Michael Radcliffe

KCRW Staff

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California voters will soon decide whether to ban single-use plastic bags, the kind you get in grocery stores or take-out restaurants.

What you need to know about the 2 plastic bag measures on the Nov. ballot

California voters will soon decide whether to ban single-use plastic bags, the kind you get in grocery stores or take-out restaurants.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck defended his officers’ use of deadly force on Monday against two men in separate confrontations over the weekend. “While holding a handgun in his left hand –…

In LAPD shootings police, community tell two different stories

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck defended his officers’ use of deadly force on Monday against two men in separate confrontations over the weekend. “While holding a handgun in his left hand –…

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LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

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Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

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It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

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Political fallout is mounting as LA grapples with how to house its many residents living on the streets.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

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