Valley Fever is a fungal infection that's been cropping up at two prisons in Central California. On Monday, the federal official in charge of medical care in state prisons prisons ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of these facilities because of the airborne disease.
Congress is on recess this week, leaving behind an unfinished bill on immigration reform. Both the Senate and the House have been working on legislation, the Senate's Gang of 8 released their version earlier this month.
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Here to talk about what's new in the music world is Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com. Today we're going with some new soul and R&B tunes. Who's this?
All this week, you can get free comedy shows on Twitter. Comedy Central is hosting the online ComedyFest — hashtag #comedyfest — a five-day tweet-filled festival featuring more than 60 comedians. One of them is LA writer/comedian Jake Fogelnest and he joins us now.
Another line of business which doesn't smell quite right to federal officials: Native American payday loans. A growing number of Indian nations have been getting into the business, known for quick cash and high interest rates.
If you're short on cash, convert tomorrow's pensions checks into cold cash today might sound like the perfect solution. That's the promise a few companies in California and elsewhere are making to retirees, but it's not all it's talked up to be.
A number of community colleges in California have been so battered by budget cuts, and frankly, mismanagement, they're at risk of losing their accreditation. It's a big deal for the communities in which these colleges operate often tightly tied to the local economy.