We look at why the FBI raided the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Monday. Plus, how the Trump administration plans to expand its power to quickly deport undocumented immigrants. And, a visit to the original Los Angeles Farmers Market.
FBI Raids LADWP
Yesterday, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. While the orders for the raid are under seal, reports say LADWP's settlement over inaccurate billing may be the reason.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure correspondent
Take Two producer Austin Cross brings an inspector to his home to learn what homeowners need to look out for after an earthquake.
The Trump administration plans to significantly expand its power to quickly deport undocumented immigrants who have illegally entered the United States within the past two years. It uses a deportation process that bypasses immigration judges.
- Ted Hesson, Politico reporter Ted Hesson
Beach Access Fees
At a meeting today, the Los Angeles County supervisors voted to increase those parking fees for the first time in ten years. The vote also sets new fees for RV campers and special events like parties. In total, the fee hikes will bring in a little under 900,000 dollars of revenue per year for L.A. County’s beaches. We talk about the increased fees and how the money generated from those fees is going to be used, we have
- Carol Baker, L.A. County's Department of Beaches and Harbors where she is the Community & Marketing Services Division Chief
LA City Flag
Did you know Los Angeles has a city flag? LAist took a closer look at the history behind the bizarre design and spoke to the guy who literally wrote the book on flag design, Ted Kaye.
Original Los Angeles Farmers Market Turns 85
There's nothing like a quiet morning at the Original Farmers Market on Fairfax and 3rd street in mid-city. Today, it's home to more than 80 merchants, selling everything from apples to pie to sushi. But 85 years ago this month, in July 1934, the very first vendors set up shop. It's been running as the Original Farmers Market ever since. In addition to the market celebrating its 85th year, it's also hosting its annual Taste of Farmers Market event Tuesday from 5-9 pm.
- Mark Panatier, Vice President of AF Gilmore Company, which operates the market
- Filomena D’amore, Patsy D'amore's Pizzeria
- Scott Bennett, Bennett's Ice cream
The California Condor
From the brink of extinction thanks to the efforts of thousands of people. North America's largest flying bird — the California Condor — has reached a landmark in its population recovery. A thousand condor chicks have hatched in the wild in the Western United States since 1987. That marks a dramatic recovery from 1982, when there were just 22 wild condors.
- Chris Parish, from the Peregrine Fund
California Dream: San Diego
For thousands of years, San Diego has drawn people searching for health and wellness. As part of our California Dream collaboration, we trace the history of health seekers coming to Southern California.