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CBSLA THE RUNDOWN 6_19_2020
"Good Morning I'm Johns Manville, and this is the rundown big day for the southland nail salons, massage, tattoo shops, and even some bars, or set to reopen an all five counties in the meantime Governor Governor. NEWSOM issue we miss statewide face, covering mandate to prevent the spread of Kerama virus. Local ports will recognize June Fifteenth Day today by going silent in a tweet, the port of La's says there dockworkers will stop for the first shift which ends at five PM. This Day of action is also a protest against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality in the US six. Six thousand homeless people are being moved off. La County streets under a deal sparked by a federal lawsuit last month, the judge issued an order to move them away from the freeway overpasses in Rams due to health and safety concerns now most of the beds will be created over the next ten months, and if you WANNA find in tasty activity this week, and while you can pick up a burger, or how about a Lasagna, sandwich and something called a salt licks side for movies. The West Hollywood papa bear on the nine hundred ninety nine movie. Dogma is now open. You do have to book your pickup. Time on movies pop up. Dot Com all right. Meteorologist Gersh will tell you if you can eat those movie burgers outside. Good Morning. Everyone a nice day on the way for your Friday. We're GONNA have highs below average. You get into this afternoon. We're going to have temperatures on the cooler side upper sixties along the coast, low seventies downtown in the base, and into the low eighties for the valleys inland. Empire High Desert's and nineties for you. Today Mountains in the seventies tomorrow will be below average then we're going to turn up the heat. I have nineties even some triple digits returning to your forecast now, jasmine sending it back to you. All right and we're always streaming twenty four seven you so with you find a CBS in Los Angeles at CBS, l., A. Dot, com, or on the free CBS News App, Jasmine veal have a weekend.
Hair salons, gyms and smoke shops among 60 Los Angeles businesses facing charges for staying open
"Los Angeles continues to crack down on non essential businesses that are defying the mayor safer at home order. The city attorney's office has filed criminal charges against a total of sixty businesses. They refused closed. During the lockdown the businesses which are now facing criminal charges include smoke shops beauty salons in gyms. The city told says his office will continue to be vigilant in enforcing the health order.
Los Angeles special
"The monsters with Tiffany and company on monocle twenty four. Takes you on a journey to meet pioneers from the fields of design fashion sport music and more masters like read Cracow. It's something that you can't learn to do in six months. Something that a lot of the people that are doing it. If spent ten twenty thirty years doing this and it's a true craft masters of diverse fields votes with vast ranges of talents. What unites all these? Trailblazers is a mastery of craftsmanship of technique of Materials of innovation to drive. What they they do? Innovators like Scott Campbell. So the final product is just richer and deeper and more interesting when you really put in the hours of making it with your own hands learn about their life and work and maybe to a sense of the philosophy has brought them here and might just inspire you in however small away to follow connect- footsteps the musters with Tiffany and company on monocle. Twenty four This monocle on design Monaco's weekly. Sonic exploration exploration of the best in architecture industrial design graphics and fashion standing in for Josh This week I'm Carlotta Rabelo coming up today. It's in Los Angeles special in air of climate change We don't have the luxury of having something that say just illuminates the roadway. At night. We really want the streetlight to begin to. I'm play a whole bunch of these roles. mid-century seated southern California say well because so much of it is was about blaring distinction between inside and outside space and in a climate which year round one can live outside than it is just absolutely right. Is that for that kind of climate our goal with colors to achieve joy so as you can see a year under space. There's some crazy Magenta 's and break cobalt blues. And then we have these kinds of software quieter dusty ogres and peaches is that are inspired by the desert pellet in the Mojave desert respond a lot of time we hear about what defines the Southern California aesthetic in architecture and the built environment government. Here from the city's chief design officer and his search for a new standard streetlight and head to designer studio to discover. What is it like to be a maker in the city and how design community is evolving all dot coming up right here on Monaco on design monocle twenty four with me? Carlotta Rebelo do stay tuned and very warm. Welcome to Monaco on design and this special edition looking at the city of Los Angeles. There are many things that can define a city from wide boulevards greenery to iconic architecture her but for others it might be as simple as a standard for street lighting. That's what's at the core of Los Angeles New Design Competition to find a new streetlight model model and it's both about the technological side of it as well as the look and feel. Demand behind smooth is Christopher. Hawthorne was Angeles Chief Design Officer whom we've met before here on Monaco on design and I had a chance to catch up with him at City Hall to discuss streetlights making better use of of public spaces and division for Los Angeles off. Tomorrow we have been one of the great cities in the world for streetlight design. Actually although I don't know that it's something we're famous for internationally internationally. But I think anyone who's familiar with Design History of L. A.. Particularly the public round design history knows that we have this really rich tradition of streetlight designed. That goes back to the late. Nineteenth Century and in the first couple decades of the twentieth century there was even kind of streetlight design arms race with different neighborhoods and commercial districts strict really competing to produce the most ornate and beautiful streetlights often assessing taxing themselves to raise money to pay for really elaborate designs. Often that would be then installed and maintained by the city by the by the nineteen twenties so we created the Bureau of street lighting in the city in nineteen twenty five and then like a lot of cities. We kind of lost that thread after the war and a lot of those streetlights were really oriented to pedestrian scale. They really connected to kind of sidewalk culture and like so many American cities. We invested so heavily in automotive culture and urban design sort of catering catering to the automobile in the second half of the twentieth century that we kind of lost that thread of really ambitious streetlight design and we started producing paying a much more utilitarian kind of standard streetlight and we now have about one hundred fifty thousand of those standard lights. We have about two hundred twenty three eight thousand altogether so we thought it was time to think about updating that standard design and and maybe trying to bring back that kind of design ambition that had marked streetlight design a century ago and apply to the standard streetlight for the twenty first century. So walk us through the competition. Then what are you asking people to submit and I guess what are you looking for as well. We're asking all the entrance to think about the daytime role of the streetlight. I think people might assume with streetlight design competition. We're asking them to include some kind of hardware or other mechanism for carrying a shade sail for example simple so in parts of the city where the sidewalk is too narrow for. Let's say for Ada reasons or other reasons to plant a tree or have other ways of providing shade given the acceleration of climate change periods of intensive that we see in so many parts of the city that the street light itself could be a mechanism earth scaffolding for providing shade and also another required programmatic. Element is to include some way of incorporating text on the poll so that could be a plaque or placard. It could be some other way that the designers Chris come up with which could include poetry by our laureate and can include may be references to community or neighborhood history or references to nearby architectural landmarks landmarks. So in those two ways we're really asking competitors to think carefully about the daytime role because in terms of the design itself and those other elements we. We don't really have the luxury in the public right of way of having elements that only do one thing particularly when it comes to climate change but also some other equity concerns really thinking about shade more and more as an equity issue across the city in an era of climate change. And we don't have the luxury of having something that say just illuminates the roadway. At night. We really want the streetlight to begin to play a whole bunch of these roles and help us make progress on a whole range of goals that the city has the right of way a lot of them related to climate change. As I mentioned so we're also really asking. Competitors to think of the led as the basis of their design proposal are designed logic. What we have done like many cities with the advent of led's we started installing them about a decade ago? Like most American cities we have kind of attached an led armature or light fixture to existing poll and we haven't designed the entire poll a new to account for the particular ways that led's operate and there's a little bit of an interesting tension there which is one of the reasons we wanted to make this a competition because we're really curious to see what kinds kinds of strategies designers come up with. Attention is that the led's are very small and light and very efficient so you could have a very elegant poll with a kind of very narrow silhouette silhouette but we're also asking the poll to do all kinds of other things maybe to carry shade sails or carry. This text were attaching electric vehicle chargers to a lot of the polls around the city so the poll from that point of view has to be something of a Swiss army knife. But we don't want it to look like Swiss army knife necessarily and so that interesting attention between the lightness of the led itself and that kind of growing list of programmatic elements that were asking. The streetlight to carry. Is One reason. We thought we should put this out to a larger design community and see what folks could come up with. I've been very careful about thinking about where design competitions or most useful or might be most appropriate in places where were they might not be the best strategy. So we've tried to be thoughtful about that and this for all the reasons that I've been talking about it seemed like perfect subject for design competition of this. It seems from everything you're describing that also courts this idea of basically giving the streets back to people that you were talking in the beginning about you know how of course Los Angeles has a huge car car and automotive tradition. And it's still difficult for people to break that habit but from what you're describing you want these new centers for street lights and the city to Actually make people maybe encourage people even more to wall crowded and take their vehicle everywhere absolutely and this is really part of a much larger set of strategies that I'm trying to put in place to redesign the entire public right of way and were doing that in a bunch of different ways so we announced last last month with the mayor of set of