Fifteen years after Los Angeles started its Neighborhood Council system, it is proposing reforms. Plus, how Filipinos are changing the cultural landscape of the Inland Empire. And, will the Clippers get a stadium in Inglewood?
Harris, Feinstein and Kavanaugh
The confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court pick continues today. We get the latest on what California’s Senators have had to say thus far in the hearing.
- Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk
Los Angeles considers Neighborhood Council reforms
There are almost 100 neighborhood councils serving their respective communities in the city of Los Angeles. The system is 15 years old and now, it's facing some changes.
- Nicholas Greif, director of policy and legislation for L.A. City Ccouncilmember Dayid Ryu
Filipinos are the largest Asian group in the Inland Empire
Like so many places in Southern California, the demographics of the Inland Empire region is changing. And that includes the immigrant population. Today, the largest Asian group is Filipino. Their growth is a sense of pride for the community, but it also brings challenges.
Is it the Clippers' time to finally shine?
While the Clippers have called L.A. home for 34 years, the popularity and success of the Lakers has largely relegated them as the city’s “other NBA team.” However, a bill (AB 987) sitting on Governor Brown’s desk could fast-track the Clippers goal of moving out of Staples Center and into their own arena, in the Lakers old neighborhood, Inglewood. But would that finally give them the L.A. identity they’ve longed for?
- Andy and Brian Kamenetzky
E-Scooters in Los Angeles
E-scooters have been buzzing around parts of L.A. for almost a year now but regulations have been slow to catch up. Now the L.A. City Council is finally set to approve a set of rules for the dockless devices. KPCC's Meghan McCarty Carino joins us for an update on where things stand with scooter polcies here in SoCal.
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Long Beach Bridge
Earthquakes are a fact of life here in Southern California. Now, scientists are working on a new spot to study them. Earthquake sensors are being built into a new bridge at the Port of Long Beach. The almost 9,000-foot structure will replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge and have 75 sensors incorporated along it.
- Dr. John Parrish, head of the California Geological Survey