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Mayor Garcetti owns the homeless problem




Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the launch event for an anti-homelessness campaign on Fri., Mar. 9, 2018.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the launch event for an anti-homelessness campaign on Fri., Mar. 9, 2018.
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Today, we speak with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti about his response to community push back on temporary homeless shelters and get the latest on Disney-Pixar chief creative officer, John Lasseter —now that his sabbatical for alleged unwanted touching has ended— and details on proposed cuts to Title X funding for family planning clinics.

How cuts to Title X funding could affect SoCal family planning clinics

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Real talk: healthcare is expensive. Many Southern Californians seek reproductive health care at free or low-cost clinics like Planned Parenthood. The White House has said it wants to cut off funding to such clinics, if they include abortion as an option in counseling patients and on Friday, the White House received a proposal for exactly how these cuts could happen. Take Two explains the mechanics of the federal funding for family planning called Title X, and what this change means for reproductive care in Southern California.  

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#MeToo advocate and Assemblymember cleared of some allegations of inappropriate behavior

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The investigation of California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia for alleged sexual harassment has concluded and the results were mixed. The most salacious claims were deemed unsubstantiated while some accusations of inappropriate behavior were confirmed. Garcia represents Southeast L.A. and is up for re-election. She has been an outspoken leader in the #MeToo movement, adding an extra sting to the findings. Take Two get's the story from up in Sacramento.  

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Mayor Garcetti owns L.A.'s homeless crisis

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a plan on homelessness, but he faced a blowback from people near the first shelter site in Koreatown. Take Two talks with the mayor about the lessons he learned, and his message to other LA neighborhoods as the plan expands.

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John Lasseter's future at Disney-Pixar

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Monday marks six months since the chief creative officer at Disney and Pixar, John Lasseter, left for a six-month sabbatical over allegations of unwanted touching. Is he coming back? Wall Street Journal reports, yes, but not in the same capacity. Lasseter is arguably the most influential person at the company since Walt Disney himself, and Disney and Pixar never really prepared itself for life after Lasseter.

Executive producer John Lasseter attends the Disney Pixar's COCO premiere on November 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / ALTERNATIVE CROP         (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Executive producer John Lasseter attends the Disney Pixar's COCO premiere on November 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Plus, "Blackkklansman," the latest Spike Lee joint premiered at Cannes to a rousing response. Keegan tells us what Lee has to say about it.

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Thrifty ice cream is coming to Albertsons

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Albertsons is set to merge with Rite Aid - negotiations are ongoing - but for most of us who grew up in Southern California, the most significant part of that deal is the Thrifty Ice Cream Rite Aid sells. That ice cream—thanks to its flavor and low prices — has long been a favorite treat for Angelenos. According to Los Angeles Times, Rite Aid executives last week said Albertsons will keep the Thrifty brand and sell it in their stores. Whether it will continue to be made locally is an open question. What's your favorite Thrifty flavor? Take our poll below!

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The past, present and future of LA's aerospace

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If you Google "entertainment capital of the world" the first thing that pops up is "Los Angeles." No surprise, right? L.A. has long been the epicenter of show business, but that wasn't the only industry to make its mark. Long before Elon Musk came to Hawthorne and set up Space X, L.A. was the hub for another avenue to the stars, the real ones, way up in the sky. Geoff Manaugh wrote about this for The Atlantic in a piece called "Los Angeles, America's Future Spaceport."

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen over Los Angeles, California after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base, February 22, 2018.  



The Space X rocket, which will deliver Spain's Paz Earth-observation satellite into low earth orbit, is also carrying the first Space X prototype satellites which the company hopes will eventually power a network of thousands of satellites blanketing planet Earth with broadband Internet coverage. 
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen over Los Angeles, California after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base, February 22, 2018. The Space X rocket, which will deliver Spain's Paz Earth-observation satellite into low earth orbit, is also carrying the first Space X prototype satellites which the company hopes will eventually power a network of thousands of satellites blanketing planet Earth with broadband Internet coverage. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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This will be updated as segments continue to be confirmed.