strategies to produce shade at bus stops around the city adding bus benches and some kind of shade element and we've committed to add shade aide and a bus bench at seven hundred fifty locations across the city by the end of next year. And that's really looking at both corridors of high bus ridership and also parts of this city that have intense heat and we'll have more intense heat thanks to climate change. The city council just approved this week. Actually that we will be creating a new. RFP request for proposals for our street furniture contract and that gives us an opportunity to really clarify our goals. vis-a-vis community walkability ability transit and shade. That might be achieved through the way that we think about designing and deploying street furniture across the city so a lot of the basic building blocks the public right away are at a place where we can rethink them and then over the course of next year. One of the main priorities of my office will be thinking about an overarching design strategy for the entire public right of way so that streets and sidewalks and we have never really had a coordinated design strategy and so really executing our sustainability goals resilience goals which have been a really ambitious part of. This mayor's agenda will require a more comprehensive and coordinated design strategy for those elements and and as I said before we have to think about how all of them complement each other and work together and they have tended to be designed and maintained an isolation so street lights have been concerned with illuminating the roadway and they have gotten taller over the years and they have been served detached from pedestrian scale. So I should add that we're also requiring and all of the competitors to include a pedestrian arm as part of their overall design. Because we think it's important to bring that leading back down in level in certain corridors in the city so to your question this is l. as a city. That didn't just embrace the car as everyone knows we embarked on a kind of radical. Aw experiment in postwar decades of privatization. Really we tried to create an experiment whereby La could be a city with global reach in terms of culture and industry economic power but would offer residents essentially kind of suburban is to privatize lifestyle based around the freeway and this a single family house and this idea of private space and elbow room. And of course we've run out of room to pursue that experiment and this is a city. That's much more folding back. On itself and producing infill development thinking about new models of housing were investing heavily across the city and county in in New Transit Networks. And all of that means that we have to make the experience of moving moving through the public realm more enjoyable and give residents a sense that that whole experience and that whole public realm was designed in a more thoughtful way that was Christopher Hawthorne Los Angeles Chief Design Officer your would Monaco on design and next we meet one of the CO founders of block shop textiles statute from Los Angeles streets to does does actually making and designing into city founded by artists. Sisters Hope He. And Lily Stockman block shop is about house inspire textile company any turning elegant patterns colorful palette into rugs soft furnishings paper prints and even clothing. Their studio is an atwater village and also acts as a showroom and shop and their products. Are All handcrafted. India by several family owned businesses. I met Hopi at at their studio to hear about the company's Humble Beginnings as a simple passion project to its prominent place in Los Angeles design seen today block shop started and with it was really born out of a relationship to family of printers in India that we had gotten to know while lily was living in India in two thousand and ten studying studying Indian miniature painting and through her painting work. She got to know the traditional textile processes. And if you've ever been to Rajastan on an India then you know it is just this beating heart of incredible traditional textile processes and India and so it's impossible possible to go there and not see these incredible ham block prints in all directions so she threw friend got to know a family of Ham block printers and began again experimenting with the art. Form thinking of it really as these large loose unstructured paintings and through that work we began thinking of these paintings wearable art and that's how block shop started so I came over to India six months after lily left to meet the family of printers and I have a background in painting in the arts myself and became really enamored with not only the tradition and the process but also the idea of creating wearable art and the fact that the hand and is involved in every step of the printing process. What is your creative process? How do you come up with a new patterns? Well how do you get to the point that you send it back to the family to make it actually physically happen. Yeah what is your design process. Our design process starts with lots and lots of sketches and lily. And I both design. She's a perfectionist actionist social take days to come up with the one perfect pattern and I'm more of like I'll throw everything at the wall and after maybe hundred drawings one thing is good but but our rule of thumb with design is it has to be able to exist as its own self contained composition. That can hang on the wall. And that's how we know if something will go into production so patterns or big loose geometric compositions that are inspired by artists like Sol lewitt Joseph and any albers or huge sources of inspiration into us. Sonia delinea- a lot of the bow house design vernacular has worked. Its way into our patterns will literally put it on the wall and look got it and if it can live there as a piece of artwork. Then we'll move forward and a lot of things. Don't meet that test so that's how we do it. And what about the color scheme. Yeah color so important to us and we do spend a lot of time looking through you know our history librarian thinking about color and there's an artist and Truitt who we've only discovered in recent recent years but she made these beautiful luminous plants in each one has its own color and she creates sculptures by layering many any hundreds of layers of paint over time to the effect is that the plant is really glowing in the room and we love her color theory and we think about it a lot which is that color colors alive and it can lie down can stand up it can make you feel sick to your stomach. It can make you feel tired can make you feel awake. And so we think Galati about the therapeutic property of color And for us our goal with colors to achieve joy so as you can see under space. There's some crazy Magenta toes and break cobalt blues. And then we have these kind of software quieter dusty Ogres and peaches that are inspired by the desert palate in the Mojave desert respond a lot of time but the over arching idea with color is to bring joy into people's homes. One of the things that I'm curious about is the fact that you are based here in Los Angeles. How was it like Los Angeles for a designer for a maker for creator because the the more and more time I spend here the more? I'm aware that there's actually quite a big design. Seen here that people might not really realize until you actually explore explore and visit so. I'm just curious for you personally. And for the company why Los Angeles first of all and second. What is that like? It's so exciting to be in. La Right now now and part of the reason we came here for the very simple logistical feature of space. A lot of our friends at work in the design world or scattered around the east side died in these big warehouse style buildings that have cheap rent. Which of course is getting more and more expensive by the year but space is a huge piece of it and then we had personal connections actions to L. A. Lily and her husband had a little cabin in Joshua tree so wanted a reason to live close to this homesick cabin that they purchased while we were all in Grad at school in Cambridge? But I would say the interesting thing about La that we're kind of amused by in love so much this tension between aimlessness and and Hustle. There's this kind of relaxed casual warm atmosphere in La that you you know if you ask your aspiring comedy writer Uber driver. They'll tell you all about how everybody's hustling at the same time. There's a very lovely easy way of being here and the design community still pretty small and so we found it to be extremely supportive and casual. You know people drop by our studio all the time we try to go to other studio openings and Events and because because of as I was saying that the future of space it feels maybe less competitive than it would in a slightly more condensed an condemned city. I guess and then and I think that yeah the other thing about La is that we were able to work across so many different arenas because the all exist here so food and travel travel stack design the whole industry of Hollywood. That's here has been incredible for us. Because we've been able to get our designs onto sets. I was just sets like Bobby Burke brought us into Queer Eye Japan which has been really amazing for us so getting to work with set designers as well as hotel as as well as restaurant tours. That's been such an incredible avenue of growth and all of those industries are here so it feels really rich and and kind of like their endless endless opportunities anywhere you look in. La There's an opportunity to put your textiles on something that was hope he stockwell the CO founder of block shop textiles. This is is one a quote on design. Stay with us. It's difficult to define what Los Angeles looks like architecturally. This is a city that has been influenced over the decades by different movements and the combination of sunshine and greenery means. There's more room to play with the shape and structure of buildings. It was this rich architectural legacy that was behind the launch of superstructure design minded real estate firm that also has an editorial component I caught up with our CEO and Co founder. Jack Baron talk about southern California's architectural history and why a company like superstructure can help ensure it remains in place for many years to come. We'll design and construction professionals in the agency and so we have a sort of an eight enthusiasm. Architectures vacation for us and Los Angeles seems really only the perfect place for that because there is so much good residential architecture here. It's kind of a fascinating place to consider in that compared to a lot of other cities cities. When you go to San your call Paris Berlin the architectures were evident because civic architecture and sees it almost immediately in Los Angeles across? It's three civic architecture. Here but most of the important architecture is residential architecture and attends to be behind the fence or hedge somewhere and so therefore it's not that easy not to really see even get a sense of how much there is is in the philosophy behind superstructure that by listing in having these incredibly rich properties available. You kind of insured. They don't end up in the wrong hands. You know that people won't buy it for the amazing location just to knock it down and build something else and that's Peres. Gets preserved preservation is a big debate in Los Angeles right now. I think that's as it should be. One of our aims is to create providence. This is to tell the stories behind important architecture and hopefully educate people who are interested a little bit about the stories behind buildings how they came to be the kind of character certain involved in them and why for example mid-century buildings onto biggest buildings are today. Why didn't have lost bedrooms? But they do have other very