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State of Affairs, virtual fix-ups, late-night eats




WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04:   U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) delivers listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) delivers listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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We look at the ever-growing field of Democratic presidential contenders to see how they're doing so far. Plus, real estate listings are getting the help of Hollywood special effects. And, we find out some of the best places to eat late at night in Los Angeles.

State of Affairs

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New numbers from FiveThirtyEight suggest that California Senator Kamala Harris' presidential bid got the best start. Meanwhile, a Republican lawmaker takes a swipe at a California voting practice. Plus: State attorney general Xavier Becerra declines to charge officers in the death of Stephon Clark. Now, the feds are stepping in.

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Virtual Fix-ups

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Buyer beware! Realtors are leaning on Hollywood visual tricks to dress up home listings. So not all that you see can be believed.

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Tweet of Ryan Dezember

Late Night Eats

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You know the absolute worst time to find a place to eat late at night? When it’s late at night! You’re tired, drunk, and hungry. LAist to the rescue, with a list of more than 400 late night eating spots across Southern California.

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Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is a marvel of Googie architecture.
Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is a marvel of Googie architecture.
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Weekend Preview

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We break down the best events coming this weekend in Southern California.