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Los Angeles County law enforcement is developing a system to retain an increasing amount of biometric data that it collects for longer periods of time. Also, Los Angeles County supervisor Gloria Molina's talks about her candidacy for city council against incumbent Jose Huizar. Then, the Orange County Transportation Authority has approved to widen a portion of the 405 freeway to possibly make room for toll lanes.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper pledged that they would decrease the amount of calories in their drinks 20 percent by 2025. Also, are sitcoms dead? Audiences for sitcoms continue to shrink, and this year, with big anniversaries of sitcom royalty from the past (20 years for Friends, 30 for The Cosby Show), the comparisons look especially gloomy. Then, author Benedict Carey explains how we learn.
Los Angeles is rolling out a new intervention program aiming to counter violent extremism in young American Muslims who may be radicalized by events overseas. Also, hotel employees may see wage increases of $15.37 per hour if city lawmakers approve a vote Wednesday. Then, four of the country's worst colleges are in California.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti checks in from President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience in New York. Also, National Football League's commissioner, Roger Goodell, faced reporters to announce plans for a new personal conduct policy to govern NFL players. Then, neuroscientist and author Sam Harris explores the concept of spirituality without religion.
Civil rights activists Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Najee Ali demand actress Daniele Watts apologizes to the LAPD after new information was released. Also, Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright details peace talks between Egypt and Israel. Then, author Mark Bailey tells Hollywood's drunken tales in his latest book.
A 30-member UC task force unveiled new guidelines for fighting campus sexual misconduct. Also, tomorrow, members of the House Armed Services Committee will focus on a Pentagon program that sends surplus military equipment to local police forces, include school district police. Then, an annual poll finds that Americans are again losing confidence in the mass media.