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The Supreme Court hears oral argument on “City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan,” a case that could have huge implications for the treatment of the disabled and the mentally ill by police. Also, Texas Senator Ted Cruz kicked off his presidential campaign this morning, becoming the first major GOP candidate to officially declare his bid. Then, Seymour Bernstein is a renowned classical pianist and is the star of actor Ethan Hawke’s first venture into documentary filmmaking.
Talks over a nuclear deal have stalled between Iran and six other world powers in Lausanne, Switzerland. Also, an offensive, anti-LGBT ballot proposed by a lawyer in Huntington Beach has raised important questions about the state’s initiative process. Then, join us on our second hour for Filmweek!
We take a look at two separate studies on exactly how a minimum wage hike would affect the Los Angeles economy. Also, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders today proposed more than $1 billion in drought-relief spending for California. Then, the Federal Reserve is finally ready to hike interest rates, that could happen as soon as June. What does a rate hike mean for your wallet?
Blue Shield of California may be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in taxes owed each year to the state of California after the San Francisco-based insurer was stripped of its tax-exempt status back in August. Also, Starbucks’ new “Race Together” campaign wants baristas at its 4,700 stores to engage in conversations with customers about race in America. Then, we look at moderation versus abstinence for treating alcohol addiction.
Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch appeal for votes just hours before polling stations close in a tight election by pledging that no Palestinian state would be established under his rule. Also, fearing future head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Monday that he would retire from the NFL. Then, a plan proposed by Maine Governor Paul LePage would make his state the first in the U.S. to tax nonprofit organizations.
Real estate mogul and subject of HBO’s documentary series ‘The Jinx,’ Robert Durst, was arrested in New Orleans on Sunday after law enforcement officials discovered new evidence that they say links him to the 2000 killing of his friend and former spokeswoman, Susan Berman. Also, how does your name mirror your background? Then, the State Water Board will meet tomorrow to discuss putting in more restrictive water conservation law.