valuable assets which one might like to consider in which ought to be preserved. It's very hot topic amendment because there is no framework for preservation nation. Important things are at risk Los Angeles and they are being lost every year. And I think that's a real shame because of course once they're gone coming back Los Angeles is still a relatively a young city and I think to start to systematic preservation effort. There are a number of people doing that at the grassroots level in Los Angeles and I think they need to be be supported with a more systematic approach and I know that the beginnings of that are happening but considered as a place where it's such a rich and varied architectural legacy. It's even more important that it's protected properly when the parts who've superstructure is really properly document things we list through exceptional architectural photography and in osage journalists tick editorial approach to uncovering archive material photographs original drawings and writing being an article essentially as much as listing about the building about its history. It doesn't necessarily have to be building fifty or sixty eight years old. It could be a building ten twenty years old this in fact more likely to be more information about a more recent building essay. I think that's important to us because we're architects come from architectural backgrounds and we sort sort of geeks about this stuff and we want to but also we'd like to think that anybody who's like minded who has an aesthetic interest will be also interested in the story. I think one of the curious things about traditional real estate sales as you very rarely see pitches if people in those spaces. I think it's a shame that physical style houses. That places ace is people live and I think it's very interesting to know how people have used an informs people who are looking to buy something how they might use. Ib Let's take a step back. Then what did the idea for. Superstructure came from what was what was the impetus that made you decide. This is what I want to start now with your co founder. The embassies really living in Los Angeles and some skit for a number of years and do my own residential development and doing numerous real estate transactions in California. I felt there was an opportunity to start an agency that was more focused on the architecture and history of buildings. Because I just didn't CNN thing that existed on that kind of level certainly not for the broad range of architecture and price point which exists in Los Angeles is. Something no is very interested in doing to you. He's an unusual architecture that he has in general contractor's license say quite often builders in project. Say It's say he has an interest in the entire process and of course the process of transacting selling and buying property. Why should that be looked upon treated the same way so something would be thinking about four a number of years and of course? We've seen the example of modern house in London and how successful that is being and that's intriguing example to us because Albert Hill was partially inspired by an agent in the states. He was specializing in mid century property. I believe this seems such a natural for California particularly weekly Lost Angeles to add this editorial approach have this focusing architecture and as I say we there was no simply. No one else doing it is. It was an obvious opportunity. Unity of course. It has become obvious from our conversation so far that the answer to the question about to ask you is not straightforward. But if I wanted you to try to kind of describe what the actress seen in Los Angeles or Southern California is for someone that might have never visited the city so they have an idea of what we're talking about. What would you do it? I know this is going to be complicated. Let's give it a try complicates attempt to do it. It's a very diverse place. It's not obvious from I. I Polish what you're dealing with. Los Angeles is a large city and try and sort of encapsulate that in a sentence or two I think he's almost impossible unlucky. Unlike a European city or even a compact American city where you travel across the bridge towards it you can get a sense of what it is Los Angeles. You can't really do that. Probably the closest places you can get up into the hills somewhere and get an impression for just how far it stretches and it is a kind of infinitive view is very western town in the sense that it is spatially luxuriant architecturally that scale that special quality feeds into architecture and say residential architecture is exceptionally generous for big city. And you can see that from crossman all the way through Midi. Lots of big people have yards. People have gardens and that's unusual when when we think about perhaps San Francisco and New York London that has been really for the twentieth century. A lot of this important period architectural well represented here. There is very very lovely Spanish colonial revival. There is a lot of mid-century in the mid century is particularly interesting because so much was driven by European emigres promptly. Germanaustrian is and I think that informed the legacy of designing here that is still evident today. I think mid-century mid-century suited southern California. Say Well because so much was about blurring the distinction between inside and outside space and in a climate which year round one can live outside. Bennett is just absolutely right. Aesthetic for that kind of climate and I think contemporary residential Tetra. Today you still see obvious. It's roots in mid century. And it's just a very diverse place from mid-century three postmodern contemporary architecture that diversity. I think is striking thing about Los Angeles. I think probably for visited the other intriguing. Thing Ma'am is the reawakening of historic core of downtown Los Angeles where we are now people quite often say that Los Angeles has no true centers. It has many poles and that is true but also I think is downtown is growing in stature in interest trest and certainly for the coming century. It'd be very interesting to see how that process unfolds. And I hope I linked live long enough to see it because I'm very interested. See see how the city really matures in the next hundred years. Say That was Jack. Byron the CEO and Co founder of superstructure. And that's all that we have time for today on this Los Angeles Special Edition of the program for more design stories. Hit subscribe to this show. And you'll also get our mini mid week. podcast on on the sign xtra which shares each Thursday Monaco on design was presented and produced by me Carlotta Rebelo. It was edited by mainly Evans in London. Josh Fan it will be back next week. I'm Carlotta Rabelo in Los Angeles. Thank you very much for listening and goodbye.
California Water Wars - Los Angeles and the Future of Water | 6
"Maginness thirty four. You're a construction worker with the US Bureau of reclamation hired to work on the Parker Dam. Just one hundred and fifty miles south of the Grand Canyon. The dam site straddles the border of California and Arizona for the last week your crew. Who's been working on the Arizona side of the Colorado River attaching bridge footings? It's around two in the afternoon. Even though it's November hot sun isn't making your work any easier but suddenly the sound of your foreman's whistle cuts through the din. Hey what gives men around you? Stop what they're doing. Look up to see the foreman bullish man named Martin staying at the top of the bluff. Everyone stop which doing snorter stop says. Who SAYS THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA? Apparently you in the men climb the short distance to the top of the riverbank. Guess they thought calling in the National Guard would help convince us. You can't believe it. A high Mardi or a dozen army transport vehicles on around one hundred national guardsmen climbing out of them. Some of them are toting machine-guns. They're here to make sure we don't finish this bridge. This is insanity you've read in the newspapers about the back and forth between the two states over water rights. Arizona has been sour on the whole Colorado River project since the beginning and they probably should be California's set to receive the lion share of water from this dam and the larger boulder dam being constructed up river bringing in an army against their own fellow Americans. You and the rest of the men gather around. Mardi explains all's I know is I got a phone. Call the governor declared martial law until they get it sorted out. I guess he's mighty sore about where this water is going. How long are they GONNA stay? I don't know until someone makes a decision. The guardsmen fan out take their positions along the construction site. But as you watch they appear to be just as tired and confused as your crew. What do you think they're going to do if we keep going shoot US smart Alec and crew pipes up a Mardi Ju- budget for bulletproof vests men around chuckle. Mardi doesn't seem concern about the small army. That's cornered you on the edge of this bluff. He seems more exasperated than anything. I don't think these boys are going to start a civil war this afternoon. It's more. They're trying to make a point. You Fallon just take a long break for lunch. You shore lunch is still legal. Maybe we ought to check with the Arizona Governor. Yeah yeah all right. Anyways take a break pipe down. This is no laughing matter. The true disperses and heads towards the mess. You shake your head out here. In the desert water is a precious thing but is it worth the loss of American lives at the hands of American soldiers which is have to wait and see American history tellers sponsored by the audiobook edition of the Warsaw Protocol by New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry the latest installment of Berries Cotton Malone series one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi. The weapons of Christ are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world from the tranquil canals of flanders to the elegant rooms of Royal Polish Castles. Too deep beneath the earth in an ancient salt mine malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol Audio File Magazine Calls Narrator Scott Brick masterful and he doesn't excellent job bringing in both the historical elements and the twist and turns of this must-listen audiobook. The audiobook edition also includes a special writers cut with fascinating behind the scenes commentary from the author. Get the audiobook of the war. Soft Protocol by Steve. Bearing now wherever audio books are sold from Andrea? I'm Lindsey Graham and this is American history tellers our history your story. Today we wrap up our series on the California water wars and the early nineteen hundreds Los Angeles was a city on the rise. The only thing stopping it from becoming a major metropolis was its water supply. The city had long dependent on its own river but when it became clear that it wasn't enough to quench. The city's ambitions to men embarked on a conquest to secure the city's future. Frederick Eaton and William Mulholland under their direction. The city would spend twenty three million dollars over the course of five years employ. Five thousand men all with the aim of piping water nearly two hundred miles from the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada down to Los Angeles but the plan was controversial and sew discord throughout the region. Today I talk to John Christianson an environmental historian at the University of California Los Angeles. We'll get inside the minds of the men behind the project and talk about the environmental effects. That can still be felt to this day. Here's our conversation John Christianson. Welcome to American history tellers. Thank you you've been known to call the Los Angeles aqueduct project. L. As original sin. Why is