We recap the Dodgers' loss to the Red Sox in game one of the World Series Tuesday night. Plus, we take a close look at the state of healthcare in SoCal's District 45 heading into next month's midterms. And, Prop 13 has had lasting effects on California's housing market.
OC is about to start making radical changes to help its homeless
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Orange County is nearing a settlement with advocates for the homeless in a case that has captured the public's attention. Orange County reporter Jill Replogle says the case is radically changing how the county addresses homelessness.
World Series Game 1 Recap
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The Dodgers are facing off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. It’s been 30 years since the team won the series; last year they came close but were just beat out by the Houston Astros. The first two games this year are being played at Fenway Park. We’ll recap how the Dodgers did in Tuesday night’s game and look ahead to their second away game of the series on Wednesday night.
- Brian and Andy Kamenetzky
Where to Watch the Dodgers?
It’s World Series time, L.A.! So we wanted to know: where in SoCal is the best place to watch the Dodgers go up against the Red Sox? We’ll tell you what your fellow KPCC listeners had to say!
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Southern California is a key battleground in the fight for control of Congress. Democrats are trying to flip several Republican-held House districts on November 6. To help you make smart decisions this election season, we're looking at some of the top issues in these races. Wednesday, we explore the role of healthcare in one House district in the heart of Orange County.
- Michelle Faust Raghavan, KPCC health care reporter
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California has lost more of its workforce to China than any other state in the nation between 2001 and 2017. That’s according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute — a nonprofit, Washington D.C. think tank.
- Clayton Dube, He directs the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California
California Dream: Prop 13 Fairness
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Picture two identical houses. The same number of bedrooms. The same number of bathrooms. Right next to each other on the same block. In most states, those houses would pay similar amounts in property taxes. But in California, identical homes can have wildly different tax bills. For the latest in our California Dream series, CALmatters' Matt Levin has more on the effects of Prop 13.
Preparing for flash floods
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It's flood preparedness week, and here's some not-so-great news: The charred ground resulting from this summer’s wildfires has left some areas prone to flooding. Fires at extreme heats can leave a slippery topcoat on soil, causing more rain to slide down hillsides. Last year in Montecito, 21 people were killed as a result of heavy rainfall. And officials are meeting in Santa Barbara today to warn people about the risks.
- Chris Orrock, spokesman for the California Department of Water Resources
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It's now a classic refrain screamed by fans of the opposition at sporting events but legend has it that it started many years ago at a game between the Philadelphia 76ers and The Boston Celtics. When it was clear that the Celtics would not beat the 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals and go on to play the Lakers in the NBA Championship, Boston fans started shouting "Beat LA" to encourage Philly's team to go and do just that. One Boston fan claims, he and his friends started the chant that night, Joel Semuels. His daughter, now a reporter at the Atlantic, did some digging into the family fable, and we hear more about the story from them.
- Alana Semuels, reporter at the Atlantic
- Joel Semuels, inventor of the "Beat LA" chant