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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi expects to lead the House Democrats and plans an agenda focused on promoting campaign finance reform, an expansion of voting rights and overhauling political redistricting.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi expects to lead the House Democrats and plans an agenda focused on promoting campaign finance reform, an expansion of voting rights and overhauling political redistricting.
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With homelessness in L.A. County at crisis levels, we visit the Los Angeles Unified School District campus with the most homeless students. Plus, we look at the packaging waste that comes with prepared meal kits delivered to people's doorsteps. And, we visit the Los Angeles Convention Center for highlights from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

State of Affairs

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For our weekly look at California politics, we look at whether Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has enough votes to become Speaker of the House. Plus, the future for Kevin McCarthy. And the once powerful chair of the California Democratic Party is OUT after allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The response to the Thousand Oaks shooting

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On the night of November 7th, officers arrived within minutes of being dispatched to the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. That kind of speedy response is considered critical in mass shootings. But after one their own was shot at the scene, they had to change their plans. 

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Read more at LAist.com.

Sheriff's deputies speak to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on
Sheriff's deputies speak to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar.
Mark J. Terrill/AP

Meal kit food waste

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Easy to prepare gourmet meals have become big business thanks to companies like Blue Apron, but along with the food comes a whole lot of excess packaging. Writer Rebecca Leib weighed and measured some of that excess and talks about what she found in terms of environmental waste that comes with buying those meal kits. 

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Read more at LAist.com.

The detritus from three different meal kits.
The detritus from three different meal kits.
Rebecca Leib/ LAist

Homeless students

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An estimated 18,000 students going to schools in the L.A. Unified School District are homeless. L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez talks with us about his latest series, which focuses on homeless public school students. We talk with him at an elementary school in Pacoima where a quarter of the students are homeless, and whose principal was homeless when he was a kid. 

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Read the full story here.

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show highlights

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From the new Porsche 911 to the Jeep Gladiator to the all-electric Kia Soul, this year's Los Angeles Auto Show shows how the auto industry is catering to the current market. 

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Take Two's A Martinez and Sue Carpenter check out what's new at the L.A. Auto Show.
Take Two's A Martinez and Sue Carpenter check out what's new at the L.A. Auto Show.
Leo Duran/ KPCC

Weekend preview

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There are many ways to celebrate the holidays this weekend, from a tuba-centric concert and a Swedish Christmas fair to menorah lightings and klezmer music that mark the start of Hanukkah. For secular events, CicLAvia rolls through town, YACHT throws a party at a 24-hour spa, the New Beverly reopens and KPCC screens The Artist.

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Read more at LAist.com.

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