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LA Mayor Karen Bass talks about her first three months on the job, including her work to address homeless and housing, plus safety and policing on public transit.
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Mayor Karen Bass’s efforts to shelter unhoused Angelenos is scaling up fast. But some participants say the rollout has been messy and confusing. There’s no Oscar for Best Location.
Using police dogs to arrest people might be banned in CACalifornia
Two California lawmakers want to ban the use of police dogs to arrest or apprehend suspects. A historian shares the history of dogs in law enforcement.
Fox News knew they spread lies. Enough to prove actual malice?Politics
Panelists discuss the ongoing defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, and a Texas school’s decision to discipline a teenager for raising safety concerns.
Nicholas Kristof on good news in a bad world; Steve Lopez on agingNational
Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.
The Nightmare Espionage Act That is Killing Julian Assange and the First AmendmentPolitics
The use of the century old Espionage Act in the Julian Assange case continues to set the chilling precedent of a bleak future in American journalism, a precedent that endangers even…
CA drops Walgreens as GOP increases anti-abortion rhetoricCalifornia
California will not renew a $54 million contract with Walgreens after the chain announced it would not dispense mifepristone in at least 20 states.
Corgi racing: Which fluffy pup will be champ at Santa Anita?Animals
The Corgi Nationals attract thousands of people to Santa Anita Park racetrack to watch 100 stumpy-legged dogs race … or maybe just play.
LA street vendors fight for legal access to busiest spots in townFood & Drink
Sidewalk vendors in LA are suing the city for access to no-vending zones as part of a broader push to make vending a viable legal business opportunity.