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LA considers neighborhood council reform, Filipinos are the largest Asian group in the IE, Clippers stadium




A banner supporting the Skid Row Neighborhood Council hangs outside the James M. Wood Community Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
A banner supporting the Skid Row Neighborhood Council hangs outside the James M. Wood Community Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
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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.

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04:   U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) delivers listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) delivers listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Young women ride shared electric scooters in Santa Monica, California, on July 13, 2018. - Cities across the U.S. are grappling with the growing trend of electric scooters which users can unlock with a smartphone app. Scooter startups including Bird and Lime allow riders to park them anywhere that doesn't block pedestrian walkways but residents in some cities, including Los Angeles, say they often litter sidewalks and can pose a danger to pedestrians. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Young women ride shared electric scooters in Santa Monica, California, on July 13, 2018. - Cities across the U.S. are grappling with the growing trend of electric scooters which users can unlock with a smartphone app. Scooter startups including Bird and Lime allow riders to park them anywhere that doesn't block pedestrian walkways but residents in some cities, including Los Angeles, say they often litter sidewalks and can pose a danger to pedestrians. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Long Beach Bridge

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The Gerald Desmond Bridge linking the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be torn down.
The Gerald Desmond Bridge linking the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be torn down.
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