Kobe Bryant Memorial
We start with a remembrance of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. A public memorial was held at Staples Center for him and his daughter Gianna, who perished in a helicopter crash last month. It was a ticketed event, but whether they were inside the arena or outside watching elsewhere, fans gather around in purple and gold to remember the impact of Bryant on Los Angeles and themselves. We start off with his voice and those who took to the streets today to pay their respects. We also hear from KPCC reporter Pablo Cabrera who was at the Staples Center for the memorial.
- Pablo Cabrera, KPCC Reporter
Weinstein Verdict: Women and Hollywood
Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of two felony sex crimes after a long trial in Manhattan, sparked by the #MeToo movement. The jury convicted Weinstein of a criminal sexual act in the first degree against Mimi Haley, a former production assistant for Project Runway and third-degree rape of Jessica Mann, a former actress.
- Melissa Silverstein, founder of website Women and Hollywood
Public Charge Rule Starts
A controversial policy known as the "public charge rule" goes into effect today. It's an update to an existing policy that affects low-income immigrants seeking a green card or permanent residency in the U.S. Immigration officials can now reject green card applications from people who use - or may likely use - federal public benefits. We are talking things like food stamps, section 8 housing and Medicaid. Currently, there are more than a million people who are in LA County without legal status.
- Alyssa Jeong Perry, KPCC Community Health Reporter
Nury Martinez Vision Part 1
Last month, the LA city council made history and installed Nury Martinez as the first Latina to lead the council as president.There's a LOT to take on. In this first of a two part interview, A Martinez sat down with her and started with the BIGGEST issue facing the city - homelessness and the details of her initiative "Families First."
- Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President
Senior Orange County law enforcement officials are at the center of a scandal involving systemic evidence booking problems by Sheriff’s Deputies and officers knowingly falsifying information in police reports. Today we are going talk about that as part of our regular weekly check in on the biggest news happening in Orange County.
- Nick Gerda, Voice of OC writer
Elysian Valley Kobe Mural
Sergio Zepeda is an artist living in Elysian Valley. Nearby his house, on the corner of Ripple Street and Ripple Place, is a sprawling wall-like fence. Sergio told us the story of how he convinced his neighbor to let him paint a mural commemorating the victims of the Calabasas helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and 8 others.
- Sergio Zepeda, muralist
Galindo Kobe Memorial
Today we've been remembering Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died in a helicopter crash last month along with 7 others. Earlier today a celebration of life was held at Staples Center and as KPCC's Erick Galindo explained on air this morning LA needed it.
- Erick Galindo, KPCC reporter