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Conditions in Malibu with today's rain, how to drive on wet roads, vegan option requirement at LA restaurants




Visitors look on April 18, 2011 at a statue of the Victorious Youth, which was recovered from a first-century BC shipwreck in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy, at the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Visitors look on April 18, 2011 at a statue of the Victorious Youth, which was recovered from a first-century BC shipwreck in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy, at the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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With rain pouring down, we check in with Malibu mayor Rick Mullen on how the city is dealing with a flash food warning and impending mudflows. Plus, we talk to a stunt driver for tips on how to drive safely in the rain. And, on Wednesday, L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz proposed that entertainment venues and movie theaters be required to offer at least one vegan protein option. 

How Malibu is dealing with the rain storm

Mud flows have now been reported in Malibu. And a flash flood warning is in effect. Meanwhile, PCH is closed in both directions from Busch drive to the county line.

Guest:

- Rick Mullen, Malibu mayor

How to drive in the rain

We review a few safety tips for driving on wet roads. Number one, before you even head out, be sure to check your tires and air pressure. And make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape. Seems like a no-brainer, but the hot weather in Southern California can dry out the rubber on those wipers. And we've got more tips, courtesy of a stunt driver.

Guest:

- Greg Tracy, Company Drivers Inc.

Immigration Courts

Anyone who watches, knows of, is related to or cares about immigrants who struggle to get through the bureaucracy cares about what's happening with immigration courts. We look at current  case loads and dive deeper into the problem and solutions to resolve the massive backlog.

Governor Gavin Newsom and early childhood education

In the weeks leading up to the election, Gavin Newsom’s campaign released two televised ads. One focused on ending child poverty and the other on prenatal care and preschool. He's even called himself an early childhood fanatic. Policies and strategies for improving the lives of young children are at the center of his campaign, and he sees it as a way to reduce other issues like crime, poverty and college graduation rates. There are so many other issues that will demand his attention and the state's funds. And within the early childhood field there are so many competing interests. So what will he actually do? Will this remain a priority?

Guest:

- Priska Neekly, KPCC early education reporter

You think you can solve L.A. traffic?

Metro is taking ideas from the public to try to solve L.A.'s traffic problems as part of its Strategic Plan Vision 2028 project. It held a forum earlier this week to share more about the "Think You Can Solve Traffic?" challenge.

Women now account for one in five motorcycle owners

Female motorcyclists have long been an extreme minority. As recently as a decade ago, just one in ten motorcycle riders were women. But that's changing. In 2018, one in five riders is now female, driven in large part by Generations X and Y, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council's new motorcycle ownership survey.

Vegan options at L.A. entertainment venues

L.A. is fast becoming the culinary capitol of the world with so many amazing restaurants from fine dining to hole-in-the-wall gems. Basically, if you're serving food in L.A. it's got to be good and the options better be diverse. Even going to a game or to watch a movie is no excuse these days to leave your taste buds at the gate. And that includes having a little something for everyone's dietary needs, including vegans. Now, in large-scale entertainment venues such as theaters and sports stadiums, the city might make vegan options a requirement. 

Guest:

- Paul Koretz, L.A. City Councilman

Victorious Youth

For years, the Getty has been in a legal battle with Italy over its Statue of a Victorious Youth. The Getty says it's theirs, but Italy says it is the rightful owner. A new court ruling says the Getty has to return the statue, but the museum says it won’t do it, so what happens now?

Guest:

- Patty Gerstenblith, law professor at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law