LA City Council Overrides Mayor Veto to Spend $88 Million of LAPD Budget on Poor Communities
Months after protesters around the world took to the streets to demand more racial equity and investments in communities of color, the city of LA is finally putting where its mouth is. Yesterday, the LA City Council finalized a 88-MILLION-dollar plan to devote more resources to things like youth programs … nonprofit services … neighborhood beautification initiatives … and more. Now, how will this money be spent - and where?
- LA City Councilman Curren Price
The Challenges of Vaccinating California's Farmworkers: Distrust, Fear, and Lack of Time
Farm workers have been hit hard by the coronavirus and face three main challenges in getting vaccinated: a lack of access to healthcare, an absence of translated information, and fear of authorities heightened after four years Trump's immigration policies.
- Nadia Lopez, reporter for the Marced Sun-Star
- USC's Manuel Pastor, Director of Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, or PERE, and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
- Diana Tellefson Torres, Executive Director of the United Farm Workers Foundation
On the Lot: Hollywood is Welcoming Back Production in a Big Way
Hollywood is plotting a major return to production in Los Angeles, but new movie releases may not stay in theaters long. Some studio execs have hinted those short theatrical windows of the COVID-19 era are here to stay. It's time to go On The Lot.
- Rebecca Keegan, senior editor film for The Hollywood Reporter.
Servant of Pod: Why the Podcast Industry Loves True Crime
True Crime. It’s a subject you can bank on to tell compelling stories that will bring in an audience. No other other media platform knows this better right now than podcasts.
- Nick Quah, host of Servant of Pod from LAist Studios.