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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.
Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California, aiming to be 10% cheaper than Kaiser Permanente. Can it be done? Also, new research shows that schizophrenia is not one disorder, but eight genetically distinct disorders. Then, should you tip hotel housekeepers?
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?