State of Affairs(Prop 187 Edition)
Presidential-hopefuls Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren may be dodging California Democrats. Meanwhile, the supreme court appears poised to block California's tax return mandate. Plus: Prop. 187 gave rise to political careers but harmed the CA GOP.
- Jack Pitney, Roy P Crocker Professor of Politics at Claremont McKenna College
- Libby Denkmann, KPCC Senior Politics reporter
Prop 187 - Comedian
All this week, we've been looking back on a pivotal time in California's history. In 1994, Propostition 187 was passed by voters. It sought to prohibit 'illegal immigrants' from using public services provided by the state. BUT the bill prompted a large public outcry by migrant communities who were targeted by the measure. Some activists even took their voices to the airwaves - like comedian and writer Richard Montoya and his troupe - Culture Clash. In a recent conversation, he shared what was going through HIS mind... when he took his edgy combination of activism and humor to a conservative-leaning TV station.
The Southern California Association of Governments voted on one of two methodologies for allocating future housing growth. It'll either be concentrated near jobs and population centers along the coast, or sprawling into the interior.
- David Wagner, KPCC Business and Economy reporter
Woolsey Fire- One Year Later
The most destructive wildfire in LA County history ignited one year ago today. Fueled by 60 miles-per-hour Santa Ana winds, the Woolsey Fire sent flames and embers barreling down canyons...destroying homes, farms and neighborhoods in its path. The city of Malibu was hit hard: All residents were ordered to evacuate. By the time the fire was out, it had burned 95,000 acres, took out 1,500 structures, and killed three people.
Take Two contributor Adriana Cargill spoke to Malibu residents who lived through that devastating Fire and brings us this story.
Monday is Veterans Day so a number of events — from film screenings to food specials — honor those who have served in the military. There's also a coffee festival, a lutefisk dinner, a site-specific concert at the vacant Rendon Hotel, a screening of Coco at the Hollywood Bowl and a marketplace of American Indian goods.
- Leo Duran, Take Two producer/reporter
Food Fridays: Indonesian Food
One-third of all Indonesian Americans in the U.S. live right here, in Los Angeles but the population is spread out around the county — and so are the restaurants that cater to them. While other Asian cuisines like Thai, Vietnamese and Filipino have become part of the mainstream American palate, Indonesian food remains an under-the-radar gem. The country is home to hundreds of ethnic groups and thousands of regional dishes.
- Fiona Chandra, LAist contributor