The trial of former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka began this week. He’s charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for allegedly interfering in an FBI investigation into abusive practices at L.A. County jails. Then, a look at how L.A. came to rely on helicopters for policing. Next, two radio journalists investigated the charity Planet Aid and looked closely at how it spends money. In our Friday film roundup, the new superhero blockbuster and remembering Garry Shandling.
Opening Statements in Paul Tanaka Trial, and Running and Eating Through Los Angeles
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Tanaka Trial Kicks Off
Opening statements were made yesterday in the trial of former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka . He’s accused of obstructing an F.B.I. investigation into inmate abuse...
Helicopter Policing in L.A.
Depending on which Los Angeles neighborhood you live in, you might hear the buzz of a chopper overhead, seemingly all the time. In some places they’re called ghetto birds,...
How Does Planet Aid Use Your Old Clothing?
Let’s say you want to get rid of old clothes. You see one of those big yellow donation bins that says Planet Aid on it. Have you ever wondered what happens next? Well,...
Friday Film Roundup: ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’
One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year is out today, and it might be somewhat less anticipated after the terrible reviews. We’re talking Batman vs Superman:...