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Mike Feuer is LA's new City Attorney and it’ll be his job to enforce Proposition D, which would limit medical marijuana outlets to 135. With more than a thousand in operation, how will he enforce the will of the voters? What about the gang injunction in Echo Park and parts of Silver Lake? Also, the last of President Richard Nixon's secret tapes have been released. We talk with his former aide John Dean about what's new. Plus, fast and furious in Fontana: the place where auto critics test the cars we might — or might not — want to drive. 

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a former candidate to be leader of China went on trial today — on corruption charges minor compared to things he's widely believed to have done. But Bo Xilai is staging a spirited defense. We learn why the trial is a major event for China's new leadership, and what domestic and foreign consequences are likely.

 

 

 

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Kerry Cavanaugh
Gideon Brower

Reporter's Notebook Fast and Furious in Fontana 6 MIN, 23 SEC

Southern California is a center of automobile history and car culture, but how do we know that the latest available vehicles are as good as the TV commercials and showroom salesmen say they are. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez joins the drivers and critics from Motor Trend whose job is to get behind the wheel and separate the hype from the driving reality.

 

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Photo: The Motor Trend crew conducts 0-to-60 speed tests on an Aston Martin. (You can see more photos on the WWLA blog.)

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

Making News The Last of the Nixon Tapes 6 MIN, 58 SEC

President Richard Nixon was forced from office in part because of 3,700 hours of secretly recorded conversations in the White House and at Camp David, Maryland. Yesterday, the Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda make the last 94 tapes available, ranging from April to July, 1973. On April 30, Nixon made a landmark speech about the Watergate scandal. His aides, HR Haldeman and John Ehrlichman had resigned. April 30 was also the day that John Dean was fired as White House Counsel. He later spent four months in prison for his role in covering up the Watergate scandal.

Guests:
John Dean, Counsel to then-President Richard Nixon (@JohnWDean)

Blind Ambition

John Dean

Main Topic LA's New City Attorney 10 MIN, 33 SEC

It's been 12 years since Mike Feuer was a Los Angeles City Councilman. In the meantime, he spent three terms in the State Assembly. Now he's back at City Hall, having defeated incumbent Carmen Trutanich in this year's election. He's been on our program many times, and we welcome him back as Los Angeles City Attorney.

Guests:
Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney (@Mike_Feuer)

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