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The race to fill the Congressional seat vacated by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been whittled down from more than 20 candidates to two. Ballots are still being counted, but two Democrats appear headed for a runoff after last night’s election. Leading the pack is Jimmy Gomez, a state assemblyman. In second place is Robert Lee Ahn, a former LA city planning commissioner. The runoff election is scheduled for June.
When developers want to build something in LA, often they have to set aside a slush fund for neighborhood groups. That money is paid out to these groups to buy their support. But where does the money go?
There’s a new bill in California that would throw out how the bail system works. Critics of the system say that it punishes poor people for being poor. Some 46,000 people are behind bars in California, awaiting trial or sentencing. Many of those people are stuck in jail because they can’t afford bail. We speak with Democratic State Senator Robert Hertzberg, who introduced the bill.
President Donald Trump -- with his flashy wealth, power and celebrity -- is the “apotheosis of Generation Wealth,” according to photographer Lauren Greenfield. Her new exhibit called “Generation Wealth” opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography this weekend. It chronicles the past 25 years of a culture that has become increasingly dominated by the pursuit of money -- a culture that has been exported across the world.
Film director and producer Brett Ratner (right), 29, and Russell Simmons, 41, a businessman and co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam, at L’Iguane restaurant, St. Barts, 1998. Photo courtesy: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, “Generation Wealth” by Lauren Greenfield. Copyright Lauren Greenfield.
Ilona, a photographer and former model originally from Latvia, in the mezzanine library of her home. Moscow, 2012. Photo courtesy: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, “Generation Wealth” by Lauren Greenfield. Copyright Lauren Greenfield.
More photos from Generation Wealth.
Pepsi pulled an ad starring Kendall Jenner at a protest after the internet went crazy. However, corporations are always trying to profit off youthful idealism. Does it work?
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Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
Crazy Rich Asians director: Win or lose, I'm supposed to do this movie Director Jon M. Chu talks about why “Crazy Rich Asians” is so personal for him and the actors. And why he wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that Crazy Rich Asians was a thing. It’s the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel.
What's next for USC as Nikias resigns C. L. Max Nikias is out as USC’s president. The university has been embroiled in scandal after scandal, the latest over gynecologist George Tyndall, who was accused of sexually abusing students for decades. In May, hundreds of USC staffers called for Nikias to step down. When there was no follow-up, they sent out another petition last week. Now USC trustee Wanda Austin is stepping in as interim president.
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