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Will CA District 49 flip? Skid Row typhus outbreak, pros and cons of playing the lottery




A man in Torrance, Calif., buys a Mega Millions ticket hours before the drawing on Friday evening. No one won that drawing, and the jackpot went up to $1.6 billion.
A man in Torrance, Calif., buys a Mega Millions ticket hours before the drawing on Friday evening. No one won that drawing, and the jackpot went up to $1.6 billion.
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We look at the race for Republican Congressman Darrell Issa's seat in San Diego County's District 49. Plus, is the typhus outbreak in downtown's Skid Row area a convenient excuse to also clean up the homeless? And, we debate the pros and cons of playing the lottery heading into Tuesday night's $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing.

CA District 49

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The race to replace Republican Congressman Darrell Issa in the­­ 49th congressional district is the most politically significant in San Diego County. Republican Diane Harkey is facing off with Democrat Mike Levin for the seat, which covers North San Diego's coastal cities, Camp Pendleton and south Orange County.

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Appellate Judges

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This November, California voters will also vote on whether state appeals court justices get to stay or go. We explain why this is up to voters, and how to find the best information on the judges.

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Skid Row Typhus

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This month Los Angeles declared a typhus outbreak in downtown L.A. The county's Department of Public Health has counted 64 typhus cases this year, including ten downtown. But is there more than a simple concern over public health behind calling this an outbreak?

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A woman pushes her cart full of belongings along the street past tents on the sidewalk near skid row in downtown Los Angeles in June.
A woman pushes her cart full of belongings along the street past tents on the sidewalk near skid row in downtown Los Angeles in June.
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Lottery Pros and Cons

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$1.6 BILLION dollars. That is how much the Mega Millions drawing is worth Tuesday night. We all know the chances of winning are infinitesimally small, but still there's a little voice in many of our heads that says, 'Well, maybe?' We weigh the pros and cons of playing the lottery.

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Tuesday Reviewsday

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Where will you be watching the World Series?

It’s World Series time, L.A.! Game 1 is Tuesday night so we wanted to know: where in SoCal is the best place to watch the Dodgers go against the Red Sox? What's the spot and what makes it special you? Let us know your spot on Twitter and Facebook and we may include it in the show!

Stanley Alvarez (West Covina, CA) waves a Dodgers flag.
Stanley Alvarez (West Covina, CA) waves a Dodgers flag.
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