Monarch Butterfly Population Survey Results— The A.M. Edition

California enters the legal fray over whether to allow two giant supermarket chains to merge, saying the deal could raise the price you pay for food. Why voters haven't elected many judges with public defender experience. Wildlife biologists are out with the latest Western Monarch butterfly count. Plus more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/27/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Man Arraigned in Unhoused Killings Cases, Capturing SoCal's Stormwater, & CA Pushes To Count MENA Americans — The P.M. Edition

A L.A. man accused of killing three unhoused people is arraigned. A report on how SoCal is saving stormwater from the recent winter storms. A CA bill would require demographic data to include a category for Californians of Middle East and North Africa descent. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/27/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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L.A. County's Ballot Processing Center Is In An Old Fry's, 'Oppenheimer' Dominates SAG Awards & An Update On Stormwater Capture — The AM Edition

L.A. County will now process all voter ballots in one location. Oppenheimer continues its march to the Oscars with big SAG Awards wins. LA County stormwater efforts could include your front yard. Plus, more.    Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/26/20247 minutes
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How To Watch Vote Counting Live, Kayaking Death Valley, And Quizzing "In The Know" Creators On NPR Lore — The Sunday Edition

Los Angeles County vote centers are open around the region for the March 5th primary, and the county lets you watch the vote counting live. Kayakers are drawn to a stunning lake out in Death Valley created by the recent rainfall. And we test the NPR knowledge of In the Know creators Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner with a quiz of our own. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/25/202415 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hazmat Called To Chiquita Canyon Landfill, New Area Code Overlay, And COVID Trends Downward — The Saturday Edition

After a warning from the EPA, hazmat is called to a troubled Santa Clarita Valley landfill due to a leak from a faulty high pressure hose. The area codes 213 and 323 will be joined by a new overlay later this year: 738. And COVID cases in LA County have returned to pre-holiday levels - though people can still get sick as cases trend downward. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/24/20249 minutes, 10 seconds
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CA Gives Away Abortion Pills For Free, LAUSD Board Candidate Loses Support of Teachers Union, & EPA Orders Castaic Landfill To Fix Odor Problem — The P.M. Edition

California is supplying abortion pills for free to health providers across the state. LAUSD's teachers union suspends support for school board candidate Kahllid Al-Alim over anti-semitic tweets. The EPA orders a Castaic landfill to address its odor problem. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/24/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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CA Seeks To Distribute Abortion Pill Stockpile, Vote Centers Open This Weekend, & Panda Diplomacy Is Back— The A.M. Edition

California created an abortion pill stockpile last year and now the state needs to distribute it before it expires. Local voting centers are poised to open tomorrow for the March 5th primary. Giant pandas could be on their way to a southland zoo. Plus more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/23/20247 minutes, 12 seconds
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Huntington Beach Voter ID Ballot Measure, Report For Dodger Gondola Approved, & IATSE Prepares For Studio Negotiations — The P.M. Edition

Huntington Beach's city council asks voters to show an ID to cast a ballot. The LA Metro board approves a environmental report for a Dodger Stadium gondola project. Another powerful union representing production crews prepares for studio negotiations. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/23/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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Biden Cancels Student Debt For 153,000 Borrowers, New Area Code For LA & Breathe With Snoop Dogg— The A.M. Edition

President Biden has announced that his administration will cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt. Los Angeles will get a new area code this year. Snoop Dogg is helping teach children how to alleviate toxic stress.  Plus more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/22/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Storm Damage Cleanup, LA School Board Candidate Apologizes For Social Media "Likes", & LAPD Chief Retires Next Week — The P.M. Edition

Sunny skies are back, but there's lots of storm damage to clean up. A LAUSD board candidate apologizes for social media "likes" on antisemitic and sexually explicit content. LAPD Chief Michel Moore retires next week. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/22/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Storm Moves Out Of Southland Today, Landslides Worsen In Ranchos Palos Verdes, And Huntington Beach Voters To Decide On Voter ID Requirement — The A.M. Edition

Rain will continue to make for another wet commute in SoCal, but the storm is moving on later today. The landslide situation in Rancho Palos Verdes is worsening. Huntington Beach voters are poised to decide whether or not they want to allow residents to show ID in order to vote in local elections. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/21/20246 minutes, 52 seconds
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Increased Risk of Potential Landslides, Record Rainfall In February, & Last Day To Register To Vote In CA Primary — The P.M. Edition

The latest storms increase the risk of potential landslides for SoCal communities, including the Hollywood Hills and Palos Verdes Peninsula. L.A. has the wettest February since the 1880s. Today is the deadline to register to vote online for the March 5 primary. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/21/20247 minutes, 43 seconds
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More Rain To Come, Child Tax Credit and Cal State Faculty Vote — The A.M. Edition

The storm in Southern Calfornia isn't letting up, more rain is on the way today. Cal State University faculty have completed voting on a new contract with the administration. There's a bipartisan bill in Congress to expand the child tax credit. If it is approved, more than 2 million children in low-income families in California could benefit from more cash this tax season.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/20/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rain Returns To Southland, Recent Weather Spawns Concerns About People Experiencing Homelessness, Graffitied Skyscrapers Cleared For Cleanup — The A.M. Edition

Landslides and flooding remain a threat amid SoCal's latest storm. LA leaders question how a looming budget deficit will hinder future assistance to people experiencing homelessness. Funding approved to clean up graffitied skyscrapers in Downtown La's Oceanwide Plaza. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/19/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Another Storm To Hit Southern California, UCLA Returns Artifacts To Ghana, And Mount Baldy Rescuers Urge Caution — The Sunday Edition

We give the latest on the lengthy storm approaching Southern California - and the risks that come with back to back rainfall. Artifacts stolen from the Asante kingdom that had been in UCLA's collection have returned to Ghana. And when hikers get stuck in dangerous spots like snowy Mount Baldy, rescuers are also put in harm's way.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/18/20246 minutes, 1 second
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OC Missing $4 Million In Funds, Landslide Risk With Coming Storms, And A Love Letter To The New Beverly — The Saturday Edition

Orange County officials say millions of dollars in taxpayer money directed to OC Supervisor Andrew Do's daughter's nonprofit are unaccounted for. As another storm approaches, landslides are more likely if the soil gets too saturated. And a love letter to The New Beverly from How To LA's series on vintage cinema houses. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/17/202410 minutes, 37 seconds
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Millions of OC Funds Unaccounted For, LA Hotline For Unhoused Angelenos Overwhelmed, & Get Computer Help At The Library — The P.M. Edition

OC officials say millions of dollars meant to feed vulnerable residents are unaccounted for. The LA hotline for unhoused Angelenos says it can't handle all the calls for help, as another storm approaches. The LA County library can help you with your computer. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
2/17/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Another Big Storm Headed To SoCal, Free Digital Support In LA County & LA County Must Fix or Close Juvenile Hall— The A.M. Edition

Forecasters say more flooding is possible from incoming storm. Need help using the internet? LA County Library wants to help. State regulators fins a Downey Juvenile Hall to be unsuitable. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/16/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall Ordered to Shut Down, Explosion Injures 9 LA Firefighters, & Hidden Gems at LA's Libraries — The P.M. Edition

LA's Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall is ordered to shut down less than a year after L.A. county transferred hundreds there. A truck explosion in Wilmington injures 9 LA firefighters. The L.A. library doesn't just have books; it has instruments and seeds too! Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
2/16/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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LA County Juvenile Facility Under Scrutiny, Overnight Closures On PCH In Malibu & Indie Movie Houses In LA Making A Comeback — The A.M. Edition

A Downey juvenile detention facility faces state scrutiny. A stretch of PCH in Malibu is needs overnight emergency work. Some indie theaters in LA have rebounded post-pandemic.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
2/15/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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Valley Fever Cases on the Rise, New Steps To Stop Copper Wire Thefts, & Valentines Day Nuptials — The P.M. Edition

Valley fever - a combo of fever, cough, and fatigue - is on the rise in CA. LA City Council approves new steps to stop copper wire thefts that have blacked out lots of city streetlights. How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? We speak to some newlyweds. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
2/15/20246 minutes, 58 seconds
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LA County Leaders Vote To Restrict Short-Term Rentals, FAFSA Glitch Causes Problems For Immigrants' Kids & LA County Seeks Artists To Work With The Unhoused — The A.M. Edition

LA County Board of Supervisors votes to limit vacation rentals to a primary residence. A technical glitch is hindering some children of immigrants applying for financial aid. How LA County plans to use art to engage with unhoused people. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
2/14/20246 minutes, 21 seconds
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LA Pushes To Change Airbnb Rules, Nithya Raman's District 4 Race Heats Up, & Dana Point Mansions On Cliff's Edge — The P.M. Edition

Airbnb hosts in unincorporated L.A. County may soon be barred from renting out homes unless they live in them. L.A. City Council's District 4 race heats up with incumbent Nithya Raman. Mansions in Dana Point are at risk of falling into the ocean after a landslide.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/14/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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An LA City Council Race May Determine Progressive's Fate, Changes Coming To LA Charter Schools? & CA's Black History Has Early Origins — The A.M. Edition

Where candidates in LA's District 4 council race stand on key issues, such as housing and homelessness. The Los Angeles Unified School Board votes today on charter school location restrictions. A look at how California's Black history has omitted early pioneers. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/13/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Snowpack Light After Storm, Affordable Housing Construction Boom, & Adoptable Cats In Riverside — The P.M. Edition

The latest storm didn't bring the Sierra Nevada the amount of snow that CA needs. There's a boom in approved housing projects more than a year after Mayor Karen Bass's executive order. Riverside Co. Animal Services is on a mission to get cats into homes. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/13/20247 minutes, 7 seconds
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Victims ID'd In Mojave Helicopter Crash, Body Of Missing Hiker On Mt. Baldy Recovered & The Latest On CA's Snowpack — The A.M. Edition

