We look at whether the earthquake alert system, Shake Alert L.A., should be rolled out to San Bernardino and Orange Counties. Plus, Warner Media unveils its new HBOMax streaming service. And, Governor Newsom signs a law that would prevent employers from discriminating against individuals with natural hair.
Trona Town Hall
About a thousand people showed up today at a town hall meeting in Trona to hear what officials had to say about the situation there after two earthquakes rolled through the region, followed by a few thousand aftershocks.
- Jessica Weston, the city editor for The Daily Independent, the local paper covering the region
Shake Alert L.A.
Even if it did not alert L.A. residents when the quakes in Ridgecrest shook the area, L.A. has been way out in front developing the technology to do so. But why is the ShakeAlertLA app available only in L.A.? What about people in surrounding counties? Should there be a Shake Alert San Bernardino or Shake Alert OC?
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure reporter
Natural Hair Law
Afros... braids... twists... California has a new law banning hair discrimination in the workplace.
- Holly Mitchell, California State Senator
A look took effect July 1 that would require licensed health care practitioners who provide prenatal or postpartum care to appropriately screen a mother for postpartum depression or other maternal mental health conditions.
- Kelly Kay, Maternal Health Now
On the Lot
Jeffrey Epstein had a few Hollywood Connections, too. Plus, the streaming wars continue. On Tuesday, WarnerMedia revealed the details of its new streaming service, which will be called HBOMax, and include shows from HBO, CNN, and one big snag back from Netflix—Friends.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
Glendale Power Plant
Hundreds showed up to discuss the proposed re-opening of the Grayson power plant in Glendale, the last fossil fuel power plant proposal in the state. We hear from last night’s protest to hear why the struggle over the re-powering of a natural gas plant in Glendale has much larger repercussions, as tensions build anticipating a vote on the 23rd.
Mai Tai History
It's finally summer! So imagine yourself sitting on the beach, sand between your toes, sunglasses on. What else could make this picture postcard complete? How about a Mai Tai? This rum cocktail probably makes you think of Hawaii. But it was born right here in California. The Mai Tai turns 75 this year, so courtesy of The California Report, we want to bring you this story of its origins.