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Chad Mayes and California Attitudes Towards Republicans, Car Emissions Deal, The History of Waste Management




PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 1:  Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. President Barack Obama will attend the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen next week with a vow to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to about 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, and 83 percent by 2050. Meanwhile, California, which has some of the toughest clean air laws after decades of fighting some of the worst smog in the nation, is in the final phase of building a cap-and-trade market to provide incentives to reduce greenhouse emissions.  More than 60 world leaders are expected to take part in the climate negotiations in Copenhagen.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 1: Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. President Barack Obama will attend the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen next week with a vow to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to about 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, and 83 percent by 2050. Meanwhile, California, which has some of the toughest clean air laws after decades of fighting some of the worst smog in the nation, is in the final phase of building a cap-and-trade market to provide incentives to reduce greenhouse emissions. More than 60 world leaders are expected to take part in the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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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. 

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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.

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Chad Mayes

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.

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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.

Outdoor view of a residential incinerator burning trash. All refuse burning in Los Angeles will end October 1 when Air Pollution Control District's ban on residential incinerators becomes effective. Photo dated July 1, 1957.
Outdoor view of a residential incinerator burning trash. All refuse burning in Los Angeles will end October 1 when Air Pollution Control District's ban on residential incinerators becomes effective. Photo dated July 1, 1957.
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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.