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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Joins Us After Democratic National Convention, On The Lot, 'Servant of Pod' with Nick Quah




"We need to ensure that we collect data, study national and local workforce trends, and most importantly ensure that the process is open and balanced," Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said.
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Democratic National Convention: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

We speak to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia about his speech at last night's Democratic National Convention, the passing of his mother and stepdad, and the future of Long Beach hit hard by the coronavirus.

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LADWP Power Outage

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is not part of the rolling black out occurring throughout California this week, but still some 12,000 customers had the lights go out last night...in areas like Highland and Silverlake. So what happened? We answer all your energy questions.

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Race in LA: Darren Fung 

Now to a regular series we've been running, Race in LA. In it, we ask Angelenos to reflect on how race and identity shape their day-to-day lives. The essays are personal-- written by community contributors and LAist staffers-- and the idea is to fuel meaningful conversations about lived experiences as a certain race or ethnicity in our part of the world. You can read all the essays on our website, LAist. This week, guest contributor Darren Fung shares his story of raising his Black son in America...with his wife, Gifty- despite the fact that he-- Darren-- is neither Black nor American.

On the Lot 

A Hollywood titan resigns citing extortion regarding a past affair...And though it was announced last week that Senator Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate ...Hollywood is still pretty excited about it.We’ll discuss all that and more On the Lot.

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'Servant of Pod' with Nick Quah

One of the first things to be shut down when the pandemic hit was the NBA season. Quickly all of sports - was disrupted. So, how do you make a daily sports podcast when daily sports is not really happening? That’s what Nick Quah gets into this week in the new episode of his show, Servant of Pod-- the LAist Studios podcast about podcasts. He gives a preview today on Take Two.