What we know about some of the people killed in Friday's Mojave Desert Crash. San Bernardino County officials send strong warning amid snowy mountain conditions. Did the recent rains help California's snowpack? Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/12/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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New Housing Construction In LA, Camels Reseeding Joshua Trees, and How Angelenos Tackle Loneliness — The Sunday Edition

Luxury developers are jumping into building affordable housing in Los Angeles. Help replanting Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert comes from a surprising source: camels. And listen to our new series about loneliness in LA - how Angelenos are finding ways to meet people and build community. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/11/202410 minutes, 56 seconds
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Snow Hiking Tips, Helicopter Crashes Near Nevada, And Why LA's Air Is So Clean Right Now — The Saturday Edition

As a search continues for a local woman missing on Mount Baldy, we have safety tips if you or your loved ones plan to hike our snow-capped mountains. A helicopter carrying six people crashed last night in eastern San Bernardino County - their condition is unknown. And find out the science behind LA's clear air and beautiful skies. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/10/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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4.6 Quake Shakes SoCal, DLTA Building Owners Must Remove Graffiti, & CA Could Outlaw "Digital Discrimination" — The P.M. Edition

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake near west of Malibu rattles much of L.A. Owners of an abandoned complex in downtown L.A. have until Feb. 17 to remove graffiti from the property. CA could become the first state to outlaw digital discrimination. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/10/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cal State Faculty To Start Voting On Tentative Deal, What You Need To Know About CA's Only Ballot Measure & What Forecasters Say About Unusual Winds — The A.M. Edition

CSU Faculty will begin voting on a tentative agreement next week. CA March 5th primary voters need to make two key decisions for one ballot measure. Forecasters confirm a weather phenomenon in San Luis Obispo County.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
2/9/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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Push To Ban Flammable Materials Under CA's Freeways, Get Reimbursed For LA Pothole Damages, & Search For Missing Hiker on Mt. Baldy — The P.M. Edition

Caltrans wants to ban storage of flammable materials under CA's freeways. LA has gotten 1,180 reports of potholes since the storms; how to get reimbursed for your cars' damages. A search is underway around Mt. Baldy for 22-year-old missing hiker. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/9/20247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rainfall Recap, LA Sued Again Over Affordable Housing & NASA Keeps 'PACE' With Earth — The A.M. Edition

Forecasters say this week's storm was one of the biggest in decades for parts of SoCal.  Los Angeles is sued over affordable housing development near single-family homes. NASA has launched a new satellite aimed at studying the earth's climate.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
2/8/20247 minutes, 42 seconds
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New Interim LAPD Chief, Storm Cleanup Across SoCal, & Huntington Beach Restricts Some Books To Kids — The P.M. Edition

LAPD veteran Dominic Choi will serve as interim police chief. Crews across SoCal clean up widespread damage from this week's big storms. Kids can no longer check out books with any sexual content at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/8/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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More Rain Ahead of A Dry Weekend, Big Win For LA Street Vendors & JPL Announces Hundreds Of Layoffs — The A.M. Edition

Evening commuters likely affected by more rain tonight. Los Angeles city and county supervisors approve breaks for street vendors. More than 500 employees at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are being laid off. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/7/20247 minutes, 11 seconds
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SoCal Storm Damage Intensifies, 8 Million Gallon Sewage Spill Forces Closures, & LA Lifts "No Vending" Zone Ban — The P.M. Edition

SoCal communities are grappling with widespread storm damage from the record-setting storm that's expected to last until Thursday. 8 million gallons of sewage spills into the Dominguez Channel. LA City Council votes to lift "no vending" zone ban. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/7/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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Flooding Threat Continues For SoCal, LA Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency & LA Leaders To Address Street Vendor Issues Today — The A.M. Edition

Forecasters warn of another rough morning commute. Mayor Karen Bass addresses issues brought on by the continual rain. LA City council and county supervisors vote on easing rules for street vendors.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/6/20246 minutes, 51 seconds
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Storm Triggers Flooding & Evacuations, Beverly Crest Mudslide Rescue, & LAUSD Keeps Schools Open — The P.M. Edition

A record-setting storm continues to slam SoCal, bringing debris flow, flooded streets, and power outages. Dozens of residents were rescued after a mudslide in the Beverly Crest area. LAUSD keeps schools open while several colleges closed. Plus, more storm news. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/6/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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Atmospheric River Stalls Over Southern California, Governor Declares State of Emergency & A New Way To Monitor Sand Movement — The A.M. Edition

Parts of Southern California are under flash flood warnings. An emergency declaration has been issued for several Southland counties to support storm recovery efforts. New research suggests methods of addressing beach erosion. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/5/20246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Atmospheric River Arrives Today, Barrier Wall For San Clemente Train Tracks, And The Grammys — The Sunday Edition

An atmospheric river is moving through California, and it's forecast to bring extreme flooding, high winds, and even landslides. A new plan is in place to build a barrier wall to protect a portion of seaside train tracks in San Clemente that's vulnerable to erosion and landslides. And expect a very soggy red carpet tonight at the Grammy Awards. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/4/202413 minutes, 47 seconds
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This Weekend's Storm Could Rival Hilary, LA County And Street Vending, And Underrated National Parks — The Saturday Edition

An atmospheric river is heading to Southern California - we tell you how to prepare for a potentially dangerous downpour. Los Angeles County could soon issue permits to street vendors after a Board of Supervisors vote this week. And the National Parks Service shares tips on planning under-the-radar getaways this summer.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/3/202418 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sunday Storm May Cause "Life Threatening Impacts", Unhoused Angelenos Urged To Find Shelter, & OC Program to Combat Homelessness — The P.M. Edition

Dangerous, life-threatening conditions from a second storm are expected across Southern California Sunday. Officials are urging unhoused Angelenos to find shelter. An OC program aims to prevent people from ending up on the street with rental assistance. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/3/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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Next Storm To Bring Heavier Rainfall, Officials Warn Of Measles Exposure At LAX & LAUSD Gets A New Schoolyard— The A.M. Edition

Forecasters expect twice as much rain from the next storm. Officials say air travelers may have been exposed to measles at LAX and a restaurant in Northridge. A Pico-Union elementary school is a lot greener now. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
2/2/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rent Hikes Are Back in LA, SoCal Braces For Second Storm, & What CA University Students Are Told About Abortion Access — The P.M. Edition

The rent freeze and COVID-19 eviction protections end today in LA. A second storm is on the way, as today's storm passes. LAist's investigation continues into if and what California public universities tell students about their access to abortion pills. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
2/2/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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This Morning's Rainy Commute: What You Need To Know, Rent Hikes Return To LA & New Al Fresco Dining Rules — The A.M. Edition

Forecasters warn of flooded roadways and underpasses amid today's storm. Rent hikes kick in today in the city of Los Angeles. LA rolls out permanent al fresco dining program. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
2/1/20246 minutes, 48 seconds
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LA Tenants' Rent Debt 2/1 Deadline, Prepare for SoCal Storms Ahead, & Few CA Universities Mention Abortion Access — The P.M. Edition

Renters in LA face a big deadline Thursday. Two storms are headed for SoCal, the first tonight. CA's public universities are required to provide abortion pills to students who want them, but LAist found few universities tell students the medication is available. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
2/1/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Renters With Past Due Rent Must Pay By Tomorrow, SoCal Prepares For Heavy Rain And Possible Flooding & Abortion Access On University Campuses— The A.M. Edition

Renters in Los Angeles have until tomorrow to pay back rent accrued during the pandemic. Parts of the Southland at risk of flooding due to atmospheric river. A new LAist investigation reveals many California colleges required to provide the abortion pill don't let students know. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/31/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Unpaid Rent in LA Due Feb. 1, Anaheim Audit Raises Red Flags, & Redland's Big Fruit Fly Problem — The P.M. Edition

Back rent is due 2/1 in LA, but the city is using new data to help renters hold off eviction. A state audit accuses Anaheim of routing millions in public money to promote tourism. Invasive fruit flies infest citrus trees in Redlands, posing a serious threat. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/31/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rain And Strong Winds Head For SoCal, Tracking LA Evictions & Endeavour Goes Vertical — The A.M. Edition

The first of two atmospheric rivers are expected to hit the Southland tomorrow. LA is using new data to find renters facing eviction. Space shuttle Endeavour now looks to the sky at the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/30/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Storms To Hit SoCal This Week, Report LA's Potholes, & Ventura's Section 8 Applications Open — The P.M. Edition

Today's sunny weather will be short-lived with more storms headed for SoCal this week. LA fixed more than 45,000 potholes last year. Details on how to report new ones. Applications for Section 8 housing in Ventura County opens Tuesday. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
1/30/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Atmospheric River Heads For SoCal, Metro To Provide Mental Health Crisis Training & Endeavour Poised To Go Vertical — The A.M. Edition

A storm is bringing snow and rain to SoCal this week. How Metro is addressing mental health crises aboard its trains and buses. Shuttle Endeavour begins the final phase of its "go for stack" process today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/29/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Atmospheric River On Its Way, Rare Bird Rescued, Kate Berlant's One-Woman Show, and K Line Art Exhibit — The Sunday Edition

An atmospheric river looks to be heading straight for Southern California later this week. A rare bird is now recovering in San Pedro after it was found entangled in fishing equipment at the beach. An art exhibit featuring the work of artists commissioned for metro stations along the K Line from West Adams to Westchester. And we speak with comedian Kate Berlant about her new one-woman show. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/28/202415 minutes, 30 seconds
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110 Freeway Closures, Bald Eagles Welcome New Egg, Cal State Chancellor Pay Under Scrutiny — The Weekend Edition

Find out the details of the closures on the 110 freeway near downtown LA. Livestream watchers celebrated bald eagle couple Jackie and Shadow's first egg of the season. And the Cal State chancellor has drawn scrutiny from union employees for her $800,000 yearly salary. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
1/27/20248 minutes, 59 seconds
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José Huizar Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison, UC Halts Plan To Hire Undocumented Students, & More SoCal Storms — The P.M. Edition

