LAPD Fudges Crime Stats, Tower Records Doc, and Tipping Debate

Los Angeles has been held up as a paragon of data-driven policing. But a series of L.A. Times investigations has found that the LAPD has consistently misclassified violent crimes as less-serious offenses for years.

Then, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a gun control measure he wants to put on next year’s ballot.

Next, San Francisco is the innovation capital of America, where venture capital millions and disruptive ideas join forces to create billion dollar companies. Most of the time though, they end up tossed on the heap of failed startups. Case in point: an urban transportation company called Leap.

And, we talk to director Colin Hanks about his new film, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.

Finally: to tip or not to tip? That question has the service industry up in arms this week, after New York restaurateur Danny Meyer announced this week that he will eliminate tipping at all of his restaurants.