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Los Angeles is looking at $675 Million Budget Shortfall, State of Affairs, Tejano Star Selena is Subject of New Netflix Series




A new Netflix series chronicles the life of young Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla
A new Netflix series chronicles the life of young Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla
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LOS ANGELES FACES $675 MILLION BUDGET SHORTFALL 

COVID-19 is hitting local governments hard, and the City of Los Angeles is no different. A new budget report recommends eliminating over 18-hundred city jobs, including nearly 1-thousand police officers. 

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STATE OF AFFAIRS AND THE POLITICS OF THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS 

Hopefully you’ve stuffed your stockings with hand sanitizer and TP, because there are more safer-at-home orders in store for the holiday season. San Francisco will adopt the state's orders even BEFORE ICU beds hit that 15 percent availability mark - before things get worse.

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CA HAS A MASTER PLAN FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ED, BUT WHERE'S THE MONEY FOR IT?

Earlier this week California released an ambitious 10-year plan that could reshape programs for young children– We're talking about things like paid family leave and universal preschool. But what seems to be missing from the plan is a concrete way to pay for any of this. All the new programs together could cost the state an additional $12 billion.

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TEJANO STAR SELENA IS SUBJECT OF NEW NETFLIX SERIES 

The short life of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla was immortalized in the 1997 film SELENA ...released after she was shot and killed by the former manager of her fan club.... just a couple of weeks before her 24th birthday. Selena's life and musical journey, which were tragically cut short, still hold people's fascination. Enough so that a new take on her life is set to hit the TV streaming screen.

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THE GEFFEN FINDS PANDEMIC SUCCESS WITH THE HELP OF A MAGICIAN 

Warner Bros, the studio behind the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984," and “Dune” said that ALL of its 2021 movies will premiere on the HBO Max streaming site and in theaters at the same time. That bombshell announcement was another devastating blow to movie theater owners. But what about theaters where stage productions have been shut down? Well, one local theater company has found huge success with a magic show and they’re going to try it again this weekend. KPCC’s John Horn has the story.

WEEKEND PREVIEW 

For all things to do this weekend from your living room, we have you covered.