Former LA Councilman José Huizar was sentenced to 13 years in prison for racketeering and tax evasion. The University of California suspends a proposal to allow undocumented students to get campus jobs. Big storms are forecasted for SoCal next week. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
1/27/20247 minutes, 21 seconds
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110 Freeway Closure Scheduled This Weekend, CA Considers Speed Devices For New Cars & Construction Of New Endeavour Exhibit Enters Final Phase — The A.M. Edition

Plan for delays on the 110 Freeway in DTLA this weekend. A new bill would require speed-limiting devices in California cars. Shuttle Endeavour is a step closer to being lifted into a launch-ready position in Expo Park. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.       Support the show: https://laist.com
1/26/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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4.2 Earthquake Triggers Questions, Trains Disrupted In San Clemente, & Dodgers Gondola Project Faces Hurdle — The P.M. Edition

Could an earthquake like Wednesday's 4.2 magnitude quake in San Bernardino trigger another? A landslide disrupts train services in South Orange County for the fourth time since 2022. Dodgers Stadium's proposed gondola faces another hurdle. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/26/20247 minutes, 28 seconds
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Earthquake Strikes Near San Bernardino, Budget Crisis in LA's Future?, Michigan's Harbaugh To Coach LA Chargers — The A.M. Edition

The US Geological Survey says last night's shaking was a 4.2 Magnitude earthquake. The LA City Controller's Office warns of a possible budget crisis. LA Chargers hire Jim Harbaugh as its next head coach. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/25/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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OC Leaders Deadlock On Ethics Rules, LA Cracks Down On Digital Discrimination, & ACs and Pets In LA Rental Homes — The P.M. Edition

O.C. supervisors are deadlocked on a proposal to increase public transparency and update ethics policies. LA moves to hold internet providers accountable for digital discrimination. Efforts to install air conditioning and keep pets in LA rental homes. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
1/25/20247 minutes, 49 seconds
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Anaheim To Pilot New Winter Shelter Program, CSU Faculty React To New Contract & 2024 Homeless Count Underway In LA County — The A.M. Edition

Anaheim gets funds for emergency shelter beds in bad weather. CSU's tentative contract with faculty spawns mixed emotions. Unhoused people in LA County are being tallied in an annual count by volunteers. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/24/20246 minutes, 54 seconds
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LA Times Lays Off 115 Employees, CSU Faculty Return After One Day Strike, & 2024's Oscar Nominees Are... — The P.M. Edition

Los Angeles Times plans to lay off at least 115 employees, about 20% of its newsroom. California State University faculty are back in the classroom after a late-night contract agreement. This year's Academy Awards nominees are announced. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/24/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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2024 Oscar Nominations Announced, CSU Five-Day Faculty Strike Ends Early & Prop 1 Oppostion — The A.M. Edition

Oppenheimer leads this year's Academy Award nominations. CSU and its faculty reach tentative contract agreement. A March ballot measure that aims to raise money for mental health treatment beds might cut other services. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/23/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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CSU Faculty Strike, Monterey Park Shooting Anniversary, & SoCal Stormy Weather — The P.M. Edition

Lecturers, professors, coaches and counselors at California State University are on strike. Monterey Park marks one year since the shooting at a ballroom dance studio killed 11 people. Despite rainy weather, SoCal is having a dry winter so far. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/23/20247 minutes, 31 seconds
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SoCal Braces For Rain And Potential Flooding, San Bernardino Snow Report & CSU Faculty Going On Strike This Week — The A.M. Edition

Rain, gusty winds and flooding are in the forecast for the Southland today. What went wrong during last year's response to record snowfall in the San Bernardino Mountains? A five-day faculty strike across CSU campuses begins today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/22/20246 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cal State Faculty to Strike, Monterey Park Remembrances, and One Man's Salton Sea Canoe Trip — The Sunday Edition

Cal State professors across the state are gearing up to strike tomorrow. Community events are being held today to commemorate the first anniversary of the Monterey Park shooting. And we hear from a Southern California photographer who set out to paddle a canoe around the Salton Sea. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/21/20247 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monterey Park Shooting Anniversary, Los Angeles D.A. Debate, Cheeseburger Turns 100 — The Saturday Edition

We bring you an anniversary remembrance of the Monterey Park shooting. Candidates for Los Angeles District Attorney held a debate in downtown L-A. And many say the cheeseburger was invented in Pasadena 100 years ago - take a look inside the disputed origins of the fast food staple.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/20/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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More Support Needed For Migrant Kids, LA Times Staffers Strike Over Layoffs, & Weekend Storms For SoCal — The P.M. Edition

An immigrant rights group says it needs more support to help the growing number of migrant children coming to the border. LA Times journalists walk off the job to protest "significant" layoffs. Southern California will have a stormy weekend. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/20/20247 minutes, 55 seconds
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3.5 Million Californians Disconnected From Broadband Internet, LA County District Attorney Debate Recap & Weekend Storm Forecast — The A.M. Edition

A new statewide survey reveals that three and a half million Californians are disconnected from the internet, we explain why. Candidates running for the L.A. County District Attorney seat squared off yesterday, putting Gascon in the hot seat. We have the latest forecast on a series of storms coming to the southland this weekend. Plus more.   Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/19/20246 minutes, 29 seconds
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Millions in CA Lack Internet, Potential Metro-Lyft Partnership, LA DA Debate — The P.M. Edition

Millions of Californians cannot afford reliable Internet service, and millions more might lose that service soon. Metro postpones a plan to pay Lyft to run its bike share service after major opposition. The LA County District Attorney debate is tonight. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/19/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Affordable Connectivity Program Funding Expected To Dry Out, New RV Parking Bans In LA & Recent High Tides Reveal Increased Erosion — The A.M. Edition

Millions of Californians may have to pay more for internet, if Congress doesn't allocate more funding for the ACP program. LA City Council approves more RV Parking Bans. Observance of last week's high tides revealed beach erosion at a SoCal beach. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/18/20247 minutes, 38 seconds
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Northridge Earthquake Lessons, LA Searches For Next Police Chief, & Glendale Students Head To Sundance Festival — The P.M. Edition

30 years ago, the Northridge earthquake exposed the dangers of a big urban quake -- the lessons learned and how to survive the next big one. LA searches to replace retiring police chief Michel Moore. Six Glendale students head to the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/18/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Northridge Earthquake: 30 Years Later, Queen Mary Turns Profit Despite Debt & Local Students Head For Sundance Film Festival — The A.M. Edition

LAist looks back at the Northridge earthquake in 1994 and what's changed since then. The Queen Mary turned a profit last year, after years of debt. Some local college students are attending the country's largest independent film festival. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/17/20246 minutes, 45 seconds
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LA Delays New Mental Health Law, TV & Film Production Down, & Clippers' New Arena Scores NBA All-Star Game — The P.M. Edition

LA County will wait two years before putting a new mental health law into effect. Details on Senate Bill 43. New film & TV productions are down from last year following the Hollywood strikes. The Clippers' new arena will host 2026's NBA All-Star Game. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/17/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Historic Wins At 2024 Emmys, LA County Delays Compliance With New Mental Health Law & Tackle Football Ban Measure Advances - The A.M. Edition

LAist brings you highlights from the 2024 Emmy Awards, delayed by last year's Hollywood strikes. LA County waits to comply with a law that could bring people dealing with mental illness into involuntary treatment. Children under 12 could be banned from playing tackle football. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/16/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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MLK Jr. In His Own Words, Angelenos Volunteer on MLK Day, Emmys Tonight— The P.M. Edition

60 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd at the Coliseum. We hear excerpts of his speech. Volunteers honor King's legacy with acts of service. The Emmys are tonight in Los Angeles. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/16/20247 minutes, 38 seconds
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Early Morning SoCal Quake, Infrastructure Funding Awarded To Local CA Governments & Help for Orange County Residents Facing Eviction — The A.M. Edition

Did you feel it? A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck before 3 this morning. SoCal Association of Governments awards $35 million to help local governments reach housing goals. OC allocates more money to help low-income residents at risk of eviction. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/15/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Community Event Ahead Of Monterey Park Shooting Anniversary, Orange County Homelessness Pilot, and Pea Soup Andersen's Remembered — The Sunday Edition

We look at an event commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Monterey Park shooting. Orange County is investing big in a pilot program to prevent homelessness. And a remembrance of the roadside restaurant Pea Soup Andersen's, which closed this week. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/14/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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LAPD Chief Michel Moore Resigns, Supreme Court To Rule On Unhoused Sweeps, And Metro Micro Proposes Fare Hikes — The Saturday Edition

LAPD Chief Michel Moore says he will step down as the city's top cop. The US Supreme Court will review lower-court rulings that make it harder for cities in the West to enforce laws against sleeping on the street when there's not enough shelter space. And LA Metro is looking at proposed fare hike to Metro Micro, its rideshare service.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/13/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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Former Sheriff Villanueva Under Oath On Deputy Gangs, Monterey Park Shooting Anniversary Plans, & COVID Cases Rise Post-Holidays — The P.M. Edition

Former Sheriff Alex Villanueva calls other officials liars under oath during his 4-hour testimony over deputy gangs. Monterey Park plans memorials to mark first anniversary of the deadliest shooting in L.A. County. COVID sends Californians to the hospital. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/13/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Former LA County Sheriff To Testify On Deputy Gangs, CA Expands Medi-Cal Coverage, Mental Health Resource Comes To Santa Monica — The A.M. Edition

Alex Villanueva testifies under oath today about deputy gangs within the LA County Sheriff's Department. More than 700,000 undocumented people in CA now have access to free health care. Santa Monica first responders are now assisted by mental health teams. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/12/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Probation Officers On Leave Over "Significant" Event, Emergency Blood Shortage, & Taiwanese Americans To Vote In High-Stakes Election — The P.M. Edition

