It's been a big news week, as the U.S. Supreme Court made several rulings that will have big impacts in California. Plus, we visit the iconic downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Times and take a last tour of the building before the paper moves to El Segundo. And we speak with an LAPD sergeant about the department's decision to add 20 electric bicycles to its patrol fleet.
California will feel the effects of this week's SCOTUS rulings
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Twelve propositions will make it to the November ballot, we have the ones to watch. Also, California passes the nation's strongest internet privacy laws, here's what it means for you.
- Carla Maranucci, reporter for Politico's California Playbook
- Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College
The last tour of the Los Angeles Times' iconic downtown headquarters
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In July, the Los Angeles Times will move from the building it's been in for more than eight decades. We take the last tour before the Times moves to El Segundo.
- Darrell Kunitomi, Los Angeles Times tour guide
When religion is used to defend the government
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quoted earlier this month as saying "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes." This doesn’t sit well with many faith leaders, such as Nancy Frausto. She's an Episcopal priest in Long Beach, and was brought to the U.S. at age seven, without immigration papers. KPCC’s Josie Huang reports.
Los Angeles Police Department adds e-bikes to its bicycle fleet
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You're sitting in traffic when suddenly a police officer's patrol lights and sirens come on. But as the vehicle attempts to weave in and out of the lanes, traffic stops it from making progress. It's times like these that bicycle officers come into play. And this week, they're getting an upgrade. Twenty electric bicycles are joining the Los Angeles Police Department fleet and could eventually replace its pedal-powered bikes.
- LAPD Sergeant Sam Gong, assistant project manager for the patrol e-bike program
21 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California
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The LA Zoo kicks off its "Roaring Nights" series this week. You may or may not see some adorable meerkats while there. Free music nights abound this weekend, from Fishbone at Levitt Pavilion to Chinatown Summer Nights and Friday Flights at the Getty. If you prefer all-you-can-eat and drink events, grab your comfy clothes and head out for crawfish and Cajun food, Baja-style tacos and a beer fest in a cemetery.
An upcoming appetizing conversation
L.A .native and James Beard award-winning chef, Suzanne Goin, reminisces about establishing her landmark restaurant, Lucques. It's been two decades, and the Melrose eatery is celebrating. We have an intimate conversation with Goin and her business partner Caroline Styne about how L.A. inspires their cuisine, managing their kitchen in the age of #MeToo and the road ahead with a new Hollywood Bowl partnership. More info on this weekend's upcoming dinner here.