that well the aqueduct that brings water from the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada? Two hundred and forty some miles. North of the city was both the city's original sin and a signal accomplishment. Amazing feat of engineering that made the city as we know it possible a bit it was also that original sin of taking water from another place another ecosystem another community and bringing it to the taking it really And bringing it to the city as William Mulholland chief engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and power said in nineteen thirteen. When the aqueduct was first opened in water tumbled out of the aqueduct into the San Fernando Valley where Los Angeles would soon be rapidly expanding as he said there it is take it and it is really that kind of Arrogance and Hubris to that the Los Angeles aqueduct. In what is sometimes called the Owens Valley water grab has come to symbolize not just for Los Angeles but really for all of California and all of the all of the American West well. Let's talk about Willie Mulholland. He was certainly essential character in the story. And let's talk about how he and Frederick Eaton got the rights to the water in the Owens River valley to begin with historian. Marc reisner has said that they stole it fair and Square. What were the methods this pair used? Well I think it is a good way to put it. That they stole it fair and square The you know the in the popular imagination you know. The the ideas that Los Angeles Crab that water took. It stole it. You know but they went up there. And they bought the water and land from farmers and ranchers in the Owens Valley and historians have shown that you know that they paid fair market value to willing sellers So you know in the West When you when you own a piece of land and the Water. That is used to irrigate it you know. Both of those are property rights And they can either go together. If you're irrigating a farmer or ranch or they can be separated in the water can be sold off to some other use and Mulholland and eaten went up there. And they bought up farms and ranches. They didn't tell people what they were buying them for And you know that in a way you know make sense because if they had let out Let it be known that they were. You know buying all kinds of properties in the area. The the price is probably would have gone up and they were trying to get those properties for the the best price they could. You know the fair market value at the time and you know other historians looking back have seen really in many ways that the people who sold their water to their land and water and the water was separate from the land and brought down to Los Angeles that they were probably better off in the long run than people who stayed in the farming farming and ranching business but the way that it was dying the secrecy with which it has done you know really Angered people in the valley and fueled resentment That continues to this day. What do you think is that the root of that resentment is it? Just that they're valley changed or is it that the city swindled them or if they feel that they did by not being as honest and upfront as they could have been. I think it's all of those things and it's also You know the the Valley Owens Valley is today and has been for the last century since the aqueduct was built and then opened in nineteen thirteen Has Been Essentially a colony of Los Angeles Colony of the Los Angeles Department of Water and power. The city owns most of the land up in the valley owns most of the water rights leases some of them back now to ranchers and farmers. And you know Lisa's properties back to businesses in the Owens Valley. But it's hard to really do anything without getting you know some kind of permission or contract from Los Angeles. Which is you know the big bad city more than two hundred miles away you know so I think it's also that they lost control of their own destiny. Most people know this story through the nineteen seventy four film Chinatown. Does that film to a justice to the dynamics of the time or is it too. Much Hollywood drama. Well it's interesting that you phrase the question that way because I think it does both really There is almost nothing about the film that is historically accurate and yet it captures the truth of the story the moral heart of the story and and I think that's why know I. I also call it a Los Angeles as original sin and the and the movie really captures That's in that corruption in a way that is true. Even though it's not at all accurate I in terms of the events that had describes the Times that those take place the characters you know all of which are very loosely based on the historical story but not at all accurate. But if you when I talk to people and I say you know that I study water in the American West or in California or in Los Angeles almost invariably people say oh. You Mean Chinatown. So that story has actually become our imagination of the history. And and you know and it's really crucial in a way that that we deal with it and I think that has also captured that moral outrage that people have when You know thinking about it. A city reaching out into the distant countryside And taking its water even though that has happened you know all around the American West and really made the Metropolitan West as we know it today. Possible I'm curious. How did you come to specialize in studying the water in the West? Water is essential to life in the in the West And you know that's true both ecologically and environmentally but also of course socially economically politically the the American West. As we know it today would not be possible without these incredible feats of engineering that have created what we call sometimes a hybrid landscape that has both engineered and natural and so two to understand the American West today. You really need to understand that history. I'm still I'm still curious In your professional career. Was there a moment when you realized that water was the lever for this and this would capture? Your imagination was her a specific moments than you can recall. Well so that's a it's a. It's a good question and you're making me think back. I mean. Let me tell you you know what I brought me to. The Owens Valley was early in my career when I was a journalist and I lived in in the great basin which is that area between the Sierra Nevada and the rocky mountains I lived in northern Nevada and You know on the eastern side of the Sierra Valley much like Owens Valley But farther north from there and at that time in the late eighties and early nineties. Las Vegas had filed water claims on underground water hundreds of miles north of the city and that it would tap that water and bring it to the city and remember the Owens Valley was the battle cry of the opponents of what came to be called the Las Vegas water. Grab and so. I travel down to the Owens Valley to try to understand that his tree and the and the concerns of residents there and why that anger continue to today. And why you know. Remember the Owens Valley could be a battle cry for these kinds of confrontations around the American West. You've just described another confrontation That is obviously very similar in the one. That led you to the Owens Valley. These confrontations though are whether complex their nuanced without them without the water. Las Vegas Los Angeles wouldn't be cities that they are. There's clearly some advantage to having a city grow. There's clearly some disadvantage to having the water taken out of the valley. It makes me think about Mulholland himself. Who saw Yosemite National Park in wanted them to too damn their water to stop the Goddamn waste? Of course Yosemite is a national treasure and was then to is this just ruthless utilitarianism. Who was Mulholland in this moment well William Mohammed was a Irish immigrant ditch digger? You know who tended the ditches that brought water into the city town at the time of of Los Angeles from the Los Angeles River and he worked his way up to be the superintendent and then the chief engineer of the the water company and then the city agency which became the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. And he had an you know an engineer's vision of Engineering the landscape to make the city work. Make it possible. And you know that s. The city grew became more demanding and more grandiose And as the city was doubling every decade growing rapidly in the early twentieth century he and and colleagues believe that the city needed a new source of water. If it was going to continue to grow at couldn't just depend on the water that falls as rain and the Los Angeles Basin and comes down the Los Angeles River which is very unreliable and flashy river like many in in in the West so when they found when Wins Valley two hundred miles to the north at the base of the Sierra Nevada. You know which has this. Great Snow Pack then melts in the spring. And all this water coming down the river and ending up in you know in a in a lake in the desert called Owens Lake. I think they had that same vision right that that water was being wasted as it flowed into the desert and that that water could provide what a great growing city needed and it also had the added benefit of being up hill from Los Angeles. So that the whole system could be fed by gravity and and and still is and at the time you when he said an interesting kind of enigmatic thing that you know that I think exemplifies you know this thinking he said if we don't get the water will never need it so. The city needed that water in order to grow. It didn't need it right away. And if it never did get that water wouldn't be able to grow and that is really kind of the. The essence of the drive of water seekers says a great historian of Watering California called Californians seeking watering able to in order to enable growth. And it's not just Los Angeles at the same time. San Francisco was damning the Hetch Hetchy valley which was right next door to Yosemite Valley a valley that John Muir called. You know just as as gorgeous incredible is Yosemite Valley That valley was hetch. Hetchy was dammed and is a reservoir. 