With devastating fires continuing to burn across California, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will convene an investigatory hearing on Monday, October 19 to initiate a series of regulatory actions that will protect residents from the increasing risk of wildfires.
- Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner of California
The Year of Housing
We discuss how California fell short of its goals to make 2020 the "year of housing production" and why the pandemic and economic uncertainty make future housing initiatives uncertain.
- CalMatter's Matt Levin
Josie Huang Arrest
KPCC's Aaron Mendelson fact-checks what LA Sheriffs deputies claim about the arrest of KPCC reporter Josie Huang while she was documenting an arrest in South LA last weekend.
Police Public Relations
We want to drill down now on this notion of conflicting narratives. Clearly, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is telling the public things about this case that are just not true. But its not isolated to the incident around Josie Huang's arrest. There is a long history of police departments - all over the country - quickly putting out a version of events that other stakeholders will say is NOT the full picture of what happened.
- Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times Reporter
On The Lot
The Emmys are this weekend. So, how’s the TV industry going to celebrate itself --virtually? And what happened on the set of Justice League? Accusations of abuse by director Joss Whedon are being investigated.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for film at The Hollywood Reporter
In this time of high stress and uncertainty… how do you find peace of mind...or, dare I even say, happiness? This week Nick Quah, who’s the host of the LAist studios podcast Servant of Pod.
- Gretchen Rubin, best selling author and the host of the Happier Podcast