Eight LA County probation officers are on leave after a “significant” incident at a juvenile hall. Red Cross declares an emergency blood shortage. Many Taiwanese Americans in SoCal are returning to the island to vote in a high-stakes presidential election. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/12/20248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Last Chance for LA Landlord Pandemic Rent Relief, Overseas Stem-Cell Donation Disrupted For LA Man & Digging Into CA Governor's Spending Plan — The A.M. Edition

Tomorrow is the deadline for LA County landlords to apply for pandemic rent relief. Stem cell donor for LA man not allowed into US. What Governor Gavin Newsom's budget proposal could mean for local education. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/11/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Newsom's Budget To Tackle $38B Deficit, Deadly Tahoe Avalanche, & Anaheim's "Little Arabia" Road Signs — The P.M. Edition

Governor Newsom unveils CA's budget that includes ways to offset the $38 billion deficit; there will be cuts. One person is killed, another injured in an avalanche at Palisades Tahoe ski resort. Anaheim puts up road signs to direct drivers to visit "Little Arabia." Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/11/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Housing Advocates Sue Los Angeles, Tustin Hangar Fire Update & What's Next For Space Shuttle Endeavor? — The A.M. Edition

LA faces a lawsuit for stalling affordable housing near single-family homes. The city of Tustin awaits an emergency declaration response from Governor Newsom. Space shuttle Endeavor moves a step closer to going vertical. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/10/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hate Crimes on Rise, Mountain Lion Count, & Iconic Little Tokyo Cafe Closes — The P.M. Edition

Hate crime numbers are up in the nation's largest cities, including LA. The number of mountain lions in CA is lower than previously thought. Little Tokyo says goodbye to a iconic restaurant that's been there for 50 years. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
1/10/20247 minutes, 21 seconds
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Councilmember Curren Price Arraigned On Corruption Charges, LAUSD Winter Academy Attendance & Shohei Ohtani's $700M Deal Sparks Concerns — The A.M. Edition

LA City Council's Curren Price has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement, perjury, and conflict of interest charges. How LAUSD is using its winter academy to boost academic performance. The Ohtani Dodger deal is getting attention from the state controller. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/9/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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LA Councilman Curren Price Pleads Not Guilty, Preventing Illness at LAUSD, & El Segundo Rocket Maker's Historic Launch — The P.M. Edition

LA City Council's Curren Price pleads not guilty to felony corruption charges. LA Unified students return to school amid a COVID, RSV, & flu surges. An El Segundo company gets the US back into the Moon rocket business for the first time in nearly 52 years. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
1/9/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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SoCal Wakes Up To Chilling Temps, CA's Concealed Weapon Law Blocked Again & Concerns About New FAFSA Form — The A.M. Edition

Parts of the region are experiencing freezing temperatures. A judge blocks a new CA law that prohibits concealed weapons being carried in most public spaces. Struggling to apply for financial aid under changes to new FAFSA form? Here's what you need to know.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
1/8/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Golden Globes Tonight, Cruising Ban Lifted, and Gusty Weather Today — The Sunday Edition

The Golden Globe Awards kick off the Hollywood award season tonight, and they're at a crossroads. It's expected to remain gusty throughout the day across Southern California as a winter storm rolls through. And lowriding and cruising are once again allowed in the state after a new law went into effect this year. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
1/7/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Laguna Beach Balloon Ban, Teen Found After Ebony Alert, and Windy Weekend Weather — The A.M. Edition

Not to let air out of your day, but the use and sale of balloons in public places in Laguna Beach is now banned. A 17-year-old has been found after the first-ever Ebony Alert was issued under a law that went into effect in the new year. And we have the latest on this weekend's weather and wind advisory. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
1/6/20249 minutes, 29 seconds
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4.2 Earthquake in San Gabriel Mountains, AirBnb Scam, & Stem Cell Donor for LA Man Denied Visa — The P.M. Edition

An earthquake above Rancho Cucamonga was felt across SoCal. Two men are indicted for a AirBnb scam in CA and other states. An LA man who needs a stem cell transplant has a cousin in the Philippines who's willing to donate, but his visa was denied. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/6/20247 minutes, 56 seconds
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Chilly Windy Storm Ahead, Golden Globes Weekend & Palm Springs Film Festival Kicks Off -- The A.M. Edition

Another cold storm is moving in this weekend with a chance of more snow and light rain. The Golden Globes is making a notable comeback Sunday. The Palm Springs Festival is underway with 179 films from 74 countries. Plus more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/5/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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COVID-19 Cases on Rise, Black People Stopped Disproportionately by LA Law Enforcement, Garment Workers Win Unpaid Wages — The P.M. Edition

COVID-19 cases are going up. California's annual numbers on police stops across the state show a “pervasive pattern” of racial profiling by officers and deputies in the field. Garment workers in LA win a settlement for unpaid overtime. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/5/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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High Winds And High Surf Batter Portions Of SoCal, Metro Micro Could See Rate Increase, & Back Pay For Garment Workers -- The A.M. Edition

High winds gusting up to 60 mph are affecting the western portion of L.A County and the Interstate 5 corridor. High surf along Orange County and L.A. county beaches. Metro Micro's one-dollar rides prove costly for the transit agency. Plus more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/4/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Newsom Rallies Support for More Mental Health Beds, Cold Snap Coming to Inland Empire, Bioluminescent Waves — The P.M. Edition

Governor Newsom was in LA today supporting a March ballot measure that would raise money for more mental health care. Frost advisory in Riverside and San Bernardino tonight. The waves crashing onto local beaches are glowing blue again. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/4/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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Winter Storm Brings Low Snow, First Sierra Snowpack Survey Of The Season & A Major Election Year Ahead -- The A.M. Edition

A cold winter storm is bringing low-elevation snow to the southland today. The first snowpack survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada is done. 2024 is a big election year for Los Angeles, as seven city council seats are up for grabs. Plus more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/3/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Winter Viruses Surge, Ebony Alert Launched in CA, Sweet Lady Jane & Milk Jar Cookies Close— The P.M. Edition

A mask requirement is back in place at health facilities in L.A. County as seasonal virus activity surges. A new law in California implements an Ebony Alert for missing Black women and children. Two popular LA bakeries close. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
1/3/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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New Year Brings Wet & Cold Weather To SoCal, CA Bans Willful Defiance Suspensions & Rose Parade Floats Showcased In Pasadena Today — The A.M. Edition

Rain and snow are expected in parts of the SoCal region this week. Why students in California can no longer be suspended for "willful defiance." Didn't see the Rose Parade floats yesterday? There's still time. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.      Support the show: https://laist.com
1/2/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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135th Rose Parade, New Law Gives CA Workers 5 Days Paid Sick Leave, New Works Enter Public Domain — The P.M. Edition

It’s New Year’s Day — the 135th Tournament of Roses Parade rolled through Pasadena to celebrate. We look at a new paid sick leave law now in effect in California. An extensive list of films, music and literature entered the public domain with the New Year. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/2/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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2024 Tournament of Roses Parade Unfolds In Pasadena, No Party Preference Voters And The Presidential Primaries & Sellers Of Flavored Tobacco Face More Stringent Enforcement — The A.M. Edition

Rose parade festivities are taking, with one float built by Cal Poly students. How to vote in the March 2024 Presidential Primary, if you're not registered with a party. CA retailers face tougher fines in 2024 for selling banned tobacco products. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
1/1/20247 minutes, 28 seconds
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Massive Waves Slam CA's Coast, Rose Parade Viewing Tips, & New Laws In The New Year — The P.M. Edition

Large waves are slamming CA's coast for a second day with High Surf Warnings in effect. Tips for watching the Tournament of Roses in person. A look at the new laws taking effect in the new year. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/30/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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High Waves Continue Along SoCal's Coast, Tips For Using Public Transit For New Year's & How To Have Your Name Inscribed On A Spacecraft — The A.M. Edition

High surf warnings remain in effect as waves pound against area beaches. How to get around using public transit this New Year's weekend. JPL techs are inscribing a poem and people's names on the Europa Clipper. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/29/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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High Surf Alerts Across SoCal, Let's Talk High Home Costs, & Girl's Unicorn Search in LA County — The P.M. Edition

A high surf advisory and warning are in effect for much of Southern California. Many Angelenos tell LAist buying a home in LA is getting further out of reach. A girl's search for a unicorn continues after LA County issued its first-ever unicorn license last year. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/29/20237 minutes, 19 seconds
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Heavy Waves Along CA's Coast Today, Masterson Transferred To State Prison & Dodgers Formally Introduce Yoshinobu Yamamoto — The A.M. Edition

SoCal bracing for high waves and coastal flooding. "That 70's Show" actor Danny Masterson sent to prison in Kern County, following 2 rape convictions. Yoshinobu Yamamoto happy to join Dodgers with onetime teammate Shohei Ohtani. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/28/20237 minutes, 1 second
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Pasadena Hotel Workers to Strike Ahead of Rose Parade, Pizza Hut Delivery Drivers to Be Laid Off, & LAist Reporters Reflect On 2023— The P.M. Edition

The hotel strikes we've seen across Southern California since July arrive in Pasadena on the New Year's holiday weekend. More than 1,100 Pizza Hut delivery drivers will lose their jobs. Two LAist reporters talk about the big stories of 2023.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
12/28/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Forecasters Eyeing High Surf Along California Coast , New CA Law Ensures Time Off For Reproductive Loss & Capturing LA Through Art — The A.M. Edition

Low-lying areas brace for flooding this week, as high waves hit California's coast. CA workers can get time off after experiencing reproductive loss. How one local artist is portraying LA in a new light. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/27/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Former Sheriff Alex Villanueva to Testify About Deputy Gangs, 2023's Biggest Stories, & Float Builders Talk About Rose Parade Preparations — The P.M. Edition

