A federal grand jury has indicted State Senator Ron Calderon and his brother Tom on multiple corruption charges. The US Attorney's Office says the Calderons face charges of mail and wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. And two men accused in the Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow have been sentenced. Joining KCRW's Steve Chiotakis this week are Gene Maddaus of LA Weekly and Andrew Blankstein from the NBC News Investigative Unit.
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When the "American Dream" has an expiration date The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. This coincides with some new, aggressive ICE raids in the Los Angeles area.
What happens to accountability, when fewer people are looking? The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is taking a closer look at the City of Maywood. It executed several search warrants this week at Maywood City Hall, along with some other locations including the home and business of the city’s mayor, Ramon Medina. The raids do follow a recent, state audit that criticized the city of Maywood for poor oversight of its finances.
Jerry Brown’s swan song Jerry Brown took jabs at the White House, defended his legacy infrastructure projects and - generally - painted a rosy picture of California during his final "state of the state" address as Governor. But there still a number of lingering questions, including who will replace him.
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