Breaking Down The Vote
There's one week left before election day, but voting has been happening all month. We break down more races ahead of next Tuesday's critical fall election.
- Libby Denkmann, KPCC's Senior Politics Reporter
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors are expected to ask staff to research ways to impeach or otherwise remove the sitting sheriff, as well as how to move from an elected to an appointed sheriff.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC's Public Safety Correspondent
Two firefighters remain hospitalized with burns and over 90,000 Irvine residents were evacuated out of the Silverado Canyon area. We share the latest updates.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC's Infrastructure Correspondent
Homeless: LA's Anti-Camping Measure
LA Municipal Code 41.18 bans sitting, lying down or sleeping in public areas in the City of Los Angeles. Proponents say that doing this gets homeless people off the street and into shelters, while opponents say it criminalizes homelessness. In 2018, a federal court ruled in Martin V Boise that cities couldn’t enforce laws against sleeping outside if there wasn’t shelter available for unhoused people to go into. Now the LA City Council is attempting to rewrite 41.18 to comply with Martin Vs. Boise and is once again attracting controversy.
- Gary Painter, Director of the Homelessnes Policy Research Institute at the University of Southern California
SCOTUS: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the first cases the justices will hear: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Take Two looks at what happens to California's health care system if it's struck down.
- Bernard Wolfson, Columnist and Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News
Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs and Revolution
As of 2017, there were over 2.3 million Salvadoreños living in the US, with over 500,000 living in the Greater Los Angeles area. Chances are if you live here, you've experienced some part of the culture of El Salvador, I mean who here hasn't had one or a thousand pupusas in their lifetime? But over the last few decades, El Salvador gets thrown into a pot along with the terms "immigration crisis" and "gang violence"...often to stir up feelings around elections. It's both true and misleading but with damaging consequences for the people who have to live with the political and identity aftermath. It's something Roberto Lovato has been grappling with his whole life -- and he decided to write it all down. His book is Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas.
- Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution