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Angelinos have exhausted electrical capacity during the heat wave, creating a power outage affecting over 4000 residents. Also, research is showing that the number of people starting their own businesses have been in steady decline in the last three decades. Then, the Benghazi committee holds its first open hearing tomorrow in hopes of answering still-unanswered questions about the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya.
Actress Daniele Watts is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection. Also, a new California law will require drivers to stay three feet from bicycles. Then, a class action lawsuit filed against a Farmer’s Rice Cooperative is accusing the company of selling tainted rice to thousands throughout the state.
The LAPD Union and the City are in a deadlock over salary negotiations. Also, FiveThirtyEight has crowned San Francisco with the best burrito in the country, but we look at LA's best. Then, KPCC film critic Peter Rainer checks in with the latest from the 2014 Toronto Independent Film Festival.
A US plan will expand airstrikes in Syria and Iraq and train and arm Syrian rebels to do the fighting on the ground needs the approval of Congress to obtain funding. Also, Airbnb hosts in Los Angeles will soon receive online warnings about tax payment for short term leases. Then, why are millennialls terrified of credit cards?
President Obama is set to give a prime-time address laying out his strategy to combat the Islamic State, a day after meeting with congressional leaders. Also, SheRides cars are driven by women drivers and intended only for women passengers in New York. Then, high profile web companies are hyping a "slowdown" today in an attempt to spur consumers to write the Federal Communications Commission by September 15.
Janay Rice, wife of NFL player Ray Rice, has spoken out on the footage of Rice's attack leaked yesterday, sparking a Twitter conversation #WhyIStayed. Also, should LA County opt in to change foster care? Then, we remember Gerald Wilson, composer, musician and educator whose career spanned from the swing era of the 1930s to the jazz sounds of the 21st century.