We recap a wild week in the President Trump impeachment inquiry. And, we speak with the head of operations for the Los Angeles International Airport to talk about LAX-it, the new pickup area for ride-hails and taxis opening later this month. And, we visit the new Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood.
State of Affairs
President Trump takes aim at California Rep. Adam Schiff as the impeachment inquiry heats up. Plus: Can Republican Young Kim help make the OC red again?
- Jack Pitney, Claremont McKenna College
- Zach Courser, Claremont McKenna College
LAX and Uber and Lyft
LAX announced today that it is changing its system for ride-hail pickups and taxis. Drop-offs will still be allowed curbside at the terminals, but pickup locations will be moved to a new staging area called LAX-it, that will have restrooms, benches, WiFi, cell phone charging stations -- even food trucks. Officials say the new pickup area can be reached with a short walk or ride on a new shuttle service.
San Francisco DA moves to L.A.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced his resignation yesterday. He said he plans to move to Los Angeles, where he's expected to run for office against LA's District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
- Marisa Lagos, political correspondent with KQED
Food Friday: Cannabis Cafe
The state's first cannabis cafe opens in West Hollywood today. KPCC's Leo Duran goes for a tour to find out what the experience is like.
Chase Darkness With Me
Covering heinous crimes, reporters often become jaded or dejected, but journalist Billy Jensen refused to go down that path. Instead of just writing about cold cases... he decided to help solve the crimes himself, including the mystery of the Golden State Killer, who committed more than a dozen murders, at least 50 rapes and a HUNDRED burglaries in California during the '70s and '80s.
- Billy Jensen, author of Chase Darness With Me
KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best events to do in Southern California this weekend.