We look at how things are going since a new law took effect in California, opening up police conduct records. And, we speak with California's first-ever surgeon general to find out what she plans to do with her new position, especially with regard to early childhood health. And, we pay a visit to the new Manufactory restaurant in downtown L.A.
LAPD Police Records
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It's been 45 days since a change in California law opened up police conduct records long kept secret from the public. For just as many days, police unions have sought to claw it back, arguing SB 1421 does not apply to incidents prior to January 1, 2019, the date the law went into effect. The records in question cover everything from police shootings to findings of lying and sexual assault by officers. Police unions across the state have sought temporary restraining orders to keep those records confidential. On Friday, a Los Angeles County judge dealt a significant blow to those efforts, issuing a pair of tentative rulings rejecting the positions of unions representing Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's sworn personnel.
- Annie Gilbertson, KPCC reporter
California's First Surgeon General
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The brain grows so much during the first years of life that any adversity we experience during those years can affect health across a lifetime. The link between toxic stress and trauma in childhood — and one's health — is the focus of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris's work. And now she has a big platform to raise awareness about those connections. Governor Gavin Newsom swore her in as California's first-ever surgeon general last week.
- Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General
What is Shen Yun?
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If you watch TV, you've probably seen the commercials with dozens of colorfully dressed Chinese dancers leaping and swirling across the stage. And if you've driven on any area freeway, you've probably also seen the billboards calling the show a must-see. We're talking, of course, about Shen Yun, which visits the Southland each spring with a hefty promotional push. But a lot of people have questions: What exactly is it? And why is it promoted so heavily?
- Josie Huang, covers Asian American communities for KPCC
On the Lot
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Captain Marvel is being targeted by negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes weeks before its release. Plus, how will the host-less Oscars go down? We have your industry round-up.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
Manufactory opens in DTLA
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A match made in carb heaven, mega-restaurants Tartine and Pizzeria Bianco have joined their star power to create a new one-stop-shop eatery in Downtown L.A. called the Manufactory. We pay a visit.
- Chris Bianco, chef