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It-s official. Hollywood secession will be on November-s ballot. If voters in Hollywood and the rest of the city agree, it could become a separate city about the size of Glendale. Most of the studios that made it the movie capitol of the world are gone now, but the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, Griffith Park and the Hollywood Bowl are still there. Would secession work financially? Would Hollywood's municipal services be any better than they are now? We hear some of the pros and cons from the founder and President of the secessionist group Hollywood Vote and Hollywood's Deputy Mayor for Communication and Policy while the State Librarian puts Hollywood into the context of the California Dream
  • Newsmaker: Police Panel Meets to Review Pursuit Policies
    Patrol-car pursuits by the LAPD are down to about 30 per month this year, which is half what they-ve been in the recent past. Last Saturday, on a busy street in downtown LA, two officers were following a stolen car when it hit a minivan, which hit a light post, which fell on a little girl. We talk with the Interim Chief of the LAPD about this tragedy and what it means.
  • Reporter's Notebook: The History of Hollywood
    In 1887, groves of bananas and pineapples were turned into a residential development, which became the City of Hollywood in 1903. In 1910, Hollywood was annexed by the City of LA, to assure a reliable water supply. We talk to the State Librarian about what Hollywood has meant to Los Angeles and the role it-s played in forming the California Dream.

Los Angeles Police Department

Hollywood Vote

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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