Reporters- Session on Secession

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It-s been an up and down week for the effort to break up the City of Los Angeles. On Monday, the big news was the endorsement by a major business group, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. Today, it-s the loss of political consulting firm Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli, which, apparently, isn-t getting paid. With less than six weeks left until election day, the campaigns for Hollywood and San Fernando Valley secession are struggling. We get an update from the reporters who cover the story for the city-s two principal daily newspapers, the Daily News and Los Angeles Times.
  • Newsmaker: California Voters Tuned In, Turned Off
    Voters may not like the candidates on November-s ballot, but at least they-re paying attention to the campaigns, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Research Director Mark Baldassare says that voter interest is remarkably high even if a sizeable number of voters indicate their gubernatorial preference as -none of the above.-
  • Reporter's Notebook: Art on the Outside, Gisele on the Inside
    West Hollywood is celebrating the re-opening of its major thoroughfare with an exhibition called, Art on the Outside. The median of Santa Monica Boulevard features some enormous chairs. Big earrings hang from the palm trees, and there-s a music box next to a bus stop. If you haven-t noticed, you-re not alone. KCRW-s Gisele Regatao reports that the art is located on a street where nobody walks. Kyle McKinnon narrates the story.

Californians and Their Government (PPIC survey)

The Civic Forum

Free the Valley

Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli

Hollywood Vote

LA City Council Committee on Secession

LA Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils

One Los Angeles

Valley Industry and Commerce Association

Valley Vote



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton