Remembering the Borderline Shooting
One year ago today a gunman opened fire at the country western bar in Thousand Oaks, and then turned the gun on himself. 12 people were killed: the bar's customers and employees and a Ventura County sheriff's deputy. We take a moment to remember the lives lost and the people hurt by the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill.
USC Athletic Director
The USC Athletics Department has been through a public relations storm the last few years. There's the 2010 scandal with football player Reggie Bush, a scandal, where he violated NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits, leading to major sanctions against the school. And more recently, there was the admissions scandal where wealthy parents bribed coaches and a high ranking athletic department official in order to buy their children's entry to the school. Then former USC football legend Lynn Swann stepped down as Athletic Director in September. Today, his successor has been named: University of Cincinnati's Mike Bohn.
- ESPN LA's Andy Kamenetzky
This week, KPCC News is marking the 25th anniversary of Prop 187, which tried to cut off public education and health care for immigrants without legal status. Irene Sanchez was in middle school when voters approved Prop 187 and she says it shaped her career.
Artists all over California also responded to Proposition 187 with their creative works, like playwright and professor Cherrie Moraga. In a recent conversation, Moraga shared that she had been working on a play for a number of years but felt compelled to change her script based on the political powder keg that Prop 187 had created.
Alan Warhaftig was a teacher in the LA Unified School District for 28 years. He says that when he heard about Prop 187, he was angry that some of his Latino students could lose their chance at an education
Dating Apps and STIs
Health officials say several sexually transmitted infections are becoming more common among service members. They say troops are engaging in more high-risk sexual behavior and part of the reason might be the popularity of smartphone dating apps.
From Tampa, Stephanie Colombini reports for the American Homefront Project.
As we move into the holiday travel season, Airbnb is taking steps to protect its customers. Yesterday morning at the New York Time's Deal Book Conference, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky outlined the company's move towards verifying all of the platforms 7 million listings.
The move comes in wake of a Halloween night shooting at a rental house in Orinda that left five people dead. No word yet on when the platform will implement these changes but the effects will be far-reaching, not only ensuring people's safety but also the integrity of their accommodations against scammers.
- Allie Conti, is a freelance writer for Vice who recently wrote about her own experience being scammed titled "I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb"
Los Angeles has been through a lot, with disasters like wildfires ravaging the hillsides. But those kinds of incidents have contributed to another problem: overtime. Over the course of the past five years, city employees have collected more than $2 billion of taxpayer money in overtime. And the biggest recipients are our first responders. It's an issue highlight in a new report by the city of LA's chief accountant, Controller Ron Galperin.
- Controller Ron Galperin