To kick off the week, we visit Ironhead Studio in Panorama City and speak with Jose Fernandez to learn how he designs superhero costumes for the movies. Plus, we speak with California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley about the resistance he's facing from faculty throughout the state.
LA Times sale closes
The sale of the paper to local billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong is finalized Monday, after eighteen years under the ownership of Chicago-based company, Tronc. That means The Times’ will also soon be moving its headquarters to El Segundo. The lease on the paper’s long-time building will be up July first.
- Bill Boyarsky, former editor at the L.A. Times and author of the book, "Inventing L.A., the Chandlers and their Times."
Ivanka Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be the headliners at two big political fundraisers in California on Monday. The events are raising money for Protect the House, a PAC to help vulnerable republicans and keep GOP control of congress. We’ll talk with a political consultant, about how the support of the president (and his family) could help or hurt those republicans whose seats are in danger.
- Mike Madrid, Political consultant
Californians struggle to save money
A third of Californians have no savings account. For many of those, the state's high housing costs are to blame.
- Amita Sharma, KPBS reporter
Mexico beat Germany 1-0 Sunday during the World Cup. We hear from super fan who’s a part of Pancho Villa’s Army here in L.A., el Army del Tri, as well as from soccer commentator Andrea Canales about the game and chance of future wins at this tournament.
Community college conundrum?
Lawmakers voted Thursday to set aside about $6 billion for the California Community Colleges system, which serves more than 2 million people at 114 campuses. But growing friction over just how that money will be spent has led some faculty to speak out against their chancellor. They have two main concerns:
1. The decision to open an online community college.
2. Plans to link campus funding to performance.
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community College Chancellor
The "Incredibles 2" breaks all the records
The "Incredibles 2" had the highest opening weekend ever for an animated movie, meanwhile, the John Travolta vehicle "Gotti" hit a different kind of record —a 0% Rotten Tomatoes score. Here's your weekly Hollywood round-up.
- Rebecca Keegan, Vanity Fair
Ironhead Studio makes the superhero costumes you see on the big screen
Making a superhero suit is a lot more complicated than it seems, especially capes which can take a week to construct. We visit Ironhead Studio to see how they work their costume magic.
- Jose Fernandez, designer at Ironhead Studio in Panorama City
How SoCal celebrates the World Cup
Even if the U.S. isn’t playing, Angelenos are getting into the World Cup spirit, rooting for other teams. The Take Two crew shares their World Cup excitement as they watch with family and friends. (Spoiler alert: they are loud.)