Former Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he'll testify about deputy gangs. LAist immigrant communities correspondent Leslie Berestein Rojas looks back at the year's big stories on her beat. Float builders talk about preparing for the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/27/20238 minutes, 42 seconds
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Metrolink Service Shuts Down Today, 'No Burn Order' Extended For Much of SoCal & What Police Can't Ask You Anymore In 2024 — The A.M. Edition

Metrolink begins a four-day closure today for repairs and upgrades. Air quality officials extend a no burn order until midnight. A new law in 2024 aims to reduce police escalations and racial profiling. L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/26/20236 minutes, 49 seconds
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Christmas Special: Conversations with Our Education & Asian American Community Reporters — The P.M. Edition

We talk with LAist reporters Mariana Dale, Julia Barajas, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and Josie Huang about the big stories they covered in 2023.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/25/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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Christmas Services And Events Planned In SoCal, More Affordable Housing Coming To NoHo & Holiday Movies of 2023 — The A.M. Edition

Local Christmas celebrations today include events to help those experiencing homelessness. More housing relief announced in North Hollywood. A year filled with Hollywood strikes ends with a slate of Holiday movie releases. L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/25/20237 minutes, 54 seconds
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NoHo Housing Development, Postal Service Brings Joy, And Why 'The Nutcracker' Is So Beloved — The Sunday Edition

Metro has a new plan for a housing development around the North Hollywood station. The US Postal Service has delivered 11 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. And the enduring appeal of "The Nutcracker" ballet.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/24/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Checking In On Holiday Travel, Tustin Soil Testing, And A Podcast On The Magic Castle — The Saturday Edition

Today is the busiest day for those hitting the road and one of the busiest for flyers this holiday travel season. The city of Tustin plans to test soil and some inside spaces for asbestos and lead from the World War II hangar that burned down last month. And a podcast that looks at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and how the club's exclusive culture was pitted against the recent reckoning on diversity. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/23/202315 minutes, 40 seconds
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Culver City PTA Stops Gun Shop From Opening, Dodgers' Yamamoto-Ohtani Double Deals, & KCRW Founder Dies — The P.M. Edition

A group of Culver City parents successfully lobbied the city to prevent another gun store from moving in next to an elementary school. The LA Dodgers reach a deal with another Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Public media lion Ruth Seymour has died at 88.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/23/20237 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yoshinobu Yamamoto Signs $325 Million Deal With Dodgers, LA Receives More Funding For Affordable Housing & A Recap Of 2023 Box Office Earnings — The A.M. Edition

The LA Dodgers sign another Japanese superstar-pitcher. The city and county of Los Angeles are getting more funding for Project Homekey. This year's box office earnings best since the pandemic hit. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/22/20237 minutes, 41 seconds
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Heavy Rain, Snow, Flooding from SoCal Storm, New COVID Subvariant, & Holiday Travel Tips — The P.M. Edition

The first big storm of December is hitting SoCal with heavy rain, snowfall, and flooding through Friday. A new COVID-19 subvariant is quickly spreading across the country. Holiday travel tips for staying safe and dry on crowded roads. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.     Support the show: https://laist.com
12/22/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Flood Threat Continues Across SoCal, LA County Public Defender Returns To US After Wrongful Arrest & Changes Proposed For LAUSD Charter Schools — The A.M. Edition

Coastal storm brings heavy rain across SoCal today. LA County attorney released by Venezuelan government, after wrongful imprisonment. LAUSD Board votes to draft a policy that would limit where charters can be located in the district. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/21/20236 minutes, 58 seconds
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SoCal Flood Watch From El Niño Forecast, LA Delays Mental Health Law Rollout, & Kids Take Home Debris From Tustin Hangar Fire — The P.M. Edition

SoCal is under a flood watch through early Friday from a forecasted mega El Niño winter. LA County delays rollout of a new law that expands criteria for involuntary mental health treatment. Tustin students take home dangerous debris from blimp hanger fire. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/21/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Most Of SoCal Remains Under Flood Watch, Historic General Hospital To Be Turned Into Housing, CA's "Yes, in God's Backyard" Law To Take Effect — The A.M. Edition

Forecasters warn of wet roads, mud and debris flows, as a strong storm moves over SoCal. A developer is selected for General Hospital revamp. New CA law removes zoning hurdles for religious groups and nonprofit colleges wanting to build affordable housing. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/20/20237 minutes, 14 seconds
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How CA Plans to Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water, OC Supes Delay Vote on Disclosure Policy, LA City Council Changes Public Comment Procedure— The P.M. Edition

New state regulations will allow recycled sewage water to be returned to the tap. OC supervisors delay a vote on a policy change prompted by an LAist investigation. The LA City Council quietly changes its procedures regarding public comment. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/19/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Flood Watch Issued For Parts Of SoCal, Safety Upgrades Coming To PCH, & Rare Orca Sighting Along OC Coast — The A.M. Edition

Parts of the Southland are at risk of flooding, with heavy rain moving in. New funding announced for safety improvements along PCH, following the death of four Pepperdine students. A pod of Orcas has been spotted off the Orange County Coast. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/19/20237 minutes, 20 seconds
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SoCal Reacts to Pope Same-Sex Marriage Blessings, LA Launches Winter Academy, & CA Kids Sue Feds Over Climate Change — The P.M. Edition

Local reactions to Pope Francis' new Vatican policy that allows priests to bless same-sex couples. LA school district begins first "Winter Academy." CA kids sue the federal government and Environmental Protection Agency over climate change. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/19/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Two Storm Systems Approaching SoCal, Pomona Church Destroyed By Fire, & Pasadena Scientists Produce Something Sweet — The A.M. Edition

Two approaching storm systems are bringing rain to the Southland this week. Pomona church cancels services and holiday festivities, after weekend fire. Scientists recreate a tropical environment to make their own chocolate in Pasadena.  Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/18/20237 minutes, 20 seconds
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LAX Mobile ID Rolls Out, LA Cracks Down on Illegal Hostels, And Meet the Coliseum's Feral Cats — The Sunday Edition

The holiday travel season is now underway at LAX and TSA is telling passengers to use a mobile ID if they can. Following complaints from Mid-City residents, the L.A. City Council moves to crack down on illegal hostels. And we take you to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to meet a team of working feral cats that help keep the rodent population under control. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/17/202313 minutes, 43 seconds
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LA Al Fresco Dining Made Permanent, New Digital Billboards Approved, Pomona Warehouse Ban Expires — The Saturday Edition

Al Fresco dining is here to stay in L.A. Dozens of digital billboards coming to the city are supposed to bring you news you can use. A ban on new warehouses in Pomona is expiring. And we'll hear from high school students about the songs they couldn't stop playing in 2023. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/16/202314 minutes, 14 seconds
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LA Weighs Litter Laws For Hate Speech Flyers, Tustin Schools Set To Reopen, & Chargers Fire Coach and GM — The P.M. Edition

The LA City Council is pressing the city attorney to see if litter laws can be used to make handing out hate speech fliers a crime. Two Tustin schools, closed by the blimp hangar fire, will reopen next week. Chargers fires its head coach and general manager. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/16/20238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shohei Ohtani Gets Warm Welcome, Judge Rules In Favor Of Unhoused Veterans & Curren Price Arraignment Set— The A.M. Edition

Dodger Stadium event officially introduces Shohei Ohtani. A judge makes a sweeping ruling in favor of unhoused veterans with disabilities. L.A. city councilmember Curren Price is set to be arraigned today on criminal charges of theft by embezzlement, perjury and conflict of interest. Plus more.    Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/15/20236 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shohei Ohtani at Dodger Stadium, Hundreds of Unhoused People Evicted, Memorial For Unclaimed COVID Victims — The P.M. Edition

New Dodger Shohei Ohtani was introduced today at Dodger Stadium. An LA non-profit got millions of taxpayer money to house unhoused Angelenos -- but many ended up back on the streets. Remembering those lost in the COVID-19 pandemic in LA County. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/15/20237 minutes, 16 seconds
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CA Agencies To Freeze Discretionary Spending, Home Insurance Getting More Expensive in CA & 'Boys in Blue' Welcome Shohei Ohtani Today — The A.M. Edition

California agencies must curtail spending due to budget deficit. Why homeowners' insurance in CA could get more expensive. Shohei Ohtani is being introduced at Dodgers Stadium today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/14/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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Protesters Shut Down 110 Demanding Gaza Ceasefire, Stinky Landfills in LA County, Year's Best Meteor Shower — The P.M. Edition

Protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza shut down the 110 Freeway today in downtown. Two major LA county landfills are releasing putrid odors into nearby neighborhoods. Meteor shower coming tonight. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/13/20237 minutes, 14 seconds
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Amtrak Collision In Ventura County, DTLA Hotel Set To Close, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Actor Dies At 61 — The A.M. Edition

Five people were injured last night, when an Amtrak Surfliner train struck a semi truck along Highway 118 in Moorpark. The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA set to close next month. Emmy-award winning Actor Andre Braugher died this week after a brief illness. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/13/20237 minutes, 23 seconds
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Legal Protection Coming for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction, Renters Can Keep Their Pandemic Pets, Mayor Bass Hits One Year Anniversary in Office — The P.M. Edition

LA City Council votes to move forward with plans to provide legal help to low-income tenants facing eviction. It also protects renters with pets adopted during the pandemic. Mayor Karen Bass hits her one year mark. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/13/20238 minutes, 1 second
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LA Mayor Delivers 'Year in Review' Today, LA Council Considers Millions More For Skid Row Trust & Problems For MediCal Programs — The A.M. Edition

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass taking office. LA leaders consider loaning more money to repair apartments in the Skid Row area. MediCal is having problems amid the rollout of new programs. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/12/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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LAPD Spends $46.6 Million a Year on Helicopters, A Train to Vegas By 2028?, More Landslides Could Be Coming to Palos Verdes — The P.M. Edition

City controller finds that on average two LAPD helicopters are flying over the city 20 hours a day year-round. Their time is mostly spent on low-priority incidents. A train from LA to Vegas could be here by 2028. More landslides coming to Palos Verdes? Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/12/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Shohei Ohtani Mural Removed, Environmentalists Sue Over Sequoias, & No More Free Parking In LA's Arts District — The A.M. Edition

