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Woolsey Fire Report, LA Taxi Reform, Homewreckers




MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Los Angeles County firefighters attack flames approaching the Salvation Army camps in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 10, 2018 near Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Los Angeles County firefighters attack flames approaching the Salvation Army camps in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 10, 2018 near Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A new L.A. County report on the Woolsey Fire says emergency officials were unprepared for massive evacuations. Plus, the L.A. Department of Transportation proposes new rules for taxis at the City Council transportation committee meeting. And, we speak with author Aaron Glantz about his new book detailing the financial crisis, "Home Wreckers."

L.A. County Woolsey Fire Report

According to a new L.A. County report on last year's Woolsey fire, emergency management officials were not prepared for evacuations before the most destructive fire in the county's history.

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Los Angeles Taxi Reform

If you need to get somewhere fast, Uber and Lyft are the usual go-tos. Taxis -- not so much. But that's about to change. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is proposing new rules to the City Council's transportation committee this afternoon so that taxis can be more competitive.

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Home Wreckers

If you only had a second to define the term "home wrecker," you'd be forgiven, in the post-Jerry Springer Show era, for imagining a betrayed husband or wife sitting next to their cheating spouse when along comes the person who came between them. While this is not the kind of home wrecker we're going to talk about today, there are a lot of similarities. Fraud, greed, capitalizing on someone else's misfortune -- all of that has been used to describe the big tycoons who made a killing foreclosing on mortgages after the 2008 housing market collapse. That story is at the heart of the new book called "Home Wreckers."

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On the Lot

It's a battle of old Hollywood and new as more directors join in to slam Marvel. Plus, Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is on track to become the biggest R-rated movie in history. We look at this week in the Hollywood business.

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