Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes asked Twitter what the term "Republican" means, and the responses were mostly negative. Plus, how California's emissions deal with automakers picks up new allies.
Car Emissions Deal
California has made a deal with four major carmakers to reduce emissions by 2025, and two more will reportedly come on board, too. It's a snub to the Trump administration, which is aiming for more loose standards.
- Coral Davenport, New York Times
Homeless Sleeping Ordinance
The Los Angeles City Council's homelessness and poverty committee on Wednesday recommended repealing a controversial ordinance prohibiting homeless people from sitting or sleeping on sidewalks. The committee wants the city council to replace the law with one that is more narrowly tailored, and compliant with a recent federal court decision.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC Housing and Homelessness Reporter
Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes asked Twitter a simple question: What does 'Republican' mean to you? He's since received over 12,000 replies -- the majority negative. His conclusion: Republicans have a communication problem. As one of the few Republican lawmakers willing to work with Democrats in the state, he's become persona non-grata in many GOP circles.
- Chad Mayes, Republican Assemblyman
Throwback Thursday: Waste
This week's Throwback Thursday is all about trash, and how L.A. County used to manage its waste—mainly by burning and sorting it. We get a breakdown of the history of waste management and how it shaped the landscape today.
- Michael Holland, Los Angeles City Archivist
Rolling Stones in San Bernardino
This year the Rolling Stones are celebrating their 55th anniversary as a band with a worldwide tour, and they'll be playing the Rose Bowl Thursday night. But did you know that the first ever concert the band performed in the U.S. took place right here in California? Not at the Hollywood Bowl, not the Troubadour, but in San Bernardino. From the archives, KPCC producer Kevin Ferguson brings us the story.