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A homeless man sleeps under an American flag blanket on a park bench in New York City. New U.S. data reports a drop in the number of homeless people — but not in New York and other states.

War on poverty, Lee Baca's legacy, etiquette lesson, Airbnb party house and more

Today, we'll begin with a look at the war on poverty, 50 years later. Then, who might succeed Lee Baca as LA County Sheriff? We'll also look at his legacy when it comes to immigration. Plus, Slate's Emily Yoffe joins us to offer some advice on dealing with workplace pet peeves, an Airbnb house in Glendale is shut down due to raucous parties, the author of "Trickster's Hat" unleashes our creative mind's potential, and much more.

LA Sheriff Lee Baca to resign, flu virus, 1994 nostalgia and more

Today we'll start with the news that L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca is planning to retire. What will that mean for the future of the department? Then, flu season is in full force in the U.S., "Saturday Night Live," hires the first black, female cast member in five years and a Glendale Airbnb house is shut down for noise. Plus, we'll check in on the CES conference in Las Vegas and much more.


Film nomads, stuntwoman Zoe Bell, flu season, WNBA and more

Today on the show, we'll hear about an effort to bring art back to California prisons, and we'll hear from State Sen. Ted Lieu about his support for the effort. Then, the ownerless LA Sparks and the future of the WNBA and Hollywood 'nomads' question the need and benefit of film tax credit. Plus, scientists seek to explain curious 'earthquake lights' phenomenon and in our latest Picture This, Angelo Merendino documents his wife's battle with cancer.

A model display of a Boeing 787 Dreamlin

Film tax breaks, Boeing contract, Bald Eagle deaths and more

Today on the show we start with a look at film production in L.A.: How can the city compete with states that offer big tax breaks? Then, Boeing machinists to vote on a contract that will affect production of the 777x airplane. Also, what's ahead for babies born in 2014, scientists pinpoint what has been killing bald eagles in Utah, do detox cleanses actually rid the body of toxins? Plus much more.


New laws, Obamacare in effect, pot legalization and more

Today on the show, we'll take a look at the new transgender bathroom law now in effect in California schools. Also, Obamacare is officially in effect for those who signed up last year. Then, a new study says pharmacists often misinform teens about obtaining emergency contraception. Pot is not legal in Colorado for recreational use. How might this influence pot laws in other states?

Pac 12 Championship - Stanford v Arizona State

Rose Bowl at 100, LA's best food, things we won't miss about 2013 and more

Today we start with an update on the Jahi McMath story. Then, a look at how the Sacramento economy is faring at the end of 2013. Then, a review of the year's best music, our regular sports contributors give us a rundown of all the bowl games coming up. Also, we learn some quirky facts about the Rose Bowl and we find out why Glendale is featuring meatball the bear on its Rose Parade Float. Finally, Patt Morrison explains what she won't miss about 2013, plus much more.