We take a look at what happened this week in California politics. And, find out why Tenancy-In-Common housing is increasing in popularity in Los Angeles. Plus, the history of SoCal orange groves.
State of Affairs
A bill working its way through the legislature could reclassify independent contractors as employees. Its impact on the state could be huge, so why is Governor Newsom silent? Meanwhile, a Republican victory in the Valley could hold some valuable lessons for the state's waning party.
- John Myers, Los Angeles Times
- Carla Marinucci, Politico
Joshua Trees and the Endangered Species Act
The federal government announced that California's iconic Joshua trees do not qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act. We talk about what this means for local environmental activism.
- Jane Hendron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
TICs, or Tenancy-in-Common housing, is a somewhat new and affordable way of buying property in Los Angeles. But it may have some negative effects on the SoCal housing market.
- Jenna Chandler, Editor at Curbed LA
SoCal Orange Grove History
The L.A. City Council is considering preserving the last orange ranch in the San Fernando Valley as a Historic-Cultural Monument. L.A. was once the hub of California's thriving citrus business that got its start back before the gold rush and grew until land prices led to the orchards being turned into developments.
- David Boulé, author of The Orange and the Dream of California
Meals on Wheels
An Anaheim Meals on Wheels provider is wrapping up a pilot for an app to track the health and well being of older adults who can't get out of the home easily. They believe it's making a difference for the health of the people getting deliveries.
- Michelle Faust Raghavan, KPCC health care reporter
The best things to do for the weekend in Southern California.
- Leo Duran, KPCC producer
Central Perk Pop-ups
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the show "Friends," two Coffee Bean & Tea Leafs in L.A. will become a selfie-friendly version of Central Perk Cafe.