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You are changing values over time In the last twenty thirty forty years fifty years now really since the first Earth Day We've seen a change in values where the people voters are increasingly put value on the environment on other non human species and ecosystems on the rights of native American peoples that were ignored in you know in trampled and the development of the American West. And you know we've increasingly seen court cases decided laws passed ballot measures passed recognize the importance of those values that recognize it changes in the ways that we operate these kids engineered and natural systems. That are now our water systems and rivers of American West and you know That great historian I was talking about earlier. Who called California water seekers went on to call a you know a collection of water seekers and he talked about this kind of incremental change Norris Hundley junior was his name and he talked about how often you know two steps forward one step back but we have seen really tremendous change in those values over time And and and I think it's important to recognize you know if we think historically that we're in we are living in history. Were living in a period of change and we can be agents in that change and recognize the ways that we want to. Val You other things you know. Other people other communities My own view. Is that this history that this original sin if you will as well you know that connects us to the Owens Valley when I opened my faucet and get a drink of water. I'm drinking water. That comes from Owens Valley. But I'm also drinking water that mixed with it that comes from the Colorado River system and mixed in there too is water from the delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin River and Northern California. And that's an incredible history of of Engineering and human achievement. Made a great city like Los Angeles possible that I love and value You know being here in the energy of of of the city and people being together and creating things but it also gives us an enormous responsibility to those places as well to those ecosystems and communities and I think we are increasingly recognizing that responsibility. We have a long way to go still. Let's return to Mulholland. Because it occurs to me that his career and the public's view of him changed as well in in his lifetime. Of course the Owens Valley conflicts weren't weren't the only problem for the aqueduct. There was the Saint Francis Dam collapse. I why did that dam collapse? Well there's still quite a bit of debate possible about why that dam collapsed in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight on killing. As many as four hundred thirty one people you know when it failed catastrophically sending a huge flood downstream that dam had been built as a as a another source of water for Los Angeles as a as a backup source for for droughts after the Los Angeles. Aqueduct was completed the investigation at the time and historical investigations. That have taken place afterwards. Really Point to that. It was that it was not The site itself and the geology was not adequately understood. So that there were as water seeping into the rocks around the dam that held the dam and that those You know appear to have softened and then you know enable leakage around the dam undermining dams plug if you will in that Canyon that the foundation of the dam itself was not adequate and also that it had been really overseen by only one man William Mulholland and that there should have been more oversight more checks and balances on the design and building Of the Damn. It's easy enough to just go to Google and And see the historical record and photographs of of the impact of this dam collapsed and it's kind of catastrophic is the word but it also certainly affected mulholland himself. How so I would really ended mollins career. You know here was a man who had everything invested in his image and his accomplishments as a great engineer and and he was ashamed You know this Dam and reservoir that he had advocated for that he had you know gotten approval to build that he had overseen had failed catastrophically and killed more than four hundred people in the greatest disaster since the the San Francisco earthquake and it was really a man made disaster and he was the man responsible after the the incident. What changed in California water policy in the aqueducts history and Maybe Los Angeles is view towards water. You know on on on the one hand there were things that change. There were You Know Damn Regulations Damn Safety Regulations. That were passed. In the aftermath of the Saint Francis Dam collapse there. They're Weena was increasing attention to dam safety and citing in building. And and all of that but on the other hand you know not that much changed There were fears at the time that the collapse might derail the building of the Hoover Dam on Colorado River which also was being approved and then build immediately in the years after and that supplied water and still supplies water and electric power to Arizona. California and Nevada. That dam was built there lake. Mead Reservoir is an important water supply for the southwestern United States that was built in the nineteen thirties and that brought water to southern California in Los Angeles and in the years after that a huge state water project was built to bring in in canals to bring water from northern California as I said the Delta the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers to to southern California and so that great building of hydraulic society that dependent on on increasingly large dams and reservoirs and aqueducts canal. 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It became a behemoth of Culture in the United States and globally probably solely due to its access to water. But what happened in the Owens Valley and in the hundred years at Los Angeles was growing to this status will in many ways you could say and people do and it seems so that the Owens Valley was kind of frozen in time If you go there today it is still a very wide open. Incredibly beautiful landscape There it's you know dotted with small towns and it has not really changed that much in a hundred years and you know there are some folks who say you know. That's really thanks. To the fact that Los Angeles took all the water if Los Angeles hadn't taken the water and also bought up all the property. The private property that was necessary to control that water valley would probably be a lot more developed and covered with you know suburban tracks and second homes and sprawl and so in some ways this history preserved the natural landscape of Owens Valley at the same time it took the water. Now it's also you know it's also caused a lot of problems The de watering of the Owens River You know the the Then the lack of water that flowed into the desert lake called Owens Lake that then dried up and his now one of the worst Sources of some of the worst air quality dust storms in in the United States and That those problems in turn you know have You know forced Los Angeles through court cases that have been one by environmental groups. And by folks in the Owens Valley. You know to keep water in Mona. Lake to ensure that there's enough in stream flow in the Owens river for fish and other species to dedicate more water to Covering the Owens Dry Lake to keep down those toxic dust storms and so Los Angeles is now also investing millions of millions of dollars in remediation an of the damage that that that has caused. And you know there's still a lot of you know animosity and anger and be between Owens Valley and Los Angeles. But there's a there are there are also ongoing negotiations. Los Angeles clearly needed the water to grow to the state. It is but that was a long time ago. We are in twenty twenty today. What is the state of water in Los Angeles right now? Well the State of water in Los Angeles. Right now is pretty good depending on how you look look at it Of course is a great debate in Los Angeles about the future of our water supply particularly with the threat of climate change. All of California and Los Angeles in particular is very very dependent on snowfall in the Sierra Nevada. That is really are great reservoir and our whole system of dams and reservoirs and canals and aqueducts says Ben Bill to capture that Snow Melt when it runs often the spring. Hold it in reservoirs and then deliver it over the dry summer and fall months to farms and cities and we know from Climate Change Science. And you know we see some signs of it already that There is an increasing likelihood. That snowpack will lessen and that it will run off more quickly and sooner and now that's going to cause huge challenges for the system that was built for one climate regime. But we're going to have to figure out how to operate in another climate regime so the water that we get from Owens Valley and from northern California and even from the Colorado River is going to be increasingly precarious and there are a lot of folks here in Los Angeles advocating that we need to figure out how to be more self sufficient to capture more of the rain that falls here store it in the underground and the groundwater and then use that water for drinking water and for irrigation And we need to conserve more and you know so. There's were were investing a lot in that. Now there are. There are some folks who imagined that and would like to see that we would become self sufficient that we would no longer need water from the Owens valley or the Colorado River or northern California. I don't think that that's likely I think folks would like to see that happen. Because it could kind of absolve us of that original sin But I as I said I think that That we have a historical responsibility to those places and that's important and that's going to continue those places also give us the kind of portfolio of different sources of water on that are not always You know a threatened equally by the same forces we may have you know. We may have a less of a water supply from one in one year than the other and so we have. We have options including this options of conserving water and storing more groundwater and so we're beginning to over the last twenty thirty years have really built a kind of portfolio system that spreads are risks. And that means that we can survive the kinds of droughts that we've over the last ten years where most of those years we've actually been in a drought and we've done pretty well and managing through it. WE'VE You know life is not stop. The city is not stopped. You know we've seen more people shifting to kind of desert you know drought tolerant landscaping in their yards During the height of the drought we saw city the city of Los Angeles and cities across the state reduced their consumption by twenty percent. And we've also seen that over time as California's experiences these droughts that are normal part of our Mediterranean climate that each time that we conserve more during a drought a lot of that conservation sticks so even as California. I'm sorry even as Los Angeles has grown over the last twenty years. Our water consumption has actually decreased. And that's a good sign for being able to manage into the future and times that are going to be a increasingly precarious for our water supplies. You mentioned that There many opportunities in the future In terms of technology or policy engineering. That might absolve Los Angeles of their original sin. But I'm I'm interested in returning to the balance of the ends and the means and the balance between growth and conservation. How can we look to the history of Los Angeles and its water decisions as a guide for future conversations over these issues of growth conservation ends means and the Morality? That guides us that. That's a big Tough question and and I think it's one that we're going to have to continue to grapple with and ask ourselves you know as we move into the future you know as Norris Hundley junior the great historian of water in California. Uh Sad were making two steps forward one step back off and as we make these incremental changes even as we see the importance of really significant changes in our values. And I I think that Los An- The history of Los Angeles and its relationship to the Owens Valley and the La. Aqueduct can be read as a tale of coming to terms with those rec- moral responsibilities vow and and changes in values and increasingly Respecting the importance of ecosystems and communities where our water comes from of the history and heritage and rights of native American communities that live there still And we've not gone nearly far enough in Los Angeles yet and recognizing and coming to terms with Those responsibilities and and so you know I think it is going to be continue to be important for many many years for us to to continue to ask that question Those questions about where our water comes from. What is our responsibility to those places and communities and it's not just the Owens valley it's also the Colorado River watershed and The the the river systems northern California John Christianson. Thank you very much for joining me today. You're welcome had spent a great pleasure. That was my conversation with John. 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October 01, 2019: The Los Angeles Times Bombing
