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Your TL;DR for what's happening in SoCal. Get caught up in less than ten minutes every afternoon on The LA Local. From culture to crime to politics to the offbeat, Alex Silverman and the team at KNX News 97.1 FM have you covered.

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Your TL;DR for what's happening in SoCal. Get caught up in less than ten minutes every afternoon on The LA Local. From culture to crime to politics to the offbeat, Alex Silverman and the team at KNX News 97.1 FM have you covered.

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PM Update: Joy and tears as missing teen turns up safe

7/23/2024
A 15-year-old girl from Monterey Park - missing for a week - has been found safe in Glendale. Also this evening: two tourists robbed on a Metro train; a former LA Mayor announces a run for Governor; and Delta passengers continue to suffer at LAX.

Duration:00:15:06

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Why can't Delta get it together?

7/23/2024
Travelers fume at LAX as Delta Air Lines struggles to recover from the Crowdstrike outage. The nation's biggest court system tries to recover from a ransomware attack that curiously came at the same time. L.A. County debates the biggest change to its government in a hundred years. And the election for governor is two years away, but a familiar name is already jumping in. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:11:14

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AM Update: Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigns

7/23/2024
The Secret Service Director resigns after the assassination attempt on former President Trump. Vice President Harris campaigns today in Milwaukee after securing the delegates needed to win the presidential nomination for Democrats. Santa Monica is looking to ban e-scooters.

Duration:00:16:46

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PM Update: Adam Schiff joins a flood of endorsements for Kamala Harris

7/22/2024
Endorsements pour in from throughout the Democratic Party for Kamala Harris. It comes after President Biden announced he will step aside and endorse Harris. Candidate for the U-S Senate - Adam Schiff -- was one of the loudest party voices calling for Biden to bow out.

Duration:00:18:46

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Biden out, Harris in - and California was behind the curtain

7/22/2024
How instrumental were California's political leaders in President Biden's decision to leave the race and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris? What would a Harris presidency mean for Los Angeles, and the Brentwood neighborhood where she has a home? What challenges will she face in the run-up to the election? All those questions, plus the ongoing fallout from the massive computer outage at LAX. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:11:39

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AM Update: Democrats rally to support Vice President Harris

7/22/2024
Democrats rally around Vice President Harris, paving the way to what might be an unopposed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination now that President Biden has dropped out.

Duration:00:18:38

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Inside the software snafu that crippled L.A. and the world

7/19/2024
How could a botched software update take down so many systems across Southern California and the entire planet? We dig into it with transportation secretary Pete Buttegieg, IT experts, and our reporting team from KNX News. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:13:21

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'This is about winning:' Calif. Dems turn up the heat on Biden

7/18/2024
A California congressman tells us about the message he and his colleagues sent the president over the weekend as pressure mounts for Biden to exit. A fake screenshot supporting the Trump assassination attempt spurs an investigation. A cow runs wild in the Valley, gets hit by a car, and a horse is to blame. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:12:04

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Schiff says Biden must 'pass the torch'

7/17/2024
The head of California's Democratic Party says Rep. Adam Schiff speaks only for himself, but some thing he's actually speaking for his close ally Nancy Pelosi. We talk to the head of the school district whose trans outing policy is now illegal under a first-of-its-kind California law. And an iconic Hollywood business is shutting down ,and everything must go. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:12:33

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Why is Elon Musk really moving SpaceX out of California?

7/16/2024
Musk says it's because of California's new law banning trans outing policies in schools. But was this his plan all along? Adam Schiff won't deny he said Democrats would face disaster with Biden as the nominee. Mayor Bass uses her veto pen for the first time. And the LAX People Mover gets delayed again. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:11:49

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SoCal reacts to the Trump assassination attempt

7/15/2024
We hear from a Southern California resident who was just feet from President Trump when he was shot. Mayor Karen Bass reacts to the shooting. With law enforcement resources in focus, we now have some answers about how many LAPD officers are actually available for patrol - and it's lower than previously thought. Plus, new details on the death of Richard Simmons - and why you should think twice about leaning in for a hug. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:09:45

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L.A. burglaries hit highest levels since 2018

7/12/2024
A close adviser to President Biden stops by to weigh in on calls for the president to step aside for a new nominee. Ashley Judd is the latest Hollywood celebrity to write a scathing op-ed. The burglary data lines up with the anecdotes for the first half of the year - they're at the highest levels in more than half a decade. And is the hot weather saving the box office this summer? The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:10:26

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Who's guarding City Hall? Brazen thieves pry plaques off monuments

7/11/2024
An exclusive story from the KNX News city hall bureau: for months, thieves have been prying plaques off monuments near City Hall, and nothing's been done about it. The heat wave is a busy time for exterminators, as roaches seek refuge in the AC. Why film production may never return to pre-strike levels, and why home prices might soon drop in SoCal despite a recent record. The LA Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:10:03

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Will real talk from George Clooney sway Joe Biden?

7/10/2024
George Clooney, one of the biggest fundraisers for President Biden's campaign, urges him to step aside in no uncertain terms. Will it open the floodgates? Plus, the record-setting heat is doing a number on air conditioning systems across SoCal. How long will it last? And the impact of the Kroger-Albertsons merger on stores in our area comes into focus. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:11:08

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The shocking truth about parking tickets in L.A.

7/9/2024
How many street sweeping violation tickets do you think the city of L.A. has written so far this year? The answer might shock you. Plus, a huge change to the way L.A. County is governed will be on the ballot this fall - we'll break it down. And did you know there's a limit to how many dogs you can own in L.A? It might be changing. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:09:38

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Boeing jet loses wheel at LAX as Biden loses Hollywood support

7/8/2024
Another Boeing plane has lost a wheel on takeoff - this time at LAX. What's going on? Some big Hollywood names are questioning President Biden's ability to stay in the race; will the fundraising calculus matter? A German Shepherd is found zip-tied and left to die in Malibu Canyon. And the Paramount-Skydance merger is closer to done - what will it mean? The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:09:26

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What will Gov. Newsom say to President Biden?

7/3/2024
Gov. Newsom is in Washington with a group of Democratic governors as pressure mounts on President Biden to drop out of the race. Newsom abruptly drops a ballot measure on crime that he just announced earlier this week. An elderly woman is run over and killed during a robbery in Newport Beach. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:07:42

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'The bear is down:' neighbors pitch in as bear appears in town

7/2/2024
Through a neighborhood, then up in a tree: hear how officials captured a black bear in Chatsworth after hours. As the heat wave approaches, will SoCal Edison need to cut power preemptively? Should the City Council pay for private security to guard religious institutions? We have details of a settlement for families affected by the LAPD's botched fireworks disposal three years ago. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:09:39

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Huge brawl and stabbing near one of SoCal's biggest tourist spots

7/1/2024
Santa Monica officials want more cops after a major brawl and other recent violence in the city, but some residents have mixed views about what the response should be. Two bizarre incidents on Metro including a sleeping man with a gun. Two dueling crime initiatives will be on the California ballot this fall. And why the L.A. County court system says to expect less "timely access to justice" soon. The L.A. Local is sponsored by the LA Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:09:28

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How the Supreme Court ruling on homelessness could affect L.A.

6/28/2024
As Los Angeles releases its annual homeless count, potential good news is tempered by fears the SCOTUS decision could lead to more homeless people being 'dumped' in the city. We'll have the political and legal analysis. And a week before the 4th, it's the busiest travel day ever in America. Really? The L.A. Local is sponsored by the L.A. Car Guy family of dealerships.

Duration:00:10:49