The Shohei Ohtani mural was removed from Angels Stadium after announcing he was signing with the Dodgers. Environmentalists sue the National Park Service over nursery-grown sequoias. Street parking in downtown LA's Arts District will cost you. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/11/20236 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shohei Ohtani Signs With the Dodgers, LA Metro Ridership Numbers, and Rally Today to Save Suehiro Cafe — The Saturday Edition

Baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani is headed from the L.A. Angels to the L.A. Dodgers. Metro is increasing train frequency for its light rail, even along the K Line which sees fewer riders than any other rail line. And activists and neighborhood groups are holding a rally today in Little Tokyo to protest gentrification and save Suehiro Cafe. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/10/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Al Fresco Dining in L.A. Could Become Permanent, OC Supervisor Calls for Andrew Do Investigation, LAFC Fans Gear Up For Championship — The Saturday Edition

L.A.'s "al fresco" outdoor dining program on streets and sidewalks could become permanent. One of Andrew Do's fellow Orange County supervisors has called for an investigation into Do giving millions of taxpayer dollars to his daughter's nonprofit. And LAFC fans are ready for their team to face off in the MLS championship today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/9/20239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Most LA City Employees Don't Live in LA, Fire Danger from Santa Ana Winds, & LAFC Vies For Soccer Championship — The P.M. Edition

64% of L.A. city employees lived outside of L.A. in 2022, according to new data. Why it matters. Santa Ana winds are in the forecast with Red Flag Warnings for SoCal. Los Angeles FC will battle to bring home another championship Saturday. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/9/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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President Biden Visits LA For Fundraisers, TV Production Resumes After Strikes, Rally To Save Beloved Little Tokyo Restaurant — The A.M. Edition

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are in Los Angeles today for campaign fundraisers. TV production resumes after the actor's union contract was ratified this week. Supporters of Little Tokyo restaurant Suehiro Cafe rally against its eviction next month. Plus more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/8/20237 minutes, 28 seconds
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CA Faces $68 Billion Deficit, Kevin McCarthy to Leave Congress, & LA Metro Will Use AI to Issue Tickets — The P.M. Edition

What California's projected $68 billion deficit means for SoCal. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who represents Bakersfield, is leaving Congress. LA's Metro buses will use AI to ticket drivers of cars parked in bus lanes. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/8/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Some Californians Still Waiting For Covid Rent Relief, LA City Council Seeks To Avoid Ethics Potholes & Planned Shutdown For 91 Freeway — The A.M. Edition

CA's COVID era rent relief program running low on money. LA City Council considers proposed "Office of Compliance" to help council members stay out of ethical trouble. An overnight shutdown of the westbound 91 freeway in Corona set for next week. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/7/20237 minutes, 4 seconds
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TV Legend Norman Lear Dies at 101, LA Adopts New Plan To Save Water, & Potential Cause of Mystery Dog Illness — The P.M. Edition

Remembering Norman Lear, one of the greatest producers of TV entertainment. LA County Supervisors adopts a new water plan. Researchers may know what's causing a new canine respiratory illness threatening dogs in SoCal. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/7/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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SAG-AFTRA Approves Deal With Hollywood Studios, Euthanization Rates Up In LA County Animal Shelters & LA Is A Step Closer To Rodeo Ban — The A.M. Edition

The Screen Actors Guild has approved a new three-year contract with studios and streamers. Local animal shelters overcrowded, with staff overwhelmed. The LA City Council moves forward with proposal to ban rodeos. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/6/20237 minutes, 32 seconds
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LA Audit of Shelter Space For Unhoused, Efforts to Cap CA's Idle Oil Wells, & Primary Election Deadline For Candidates — The P.M. Edition

A new audit finds it's nearly impossible to get an accurate count of the available shelter beds for unhoused Angelenos. LAist looks at CA's efforts to get thousands of idle oil wells capped. This week is the deadline to file to run in the March 2024 election. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/6/20237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Small Quake Rattles Orange County, LA Council Considers Rodeo Ban & SAG-AFTRA Ratification Vote Ends Today — The A.M. Edition

Parts of SoCal experience a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. LA City Council votes today on whether to ban rodeos in city limits. Members of the Screen Actors Guild have until 5 p.m. to vote on tentative deal with studios. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.    Support the show: https://laist.com
12/5/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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LA Fentanyl Overdoses Surge, 10 Freeway Sites Identified As Potential Risk, & PCH "Dead Man's Curve" Gets Safety Upgrades — The P.M. Edition

A record 3,220 people died of drug overdoses in LA County in 2022. Caltrans identifies dozens of sites under the 10 Freeway that may pose safety risks following last month's fire. Infamous “Dead Man’s Curve” on PCH gets some safety upgrades. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/5/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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CA Water Allocations Remain Tight Despite El Nino, SAG AFTRA Ratification Process Nears End & Predatory Birds Protecting LAX Jets — The A.M. Edition

Water officials not taking wet winter prediction for granted. SAG AFTRA members have until tomorrow to ratify proposed contract. How Harris's Hawks are fending off nuisance birds at SoFi stadium. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
12/4/20237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Suspect Arrested in Unhoused Killings, New Airbnb Regulations, and Gingerbread House Engineers — The Sunday Edition

A suspect has been arrested in the killings of three unhoused people across Los Angeles this past week. The LA City Council approved an ordinance Friday that would require police permits for short-term rentals like Airbnbs and hotels. In Orange County this weekend, the public can check out a special competition featuring gingerbread houses made by structural engineers. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/3/202330 minutes, 53 seconds
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Electric Vehicle Reliability Report, Insulin and Naloxone for Medi-Cal Users, and Suspect at Large in Unhoused Murders — The Saturday Edition

Electric vehicle drivers report experiencing more problems with their vehicles than other drivers, according to a Consumer Reports survey. Members of Orange County's Medi-Cal plan CalOptima can receive free doses of naloxone. People with diabetes who get their health insurance through Medi-Cal will have easier access to medication and equipment. And the investigation into the deaths of three unhoused people this week in Los Angeles is ongoing. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
12/2/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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LAPD Search For Killer of Three Unhoused Angelenos, LA To Require AirBnB Police Permits, & 405 Freeway New Express Lanes — The P.M. Edition

Detectives search for a killer suspected of shooting three Angelenos sleeping alone on the streets. The LA City Council approves a new law requiring hotels and short-term rental homes to get police permits. New express lanes are open on the 405. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/2/20237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Opening Today: CARE Court in LA County, 405 Express Lanes & A Mexican Foodie Paradise in Orange County — The A.M. Edition

LA County is launching CARE Court: what you need to know. The 405 Express Lanes open today in Orange County. A new market opens in Costa Mesa, inspired by the great 'mercados' of Mexico. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.   Support the show: https://laist.com
12/1/20237 minutes, 59 seconds
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OC Supervisor Faces Calls To Resign, CARE Court Launches, & LA Secures Climate Funds for Bus Shelters — The P.M. Edition

O.C. Supervisor Andrew Do is facing calls to resign after LAist uncovered he failed to disclose two family relationships relevant to his official duties. CARE Court starts in LA County Friday. Climate change funds may help shade L.A. bus stops. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
12/1/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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LA Council Advances 'Right To Counsel' Plan, USC Acquires Historic Latino Journalist Archives & Origins of the 10 Freeway in LA — The A.M. Edition

Low-income tenants in LA are a step closer to receiving free legal counsel. USC obtains archives from historic Latino journalist organization. The recent 10 freeway shutdown sparks a look into its history. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
11/30/20238 minutes, 13 seconds
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LA To Vote On Independent Redistricting, OC Supervisor Failed To Disclose Another Family Connection, & LA Hate Crimes Way Up — The P.M. Edition

LA City Council puts independent redistricting on the 2024 ballot. OC Supervisor Andrew Do failed to disclose his wife is a judge during a relevant official proceeding. Hate crimes in LA County are up 18% compared to last year. Plus, more.*Correction: In an earlier version of LAR P.M., we reported Will Rogers State Historic Park and Will Rogers State Beach are among the parks in the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians' territory. Will Rogers State Park and State Beach are not within the tribe’s territory listed in its partnership with California State Parks. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
11/30/20238 minutes, 19 seconds
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LA Council Re-visits Redistricting, Long Beach Website Back Online & Rescued Sea Lion Pups Return To SoCal Beach — The A.M. Edition

LA City Council votes today on whether to approve a ballot measure to create an independent redistricting commission. Long Beach's main website restored following a recent cybersecurity incident. Sea lions sickened by algae bloom recover. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
11/29/20237 minutes, 28 seconds
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Slain LA Deputy's Family Files $20M Lawsuit, LA Council Approves Rent Hike Limits & Hotel Developer Requirements — The P.M. Edition

The parents of an LA County Sheriff’s deputy killed outside a Palmdale station is suing the county. The LA City Council addresses housing policy with two votes -- one adopts requirements for hotel developers and the other limits rent hikes. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
11/29/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Gas Average In LA County Dips Below $5, LA Hotel Developers To Replace Lost Housing? & Arctic Bird Arrives In SoCal— The A.M. Edition

LA County's gas price average hits four-month low. LA council votes today on whether to require hotel developers to replace any lost permanent housing. A rare arctic visitor shows up In South LA County. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
11/28/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
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USC Graduate Students Make Tentative Deal, CA Battles Fruit Flies, & Galvanizing CA Latino Voters — The P.M. Edition

USC and its graduate students reach a tentative deal. Inside a lab where CA ag workers breed sterile fruit flies to protect the state's citrus crops. Efforts to galvanize Latino voters, who are more than a third of CA's population, but only a quarter of its voters. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/28/20237 minutes, 24 seconds
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Top LA Lawyers Step Up For Tenants Facing Eviction, Southland Gas Prices Down, & A 'Dog Food Pantry' Opens On Skid Row — The A.M. Edition

