Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed carving out more than $1.4 Billion dollars in the budget to fight homelessness. It's a lot of money with a lot of promise behind it. But a new report by the state's Legislative Analyst's Office looked into the plan. It said that it doesn't present a "Clear strategy" and that it was less likely to have a — "meaningful, ongoing impact" on the problem.
- Gary Painter, director of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute at USC
DA Profiles Rachel Rossi
Now there is a lot of attention being paid to the presidential primary but, here in Los Angeles, it isn't the only big race on the March 3rd ballot. The campaign for L-A County District Attorney is drawing national attention. The fight over who will run the country's largest prosecutor's office is the latest chapter in a push to elect reformist DAs across the U.S. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale sat down with all three candidates—incumbent DA Jackie Lacey, former San Francisco DA George Gascon and former public defender Rachel Rossi.
Stuck: Inside California's Housing Crisis
A hard look at the bottom rung of the housing market, the rentals of last resort —and the landlords who own them. We're calling the series "Stuck: Inside California's Housing Crisis." Wednesday, KPCC's Aaron Mendelson looks at what happens to a landlord when the very worst happens to a tenant. Mendelson then joined us to talk more about his reporting.
Covid-19, the name for coronavirus originating from China, has infected more than 40,000 people. More than 1,000 people have died. In the US, only 13 cases have been confirmed. There have been no deaths. And health officials in Southern California want to keep it that way. We find out more about how the virus is affecting our region.
- Robert Garrova, KPCC General Assignment Reporter
On the Lot
This week: How Parasite's historic big picture win could change the game for global film business. Plus, remember the film "The Hunt"? The satirical thriller was pulled from release last summer in the wake of mass shootings, but it just got a new release date in March.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
For decades, many thought records had gone the way of the dodo… but a resurgence in demand has given new life to an old industry. Over 16 million LPs and EPs were sold in 2018, racking up nearly $420 MILLION dollars in sales. And all that might begin to explain why vinyl producers are worried this week, after a catastrophic fire in Banning devastated one of TWO lacquer plants in the world.
- Brian Blueskye, arts and entertainment reporter for the Desert Sun