We analyze the Mueller Report for our weekly California politics segment, State of Affairs. Plus, we speak with L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer about his new lawsuit against an illegal pot shop in South L.A. And, we hike Franklin Canyon.
State of Affairs
California's lawmakers react to the redacted Mueller Report.
- Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College
- Christina Bellantoni, professor at USC's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
- Justin Levitt, former Department of Justice official
L.A. Sues Illegal Pot Shop
Recreational marijuana might be legal in California now, but the underground market is still alive as ever. Hundreds of unlicensed dispensaries still dot the L.A. landscape, offering a more affordable alternative to legal marijuana because it doesn't include that 15% sales tax. The city's been cracking down, but now it's filed its first lawsuit against an illegal pot shop.
- Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney
Nature is all around the city, you just have to look for it
The hustle and bustle of the city make it easy to forget that nature is all around us. So, in honor of the incoming summer and the new book "Wild L.A.," we went on a hike in Franklin Canyon with the book's co-authors.
- Lila Higgins, co-author of "Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles"
- Greg Pauly, co-author of "Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles"
National Parks Week
So are you now feeling super inspired to get out there and explore the natural world around you Well, lucky for you, National Park week kicks off THIS weekend. Which means the parks are celebrating by waiving entrance fees. On Saturday, April 20th only, participating parks are waiving admission costs. So if you've been looking to visit Joshua Tree, Death Valley or Sequoia...now may be a good chance. That's between $30 to $35 bucks you can save yourself to get in touch with mother nature Weather is forecasted to be fair, so get out there and enjoy. Just remember, standard fees for permits and activities like fishing and camping still apply!
Here's a list of parks that are participating.
Gefilte fish is a dish that speaks to the history of Jewish migration to the U.S., and maybe, just maybe, gefilte fish is the unsung star of American Jewish identity. Or maybe it's just groundfish. We find out.
- Jacob Margolis, KPCC
- Elina Shatkin, LAist
24 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend
Head to any number of Easter events, Earth Day activities and 4/20 celebrations. The Tam O'Shanter opens a new speakeasy, the Dude abides, Wildfest comes to San Pedro and Odd Nights returns to the Autry.
- John Rabe, KPCC
- Christine Ziemba, LAist