It was a heated week in Washington as the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee grilled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We look at the showing of two California Senators -- Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Plus, California's new eviction law will give people who've received eviction notices more time to respond. And, a man with a metal detector has a mission to do good on a Santa Monica beach.
The week in California politics
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Following this week's confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, we see how questioning by California's Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris has been received. Plus, President Barack Obama is coming to Orange County this weekend to support Democratic candidates for Congress. And the latest efforts to end Obamacare.
- Marisa Lagos, KQED political reporter
- Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College
California's new eviction law, explained
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People facing eviction from their homes now have a little more time to respond. That's thanks to a bill signed into law Wednesday by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill, authored by Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco, calls for renters to have three court days to pay after receiving an eviction notice and five days to respond to a lawsuit.
- Elena Popp, executive director of the nonprofit Eviction Defense Network
Sewage flow from Tijuana to San Diego
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San Diego beaches were closed for more than five HUNDRED days in the last three years—due to polluted water from Mexico. That's according to a lawsuit filed by State Attorney General Xavier Becerra this week. The suit alleges the federal government violated the Clean Water Act by allowing water filled with sewage and other contaminants to flow from Tijuana into San Diego.
- Joshua Emerson Smith, reporter at the San Diego Union Tribune
Bingeworthy Autumn picks
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The seasons are changing, so you know what that means? Streaming services are cycling in new picks. But never fear, we're here to help get through all the choices out there.
- Mark Jordan Legan, contributor
What one good samaritan is doing on the beach with his metal detector
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One of our reporters was out surfing earlier this summer. It was on a weekday before work, when Bradley Bermont saw an older guy in a bucket hat, zinc on his nose, metal detecting on the beach. And Bradley couldn't figure out what that guy was doing there. It's not like Blackbeard left anything behind in Los Angeles. So he went to talk to him.
21 of the coolest things to do in Southern California this weekend
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Get ready to rock out with your yacht out this weekend. Or lift a stein while enjoying Oktoberfest, Southern California style. There are plenty of art openings, La Plaza closes out its summer season with a salsa concert, Heidi Duckler Dance premieres a new show and nerd culture is strong in the LBC. For outdoorsy types, we found plenty of urban walks, hikes and bike rides.