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New leadership for the Sativa Water District, changes to the US Census, LA's Sheriff race




A Sativa water district customer holds up a bottle of the discolored water.
A Sativa water district customer holds up a bottle of the discolored water.
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In the final week leading up to the November midterms, we look at how the local races are shaping up and how California lawmakers are reacting to President Trump's proposal to greet the migrant caravan with 15,000 additional troops. Plus, the Sativa Water District is no more. And, what changes are coming to the 2020 U.S. Census.

State of Affairs

It’s the final stretch going into the general election and candidates are playing for keeps. But some of their ads are a little controversial. Meanwhile, state lawmakers react as President Trump vows to send 15,ooo military personnel to the border.

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Sativa Water District

Officials have now ousted the board and put the Department of Public Works in charge. The Department of Public Works met Thursday to take control of the facilities and assets and come up with a plan.

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LA County Public Works Director Mark Pestrella speaks one day after the State Water Resources Control Board put his department temporarily in charge of the embattled Sativa Water District.
LA County Public Works Director Mark Pestrella speaks one day after the State Water Resources Control Board put his department temporarily in charge of the embattled Sativa Water District.
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U.S. Census

In 2020, the U.S. will perform its 24th census. There’s been a lot of contention over whether to include a question about citizenship on the next survey, but that’s not the only census news worth looking into.

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L.A. Sheriff's Race

L.A. voters have a lot to vote for on their ballot next week. One race they’ll be deciding is between the candidates for L.A. Sheriff.

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Autonomous Vehicles in L.A. part 5: Infrastructure

For the final installment in our AV series, we look at how autonomous vehicles will change LA's infrastructure, from parking to the roads themselves.

22 of the coolest events happening in Southern California this weekend

Choose from Día de Los Muertos celebrations, fall art events and a bunch of off-the-beaten-path happenings, like a Scent Fair and a concert at the Triforium. Plus, the holiday marketplace season begins with a Poketo pop-up and a cache of kinky gear.

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