"Today is Tuesday October first two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen. Ten Labor warfare in Los Angeles reached a fever pitch when union man James B. McNamara bombed the offices of the Anti Union Los Angeles Times newspaper twenty. One people were killed inside the building though their deaths were tragic. The motivations behind Hind crime were more complex than they might seem welcome to today in true crime apart cast original every day. We flip back the calendar to this date years ago and recount out one event from true crime history. I'm Vanessa Richardson and today's episode takes us back over a hundred years to a time when Los Angeles Seles was a war zone Harrison Gray Otis the owner of the Los Angeles Times in nineteen ten attempted to run the city through an oligarchy Garki of leading industrialists local union leaders were harassed even killed when they decided to bite back things quickly got out of hand due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen before looking at Los Angeles Labor Relations at the turn of the century. Let's go back to just before the bombing itself. The event began just before or midnight. As September thirtieth slowly became October first nineteen ten J B McNamara watched the Los Angeles Times building nervously from the cover hover of dark alley. He held a suitcase in his hands careful not to move it to suddenly or violently. He sniffed the foul air with contempt. Los Angeles was supposed to be a place of beauty promise orange tree groves rolling hills pristine beaches teaches that was until Harrison Otis and his fellow capitalists had choked the landscape with their printing presses iron works and electricity city plants. He was ready to scare these industrialists into changing their ways. The brick lined avenue ahead was criss crossed by power lines looking up it made it seem like the industrialists had even divided up at the sky as midnight came the streets is cleared out nighttime meant that most were in their beds catching a few hours of sleep before having to wake early for the next interminable terminable workday of course there were still lights on in the Times building old. Otis kept people working around the clock. Lord Forbid Forbid. They miss a single tidbit of scoop. They had to out sell those union. Loving fools up north at the San Francisco Chronicle. Well Jay Bee was about to make sure that those poor employees had a short workday. The contents of his suitcase would ensure it. He stepped forward into the street sneaking behind patrolman and into the alley behind the times kneeling behind some barrels J. B. put his suitcase down opening it. He gingerly lifted the alarm clock sitting inside. It was connected by a wire to sixteen sticks of dynamite. He set a timer for an hour from now one. Am with with that done. He raced out of the alley and back to his hideout once there. He grabbed a new suitcase bomb. J. B. placed laced this one at Harrison Otis's home and then did the same for Felix Z. Handle are the secretary of Otis's Anti Union Union Association his work done J. B. Escaped into the night away from the firestorm. He was about to ignite he. He was going to scare the old cowards. Get them to cease their campaigns of violence against pro union workers. Many of his friends had been killed for simply trying to exercise their right to protest or for going to work at pro union businesses but J. B. was naive. Steve and failed to consider the unpredictable nature of an improvised explosive shortly after one. Am on the morning of October first after J. B. was long gone. The bomb in the alley behind the Times exploded what J. B. didn't know was that he placed the bomb in ink alley. This was where workers at the printing press stored extra extra barrels of newspaper ink on top of that beneath the alley were the gas lines that fed the entire building. The sixteen sticks of dynamite caused the ink barrels to erupt immediately blowing apart a wing of the Times building inside workers. There's were killed as they burned and were crushed by falling debris. The flames traveled through the gas lines to other parts of the building. The remaining fifty or so employees screamed in terror as flames erupted from the walls. They ran for the nearest exit or went to the windows which had shattered from the force of the initial blast outside a crowd gathered and firemen arrived. If J. B. had watched from the sidelines he would have been astonished. At the severity of the destruction half the building was gone and the other half was slowly being devoured by flames harvey elder. The assistant city editor prepared to jump from a second story window. Below firefighters lighters held out a net to catch him screaming in fear he left for the net but he missed and hit the hard cobblestones below hello by morning. It became clear that JB's bomb did far more than scare some people he killed twenty one workers workers at the Los Angeles Times and in doing so he set off a chain of events that changed the city forever next will look at the bigger picture of Los Angeles Labor Relations in nineteen ten and see how the bombing was a catalyst for a new new era now back to the story in the very early hours of October first nineteen ten a bomb bomb went off outside of the Los Angeles Times destroying the building and killing twenty. One of the employees still working inside bombs were also discovered at the homes of the paper's owner Harrison Otis and his fellow industrialist Felix Z handle our but the timers on these were wound too tightly so they were discovered and disarmed before exploding almost immediately the owner owner of the paper vicious anti union capitalist Harrison. Otis placed the blame at the feet of pro labor forces. He hired a private detective. William J Burns define the culprits responsible but he was deflecting blame. Otis was as guilty of creating leading the situation as the bombers themselves. Los Angeles Mayor. George Alexander was in the pocket of the merchants and Manufacturers Association. A local group founded by Otis Data Year Socialist Democrat Job Harriman was running a successful mayoral aural campaign against the incumbent trying to provide the workers of Los Angeles with higher wages safer working conditions and public recreation CASILDA Harem wanted to put an end to the capitalist reign of terror in Los Angeles. Otis and his cronies owned the paper. The Iron Works Works and most of the other major businesses. They were about to own the very water that the city needed to survive the Los Angeles Aqueduct Act which would be completed in nineteen thirteen conveniently deposited water from the mountains onto the desert land owned by these Industrialists Lists Otis would do anything to keep mayor Alexander in office and under his influence when he first came to power the times in the late eight eighteen hundreds he immediately cut wages and worked against the unions that tried to defend his workers he then set out to drive unions out of Los Angeles completely. If any business hired union men he sent thugs to assault and sometimes even kill employees employees and patrons of those businesses when employees attempted to strike and riot he had the times outfitted with battlements and sentries entries he even strap a Canon to the hood of his car. Otis was once quoted as saying we will never cease until the last vestige the Union Labor has been wiped off the Pacific coast most controversially he worked to ensure at the city council enacted an anti picketing law earlier in nineteen ten. He literally made it illegal to complain about the work conditions at the paper or any other local business. If OTAS thought that his paper was under threat then there were no lengths to which he wouldn't go to defend it it but he pushed too hard and rebellion was inevitable. Unfortunately the bombing proved a boon to Odessa US and his ilk once private investigator William J Burns was able to pinpoint J. B. McNamara and his brother Jj as the culprits. It's behind the bombings they were essentially kidnapped and brought back to. Los Angeles for trial in April nineteen eleven. The brothers eventually confessed J. B. was sorry for the lives he had taken he never expected that. The sixteen sticks of dynamite could trigger such a massive massive explosion. J. B. was sentenced to life in prison and JJ served nine years of a fifteen year sentence. It's clear that the industrialists one socialist mayoral candidate Job Harriman lost the nineteen eighteen eleven election after the brothers were found guilty he had defended them even claiming they were framed. Their confessions devastated aided his campaign and Los Angeles remained in the grip of the capitalists though many considered them killers socialist author and activist. I Eugene v debs defended the McNamara Brothers saying I utterly abhor murder but I have my own ideas as to what it constitutes murder he went on to argue that the capitalist system made wage slaves of the McNamara Brothers and all workers in Los Angeles and that the upper class could scarcely understand that were conditions in L. A. Meant Labour's had to risk their lives every day. Why was their rebellion considered murder when the shooting of protesting workers by Otis's thugs was considered a lawful killing. It's a question that continues to divide people to this day who killed the twenty one employees of the Los Angeles Times the bombers merce or the ruthless industrialist who drove them to it. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson today. True crime is a podcast original. You can find more more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already have all of your favorite music but now spotify spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today in true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to the Stream today and true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing. 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CBSLA THE RUNDOWN 0620 1PM
"Hello, I'm Tom Weight and this is the rundown. A new zero bail order takes effect tonight in La. County, meaning people suspected of low level, felonies and misdemeanors won't have to stay in county jails. It's an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus. A similar order by the state expires today. The family of an eighteen year old who was killed by La County. Sheriff's Deputies is demanding answers. The sister of Andreas Corrado along with other friends and family. How the protests! Protests Friday in Gardena family members say were Dada was working as a security guard, but sheriffs sheriff's officials say we're. Donohoe was armed and did not have a security guard licence. La County will use new technology to wait times at polling places this after an independent review found huge problems with March. Primary consulting firm says software breakdowns lack of trained staff and poor oversight contributed to long wait times. The county is also sending vote by mail ballots to every registered voter. ANC. The Nation's largest movie chain has reversed course, and now says mass will be mandatory at its theaters when they reopen next month. Regal cinemas followed suit and says all employees and guests will be required to wear masks when cinemas opened July tenth now. Here's meteorologist Emberley with look at your forecast. Good morning and happy Saturday, it is the first day of summer, and it's going to feel a little bit more like yesterday. Meeting temperatures are saying slightly below average. We do have a high pressure system moving into. That's a really loud. The warm up to begin as we head into the next couple of days, temperatures along the coast will remain in the sixties. We have seventy for Eleonora County Metro, and we have eighties and nineties inland for the valleys in also for high desert communities, and then also for the inland empire temperatures up in the mountains will also say in the seventies. Get Ready. Temperatures begin to warm up to above average by the time we head to Monday. And remember, we're always streaming twenty, four seven. You can find CBS and Los Angeles CBS l., A. Dot, com and the free CBS News App. I'm Tom Wayne.
