FROM Susan Abram
Prop. 60 calls for condoms in porn Among the long list of ballot measures Californians will vote on this November is one that would put more restrictions on the porn industry. Proposition 60 would require actors in adult films to use condoms during sex scenes. It would also require producers to pay for some medical expenses related to preventing sexually transmitted infections. But the measure has sparked a lot of backlash, and not just from the adult entertainment business. Both major political parties and eight newspaper editorial boards have lined up against it. What are the pros and cons?
Deluge Bears Down on Southland Foothills The weather service predicted small hail, wind gusts over 50 miles per hour, torrential downpours for LA today -- and even weak tornados. Evacuation orders were issued this morning for 489 homes in La Canada-Flintridge , La Crescenta , Acton and Glendale . The City of Los Angeles issued 262 evacuation orders in and around Tujunga Canyon .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.