Coronavirus Sick Time Rights
There have been 33 confirmed positive tests for the coronavirus — called COVID-19. It's a cause for concern but not necessarily alarm. A study by the Chinese government says the vast majority of COVID-19 cases — 81 percent — were mild and that those affected made a full recovery. Most mild cases resembled the common cold so to stop its spread means taking simple steps that many of us are familiar with, like washing hands with soap. But there's another important one that many of us might not even use to our benefit —paid sick leave.
- Ruth Milkman, professor of labor and sociology at City University of New York, and former director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Coronavirus Hospital Prep
After the Centers for Disease Control warned the U-S to be prepared for the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to check in to see how hospitals through the LA area were getting ready for an increase in cases — or visits from those with cold or flu symptoms who just want to be cautious.
- Robert Garrova, KPCC General Assignment Reporter
Prop 13 Developer
On its face, Proposition 13 would delegate money for public school construction and renovation.... but the statewide ballot measure includes an unusual rider that you might miss if you don't read the fine print: Reducing and waiving fees for developers building multi-unit housing near public transit.
- Matt Levin, reporter for CalMatters
Lawsuits, complaints, and late-night board meetings – those have been the backdrops in the ongoing drama between the Orange County School of the Arts and Santa Ana Unified. The district says the school isn't serving kids in the neighborhood. KPCC's Carla Javier went to find out why.
Throwback Thursday: Malcolm X
On May 4th, 1962, Malcolm X held a press conference in downtown LA ...in response to a bloody altercation between LAPD officers and members of the Nation of Islam. This press conference - held at the old Statler Hilton Hotel - was one of the few opportunities during Malcolm X's life where the press could ask direct questions of him...and that tape you just heard is the only footage that remains.
- Mike Holland, Los Angeles City Archivist