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Golden State Political Round-Up, Investigation Into LAPD's Use Of Gang Member Database, Love in LA

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
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State of Affairs

As the presidential race enters a new phase, will California cast the deciding vote? That and more political news on our weekly segment State of Affairs.


Yes, LA is still for lovers. We can prove it.

It's Valentine's Day and we're bringing you love stories that bear the label: made in LA. We asked you to share your tales of romance. We heard from all types of folks and selected four of our favorite tales of love and romance. Listeners Ava Carberry, Skylar Ibarra, Brian Kim and Amber Phillips.

George Gascon Profile

On March 3rd, Angelenos won't JUST be casting a ballot for president. There's also the race for L-A County District Attorney. The fight over who will run the country's largest prosecutor's office is the latest chapter in a push to elect reformist DAs across the U.S. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale sat down with all three candidates — incumbent DA Jackie Lacey, former San Francisco DA George Gascon and former public defender Rachel Rossi.

Becerra on the LAPD

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joins us to discuss his office's investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department's use of the state's gang member database, called CALGANG, in light of LAPD officers allegedly making up information to justify entering people into the database. 


Stuck: Listener Questions

Earlier this week, we published our investigative report called "Stuck."

 It's about a landlord — PAMA Management — that owns thousands of properties in Southern California.

 Some tenants were living in deplorable conditions but there was no pressure for PAMA to get things in order.

 And for those renters they were stuck. Because California's housing crisis is so tight they couldn't afford to live elsewhere.

 We have a follow-up to that story along with responses from listeners


Weekend Preview

To start wrapping things up today, let's talk about the weekend. 

As we head into an extra big one, we have some ideas on what you can do.