We start with our weekly roundup of politics in the golden state. Plus, how the city of Los Angeles plans to enforce its new Airbnb rules, starting today. And, we visit Guelaguetza to find out more about Oaxacan cuisine.
State of Affairs
The week in California politics.
- Carla Marinucci, Politico
- Zach Courser, Claremont-McKenna College
If you've been tuning in lately, you've probably heard us talk a lot about solutions to wildfires. Now, California's already solved a lot of the easier problems: cleared brush, spent more on firefighters and cut lots of people's power during red flag conditions, among other things. There may not be any easy answers left. So what are the hard answers? And are any of them actually achievable?
- Julie Cart, environment reporter at CalMatters
Over the summer, Los Angeles passed new rules for Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms. Today, city officials say they'll start enforcing them. Under the new system, renting is only allowed in people's primary residences for no more than 120 days unless hosts apply to remove that cap. They also need to register with the city.
- Tricia Keane, deputy director of the L.A. Department of City Planning
Food Fridays: Guelaguetza
For this week's Food Fridays, we venture out to talk to THE authority on a regional Mexican cuisine. Guelaguetza has been the city's capital for Oaxacan cuisine for more than 25 years.
- Bricia Lopez, Guelaguetza
California's economy may be strong. But many workers are not reaping the rewards. Their companies are growing. But their personal wealth is not. They can't save for retirement. And they feel unprepared for the next recession. Some business owners have found a way to push back on these trends: by selling their companies to their workers. As part of our statewide California Dream collaboration, KPCC's David Wagner has more.
Our picks for the best things to do this weekend in Southern California.
- Leo Duran, KPCC