- Newsmaker: Polls Show Parks Stalls Hahn's Popularity
Ten years ago, LA Mayor Tom Bradley wasn't talking to Police Chief Daryl Gates. After the Rodney King riots, Gates retired. Now, Mayor Jim Hahn wants to fire Chief Bernard Parks. A new LA Times' poll reveals that Hahn may be paying a political price. Civil rights attorney Connie Rice explains why, despite the Rampart scandal and the LAPD's other problems, Parks is polling better than Hahn.
- Reporter's Notebook: High Speed Rail Heading for November Ballot
High speed trains running 150 miles an hour from Sacramento to San Diego are the ultimate goal of a 6 billion-dollar bond proposal being floated in Sacramento. Fresno's Democratic State Senator, Jim Costa, who authored the first major public works project of the 21st Century, says an expanding population, poor air quality, and overcrowded airports and freeways have left us little alternative.