(Starts at 0:20)
Street vendors are all over L.A. - we've all tasted or at least smelled bacon-wrapped hot dogs, etc. Yet in spite of years of wrangling, street vending remains illegal. L.A. city officials have been in limbo since at least the 90s over the prospect of letting street vendors take out permits so they can work legally and be regulated. Now, finally, the city might get a legal street vending system.
- Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC reporter
Cal Fire Budget
(Starts at 11:48)
Cal Fire started its fiscal year with about $443 million dollars in the emergency fund, earmarked for a full year of firefighting efforts. That was in July. By September, almost all of that money was GONE. Leading CalFire to ask the state for another $234 MILLION. So where does the fund stand this morning after the devastating Camp Fire up north and the Woolsey fire here?
- Scott McLean, deputy chief of communications for Cal Fire.
(Starts at 4:52)
Rain is expected to hit the L.A.- area sometime after midnight tonight. The big concern is, of course, those area affected by the many fires that have burned throughout so many of Southern California's counties the last year. Voluntary evacuations have been put in place for the Holy Fire area in Orange County. But so far most are watching the forecast —and waiting. Including in Malibu, which was devastated by the Woolsey Fire.
- Rick Mullen is the mayor of that city and also a resident fire chief
Camp Fire Photos
(Starts at 20:30)
More Camp Fire evacuees are being allowed back to see what remains of their homes, but the region affected by the fire is also being threatened by forecasts of rain.
- Renee Byer, SacBee photographer
CA Dream: Senior Fraud
(Starts at 34:36)
Amid California's record-shattering housing prices, the state's senior homeowners are sitting on a gold mine. And it has made them marks for con artists. As part of our statewide collaboration covering the California Dream, KPBS's Amita Sharma looks at the tricks scammers use.
(Starts at 28:07)
The Camp Fire death toll is up to at least 88 deaths the Northern California town of Paradise was the most affected. At a state legislative hearing held Tuesday, state officials confirmed the emergency alert system and evacuation plans were overwhelmed during the Camp Fire. Leaving residents vulnerable to the fast-moving fire.
- Kim Zagaris, Fire and rescue branch chief at the State Office of Emergency Services
Auto Show Automobility
(Starts at 39:26)
The Los Angeles Auto Show opens this weekend. But it isn’t only about new cars. On Tuesday, the show opened with something called Automobility – where automakers and startups show off the latest technologies that will move us around in the future. Take Two’s Sue Carpenter was there, and she joins A Martinez to tell us the latest.