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The House Intelligence Chair doubled-down on claims this week that the Trump campaign has colluded with a foreign power. This after a Mueller report summary Sunday by Attorney General William Barr that said the Special Counsel investigation did NOT find the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But there's a hangup — the full report has yet to be delivered to Congress. Something Congressman Schiff and House Democrats have ordered by April second.
- Congressman Adam Schiff
Coliseum to be renamed
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The Memorial Coliseum will now be known as the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum —and veterans are not happy about it or the fact that it's a $69 million dollar deal.
- Libby Denkmann, Veterans and Military Reporter
Housing and transit in Los Angeles
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Anyone living in Los Angeles has learned how to live with some of its quirks: the ever-increasing cost of living, and of course, its notorious traffic jams. Well, that same narrative exists in the Bay Area as well, where state officials are working on a new solution to the age-old problem of California living. Earlier this week, State Senator Scott Wiener co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times about his new Senate Bill aimed at building apartments near public transportation and job centers. He wrote it with Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy at UC Berkeley, who adds that Weiner's bill - also known as the "More Homes Act" - could also be good news for greenhouse gas emissions.
- State Senator Scott Wiener
- Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy at UC Berkeley
Game developers move to unionize
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California is home to roughly 30,000 people in the video game industry. We check in on their efforts to unionize. KQED's Sam Harnett reports from San Francisco
On the Lot
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In a surprising move, Disney retires the Fox 2000 label after its acquisition of the studio and what you need to know about Apple+ streaming. Plus, Jordan Peele's "Us" broke all kinds of box office records.
- Nicole Sperling, Vanity Fair Hollywood correspondent
Why Aren't There More One-Way Streets In LA?
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Compared to cities like New York or Boston, Los Angeles is one-way-street light. Excluding downtown, you'd be hard pressed to find many single-direction thoroughfares, at least in L.A. proper. One LAist reader wanted to get to the bottom of this vehicular mystery. Transportation nerds, rejoice! We have the answers.
- Gina Pollack, LAist editor
Here Are The LA Finalists For The 2019 James Beard Awards
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Los Angeles has half a dozen chefs and three restaurants still in contention for a 2019 James Beard Award. After the semifinalists were announced a month ago, the judges whittled down the contenders. The finalists for these awards, the Oscars of the food world, were announced this morning at Houston restaurant Hugo's. The honors will be handed out at a gala in Chicago on Monday, May 6.
- Elina Shatkin, LAist food editor