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ARCADIA, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Mill Creek Hotshots set a backfire to protect homes during the Bobcat Fire on September 13, 2020 in Arcadia, California. California wildfires that have already incinerated a record 2.3 million acres this year and are expected to continue till December. The Bobcat Fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains, has grown to about 32,000 acres and is only 6% contained.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ARCADIA, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Mill Creek Hotshots set a backfire to protect homes during the Bobcat Fire on September 13, 2020 in Arcadia, California. California wildfires that have already incinerated a record 2.3 million acres this year and are expected to continue till December. The Bobcat Fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains, has grown to about 32,000 acres and is only 6% contained. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Fire Insurance 

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Nick Quah 

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. 

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