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Tom Steyer Runs For President, Earthquake Insurance, Hollywood Boulevard




RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA - JULY 04: A local resident inspects a fissure in the earth after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area on July 4, 2019 near Ridgecrest, California. The earthquake was the largest to strike Southern California in 20 years with the epicenter located in a remote area of the Mojave Desert. The temblor was felt by residents across much of Southern California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA - JULY 04: A local resident inspects a fissure in the earth after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area on July 4, 2019 near Ridgecrest, California. The earthquake was the largest to strike Southern California in 20 years with the epicenter located in a remote area of the Mojave Desert. The temblor was felt by residents across much of Southern California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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We look at billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer's chances as he enters the Democratic field running for president. Plus, the pros and cons of earthquake insurance. And, a local photographer tries to capture the real Hollywood Boulevard.

Tom Steyer Runs for President

Billionaire Tom Steyer entered the crowded Democratic field of presidential candidates today, saying, "If you think that there's something absolutely critical, try as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. And that's exactly what I'm doing. My name's Tom Steyer, and I'm running for president."

Bill Round-up

Up in Sacramento, lawmakers got back to work this week, passing legislation (or not). Three notable bills did get the legislature's support and are now on their way to the Governor's desk where they are all certain to become law. On the slate is clean water, police use of force, and revisions to how the state deals with utilities after blazes.

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Priest Abuse Bill Withdrawn

A bill that would have required priests to report child sexual abuse has been withdrawn by the lawmaker who put it forward. Even if the knowledge of abuse was learned through confession, Senate Bill 360 would make it mandatory to report it, but lacked the support it needed to move forward.

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Earthquake Insurance

Despite California being earthquake country, just 10 percent of the state's homeowners have earthquake insurance. Part of the reason is the high cost. We look at whether it's worth having a policy from the California Earthquake Authority.

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Ice and the DMV

Federal officials have created a database using people's driver's licenses photos from several states. That's raised flags in states like California, where undocumented immigrants are granted driver's licenses. The California DMV states it has not given that kind of data to the federal government, but the practice has caused fear.

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Hollywood Boulevard Photos

Tourist-y Hollywood Boulevard doesn't get a lot of love from native Angelenos, but one photographer is hoping to change that with his gritty and honest look at life on the iconic street.

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Fertility Mix-up 

A new lawsuit is accusing a fertility center in Los Angeles of an epic mix-up. The suit alleges a patient at the CHA Fertility Center —a woman from New York —carried and then gave birth to twin boys unrelated to her OR each other. And today, the plot thickened when the parents of one of the baby boys, a couple from Glendale, announced a separate lawsuit against the clinic. So how does something like this happen? And what regulations are in place to prevent it?

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