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President Trump's top aides have wrought an elaborate system of schemes to keep him from taking actions they feared would hurt the country, according to accounts in a new book by Bob Woodward.
President Trump's top aides have wrought an elaborate system of schemes to keep him from taking actions they feared would hurt the country, according to accounts in a new book by Bob Woodward.
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We look at what President Trump will be doing in L.A. when he comes to town later today. Plus, Carson's mayor considers banning guns. And, a Highland Park shop called Sustain L.A. tries to reduce single-use plastics by offering refillable containers and goods.

Trump in L.A.

L.A. real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer is hosting a fundraiser for President Trump tonight. Palmer is one of the President's biggest donors here, but who is he?

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Carson Mayor

Mayor Albert Robles is seeking to limit the sale and possession of guns ...not allowing them within a one-mile radius of a school, park, church or daycare. The mayor's resolution will be presented to the city council tonight, but even if approved, observers say it will not hold up in court.

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Covering Climate Now: L.A. Bureau of Sanitation

Back in April, Mayor Garcetti announced his Green New Deal. Among the areas he targeted for radical greenhouse gas emissions: trash. The average American produces about SIX pounds of trash each and every day. Of that, just a pound and a half is recycled. The rest is sent to landfill. All of it is carted around in heavy, pollution-spewing trucks. We talk about the city's garbage collection and disposal systems and how they need to evolve to address climate change.

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Sustain L.A.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of us are familiar with the "Three Rs." The last of those - recycling - hat's easy, right? You just throw your plastic and paper in the blue bin and they're hauled away. Well, spoiler alert, it isn't that easy. As for the other two - reduce and reuse - those might call for changing people's habits. We visit a local business that's focused on waste reduction and reused packaging, so we have less to recycle.

Mitrice Richardson

Ten years ago today, Mitrice Richardson disappeared. She had been acting irrationally at a restaurant on the evening of Sept. 17th 2009 and was later arrested for not paying her bill. She was released from jail that night without a trace. Her body was found 10 months later.

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Trapcorridos

There's a new musical genre coming out of Southern California. It's a mix of traditional Mexican ballads and trap music called "trapcorridos." 

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