During an event Monday night at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CEO Elon Musk revealed the identity of the world's first private passenger scheduled to fly around the moon aboard the SpaceX BFR launch vehicle. Plus, we speak with KPCC host John Horn and the L.A. Times' Lorraine Ali for a recap of Monday night's Emmy Awards show. And, what the new Safe Sidewalk Vending Act means for street vendors in L.A.
Senator Feinstein’s role in Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation
President Trump's supreme court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, will have to face another hearing next week to answer sexual assault allegations that surfaced over the weekend. At the center of the story are two California women. Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford a Bay Area professor and her local representative, Senator Dianne Feinstein. Before the Senate could confirm Kavanaugh the Washington Post published Ford's story and Feinstein in whom Ford had confided gave the FBI related documents and called for an investigation.
- Carla Marinucci, Politico's senior writer covering California
California decriminalizes sidewalk vending
It depends on your part of town, but chances are, you've seen one or two this morning. The City of Los Angeles has been working to set up a vendor permit system. Now, even more protections could be on the way for ALL of California's street sellers. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act. It decriminalizes sidewalk selling, putting the right to regulate it in the hands of cities.
- State senator Ricardo Lara who authored the legislation
Update on the Sativa Water District
Debates continue over whether to get rid of a small water district in Compton and Willowbrook. The Sativa District has faced allegations of mismanaging funds on top of customer complaints about brown water. In July, LA County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) which oversees water districts like Sativa voted to start dissolving the district. A new bill that's passed the State legislature and is sitting on Governor Brown's desk would streamline the process to get rid of the district. But Sativa is fighting back. They say this bill would put other small locally- elected districts in danger.
- Paul Novak, executive officer of LAFCO
SpaceX reveals the identity of the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon
SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk announced the world’s first private passenger scheduled to fly around the Moon aboard SpaceX’s BFR launch vehicle.
- Sue Carpenter, Take Two's motor critic
Emmy Awards analysis
Netflix and HBO tied for the most awards at last night's Emmys: a grand total of 23. But HBO got the top prize when "Game of Thrones" won best drama. Plus, some history was made last night including RuPaul's Drag Race became the first reality show to take home Emmys for BOTH series and host in the same year. We get more insight on the awards show.
- John Horn, host of KPCC's The Frame
- Lorraine Ali, the LA Times' TV critic
Tuesday Reviewsday: Late-summer jams
Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes hits us with some late-summer jams, with select cuts from Tori Kelly, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Diego Raposo, and Jungle. Here's a tune to bob your head to: