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The week in CA politics, the state gets a new eviction law, a good samaritan metal detector




A man uses a metal detector while searching for artifacts at Venice beach on March 27, 2012 in Venice, California.   AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
A man uses a metal detector while searching for artifacts at Venice beach on March 27, 2012 in Venice, California. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh holds up a copy of the US Constitution as he testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 5, 2018. - President Donald Trump's newest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face punishing questioning from Democrats this week over his endorsement of presidential immunity and his opposition to abortion. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh holds up a copy of the US Constitution as he testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 5, 2018. - President Donald Trump's newest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face punishing questioning from Democrats this week over his endorsement of presidential immunity and his opposition to abortion. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

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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.

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https://twitter.com/LANow/status/1037786256019578880

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.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgyrpWHfeK8

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.

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