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State of Affairs - Census Count Running Behind, Sec. Wade Crowfoot on State's $536 Million Fire Prevention Proposal, Dodgers Home Opener




Firefighting helicopters try to save a house from the Thomas wildfire in 2017. After years of catastrophic fires, the state unveiled a new $536 million plan aimed at preventing such blazes.
Firefighting helicopters try to save a house from the Thomas wildfire in 2017. After years of catastrophic fires, the state unveiled a new $536 million plan aimed at preventing such blazes.
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State of Affairs: Why it Matters the Census Count is Running Behind 

The Census count is running a little bit behind, and it could effect the timeline for those running for office. Plus, we all know California has a year round fire season, but now the approach on how to battle blazes is getting a big cash infusion, and a re-imagined game plan.

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California's $536 Million Wildfire Prevention Plan Explained 

The Governor of California unveiled a new half-a-billion-dollar plan to tackle wildfires. It's a priority for the state, and especially critical now that latest measurements show that our snow pack is light and our reservoirs are only half full.

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Why Tejon Ranch Project Was Halted Over Wildfire Concerns 

Back at the end of 2018, the county Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Centennial development on a portion of the Tejon Ranch at the very tip of Los Angeles County. This project would add about 20-thousand new homes to a place that has been wide open grasslands for centuries. But this week, a judge threw a big wrench into the housing plans, citing the fire danger as part of the reason to halt the project.

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How LA Businesses Are Bouncing Back As Pandemic Nears Its End

As part of our series on how LA businesses are doing one year into the pandemic, we check in with restaurants and retailers in Leimert Park. Many of these businesses are Black-owned, and some are decades old. Research from the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge found that foot traffic in the area was relatively high compared to the county average, and business owners are optimistic about the state of the local economy. KPCC's Caroline Champlin brings us this profile.

The Plan to Return Bruce's Beach Back to the Family it Was Taken From in the 1920s

State and Los Angeles County officials are taking another step to give two parcels of land in Manhattan Beach back to the Black family it was taken from nearly a hundred years ago. Supervisor Janice Hahn is leading an effort to right what she calls a historical wrong. We hear from her and other officials, as well as descendants of the family about what's next.

Fans Had a Ball at Dodger Home Opener 

It was opening day at Dodger Stadium.  For fans, it almost didn't matter who won or lost - they were just happy to be there in person. It was the first major sporting event in LA to allow people back in the stands in more than a year.

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