We bring you the latest on a possible LAUSD strike. Plus, we introduce you to the newly elected L.A. County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva. And the latest news from Hollywood.
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Negotiators and world leaders are in Poland for the latest chapter of climate talks. The United Nations summit — also known as the Conference of the Parties — comes three years after the Paris climate accord when nearly 200 countries agreed to cut planet-warming emissions. For the next two weeks, they'll try to put THAT deal into action - finalizing a rulebook for countries to follow. But political climates have shifted since Paris. President Trump has vowed to pull out of the landmark 2015 agreement. And other leaders appear poised to do the same. So what's at stake over the next few days?
- Edward Parson, Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA
Who is new LA County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva?
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Before ousting incumbent L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Alex Villanueva said he plans to eliminate the positions of two constitutional policing advisers who advise the sheriff and senior commanders on a variety of legally delicate matters, from enforcement of the department's use-of-force policy to the dispensing of discipline against deputies accused of misconduct.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC public safety reporter
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Mexico's new president was sworn in over the weekend. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office and that marks a shift to leftist leadership for the country. Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump attended the ceremony, along with California officials including Governor-Elect, Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
- Shannon O’Neil, Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit think tank
The latest on the possible LAUSD teachers strike
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The 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles have already given their union leadership the power to call what would be the first teachers strike in LAUSD since 1989 — a work stoppage that would leave 480,000 students in limbo. But the union and the district must complete one last stage of negotiation before teachers can legally walk off the job: fact-finding. We've got the latest on what is currently happening.
- Kyle Stokes, KPCC education reporter
On the Lot
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Pressure is mounting for CBS to wrap up its investigation into Les Moonves, especially after a damning NY Times expose that just ran. Plus, the Ariana Grande music video that broke all kinds of records this weekend.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
Palm Springs Bird
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Last Thursday, Bird's e-scooters debuted in Palm Springs. But by that evening, city officials clipped its wings and ordered that all scooters be removed within 24 hours.
- David Ready, City Manager
LADYist: early menopause
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Recently on LADYist, we examined carnage-level periods and what happens when they come at you like a wrecking ball. This time around, we're going to talk about what happens when your period stops altogether. Forever. That's right, we're talking about menopause.
- Lita Martinez, KPCC reporter