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Two of November’s ballot measures aim to tackle the need for more housing. The first, Build Better LA, aims to address the city’s affordability crisis. The second is a Beverly Hills initiative that’s become the subject of a bitter campaign. Next, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation over the weekend that requires online databases like IMDB to remove an actor’s age if the actor requests to have it taken down. What other gripes do actors have with the Internet Movie Database? Then, Maureen Dowd on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both of whom she’s been covering for years. And finally, Snapchat’s latest product.

Image: View of Downtown Los Angeles at Magic Hour from Runyon Canyon Park by Chris Goldberg

Build Better LA 8 MIN, 14 SEC

LA right now is a hot, bubbling cauldron of housing issues. The rent is too damn high. Homelessness is up. The real estate boom taking place from downtown to Koreatown to Hollywood has many middle- or low-income people feeling left out. So what’s the answer? A November ballot measure called Build Better LA presents itself as one solution. It’s one of a few housing initiatives LA voters will decide on between November and March. We get an explainer.

Anna Scott, Producer, 'Press Play' (@AnnaKCRW)

Beverly Hills' housing ballot measure 6 MIN, 47 SEC

There’s another development measure on the ballot -- but this one is only for Beverly Hills voters. Measure HH is the subject of a bitter campaign, with one side accusing the other of using illegal foreign contributions.

Gene Maddaus, Variety (@GeneMaddaus)

Gaming IMDB 8 MIN, 51 SEC

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation over the weekend that requires online databases like IMDB to remove an actor’s age if the actor requests to have it taken down. The authors of the law say it is designed help prevent age discrimination. Meanwhile, many actors are fed up with how IMDB works. Their pages on the website are a key component of the casting process, but unlike on LinkedIn they don’t have total control over what ends up on their IMDB pages.

Matthew Belloni, Hollywood Reporter (@THRMattBelloni)

Maureen Dowd on 'The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.' 14 MIN, 27 SEC

It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for. The first heavyweight battle (a.k.a. debate) between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump happens Monday. For some insight into these two personalities, we turn to Maureen Dowd. She’s been covering them both for two decades for her Pulitzer-Prize winning column in the New York Times. Now she’s collected a lot of those columns, along with some new writing, in a book: “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.”

Maureen Dowd, New York Times

Snapchat Spectacles 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Reactions to tonight’s presidential debate will no doubt play out in real time across social media: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat. Donald Trump’s campaign even made a “Crooked Hillary” filter for Snapchat, a frame that users can place over their pictures. But there’s even bigger news in the Snapchat universe. Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., dropped a new product called Snapchat Spectacles. They’re sunglasses that record video from the wearer’s perspective and automatically upload the videos to Snapchat wirelessly. It’s the company’s first hardware product, a risky move according to some tech gurus.

Josh Constine, Tech-Crunch

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