Luis Alvarado

co-founder of Grow Elect, a Latino Republican PAC; former press secretary for the California Republican Party

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Republican political consultant and President of Familias Unidas de California PAC; former Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Greater Los Angeles; founder of Grow Elect, a political action committee dedicated to promoting Republican Latino candidates; former strategic advisor to Revolvis, a political consulting firm; former advisor to El Monte Councilman Juventino Gomez; former campaign staffer for Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush; former Los Angeles Regional Chairman for the 2008 McCain/Palin presidential campaign

Luis Alvarado on KCRW

California’s primary election is Tuesday, June 5. Press Play takes you through the ballot.

California Primary Election Special: What you need to know

California’s primary election is Tuesday, June 5. Press Play takes you through the ballot.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s Republican party is in a tough position. How close should it get to Donald Trump in a state that went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton?

Local Republican strategist says his party should do no more harm and be brave

California’s Republican party is in a tough position. How close should it get to Donald Trump in a state that went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

Can the Trump Family Reality Show Unify the Republicans?

The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

from To the Point

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President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

from Left, Right & Center

This week, the political debate dominated political debate.

from Left, Right & Center

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

And more fallout from Jeffrey Epstein’s death

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

The Trump administration tried to bury a report showing that it's water use plans for California would decimate a unique species of salmon.

from KCRW Features

Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…

from Greater LA