The American Independent Party’s Accidental Popularity

The American Independent Party boasts more registered voters than all other small political parties in California combined. However, a Los Angeles Times investigation found that most of its members joined the ultra-conservative party by mistake. Will that impact California’s presidential primary in June? California Virtual Academies is the state’s largest network of public online charter schools and a new report shows that it is actually run by a for-profit company and is failing its 15,000 K thru 12 students. And in retail news, Sports Chalet will be closing all of its 47 stores. What’s the state of sports equipment retail? Then, a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, who just won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel, “The Sympathizer.” Finally, Southern California’s latest food fetish: Filipino cuisine.