One Card to Serve Them All
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Los Angeles residents -- including undocumented workers -- will be issued LA City ID's that will provide city services and also serve as debit cards, so they won't have to carry all their cash in their pockets. The City Council says it's all about public safety as well as financial literacy. Opponents claim it might create false identities. Also, can the City of San Fernando get down to business after a recall campaign with charges of adultery, drug use and stealing money from children? And what's wrong with the Lakers? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, same sex marriage, recreational marijuana—and this week's elections.
San Fernando Sex-capades End in City Council Recall ()
Three city council members, including one who'd already resigned, were recalled Tuesday in the City of San Fernando, where an ongoing soap opera has made national headlines. Dana Bartholomew has been trying to keep up and report the story for the Daily News.
- Dana Bartholomew: Los Angeles Dialy News
One Card to Serve Them All ()
Undocumented residents can't get bank accounts, so they often have to carry all their cash in their pockets. That makes them vulnerable to muggings. Now the City of Los Angeles is about to join Oakland and San Francisco in issuing ID cards that provide access to city services, serve as debit cards and might lead to opening bank accounts. Councilman Richard Alarcón, who wrote the bill, says it's a way for poor people who live in the shadows to come out into the light.
- Richard Alarcon: Los Angeles City Council, @Richard_Alarcon
- Ira Mehlman: Federation for American Immigration Reform, @FAIRImmigration
- Angelica Salas: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, @ASalasCHIRLA
What's Wrong with the Lakers? ()
The Lakers lost yet another game last night in Salt Lake City. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points against the Jazz and made 15 of 17 free throws but — before the games was over — he walked off the court in a huff. Barry Stavro is NBA editor for the LA Times.
- Barry Stavro: Los Angeles Times
Is America Suddenly Turning Blue? ()
Measures to legalize recreational marijuana passed Tuesday in two states. For the first time in any election, voters in Washington State, Maine and Maryland approved same-sex marriage. In Minnesota, a constitutional ban was turned down. We look at the pace of change in some of America's traditional cultural norms.
- Jonathan Rauch: Brookings Institution, @BrookingsInst
- Douglas NeJaime: Loyola Law School, @loyolalawblog
- John Matsusaka: University of Southern California
- Mark Kleiman: University of Virginia, @MarkARKleiman
- Norm Stamper: Law Enforcement against Prohibition, @CopsSayLegalize
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