Jim Newton

editor at Blueprint, public policy and communications professor at UCLA

Guest

Editor of Blueprint, a new magazine covering Los Angeles and California, and author of Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry BrownJustice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made and Eisenhower: The White House Years; former editor-at-large and columnist at the Los Angeles Times (1992-1997)

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Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

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Senator Chuck Grassley is investigating sexual harassment allegations against LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s former aide Rick Jacobs.

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