FROM Frank Shyong
The City of Industry's First Council Election in 17 Years The City of Industry runs along the 10 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley. Between 1962 and 1994, it held just one local election — with all others cancelled due to a lack of competition. Tomorrow, Industry will go to the polls for the first in 17 years -- with 125 registered voters. No less than 10 percent of them have the same name as former Mayor David Perez, who's been accused of corruption. Frank Shyong reports for the LA Times .
Is Southern California's Most Famous Hot Sauce Moving Out? After months of complaints about what might be called ‘excessively pungent' odors, the Irwindale City Council was unanimous last week in declaring the Hoy Fong factory that makes Sriracha sauce a public nuisance. That gives the city the power to walk in and install smell-mitigation technology if Hoy Fong doesn't in 90 days. David Tran, Sriracha's creator, says that means he just might move his operation out of Irwindale. Frank Shyong is reporting the story for the LA Times .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.