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The week in California politics, district voting, the best music of 2018




LANCASTER, CA - NOVEMBER 04:  Voters wait in line at a polling place to participate in early voting in California's 25th Congressional district on November 4, 2018 in Lancaster, California. Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) is competing against Democratic congressional candidate Katie Hill for his seat in the district. Democrats are targeting at least six congressional seats in California, currently held by Republicans, where Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. These districts have become the centerpiece of their strategy to flip the House and represent nearly one-third of the 23 seats needed for the Democrats to take control of the chamber in the November 6 mid term elections.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LANCASTER, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Voters wait in line at a polling place to participate in early voting in California's 25th Congressional district on November 4, 2018 in Lancaster, California. Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) is competing against Democratic congressional candidate Katie Hill for his seat in the district. Democrats are targeting at least six congressional seats in California, currently held by Republicans, where Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. These districts have become the centerpiece of their strategy to flip the House and represent nearly one-third of the 23 seats needed for the Democrats to take control of the chamber in the November 6 mid term elections. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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As we head into 2019, we look at the issues affecting California and what to expect from state lawmakers. Plus, a recap of efforts to improve diversity among voters. And the best new music of 2018.

State of Affairs

As we look to the new year, Take Two examines what we might expect from state lawmakers. 

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District voting

Not that long ago, it was fairly rare for California cities to elect council members based on districts. That lead to many city councils filled with white lawmakers, even if minorities made up most of the population. We look at how efforts to change those voting systems in several cities haven't produced the diverse lawmakers that people hoped for.

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Year-end music

All this year, we’ve brought you the hottest music from L.A.’s newest artists for our weekly segment, Tuesday Reviewsday. As this year comes to a close, we want to look back at some of the hottest jams that got us all moving.

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Weekend preview

Our picks for the best things to do this weekend in Southern California.

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