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California lawmakers react to suspicious packages, Dodgers superfans, engaging young voters




NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24:  Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City. CNN's office at the center was evacuated after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Obamas and billionaire philanthropist George Soros.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City. CNN's office at the center was evacuated after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Obamas and billionaire philanthropist George Soros. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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We look at how California lawmakers are reacting to suspicious packages being delivered to Democrats including Barack Obama and Maxine Waters. Plus, meet some Dodgers superfans. And, we find out what's working and what's not when it comes to convincing young voters to head to the polls this November.

State of Affairs

(Starts at 1:34)

California lawmakers react to a spate of suspicious devices sent to leading Democrats. Meanwhile, polls show the gas tax repeal could be running on fumes while a rent control prop is on notice.

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Judy Rees signals drivers into a Mobil gas station near I-5 in Encinitas to get them to sign a petition to repeal the state's new gas tax.
Judy Rees signals drivers into a Mobil gas station near I-5 in Encinitas to get them to sign a petition to repeal the state's new gas tax.
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The Race to Represent District 39

(Starts at 15:50)

District 39 representative Ed Royce is retiring and in the race to fill his seat, immigration has become a key issue. We look at where the candidates stand on immigration and how it might affect the outcome at the polls.

SoCal Young Voters

(Starts at 20:10)

Election day is less than two weeks away, and grassroots organizations all over the country have been working hard to persuade young voters to cast a ballot. That couldn't be any truer than here in Southern California. Groups like Power California are ramping up efforts to make sure every eligible person goes to the polls. What has been working – and what hasn't.

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Dodger Love

We hear from Dodgers superfans about what it would mean to them if the Dodgers won the world series. First up is Rene De La Fuente, followed by Julie Van Winkle and John Nicholas.

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Border Shut Down

(Starts at 29:48)

According to people close to the plan, President Trump is drafting an executive order to close the U.S.-Mexico border. That was first reported in The San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. This possible border close is part of the pushback against a group of Honduran migrants making their way to the U.S.’s southern border. No details have been announced, but this news left us wondering, Can he do that?

Aerial view of Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, as they rest in the main square of Pijijiapan, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 25, 2018. - The Pentagon is expected to deploy about 800 troops to the US-Mexico border, two US officials told AFP on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said the military would be used there to tackle a
Aerial view of Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, as they rest in the main square of Pijijiapan, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 25, 2018. - The Pentagon is expected to deploy about 800 troops to the US-Mexico border, two US officials told AFP on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said the military would be used there to tackle a "national emergency."
GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Halloween Mourning Tours

(Starts at 39:02)

As Halloween approaches, L.A. has plenty of haunted houses and scary shows. Many are inspired by tales of ghosts and fictional horror stories. But one event is turning to the history books to find its creepy inspiration. Take Two's Emily Henderson has more on the Heritage Square Museum's 15th annual Mourning Tour.

L.A.'s Heritage Square Museum is getting in the Halloween spirit this weekend for its 15th annual Mourning Tour.
L.A.'s Heritage Square Museum is getting in the Halloween spirit this weekend for its 15th annual Mourning Tour.
Emily Henderson/KPCC

Find out more about the event at the Heritage Square Museum's website. 

Weekend Preview

(Starts at 43:05)

We look at what to do this weekend in Southern California.

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Read our full event list at LAist.com.