LA Voting Centers Check-in and Voter Turn out
Happy Tuesday, Happy Voting Day. As you've probably heard there's been a lot of pressure building up toward this day. Not only is this earliest presidential primary for California voters...the process of voting here is totally different. In L.A. County, traditional polling places have been replaced with voting centers and there are a whole lot fewer of these around BUT voters can go to ANY location they want — even if they do not live nearby. Plus, voters are using touch screens this time around —technology! So to get a sense of how voters are feeling about the new system, we took a short trip out to the Altadena Community Center this morning to catch folks as they were leaving. Then, we hear from one of our reporters who has been out and about.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure correspondent
Groundwater Small Farms
California is now regulating the groundwater that farmers can use to fuel their crops under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act passed in 2014. Farmers use groundwater to make it through droughts and to be able to plant in parched areas. Small farmers who can't afford to tap into other water resources are expected to be the hardest hit by the new regulations.
- Susie Cagle, a writer for Guardian U.S.
Voting Questions Primary Day
If you still haven’t cast your vote, you have until 8 p.m. tonight. And some of you eleventh-hour voters have been sending in your questions to KPCC’s Voter Game Plan team.
- Brianna Lee, audience engagement editor
Coronavirus Listener Questions Answered
There are over 90,000 cases and 3,000 deaths worldwide related to the coronavirus. As the numbers grow, there's an increasing about of caution about what steps to take to avoid contracting the virus. On this segment, we answer some of your questions about the coronavirus and look at the different policies institutions around Southern California are implementing to deal with it.
- Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Health Director
LA Voting Centers Check-in Primary Day
It's Super Tuesday so all day we've checked in on the polls. In L.A. County, as we've been reporting, there's a whole new way of doing things with Voting Centers instead of traditional neighborhood polling places and people are using modern touchscreens to mark their ballots. The new system has been under a big spotlight but for the most part so far so good.
- Natalie Chudnovsky, KPCC Producer
OC Registar Check-in
Turning now to Orange County. There, too, traditional polling places have been replaced with about 190 voting centers. We check in to see how things are going.
- Neal Kelley, the Orange County registrar
Does this sound like a familiar premise for a detective novel? A high profile murder case, a jaded detective, a secret love triangle, a smash-bang finish. Those are all cliches author Lee Goldberg aimed to AVOID when writing HIS latest novel Lost Hills — a story set in Los Angeles. It tells the fictional story of a newly-hired homicide detective named Eve Ronin who quickly finds herself in over her head. But her inexperience soon proves to be an advantage when she and her partner are called to a bloody crime scene where the bodies are nowhere to be found.
- Lee Goldberg, author of "Lost Hills"