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Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour. We’ll ask him about small business predictions about lost jobs. Also: the LAPD in black neighborhoods. Does LA need a Housing Czar? Does Garcetti really like being Mayor of a city that can’t pave its streets or fix its broken sidewalks?

Also, while wells are running dry in Porterville in the Central Valley, Oprah Winfrey and some of her neighbors are trucking in their own water in Montecito. The drought means different strokes for different folks.

Banner Image: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Gideon Brower

Mayor Pitches a $13.25 Hourly Minimum Wage 15 MIN, 5 SEC

During yesterday’s Labor Day holiday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled plans for a gradual hike in the minimum wage to $10.25 next year, up to $13.25 by 2017 with a tie to inflation after that. Oakland, San Francisco and San Diego are also considering increases, andPresident Obama wants to increase the federal minimum wage.

Guests:
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (@ericgarcetti)

Drought Produces an Upstairs, Downstairs in California 11 MIN

There are recent predictions that the drought will be with us for very long time to come, and it seems that every town in California has a different story about the problem. Saul Gonzalez and Ann Louise Bardach join us.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)
Ann Louise Bardach, journalist and author

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