The conventional wisdom in Los Angeles is that Emanuel Pleitez’s campaign for mayor is going nowhere. If so, it’s definitely going nowhere fast. The 30-year-old former tech executive is spending his final days running for mayor performing a low-tech, high-speed publicity stunt designed to increase name recognition. KPCC's Grant Slater followed the hopeful mayor.
Based on the media coverage and celebrity endorsements this LAUSD school board election has received, you’d think sitting on the seven-member panel was one of the most glamorous jobs in LA. And it is … if your idea of glamour is working crushing hours to wrangle a behemoth district that’s trying to reinvent itself amid warring factions, for less than $50,000 a year.
Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of a spasm of civil unrest that left large swaths of the city in ashes, and tested the boundaries of social order. We'll look back on what happened and what was behind the anger. And this weekend it will be 100 days since President Trump took office. We’ll have a look at his time in office so far, and how its affected California.
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