FROM Michael Stoll
Finding Work After Prison Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council Member Curren Price are asking employers in LA to “ban the box.” They want to eliminate the part of job applications that asks prospective employees if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony. Instead, they’re suggesting background checks be conducted after applicants are found to be qualified.
Fault Lines: Living in the Middle President Obama is expected to spend a lot of his State of the Union address talking about the growing income gap between the rich and the poor. We try to find out what it’s like to live exactly in the middle. Madeleine meets a family in Downey to talk about what it means to make the median income in Los Angeles today. And then we check in with an expert to put the family's story in context -- is living at the median in LA different than the rest of the country? Where are we headed as a country when it comes to median income?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.