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Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss says he’s running for City Attorney, but a group of Westside homeowners wants to recall him from his current office. Also tonight, Attorney General Jerry Brown on California’s war against global warming. On Reporter’s Notebook, saving the whales.



Photo Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images Entertainment

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Dan Konecky
Vanessa Romo

Making News California Battles E.P.A. in War on Global Warming 6 MIN, 12 SEC

California officials are threatening to sue the federal Environmental Protection AgencyGovernor Schwarzenegger wants to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting emissions from cars, light trucks and some SUV’s.  But that’s a federal prerogative unless the EPA grants a waiver. 

Guests:
Jerry Brown, Democratic Candidate, Governor of California

Main Topic Angry Westside Homeowners Plan to Recall Councilman Jack Weiss 11 MIN, 23 SEC

Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss represents a district that sprawls from the San Fernando Valley to West LA, the Fairfax District, Century City and Cheviot Hills. He was re-elected two years ago with 72% of the vote. In 2009 he wants to run for City Attorney but he may have a problem; a coalition of homeowners groups has launched a drive to recall him from office.

Guests:
Mike Eveloff, President of the Track 7260 Homeowners Association and member of the Westside Neighborhood Council
Larry Levine, Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss’ political consultant

Reporter's Notebook The Journey of the Whales to the Sea Continues 6 MIN, 58 SEC

Two humpback whales are still circling in the shipping channel west of Sacramento. More than two-thousand whales were killed last year by commercial and scientific interests, the most since 1986 when a moratorium went into effect.  Next week in Anchorage, the International Whaling Commission is being asked to resolve a longstanding impasse.  We speak with Monica Medina is Director of the Pew Whale Conservation Project.

Guests:
Monica Medina, Director of the Pew Whale Conservation Project

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