Sheriff Oversight Commission
For four hours today the civilian commission that oversees the LA Sheriff's Department debated how to respond to recent events and some members even called on Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign. An Ad Hoc committee will now decide if they should formally call for his resignation. This meeting was taking place just days after two Sheriff deputies were shot in the head while sitting in their patrol car in Compton. Both deputies were in critical condition for days-- one has now been released from the hospital. The shooter has not been found. This meeting also comes after our colleague Josie Huang was arrested. The committee also discussed this.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC's Public Safety Correspondent
Mis Angeles: Census
For several weeks now census takers or enumerators have been hitting the streets of Los Angeles to make sure Angeleos are filling out the 2020 Census. Why are efforts to reach everyone important? Census data helps determine everything from political representation to federal funding for public services. And LA County is considered hard to count - self-response to the census has been low in many LA communities. Take just one example -- the city of Lynwood. So far, only 61% of residents there have responded to the census on their own.
- Erick Galindo, KPCC and LAist's Columnist
LAUSD COVID-19 Tests and School Police
For many, the online school situation this fall is FAR better than the spring, but across Los Angeles County there are reports of kids still without proper devices or decent wifi. Needless to say, remote learning is still a work in progress. Even for those kids WITH a good computer and internet connection, there is still a question of how much kids are able to learn in such an unusual environment. For Los Angeles Unified’s part, it’s taken a big step toward trying to get kids and teachers back to school in safe way: an ambitious plan — estimated to cost $150 million — to begin testing all students and staff periodically for COVID-19.
- LAUSD superintendent Austin Beutner
Coronavirus: Working Moms
The coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting working moms. They're working fewer hours, taking on more child care and experiencing more psychologically distress than fathers and women without children. The story shares the experiences of how Southern California moms are making it work and what researchers say could be the longterm economic impact. Mariana Dale has the story.
Santa Anita Cabin Community
As the Bobcat Fire continues to burn above the San Gabriel Valley threatening homes, structures and communities. Residents of a historic cabin community are worried that they may lose more than just property should their homes burn, they could lose history too.
Ben Fitzsimmons, President of the Santa Anita Cabin homeowners Committee