Emily Hoeven

columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle

Emily Hoeven on KCRW

A measure to create harsher penalties for some drug and theft crimes has qualified for the November ballot. It comes as California lawmakers debate rising crime.

Prop 47: Crime reform measure qualifies for November ballot

A measure to create harsher penalties for some drug and theft crimes has qualified for the November ballot. It comes as California lawmakers debate rising crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

$400 debit cards, $200 checks? CA lawmakers mull gas price relief

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

Recall puts elections chief in political pickle

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

from News Stories

More from KCRW

Food journalist Mona Holmes discusses how the LA restaurant scene fared in 2023 and anticipates dining trends for the new year.

from Greater LA

LA officials are increasing law enforcement presence on the county’s Metro system following a spike in violence over the last few weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Metro is gathering comments on six possible options for a rail line over – or tunneled under – the Sepulveda Pass. Some in Bel Air are ready to fight them all.

from KCRW Features

A string of highly-publicized violent crimes made headlines in May, reigniting concerns about safety on LA Metro. KCRW breaks down the latest crime data from the transit agency.

from KCRW Features

A landslide on Topanga Canyon Blvd. blocks access to Pacific Coast Highway, leading to three-hour commutes and potential catastrophe in fire season.

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s departing reporter Anna Scott talks about the gains and setbacks in housing and homelessness — after eight years covering the beat.

from Greater LA

At an East Hollywood bar, a once-a-month comedy show features four men competing for the heart of a bachelorette, as the host whips out jokes and games.

from Greater LA

What’s the best way to offset the planetary damage of your air travel?

from The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

Since October, the robotaxi company Waymo has been offering driverless rides in Los Angeles. Greater LA’s Steve Chotakis tried one out for himself.

from Greater LA