- Newsmaker: The Census Controversy - The Census Bureau has recommended against using statistical sampling to adjust the 2000 census despite estimates that at least three million Americans, mostly minorities, were overlooked. Congressman and mayoral candidate Xavier Becerra says the undercount will mean a substantial loss of federal money to LA government over the next decade.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Film Festival Explosion - Southern California has seen an explosion of film festivals over the past few years. The popular trend lets film-goers skip the trailers and mix with the makers of independent films that have been orphaned by the demise of local art houses. Chris Gore, festival-goer and editor of FilmThreat.com, elaborates on the advantages of so many festivals.