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Long Beach Will Launch Universal Basic Income Program, On the Lot, Servant of Pod

"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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Long Beach Universal Basic Income

The city of Long Beach has agreed to pilot a Universal Basic Income program that will guarantee a specified amount of income to select individuals each month. We discuss how this program has worked elsewhere - the hits and the misses - and how this can help during this time of economic uncertainty.


LAHSA Governance 

The LA County Board of Supervisors, yesterday, considered a tough question – what to do about the LA Homeless Services Authority, or LAHSA. It oversees much of the “homeless services” spending in L.A. County, and for people looking to blame someone or something for the rise of homelessness in the county, LAHSA is an obvious target. And so those supervisors voted unanimously to get the ball rolling in reforming it.


UCLA Climate Change

In response to what's being called an “escalating health emergency,” UCLA announced today the launch of the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions. It’s part of the Fielding School of Public Health. 


Mountain Lion Dens

The National Park Service biologists announced today that FIVE mountain lion dens have been discovered in our local mountains -  including a total 13 kittens. Officials note that it’s a lot of little critters considering so much of the region burned during the Woolsey Fire two years ago. 


On The Lot

An Oscar-winning actress working in an Amazon fulfillment center and the bittersweet story behind Chadwick Boseman’s secret battle with cancer. For this and more Hollywood news we go On The Lot.


Servant of Pod

It's the time in the week when we check in with Nick Quah-- host of Servant of Pod, the LAist Studios podcast about the podcast industry. This week we’ll talk about fiction pods and their appeal to the powers that be in Hollywood.