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.
- Marisa Lagos, politics reporter at KQED
- Raphe Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles
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.
- Mark Pestrella, L.A. County Public Works Director
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.
- Hansi Lo Wang, NPR
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.
- Frank Stolze, KPCC public safety reporter
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.