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Los Angeles To Send Unarmed Responders for Substance Abuse Calls, Census To End Early After Supreme Court Decision, Servant of Pod Check In




Members of the public stand in protest while the city council votes to impose stricter rules on disruptive people during council and committee meetings.
Members of the public stand in protest while the city council votes to impose stricter rules on disruptive people during council and committee meetings.
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L.A.'s Proposal for an Unarmed Response to Substance Abuse Calls 

The LA City Council voted to direct staff to explore a program where nonprofits would run a pilot program that uses unarmed civilians to respond to mental health and other non-violent calls now handled by police.

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Census To End Early After Supreme Court Decision

Yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court gave the Trump Administration permission to end the 2020 Census early. And then last night.. the Census Bureau announced plans to do just that. For now… the 2020 Census is set to end tomorrow, October 15th. This is the latest in a series of back and forths as the end date of the census is litigated in court.

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Ticketing Resumes Tomorrow 

After months of not having to worry about where you park your car in Los Angeles, ticketing will resume in Los Angeles. We'll tell you more.

Ask an Expert: Pediatrics and Social Gatherings 

California has maintained a pretty good trajectory of declining COVID-19 cases in recents weeks - and hospitalizations are at the lowest point in six months. Generally speaking, most people seem to be playing by the rules but the holidays ARE coming, which means that desire to NOT social distance might be pretty great.

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On The Lot 

Disney lays the blame for its financial woes on Governor Newsom but Senator Elizabeth Warren calls out the company’s leadership for restoring their massive executive pay while laying off hundreds at theme parks. And we’re learning more about Donald Trump’s history with the Apprentice franchise at NBC.

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Servant of Pod

Each week Nick Quah joins A to talk about his LAist studios podcast "Servant of Pod" and about the podcast industry. This week they discuss Kara Swisher's new NYT podcast "Sway" and how the Times is expanding as a pod entity.