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There's a new sheriff in town, how to talk to kids about homelessness, Uber scooters come to LA




Homeless residents said that they often spend a lot of their money on tents and energy in keeping their belongings safe from law enforcement or theft in Hollywood, Calif. on Friday, Mar. 16, 2018.
Homeless residents said that they often spend a lot of their money on tents and energy in keeping their belongings safe from law enforcement or theft in Hollywood, Calif. on Friday, Mar. 16, 2018.
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There’s a new Sheriff in town 

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Alex Villanueva will replace Jim McDonnell as Los Angeles County Sheriff, based on the latest ballot count. He currently leads by nearly 126,000 votes. McDonnell conceded Monday.

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Inland Empire Jobs

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About four million people live in the Inland Empire and hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created there. Yet only about 4 in 10 jobs pay enough for families to make ends meet. That mismatch is the focus of a new report from the Center for Social Innovation at UC-Riverside. It's called "State of Work in the Inland Empire.” 

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Homeless Protections

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L.A. City Council is considering a resolution to work with the state to add housing status to the list of characteristics protected under California Hate Crime laws. We'll speak to the councilwoman behind the measure, Monica Rodriguez, about why she wanted to propose this and how she hopes it will help keep homeless people safe.

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SoCal So Curious: How do I talk to my kids about homelessness?

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For this installment of SoCal SoCurious, listener Victoria asked, "How should I speak to kid about Homelessness?" We hear from someone who experienced homelessness themselves as a child. 

USC Abuse Class

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It's for USC students and employees following the various investigations and discussions about how the university will change its practices. Until now, student voices have been only about protest. These students have devoted three months of research to come up with proposed changes.

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Uber E-Bikes

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation just gave Uber a conditional operating permit to expand its Jump e-bike and e-scooter program in Los Angeles with 3,000 on-demand vehicles. It's part of Uber's goal of giving people more options to get around without a personal car, and the city's efforts to reduce traffic congestion by getting more people into so-called micro transit.

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Tuesday Reviewsday

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Holiday music season has begun but if you’re looking for a break from all that, we’ve got the answer. Steve Hochman shares some of his favorite new tracks from local artists in our weekly look at new music.