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Is it Time for Local Golf Courses to Just Dry Up?07/10/14
With drought into its third year, California farmers are pulling up orchards and fields are lying fallow. But, when President Obama came West to talk about water, he played golf in the desert of Coachella Valley?home to 124 well-watered courses. Does...
LA Wants Out of Immigration Enforcement
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says local cops should not do the work of federal immigration authorities, so he?s ordered the LAPD to stop most so-called ?immigration holds? on inmates ready to be released from jail. Now LA County might do the same thing....
Can the Southland Make Do with One Less Airport?
The City of Santa Monica wants to close its airport next year. The Federal Aviation Administration is saying, ?no way??and a legal battle is raging. Does the airport matter to the regional economy, or is it public property for the exclusive use of...
Who Should Police LA's Deputy Sheriffs?
Abuse of force, misuse of weapons and criminal convictions have brought LA Sheriff?s Deputies unwelcome attention. The Board of Supervisors has created an Inspector General, but there is still demand for citizen oversight free of political influence...
It?s LA?s Biggest Beach Weekend ? But Is It Safe To Swim?
With July 4th falling on a Friday and temperatures expected to be in the mid-80s, hordes of Angelenos and tourists will hit the beaches this weekend. But they might want to think twice before jumping in the ocean.
Has California Broken Its Higher Education Promise?
California college students are taking longer to graduate, going well-beyond the traditional two- and four-year benchmarks to earn degrees in the Community College and Cal State University systems.
California Increases Its Minimum Wage; What About LA?
Today the minimum wage in California went from $8 to $9 - the first increase in 5 years. Should LA follow progressive bastions like San Francisco and Seattle in pushing an even higher wage? Or would that break the bank?
Border Crisis Comes to CA?
Immigrants from Central America are pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border at an unprecedented rate, while Congress is at a standstill on comprehensive immigration reform. Today President Obama said he?d had enough, and is taking executive action where...
Should LA Build Mass Transit to LAX?
Today, Metro officials proposed a so-called ?people mover? that runs from a new light-rail station to LAX.
How Do Hotel Subsidies Benefit City Taxpayers?
The Los Angeles City Council is moving forward with nearly $180 million in tax subsidies for two major hotel projects. Can LA afford it when City Hall already struggles to fill potholes or respond quickly to fires?
Will Tax Breaks Save Hollywood?
What price are we willing to pay to keep Hollywood in Hollywood?
Getting to Know Hilda Solis
Hilda Solis may be the most powerful figure in LA politics with a low profile; she sits in conversation with Warren Olney.
New Clout for California in Congress
Kevin McCarthy was chosen today by fellow Republicans as Majority Leader in Congress, the one who decides what legislation actually gets to the floor.
Oil Trains are Coming to Southern California
Right now, just 1% of the crude oil refined in California gets here by rail. In two years it?ll be 25%--On trains that haul 100 tank cars at a time. There are refineries in Wilmington, Torrance and El Segundo, and new oil terminals will be...
Is It Time to Reform LA Parking Fines?
Parking tickets provided $161 million in revenue last year for the Los Angeles. As City Hall studies the issue, will voters get a chance to decide?
Cabbies v. Uber and the Shared Economy
Uber and other Internet companies use mobile phone apps to connect passengers with non-professional drivers. Cheaper than traditional taxis, is that unfair competition?
The Emergency in Iraq Rocks Washington
We update the chaos in Iraq and the politics in Washington. Also, the commercial use of drones in the US as the FAA tries to keep pace with a developing technology.
Consumer Reports for Legal Pot and the 'Green Rush' Economy
We talk with an entrepreneur who plans to cash in on what's called "the Green Rush." Can money be made on "responsible use" of a drug that's now more potent than ever?
Vergara v. California Ruling Is Blow to Teachers' Unions
A ruling on teacher tenure in Los Angeles has national implications for teacher protection and education "reformers."
Del Rey Residents Keen on Forcing Out New Charter School
Angry parents and neighborhood residents are fighting bitterly over a Westside charter school. They plan a confrontation at tomorrow's meeting of the LA School Board.
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