Ron Nichols has been General Manager of the LADWP for three years. He got the agency to embrace renewable energy, but Nichols also was linked to controversy. KPCC's Molly Peterson spoke with Nichols this week and brings us this interview with him.
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca retires Thursday after 15 years as the head of one of the country's largest law enforcement agencies. County Supervisors have chosen OC undersheriff John Scott as interim sheriff.
When federal courts get involved with local police departments, the price tag can soar.
In Arizona's Maricopa County, an outside monitor is now in place to ensure that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies comply with a court order to prevent racial profiling against Latinos.
Nintendo recently revealed that their profits fell 30 percent in the first nine months of the fiscal year. This drop is largely attributed to slow sales of Nintendo's newest game console, the Wii U as well as their handheld the 3DS.
Sunday's Super Bowl will feature teams representing Colorado and Washington, the only two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Needless to say there will be quite a bit of celebrating happening in both states.
Recreational pot is now legal in Colorado and Washington, and similar legalization efforts are underway in several other states. This gradual repeal of pot laws hearkens back in many ways to earlier chapters in American history, when alcohol was banned under Prohibition, but then eventually became legal.