The billionaire Koch brothers have been big contributors to Republican candidates for many years, but they've said they will not get behind Donald Trump in the presidential race, funneling their donations toward local elections instead. However, there are plenty of big spenders in Hollywood who are ready to drop some dollars on Trump's campaign. Are they willing to openly admit it?
Then, Los Angeles Unified School District has paid out more than $300 million to settle teacher sexual misconduct cases in just the last four years. What is LAUSD doing to prevent sexual abuse?
Also, a City Council committee voted to give nearly $200 million in taxpayer aid to a private developer over 25 years to get the Gehry Grand Avenue project done.
And finally, the ongoing drought has reignited a debate over the future of the Colorado River's great dams.
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