STATE OF AFFAIRS
Four in ten Republicans say they support President Trump's populist version of the GOP. So says a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Meanwhile, the San Diego GOP launches a news site of its own.
- Marisa Lagos, KQED
- Zach Courser, Claremont McKenna College
SOCAL HOUSING GOAL
The Governor says Southern California needs to build 1.3 million homes in the next decade to address the housing crisis. The problem is local officials only laid the groundwork to make about a third of that.
- Richard Green, USC housing expert
TAME FIRE SEASON
After living through two years of the most destructive wildfire years on record, it feels kind of strange to have reached August and not have been covered in smoke.
- KPCC's science reporter Jacob Margolis
20TH STREET & PARENT TRIGGER LAW
Four years ago in LA, a group of parents from 20th Street Elementary were ready to stage a revolt. Many were convinced the L.A. Unified School District was failing their neighborhood school...based just south of the 10 Freeway near downtown...so they ran two separate campaigns to convert 20th Street into a charter school. Well — today, four years later, the school is not a charter. But the school's test scores are now among the most-improved in LAUSD.
- KPCC's education reporter Kyle Stokes
Earlier this month, the government of India made a controversial change to its constitution, stripping the region of Kashmir of its special autonomous status. Before the move, Indian authorities cut internet and phone lines and detained thousands of local leaders. Some Kashmiris here in LA fear for the future of their families, and their homeland, as KPCC's Aaron Schrank reports.
KPCC's Leo Duran shares the best things to do for the weekend in Southern California.