One dead in Los Angeles wildfires.
"Coming up on five minute years trump Marie of an average removed on false claims she tells housing quiring one dead in blaze raging around Los Angeles tober eleven. I'm Anthony Davis it four prophets lockups in America's largest state prison system as well as in federal immigration detention centers in the state under a measure signed into law a fast moving brush fire continued its destructive march into the northern foothills. US Ambassador to Ukraine has told lawmakers she was sacked over unfounded and false claims
Los Angeles Times 11/23/20
"It's monday november twenty third. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by the s-o-f-i daily podcast reaching financial independence starts with having the right information every weekday morning s-o-f-i keeps you up to date with important business news stock market happenings and how they affect your financial life search for so fi s. o. f. I wherever you get your podcasts. Today will host plenty of sunshine with a high of sixty six and low tonight of fifty to our top story. California's average daily number of coronavirus cases has tripled in the last month as pandemic conditions deteriorated dramatically around the state. That's what los angeles times analysis has found. The analysis also discovered that covid nineteen hospitalizations have doubled in the last month. The coronavirus is currently infecting more californians daily than any previous point in the cove nineteen pandemic raising concerns about a new peak coronavirus related deaths by christmas the rate at which californians are testing positive for the coronavirus was up dramatically in the last week as well a troubling indication of the rapid spread of the highly contagious virus in more virus news out door. Dining at restaurants in los angeles county will be suspended at ten pm. Wednesday and public health officials said. The new rule will be in effect for at least three weeks for the first time. Since may restaurants breweries wineries and bars will be limited to take out and delivery. Only officials had warned last week. That new rules would be imposed. If coronavirus cases or hospitalizations continued to climb the county's recent surge has been blamed on a variety of factors including gatherings for holidays and sports championships as well as other social get togethers in other news. Five california state. Prisons are rolling out video. Visitation programs while in person visits remain suspended due to the pandemic those participating are san quentin state prison california institution for men mule creek state prison valley state prison and central california. Women's facility officials said video visits will begin saturday and each eligible. Inmates will receive a free thirty minute video visit every thirty days. The video visits will take place on weekends and holidays. Visitors must also make reservations and have the necessary equipment and internet access the corrections department hopes to expand video visits to all state prisons end of the year in crime news los angeles hit three hundred homicides today the first time in a decade the city has recorded that many killings in a single year the milestone came amid a rash of weakened gun violence the los angeles police department said that from saturday into yesterday morning. Four people were gunned down among other shootings in past decades. La experienced far more violence with more than one thousand homicides in some years in the nineteen eighties and nineteen ninety s the city however has not surpassed this year's figures since two thousand nine overall los angeles has seen a twenty five percent increase in killings over last year hitting the three hundred mark with more than a month left in twenty twenty and finally a los angeles county fire captain who was at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed nba star. Kobe bryant and eight others has filed a retaliation lawsuit against the county captain. Tony and brenda claims. He was demoted for refusing to fully cooperate with an investigation into graphic photos of the wreckage. If the latest fallout from a scandal involving the county's fire agency and the sheriff's department the times reported earlier this year. That sheriff's deputies shared gruesome images of the january twenty sixth crash in calabasas for these stories and more visit. La times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 7/27/20
"It's Monday July. Twenty seventh I'm Mary, Regalado and here's your local news. From The Los Angeles Times today will be mostly sunny with a high of eighty-three and a low tonight sixty one. Our Top story California. Governor Gavin newsom announced Friday, that the state would start an aggressive covid nineteen testing regime for its health employees who inspect nursing homes. newsom also added that nursing home inspectors would be held to the same testing standards. The state required of nursing home. Employees homes are required to test twenty five percent of their staff every week and ensure that all employees are tested at least once a month. The announcement came after an La Times investigation found that since the beginning of the pandemic, the state health department had been sending inspectors to nursing homes without testing them. In More Virus News, Los Angeles firefighter died Saturday of complications from covid nineteen, the first in the department to succumb to the disease officials, said firefighter paramedic Jose Perez was forty four, and is survived by his wife and three children. This follows the Friday death of forty five year old Valentin Martinez the first Los Angeles Police Department sworn officer to die of Covid nineteen authorities said Martinez worked patrol and is presumed to have contract. The virus was on duty according to LAPD chief. Michael Moore. His domestic partner is twenty weeks pregnant with twin, boys? In Business News Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the city of Los Angeles will temporarily wave fines for businesses cited for displaying signs without a permit. The announcement was made Friday after building inspector's find several businesses for hanging. We're open signs without permits violating city rules. Garcetti further said that although inspectors were doing their job, he was changing the rules to help struggling businesses during the covid nineteen pandemic. The decision clears the way for more businesses to put up banners. Additionally, the city will rescind any fines that have been issued. In local news from Orange County to northern California people continue to gather for large outdoor religious ceremonies without following rules to slow the spread of the corona virus, prompting stern reprimands from public health officials. It's been two weeks since governor. Gavin NEWSOM ORDERED THE RE closure of churches in much of the state amid a resurgence of corona virus cases, and though outdoor worship services are still permitted, participants are supposed to wear face coverings and keep six feet apart. However, health officials have said there are potential hazards of with churches, namely the prevalence of singing and chanting, which can increase the likelihood of transmission through droplets spread. And finally Shohei. ohtani made a long awaited return to the pitching mound for the angels yesterday, but he wasn't there long Otani gave up a leadoff single and two consecutive walks, and after two more hits, the angels trailed four two zero, and was replaced in all. He threw thirty pitches and did not record out the Oakland Athletics won the game six, two, four, Ohtani, the two thousand eighteen. League rookie of the year did not pitch last season after having Tommy John Surgery. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
FBI Investigates Pilots Reports of Person Flying Jetpack Near Los Angeles Airport
"Brought to you by lucky charms, magical mission, let lucky the Leprechaun take you and your kids on an interactive adventure through the eight magical charm lands to restore magic available on your Smart Speaker just open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. FBI Investigates Pilots reports of Person Flying Jet Pack near Los Angeles airport by the Associated Press in Los. Angeles. The federal. Aviation Administration and the FBI said, Tuesday they are investigating reports from airline pilots that someone was flying in a jet pack as they approached Los Angeles International Airport to land. Last weekend to airline flight crews reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack as they were on their final approaches to lax around six thirty, five, pm Pacific daylight time Sunday the FAA said the statement did not. Elaborate The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the FBI has launched an investigation. FBI spokeswoman Laura I'm Miller. Told The Times that age at the airport were investigating after the pilot reported the incident to the control tower. The FBI is aware of the reports by pilots on Sunday and is working to determine what occurred the agency said in a statement Fox eleven. Los Angeles obtained records of communications between the aircraft and the Tower Tower American nineteen ninety-seven. We just passed a guy in a jet pack a pilot said American nineteen ninety-seven. Okay thank you were they off to your left side or your right side the controller asked off the left side it may be three hundred yards or so at our altitude, the pilot said, another pilot also reported a sighting. We just saw the guy passed by us in the jetpack he said the controller then advised another aircraft flight crew to use caution person in a jetpack reported three hundred yards south of the La final at about three thousand feet nine, hundred, fourteen meters ten, Mile Sixteen kilometer final, the controller said. In an expert David Maimon was dubious that it was a jetpack spotted by the pilots. It's very, very unlikely with the existing technology said Maiman CEO of the Los Angeles based company jet, Pack, aviation I'm open to being surprised, but I don't think there's anyone working on technology that could do a flight from ground level to three thousand feet and then come back down again Maimon speculated that it could have been a drone, but he added that three thousand feet was on the high end of what most drones were capable of.
