L.A. County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas is lashing out against an L.A. Times report that work done at his house by county crews went beyond permissible security improvements. Ridley-Thomas says allegations that he allowed taxpayers to foot the bill for extra work are untrue. And Democrats in the state Assembly have chosen Toni Atkins of San Diego to be the next Speaker of the Assembly. Atkins will be the first San Diego lawmaker ever to lead the state Assembly, but her selection is historic in other ways too. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis is joined by Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times and Jeremy White of the Sacramento Bee.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From The Mixer
It's down to three for chief of the LAPD The race to replace retiring LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is coming down to the wire. This week, the L-A Police Commission named its three finalists. All have ties to the department and all come from diverse backgrounds. But not in the way that many City Hall insiders had hoped.
Yesterday's comedy, today's standards There is little debate that the character 'Apu' from The Simpsons is a stereotype of an Indian immigrant shop owner. But recently, that character has come under renewed criticism, and the man who voices him says he is even willing to stop doing it. Should he?
On this 4/20, do you know what your weed laws are? It’s been nearly 5 months since sales of recreational marijuana became legal in California. And the business of pot is slowly coming into its own. But there are a lot of things that are dragging, not at all helped by the fact that marijuana is still listed as a schedule one substance that is open to federal criminal prosecution.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
The most competitive races and measures on the Santa Barbara and Ventura primary ballot It’s primary season! Voter materials have already arrived for those with vote-by-mail ballots, and election day is quickly approaching on Tuesday, June 5. Santa Barbara June primaries Here’s a look at… Read More
Calif. Governor’s race: Antonio Villaraigosa interview You may remember him as the two-term mayor of Los Angeles, but Antonio Villaraigosa has his eyes set on higher office. He’s one of the top Democratic contenders in the race to… Read More
A U.S. immigration judge speaks out about her fears that the rule of law is under assault An arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, America’s system of immigration courts handles the civil cases of undocumented immigrants seeking to remain in the United States. Immigration judges must… Read More