Photo: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All plan in Congress today. The bill has virtually no chance of going anywhere, with Republicans controlling Congress. But a few people rumored to be mulling a 2020 Democratic presidential bid have signed onto it. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pushed his plan for another Obamacare repeal.
Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much. Will they be regulated or face antitrust action?
Kozyndan is a husband and wife artist duo. She’s Kozy. He’s Dan. Their work uses visual puns to celebrate and poke fun at California culture. Like their painting of P22, the Griffith Park mountain lion, eating a koala from the Los Angeles Zoo. We look at Kozydan’s new show “The Golden State” at the Gregorio Escalante gallery. Escalante died unexpectedly last week. We remember him as one of the founders of the lowbrow art movement in Southern California -- a movement influenced by punk, tattoos and graffiti.
When you think of LA’s food identity, you probably think tacos, Korean barbeque, and a steaming bowl of ramen. Definitely not pizza. Well, a new crop of pizza shops is embracing the California Pizza Kitchen vibe. They’re doing it with the same attention to high-quality ingredients as a authentic neapolitan-style pie.
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What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
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