Jerry Brown passes the torch to Gavin Newsom
The swearing-in ceremony for Governor-elect Gavin Newsom took place Monday. It was the first time since the 1800s that a Democratic governor here has handed off power to another Democrat. Now, California's economy is in A LOT better condition than it was in 2011 when outgoing Governor Jerry Brown took the reigns. So, what can we expect with Gavin Newsom now that he's in the top spot?
- Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California Playbook
Immigration Courts and the Shutdown
America's immigration courts are closed during the federal government shutdown. That means people who have appointments during this time will miss out on their court dates and have to go to the back of the line when rescheduling. We explore the other effects of this shutdown.
- Judge Ashley Tabbador, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges
Members of the teachers’ union in LA could strike this Thursday if a deal cannot be reached with officials from LA Unified. Among the demands are an increase in salary, plus more funding to reduce class sizes and hire more nurses and librarians, but the district says is it cannot afford all of it and has directed concerns to the state. We dive into funding issues in LAUSD and other districts in the state.
- Tyrone Howard, UCLA professor of education
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been pondering a 2020 run for president. If he does decide to go for it, he could have a hard time balancing his mayoral duties on the campaign trail.
- Edward-Isaac Dovere, wrote about this for the Atlantic
On the Lot
The winners, losers, speeches, and all the memorable moments from the Golden Globes.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
Scooters in 2019
Electric scooters became the hot mode of transportation last year. They were loved by some, hated by many and cities all over the L.A. area sought to regulate them. But what to expect from them this year? Meghan McCarty Carino found out more.
- Aariane Marshall, Wired Magazine