Following former President Obama's visit to Anaheim, we do a recap. Plus, we speak with California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi about legislation he wrote that was signed by Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend to prevent new oil drilling projects off the California coast. And, Robert Vargas is attempting the world's largest mural in downtown Los Angeles.
Obama in Anaheim
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Barack Obama was in Anaheim Saturday, stumping for Democrats hoping to win Republican seats in November. But some analysts says his presence there could have the opposite effect, rallying Republicans against Democrats.
- Mike Madrid, Republican strategist with Grassroots Lab
- Louis DeSipio, professor of political science at UC Irvine
California prevents new offshore oil drilling
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California won't allow any new oil pipelines off its coast. Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation prohibiting any new infrastructure that would support offshore oil drilling and development. The legislation comes in response to a Trump Administration proposal earlier this year that would have expanded drilling in federal waters, including off California's coast.
- Al Muratsuchi, California Assemblymember
Insurance and Wildfires
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California wildfires are burning more than forests and homes. They're tearing through people's savings. There were $845 million in claims from the Carr and Mendocino Complex fires in Northern California this summer, according to the state's Department of Insurance. That's in addition to $2 billion in insurance claims filed after the Thomas fire and other blazes torched Southern California this past winter. As the cost of fire recovery piles up, some insurance companies are dropping coverage for homeowners because it's getting too costly.
- Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
People Thought She Would End up on the Streets or Locked up, but She Proved them Wrong
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There's a group of young people in L.A. County at a crossroads where no one wants to be. They're in foster care and on juvenile probation. Their trajectories can be grim: dropout, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, incarceration. Then there are those who break out of that cycle.
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For the second installment in our new series on women's health, LADYist, we find out what to expect when going to the gynecologist, and what's the recommended age to start appointments.
- Michelle Faust, KPCC health care reporter
On the Lot
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The latest news from Hollywood, including the resignation of CBS chief Leslie Moonves, who has left the company after the New Yorker Magazine published a second round of sexual harassment allegations against him.
- Rebecca Keegan, Vanity Fair
Muralist Robert Vargas attempts a world record
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It's been a year since L.A. artist Robert Vargas started work on a mural he hoped would break a world record. And now, he's closer than ever. The mural near Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles will be finished in February.