Lawyers heed Mayor Bass' call to offer free help in eviction cases. LA County's gas price average hits $5 even. A new food pantry for pets of unhoused people opens today. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
11/27/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Thanksgiving Travel Tips, SAG-AFTRA Full Tentative Contract, and Holiday Festivities — The Sunday Edition

LAX and AAA officials provide advice on how to get to your destination safely this holiday weekend. SAG-AFTRA has released the full tentative agreement with Hollywood studios. And some activities to enjoy this holiday season, from the Hollywood Christmas Parade to a light show at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/26/20236 minutes, 31 seconds
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Holiday Parking Lot Safety, Retail Patrols, and Bolsa Chica Land Transfer — The Saturday Edition

Car crashes in parking lots starts to spike after Thanksgiving - an AAA spokesperson shares advice on how to avoid them. Law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols as the holiday shopping season begins. A six-acre parcel of the Bolsa Chica Mesa near Huntington Beach is now back under indigenous stewardship. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/25/20237 minutes, 36 seconds
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LAUSD To Provide Final Green Space Plan Soon, LA's Jail Mental Health Assistance Program Considers Incentives, & Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers — The A.M. Edition

LAUSD hopes to provide a final plan to increase green spaces on campuses by Dec. 1, a year after its initial pledge. L.A. Supervisors look to provide compensation for incarcerated people caring for their peers with mental illness. Reinvent T-Day leftovers. Plus, more.Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/24/20237 minutes, 4 seconds
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LA's Food Insecurity Problem, Top O.C. Official Helped To Direct $3.1M To Daughter's Center, & Animal Lovers Turkey Celebration — The A.M. Edition

Three out of every ten households are now struggling to put food on the table. An LAist investigation finds O.C. Supervisor Andrew Do helped direct $3.1 million to his daughter's center. Ways animal lovers can support their local turkey this Thanksgiving. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/23/20236 minutes, 21 seconds
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OC Supervisor Directed Millions To Daughter's Center, Public Health Warning For Dogs, & Thanksgiving Tips — The P.M. Edition

O.C Supervisor Andrew Do approved millions of dollars in subcontracts for his daughter's mental health center without publicly disclosing the connection. A new health warning for your dog. Thanksgiving meal prep and travel tips. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/23/20239 minutes, 37 seconds
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SoCal Nurses On Strike, Free COVID Tests Available, & Descanso Gardens' Enchanted Forest -- The A.M. Edition

Registered nurses at three Southern California hospitals are on strike starting today through the Thanksgiving weekend. Free COVID tests are available by mail again. Descanso Gardens hosts "Enchanted Forest of Light" through the holidays. Plus more.Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/22/20238 minutes, 23 seconds
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Phone Calls In L.A. Jails Free Dec 1, Man Killed By CHP Officer Identified, & Thanksgiving Travel Tips — The P.M. Edition

L.A. County Board approves a plan that allows free phone calls at LA jails Dec. 1st. 34 year-old Jesse Dominguez was identified as the man fatally shot by a CHP officer on the 105 Freeway. Thanksgiving travel will be among the busiest at LAX. Travel tips. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/21/20236 minutes, 46 seconds
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Latest On The CHP 105 Freeway Shooting, LA County Supervisors To Consider Free Jail Phone Calls, Media Literacy For K-12 Students -- The A.M. Edition

New information on a fatal shooting involving a California Highway Patrol officer on the 105 freeway.  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a plan to allow incarcerated people to make free phone calls from jail. California K-12 students will soon be taught how to recognize fake news. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/21/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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CHP Officer Shoots & Kills Person on 105 Freeway, 10 Fwy Is Back Open, Monarchs Come to CA — The P.M. Edition

CA attorney general is investigating a fatal shooting Sunday by a CHP officer in Lynwood. The 10 Freeway south of Downtown LA is open for traffic again - two days ahead of schedule. Monarch butterflies are migrating, and they're stopping in SoCal. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/21/20238 minutes, 10 seconds
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I-10 Freeway Reopens, RSV Vaccines Fall Short, Statewide Maternity Ward Closures -- The A.M. Edition

Interstate 10 has reopened in downtown Los Angeles. Here's how crews were able to speed things up. New shipments of RSV vaccine for babies may not be enough to meet the demand. L.A. County accounted for the most maternity ward closures in the past decade. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/20/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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The I-10 Freeway Reopens Tonight, Fruit Fly Quarantine, Tustin Fire Nears Knockdown — The Sunday Edition

The I-10 freeway downtown will partially reopen tonight, weeks earlier than anticipated, and it will be fully open by Monday morning. The discovery of hundreds of invasive fruit flies has triggered an agricultural quarantine in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. And the Tustin hangar fire is expected to be fully extinguished soon, but an animal shelter close to the hangar is looking for volunteers to foster dogs who've been mostly stuck in kennels since the fire started. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/19/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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Car Prices Could Drop Next Year, Vote on Metro Name Change, L.A. Auto Show, and, "Tenferno" T-Shirts — The Saturday Edition

An automotive expert says car prices could begin a "race to the bottom" next year as traffic and costs at the Port of Los Angeles return to pre-pandemic levels. L.A. Metro is looking for names for its new line connecting Artesia to downtown L.A. We speak to a local entrepreneur selling merch for the I-10 fire. And go see a fleet of vintage gas guzzlers owned by Robert Downey Jr. at the L.A. Auto Show - including one with a solar-powered electric barbecue. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/18/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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D.A. Shares Details About Kessler Case, Long Beach Hacked, & Head Start Teacher Pay Raise Proposed — The P.M. Edition

Ventura's D.A. gives details about the charges against a Moorpark College professor in the death of Jewish man following an Israel-Hamas war protest. Long Beach declares a local emergency over a cyberattack. Head Start teachers could get a pay raise. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/18/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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10 Freeway To Reopen Tuesday, Long Beach To Consider State of Emergency & Some 'Friendsgiving' Advice — The A.M. Edition

The 10 freeway damaged by Saturday's fire is scheduled to reopen in a few days. Long Beach leaders consider a state of emergency in response to Tuesday's hacking incident. Planning a 'Friendsgiving?' We have advice here on Food Friday. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/17/20239 minutes, 1 second
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Arrest Made in Paul Kessler Death, CA Solar Incentives Cut In 2024, & Rain Creates Tustin Fire Cleanup Concerns — The P.M. Edition

A Moorpark man was arrested in the death of a Jewish man injured during an Israel-Hamas war protest. Rooftop solar incentives face cuts in 2024. Experts say rain cleared the air from the Tustin fire, but may cause other issues. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/17/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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I-10 Shutdown: How It's Impacting Nearby Neighborhoods, CA Considers Cutting Solar Incentives & Long Beach Gets Hacked — The A.M. Edition

The 10 freeway closure is bringing attention neighborhoods already plagued by noise and air pollution. A vote today could cut solar incentives for apartments and schools statewide. Long Beach is investigating a "network security incident." Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/16/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Angelenos Urged To Use Metro Amid 10 Shutdown, PCH Speeding Under Scrutiny, & CA Solar Incentives Face Cuts — The P.M. Edition

L.A. city leaders urge commuters to use public transit until the I-10 reopens. Officials are working to slow down traffic on the P.C.H. after a speeding car killed four students last month in Malibu. Cutbacks may be coming to California’s solar incentives. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/16/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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I-10 Shutdown: What Else Is Under LA Freeways?, SoCal Golf Course To Be Redeveloped & Santa Ana Recall Results — The A.M. Edition

The I-10 closure prompts investigation into what else is being stored under LA's freeways. LA City Council votes to allow new development at Weddington Golf and Tennis in Studio City. The results are in for a contested recall election in Santa Ana. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/15/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
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10 Freeway To Reopen in 3-5 Weeks, CSU Teamsters on One Day Strike, New Climate Report — The P.M. Edition

Shut down 10 Freeway south of Downtown LA will be closed for about a month. Skilled laborers at California State University campuses on a one day strike. A local look at a new national climate assessment. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/14/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Seeking Answers Surrounding I-10 Shutdown, Hollywood Actors Begin Ratification Vote Today & New Fentanyl Law To Take Effect In CA Schools — The A.M. Edition

Officials still don't know if the I-10 damage from Saturday's fire can be repaired or if demolition is required. SAG-AFTRA members begin voting today on tentative deal with studios. A bill signed into law requires drug education and the fentanyl overdose remedy naloxone in CA public schools. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/14/20238 minutes, 38 seconds
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10 Freeway Fire Was Likely Arson, What 1994 Signals, & Commuters React — The P.M. Edition

A big section of one of the busiest freeways in Southern California is closed indefinitely following Saturday's fire. Governor Gavin Newsom says arson is the likely cause. What the 1994 Northridge quake destruction of the I-10 shows us. Plus, more on freeway closure.Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/14/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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I-10 Shutdown: What You Need To Know, Fire Insurance Forsaken By Some Californians," & The Woolsey Fire: 5 Years Later — The A.M. Edition

A segment of the 10 freeway in Downtown LA is closed for the foreseeable future, after sustaining fire damage over the weekend. Some homeowners are going without fire insurance, citing high costs. Remembering the deadly and destructive 2018 Woolsey Fire. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/13/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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I-10 Downtown Closed Indefinitely, Scams Affect EBT Cardholders, and Deer Hunting Controversy on Catalina Island — The Sunday Edition

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to reopening the I-10 freeway downtown after a fire. Scams targeting the California's EBT fund are depleting the state's funds for food assistance. And state wildlife officials are reviewing a proposal to get rid of an invasive species of deer on Catalina Island, which has proved controversial. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/12/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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Massive Fire Closes the I-10 Downtown, Tustin Hangar Fire Cleanup, and Veterans Housing Assistance — The Saturday Edition

