Take Two speaks with Los Angeles Police Commission Vice President Matthew Johnson about outgoing LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's legacy. Plus, we speak with the Kamenetzky brothers about whether Lebron James is likely to quit the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the L.A. Lakers.
U.S. Supreme Court deals what could be a major blow to public unions
The case was Janus versus AFSCME. The question: should non-union members be required to pay so-called "fair-share" fees to the union? In a five-to-four vote, SCOTUS said "no." The decision could mean uncertainty for many union workers, especially people of color and women. Those groups have historically benefited from union membership.
- Tia Koonse, policy research manager at UCLA's Labor Center
Residential lead paint cleanup could be passed on to California taxpayers
A California initiative is likely to be on November's ballot, asking voters to decide if taxpayers will have to pay for the clean up of toxic lead paint in homes. Two national paint companies sponsored the measure. And it now has the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters.
- Laurel Rosenhall, reporter for Cal Matters
The legacy of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck retires today after nine years as leader and 40 years with the force. It was a tenure marked by ups and major downs, but how did he do overall? What legacy is he leaving for incoming chief Michel Moore?
- Matthew Johnson, vice president of the Los Angeles Police Commission
Will Lebron James join the L.A. Lakers
This week Lebron James must decide to either stay in Cleveland or become a free agent and play somewhere else like, say, LA? Recently, there has been a billboard campaign and now a website selling the idea of moving to Los Angeles to Lebron, touting all of the city’s benefits. But what exactly does L.A. have to offer someone that already has fame and fortune? Plus why would Los Angeles ever need to sell itself to anyone? I mean, AS IF!
- Andy and Brian Kamenetzky