We speak with L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger about the new emergency response vehicles the county will use to respond to some 911 calls. And, "Jurassic Park" screenwriter David Koepp talks about his first novel, "Cold Storage," which is also being turned into a movie.
Bill AB5 would reclassify an estimated two million California contractors as employees. The bill passed the state legislature and now heads to the desk of Governor Newsom. He's expected to sign it. The passage of that bill puts the state at odds with Uber and Lyft - two companies that depend on contractors. So, what happens next for the tech titans?
- Judy Lin, Cal Matters economy reporter
AB-5 & Other Industries
AB5, if signed, will affect more than just drivers, though. There are a whole lot of other jobs that AREN'T related to ride-hail apps where contract workers might become employees of the companies they do business with.
- David Wagner, KPCC business reporter
Mental Health Response Vehicles
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger unveiled two new types of vehicles Monday that officials will send out when responding to someone in the midst of a mental health crisis.
- Kathryn Barger, L.A. County Board of Supervisors
Trump and Homelessness Breakdown
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump was pushing for a crackdown on homeless encampments in California. And considering moving people off the streets into government-run facilities. It's unclear exactly what the administration might do — if anything. But Trump administration officials were in Los Angeles this week to learn more about the city's efforts to address homelessness.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC housing reporter
On the Lot
Apple's press event included the usual announcements about its iPhone and other products ...but also revealed long-awaited details surrounding its streaming service. Plus, a box office comeback for Jennifer Lopez.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
David Koepp "Cold Storage"
You may not recognize David Koepp by name, but you definitely know his movies. Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room. He wrote them all. And now, one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters has turned to fiction with his first novel, Cold Storage -- a comedic thriller about three strangers who join forces to stop a parasitic virus from taking over the world. We asked Koepp to come in studio and tell us about it.