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Political leaders in LA are now turning to the race for LA’s next mayor and the candidates so far include Kevin de León, Joe Buscaino, Mike Feuer, and Jessica Lall.

Political leaders in LA are now turning to the race for LA’s next mayor and the candidates so far include Kevin de León, Joe Buscaino, Mike Feuer, and Jessica Lall. Congresswoman Karen Bass says she is also “seriously considering” a run.

from Greater LA

National forests in SoCal reopen on Thursday. Why climate change keeps closing them

Four national forests in Southern California open back up on Thursday: Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland.

$1 million house is the norm in LA. Who’s buying them — when median income here is $68,000?

LA Times reporter Andrew Khouri says he talked to several first-time buyers in their 20s and 30s who each have jobs paying $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

In new filing, Britney Spears consents with the petition to end her conservatorship

The filing represents the first time Britney Spears has called for an end to the arrangement in court documents, though she has called for its termination in hearings.

In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

from Greater LA

During the final days of the Trump presidency and lead-up to the January 6 insurrection, it turns out that one of Trump’s lawyers sent then-Vice President Mike Pence a memo that laid…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People are waiting more than two months now to receive their overseas orders. “The lead times have doubled, the cost has gone up almost 500%.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Biden spoke to the United Nations General Assembly today, trying to make the case that “America is back.” But the world may be skeptical, given the U.S.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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“The fact is that for most of us, the data suggests that we still got lots of strong protection, especially against serious disease.

Boosters and rapid COVID tests aren’t available. US government needs to step up on pandemic, says columnist

“The fact is that for most of us, the data suggests that we still got lots of strong protection, especially against serious disease.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

Anti-Asian hate incidents up 1,800% in Orange County

“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

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After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

After fatal stabbing, county aims to house homeless vets outside the VA in West LA by end of year

After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

from Greater LA

All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

Crisis response team in Eugene offers model for LA and OC

All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

from Greater LA

The number of men enrolled in college is declining. Press Play looks at the driving factors, and what this could mean for forming new families.

‘Hope deficit’ and economic demands among college-aged men: Why more are choosing to skip higher ed

The number of men enrolled in college is declining. Press Play looks at the driving factors, and what this could mean for forming new families.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amy Coney Barrett recently said at a private event in Kentucky, “My goal today is to convince you that this court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.”

SCOTUS justices argue they’re not politicians. But expect more conservative decisions, says lawyer

Amy Coney Barrett recently said at a private event in Kentucky, “My goal today is to convince you that this court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Protect sequoias from KNP Complex Fire: Are prescribed burns the way to go?

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 12,000 migrants have been camping out — without adequate sanitation — under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio. Most of them are from Haiti, and the U.S.

Thousands of Haitian migrants are camping out near Texas. Biden administration says they can’t stay

About 12,000 migrants have been camping out — without adequate sanitation — under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio. Most of them are from Haiti, and the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures.

Jim Gianopulos out at Paramount, next Christopher Nolan film goes to Universal

Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures.

from The Business

Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

Cliffs, drugs and taxes

Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

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About 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in the U.S., as of this week. Most of them are on eight military bases awaiting resettlement.

‘We’re running out of time’: One Afghan keeps fighting to get his family out of Taliban-controlled country

About 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in the U.S., as of this week. Most of them are on eight military bases awaiting resettlement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

Fixing CA’s housing crisis: Will changing zoning laws help?

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

Universal will be the home of Christopher Nolan’s next project, a film about the creation of the atom bomb

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

To keep the cannabis industry happy before 2022 election, here’s what Newsom needs to do

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

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