We check in with local peace officers to see how they're processing the recent shooting deaths of LAPD and CHP officers. Plus, Take Two contributor Ari Saperstein takes us along as he kayaks the L.A. River. And, all the latest Hollywood news.
A Trump administration plan to provide water to Central California farms would jeopardize the existence of the endangered Chinook-Salmon. That's according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. But the report that concluded this was hidden by the government.
- Noah Oppenheim, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations
Kayaking the LA River
Picture this: Water flowing down a stream, wildlife frolicking and 50 feet away, rush hour traffic piling up on the five. This is the L.A. River— 51 miles of water that cuts through nearly all of Los Angeles County, starting in Canoga Park and heading down to Long Beach. Each summer, the city opens up two sections of the river to the public, at the Sepulveda Basin and in Elysian Valley. And one of the most popular recreational activities during this time? Kayaking. We sent KPCC's Ari Saperstein out on the water to learn more.
Immigration and the Heiress
Heiress Cordelia Scaife May believed that the United States was “being invaded on all fronts” by foreigners, who “breed like hamsters” and exhaust natural resources. Newly unearthed documents reveal how an environmental-minded socialite became an ardent nativist whose money helped sow the seeds of the Trump anti-immigration agenda.
- Nicholas Kulish, New York Times reporter
CA Child Support
Here's something that might surprise you: Most of the money California parents pay in child support doesn't actually go to their kids … it goes to the government. But as KQED politics correspondent Marisa Lagos reports, there's a move to change that.
L.A. Times Homelessness Series
This past week, the L.A. Times unveiled a five-part series that followed some of those people. And it turns out that ending homelessness isn't as easy as giving people a home. The series is called "The Street Within."
- Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times reporter
- Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times photographer
What's next for Spider-Man?
Sony and Disney can't come to an agreement over Spider-Man, so now he's out of the Marvel Comic Universe. What does that mean for the franchise? Plus, the fall of G-rated movies.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter