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Mayor Eric Garcetti has been cagey about the wording around Los Angeles’ sanctuary status. He’s said LA is a “city of sanctuary.” We find out what that means, and why immigrant rights activists are upset.
A feature of sanctuary cities is that local police don’t act as immigration agents. But short of holding people for ICE, police here and elsewhere have been helping in other ways to deport undocumented immigrants.
Artist Jason Rhoades died at age 41 and was celebrated in New york and Europe. He’s now getting his due in Los Angeles with a major exhibition at Hauser & Wirth. We find out how he created a uniquely California vision of contemporary art.
Rhoades’ “My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…,” (Courtesy of Michell Eloy)
Angelenos will vote next week on Measure S, which would limit development in LA for the next two years. This seemingly dull zoning initiative has become hotly contested.
A new commercial and residential project under construction in Hollywood. It’s the kind of project that angers supporters of Measure S. (Courtesy of Saul Gonzalez)
If you’re an LA voter, you’ve likely gotten mailers from both sides of the Measure S campaign. Millions of dollars have gone into advocating the pro and anti-Measure S messages, with some wild claims thrown around.
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Movies to watch during the holidays If you’re overstuffed after Thanksgiving, maybe relax with a movie. We hear from Emmy winning actor Sterling K. Brown, get recommendations for this year’s holiday movies, and learn about a new documentary on making fireworks in one Mexican town.
Rep. Speier fights sexual harassment on Capitol Hill California Congresswoman Jackie Speier shared her personal story of sexual assault in a video posted last month. She’s urging colleagues to come out with their experiences too, and has introduced legislation to change how sexual abuse is handled on Capitol Hill. This week, we learned Rep. John Conyers allegedly used office funds to pay $27,000 to a former aide who filed a sexual harassment claim against him.
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