A massive fire in downtown L.A. has forced an indefinite closure of the 10 freeway. The Navy will send up to $1 million to help clean up the aftermath from the Tustin Hangar fire. SAG-AFTRA moves a step closer to finalizing a new contract. And the federal government will fund housing vouchers for homeless veterans in San Bernardino County. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/11/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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Economic Impact of Hollywood Strikes, LAUSD "Norm Day," & WeHo Considers "Sphere On Sunset" — The P.M. Edition

Local economists examine the cost of the actor and screenwriter strikes that stalled Hollywood production for months. The L.A. School District takes official count of students on "Norm Day." WeHo may construct a 50-foot sphere on Sunset Blvd. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/11/20237 minutes, 14 seconds
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OC Declares State Of Emergency, SAG-AFTRA's National Board Reviews Tentative Deal Today, & Historic Hollywood Theater Reopens — The A.M. Edition

Orange County has declared a state of emergency after this week's hangar fire in Tustin. SAG-AFTRA is expected to release details today of the tentative deal it reached with Hollywood studios and streamers. A century-old theater in Hollywood is back in business.  Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/10/20238 minutes, 14 seconds
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Actors-Studio Deal, Noncitizen Voting on Santa Ana 2024 Ballot, & Tustin Fire Forces School Closures — The P.M. Edition

What's in the tentative deal between SAG-AFTRA and studios. Voters will decide in 2024 whether non-U.S. citizens can vote in Santa Ana city elections. Tustin schools and parks are closed after fire destroyed a historic hanger and asbestos was detected  Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/10/20237 minutes, 21 seconds
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SAG-AFTRA Strike Suspended, LA Leaders To Vote On Allowable Rent Hikes, Retail Experiment In Glendale Ends Today— The A.M. Edition

Hollywood actors have reached a tentative deal with studios and streamers. The LA City Council is scheduled to vote on allowable rent hikes next week. 'Amazon Style' clothing store in Glendale closes its doors today. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.  Support the show: https://laist.com
11/9/20238 minutes
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Four LA Sheriff's Employees Die In 24 Hours, Santa Ana Winds Raise Fire Risk, & Angels Hire New Manager — The P.M. Edition

Four former and current LA County Sheriff’s employees died in 24-hours by suicides. Santa Ana winds trigger wind advisory and red flag warning across SoCal. Baseball coach Ron Washington is the new manager of the Angels. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/9/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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More Santa Ana Winds Today, Latino Data Hub Aims For Positive Change, & LA Zoo Family Expands — The A.M. Edition

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for parts of Southern California. A free bilingual resource sheds light on Latino communities. The Los Angeles Zoo's newest family member makes his public debut. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/8/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jewish Man Dies After Israel-Palestine Protest, Historic WWII Hangar Destroyed in Tustin, CSU Workers To Picket — The P.M. Edition

Deputies are investigating the death of a 69-year-old Jewish man after he was injured during a pro-Israeli and Palestinian protest. A historic WWII-era blimp hangar in Tustin has burned down. Workers at California State Universities prepare to strike. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/8/20237 minutes, 24 seconds
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Conception Captain Convicted, Santa Ana Recall Underway, & Housing Veterans In LA County— The A.M. Edition

The captain of the Conception dive boat that caught fire near Santa Cruz Island has been convicted. Voting is underway in the controversial recall election of a Santa Ana City councilmember. An update on efforts to house veterans in LA County. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/7/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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SAG Responds To "Last, Best & Final Offer," New State Money For CA Historic Venues, & A Parrot Snatcher In Temple City — The P.M. Edition

SAG-AFTRA responds to the production studios' "last, best, and final offer." Some historic venues in California are hoping to get an upgrade with new state sales tax money. Who's catching beloved Southern California parrots with nets in Temple City? Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/7/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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New Report Shows WIC Program Is Underused, Highland Fire Update, & Sriracha Is Back -- The A.M. Edition

Many people eligible for the Women, Infants, and Children program are missing out on benefits. The Highland Fire in Riverside County could be fully contained today. Sriracha production resumes, after a shortage. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/6/20238 minutes, 44 seconds
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SAG-AFTRA Reviews “Best, Final” Offer, CA Senate Race, & The Climate Crisis Damages Hiking Trails -- The Sunday Edition

The actors' union – SAG-AFTRA – says it’s now reviewing what the studios call their “last, best, and final offer.” A new poll on the race for U.S. Senate from California shows a statistical tie between Democrats Katie Porter and Adam Schiff. And, the climate crisis is bringing fires and floods to local trails. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/5/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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California's $20 Billion Unemployment Debt, Theme Park Merger, and SAG-AFTRA Meets With AMPTP - The Saturday Edition

We look at what’s causing the California unemployment fund’s $20 billion debt. The merger between Six Flags and Knott's Berry Farm’s parent company is causing concerns in the entertainment industry. SAG-AFTRA meets with AMPTP today to go over studios' latest contract proposal. And we bring you to Day of the Dead celebrations in Boyle Heights. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/4/202312 minutes, 9 seconds
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O.C. Religious Leaders Urge Climate Measures, LA Homeless Hotel Ballot Measure Removed, & West Hollywood Weighs Protected Bike Lanes — The P.M. Edition

O.C. religious leaders, inspired by the Pope, urge lawmakers to work on climate change measures. A ballot measure to open LA hotels to unhoused Angelenos is off the ballot; details on what will replace it. WeHo considers adding safe bike lanes. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/3/20238 minutes, 1 second
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SAG-AFTRA Awaits Response From Studios, Containment Rises On Highland Fire, & Veterans Help Center Opens In Long Beach— The A.M. Edition

Hollywood actors are waiting to hear a response from studios about their latest counter proposal. Crews continue working to contain the Highland Fire in Riverside County. Los Angeles County opens a new Veterans Business Outreach Center.  Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/3/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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LA Moves Closer To Overnight RV Ban, City Expands Free Legal Services To Migrants, & Britney Spears Memoir In Demand at Public Library — The P.M. Edition

Los Angeles moves closer to a ban on overnight RV street parking in some parts of the city. LA will expand free legal help to migrants who face deportation. LA Public Library scrambles to keep up with demand for Britney Spears memoir. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/2/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Second Dengue Case Found In SoCal, Lower Rent Hikes Proposed In LA, & SAG AFTRA Update — The A.M. Edition

Another locally acquired case of Dengue has been found, this time in Long Beach. LA leaders reject a proposed six-month extension of a pandemic-era ban on rent hikes. A deal could be reached soon between Hollywood actor and studios. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/2/20237 minutes, 32 seconds
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Highland Fire Update, CARE Court Launches Dec. 1, & LA Pushes For Public Evictions Tracker — The P.M. Edition

Thousands in Riverside County remain under mandatory evacuation orders from the Highland Fire, despite some progress. The controversial CARE Court launches 12/1. LA City Council looks into a public online dashboard to track eviction filings. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/1/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mpox Cases Rising in California, LA Leaders Revise Housing Spending Plan, & Preserving Indigenous Mexican Culture — The A.M. Edition

Health officials are encouraging Mpox vaccinations amid a statewide increase in cases.  LA City leaders allocate more money to affordable housing. Learn how efforts to digitize a centuries-old encyclopedia of indigenous Mexican Culture is impacting local students. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
11/1/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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$10M Approved for Skid Row Housing Trust, Creation of Native American Commission Faces Challenges, & Angeles Crest Highway Reopens — The P.M. Edition

The LA City Council approved another $10 million for the troubled Skid Row Housing Trust. Efforts to launch a Native American Commission in Long Beach faces challenges. More than 20 miles of the Angeles Crest Highway reopens after repairs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
10/31/20236 minutes, 51 seconds
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High Winds And Fire Weather Continues, More CA Men Taking Paternity Leave, Something Spooky In South Pasadena — The A.M. Edition

The National Weather Service has extended a red flag warning for parts of Southern California.The number of dads in the state taking time off work to bond with their babies has increased in recent years. A South Pasadena yard is home to the 'Halloween' hedge. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
10/31/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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CSU Employees Authorize Strike, Auto Workers Union Makes Deal With Big 3, & LA Bail Reform Shows Early Success — The P.M. Edition

Nearly 30,000 Cal State University employees authorize a strike. The United Auto Workers have tentative deals with all three big auto companies after 6 weeks of picketing. A report finds LA County's "zero-bail" system has not decreased public safety. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
10/30/20237 minutes, 12 seconds
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Red Flag Warning Issued For Parts Of SoCal, Walk Of Fame Vendors, LAFC Achieves 1st Playoff Victory - The A.M. Edition

Santa Ana winds have brought on a Red Flag Warning for LA and Ventura Counties until 10 tonight. A new motion would legalize vending on Hollywood Blvd. The Los Angeles Football Club won the first game of its best-of-three series Saturday. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com
10/30/20236 minutes, 32 seconds
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Santa Ana Winds Hit L.A. Today, Matthew Perry Dies at 54, and Rent Increase Freeze Proposed - The Sunday Report

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for fire risk in parts of the area until Monday Night. Hollywood reacts to the death of Matthew Perry of "Friends" fame. And in honor of spooky season, we talk to an author of kids' stories about skeletons and look into what goes into making pan de muerto. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
10/29/202318 minutes, 51 seconds
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Edison Warns Of Power Shutoffs, How Long COVID Affects Finances, And A Labor Showdown At A Koreatown Market - The Saturday Edition`

Southern California Edison is warning that it could turn off power for customers across Greater L.A. due to high winds and an elevated fire risk. UCLA has issued a new report on how long COVID affects California residents financially. And a look at a labor showdown at a Koreatown supermarket. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
10/28/202318 minutes
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Santa Ana Winds Are Blowing, Where Your Kids Can Get the RSV Shot, & Gladstones Stays Open Longer — The P.M. Edition

Southern California's Santa Ana winds are here with much of LA and Ventura counties under fire weather watch. Where parents can find the new RSV vaccine for their kids. The popular restaurant Gladstone's in Malibu will stay open a little while longer. Plus, more.  Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com