For our weekly roundup of politics in the golden state, we debate Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy in negotiating with President Trump. Plus, California lawmakers reach a deal on police use of force. And, we look at what other attractions are coming to SoCal theme parks in addition to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge.
State of Affairs
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi frustrates President Trump (again). So, what's her strategy? Meanwhile, a key housing bill is off the table for now.
- Carla Marinucci, Politico
- Jack Pitney, Claremont McKenna College
Use of Force Deal
A police “use of force” deal has been reached by California lawmakers who were seeking to rein in fatal encounters with officers. The measure, Assembly Bill 392 by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), is now expected to pass the Assembly before next week.
USC Tyndall developments
University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall preyed on Asian students and had signs of "psychopathy." That's according to a confidential report made public this week after the L.A. Times filed a court order to access the document. According to the report, USC had received multiple complaints about Dr. Tyndall dating back to the 1990s but failed to refer him to the state's medical board.
- Harriet Ryan, co-reported a story about this for the Los Angeles Times
L.A. Street Smarts
Even though crime rates are down, Angelenos express nervousness when navigating the streets of Downtown and Hollywood. A class aims to combat these anxieties and arm citizens with awareness in the class called “Asphalt Anthropology.”
- Beverly Baker, Asphalt Anthropology instructor
- Nita Lelyveld, L.A. Times reporter
New Theme Park Attractions
Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is getting all the attention this summer, but what else is opening at SoCal theme parks this summer?
- Robert Niles, Theme Park Insider
27 Fabulous Events Happening This Memorial Day Weekend In Southern California
Get ready to strut your stuff this Memorial Day Weekend. RuPaul's DragCon LA returns. Community festivals pop up all around the city. There's a Godzilla movie marathon, a Silk Road Dinner and Corgi races. Plus, several cities will hold Memorial Day events to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
- Leo Duran, KPCC
- Christina Ziemba, LAist