Councilman Alarcon to Stand Trial for Perjury, Voter Fraud

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Councilman Richard Alarcón will be tried for fraud and perjury, but probably not before he stands for election to the State Assembly in less than a month. A judge today said there's "more than substantial" evidence that he and his wife both lied about where they actually live. Also, on the flood-control channel — now partly restored as the Los Angeles River -- kayaking season is over. We talk with a couple who persuaded the Army Corps of Engineers to make kayaking possible and produced a film on the results. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the worst backlog in Washington.

Banner image: Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon (seated next to an unidentified woman) calls a hearing to order. Photo © Copyright 2010 Scott Reynolds SIEU International/flickr