Los Angeles Riots began - April 29, 1992
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Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows subscribe now this day in history class is a production of iheartradio everyone. I'm Eve's in a welcome to this day in History Class. A podcast that flips through the book of history and tears out a page. Today Is April Twenty Ninth Twenty twenty. The Day was April Twenty Ninth Nineteen ninety-two. Riots erupted in Los Angeles in response to the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. By this point. Instances of police brutality had been causing civil unrest in Los Angeles for decades on March third. Nineteen ninety-one Rodney. King was speeding on Los Angeles highway. When California Highway Patrol Officers noticed him? King did not immediately pull over leading officers on a high speed chase. He later admitted that he had been drinking and did not want to be charged with driving under the influence since he was on probation from a robbery conviction king eventually pulled over and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department arrived on the scene. Laurence Powell Theodore Briseno Stacey Koon and Timothy when preceded to restrain Taser and then beat King George Holiday who lived in a nearby apartment videotape the beating and capture the officers hitting king with batons and kicking him while he was on the ground holiday released the video to the press which incited outrage and people around the US over police. Brutality King was released without charges. Koon POW went and Briseno were charged with felony assault and excessive use of force Powell and Koon also charged with filing false reports. The sergeant officers pleaded not guilty because the case got a lot of publicity and there were concerns around the charged atmosphere in Los Angeles County. The trial was moved to Seamy Valley in Ventura County out of the twelve jurors. Nine were white on April twenty ninth nineteen ninety-two. After seven days of deliberations the jury found the officers not guilty on all counts except for an assault charge against Powell that ended in a hung jury. Protesters gathered outside the courthouse. Los Angeles Mayor. Tom Bradley called the verdict senseless as more people across Los Angeles found out about the verdict. Fryatt speaking according to news reports at the time the riots began at the intersection of foreigners in Normandy avenues in south Los Angeles people burned and looted stores. They pulled some non black motorists out of their cars and beat them. Tensions caused by racism economic inequality an employment a drug epidemic and frustration with the criminal justice system turned into politically charged violence in the aftermath of the trial. Los Angeles police weren't prepared for riding on such a large scale. The mayor called a state of emergency into citywide curfew was declared. The California Governor ordered two thousand National Guard troops to the city when I king made a public appeal for peace asking. Can we all get along? But the riots continued and US president. George Bush ordered military troops and riot trained federal officers to Los Angeles. The curfew was lifted on. May third though occasional violence continued but by the time the riots were over more than fifty people had died more than two thousand were injured and around. Six thousand people were arrested. Many buildings and businesses or destroyed after a civil trial king was awarded a settlement. Koon and Powell were found guilty of violating king's civil rights and served time in prison went and breezy. No were fired from police force L. As Police Chief. Daryl Gates was forced to resign. Police brutality and racial injustice remained topics in the national conversation. Long after the riots were over. I'm Eve Jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday and if you WanNa send us any notes you can do so via Social Media. We're at TD. I ate podcast. You can also send us an email at this day. Iheartmedia DOT COM. Thanks again for listening to the show and we'll see tomorrow for more podcasts. From iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows I'm Dani Shapiro. Host of the hit podcast. Family secrets just launched a new. Podcast called the way we live now. Our lives have been disrupted interrupted but that does not mean that we can't reach one another in ways. That are both powerful and intimate. I'll talk with people across the great human tapestry. What's life like for you today? We'll be reminded that we're not alone was into the way we live. Now on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Bob Ross. Host of the new PODCAST DAY COM. 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Los Angeles Times 9/3/20
"It's Thursday September third I'm Kyle Sour Hoffer, and here's your local news from the Los. Angeles Times brought to you by quantum lectures, slides abban slots stuck at your desk. School, it's time for the modern. Mba quantity is transforming online education with a world-class due network and interactive mobile first programs that allow you to learn where and when you want go to Quantico Dot Edu Slash L. A. Times per amore. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the low nineties and a loader nine of sixty five. Our Top story health officials announced yesterday that hair salons and barbershops. In Los Angeles, county will be allowed to reopen indoor operations with some restrictions. For example, the businesses must limit capacity at twenty five percent and adhere to social distancing and other health related mandates. In the meantime, shopping malls and retail stores will remain closed under the new reopening plan officials also announced some changes to school protocols beginning September Fourteenth K. through twelve schools can offer on campus services and small classes for students with disabilities and English learners. In crime news prosecutors have begun dismissing cases that relied on the work of Los. Angeles police officers accused of gang framing the news comes after three officers were charged this summer with falsifying records and obstructing justice by claiming without evidence that people they stopped were gang members so far officials said that at least seven cases have been dismissed or recommended for dismissal and another seven are being scrutinized were potential dismissal hundreds of additional cases are under review is well after the allegations sparked questions about the legitimacy of the officers pass police work. In local news, the Los Angeles City Council voted yesterday to seek furloughs for more than fifteen thousand city workers. That's despite warnings that the move would harm critical city services and pushed police officers out of patrol cars and into desk duties. The council members approved a declaration of fiscal emergency, which helps clear the way for civilian city employees to receive one unpaid day off every two weeks. The loan council member to vote against the follow said, they would reduce the number of neighborhood patrols because officers would have to pick up the work of their furloughed civilian coworkers. In other news with Los Angeles County largely still on lockdown, the county's public libraries have launched a program to address residences technological woes ten county libraries will lend kits to patrons include chromebook, a Wifi hotspot chargers, and the carrying case like books the loans last three weeks with the option to renew patrons can also print up to ten pages per day. Monday through Friday and pick them up at one of more than three dozen sidewalks service locations around La County. The program is intended to help people who do not have printers, computers or WIFI access at home. And finally, Sharon Franklin Brown has become the first black transgender woman to be President of the nonprofit organization that produces La Pride Brown was a previous board member of Christopher Street West, and will work with a newly formed executive committee as a group focuses on diversity and social justice and activists for transgender rights and a former. US Navy Sailor Brown is also the director of Human Resources at the Los Angeles bt Center meanwhile Christopher Street West set in July that it was leaving West Hollywood after more than four decades a new location has not been announced. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Prosecutors: CVS Subsidiary to Pay $15.3M Over Opioid Allegations
"A CVS health subsidiary has agreed to pay more than fifteen million dollars to settle allegations by federal. Investigators had mishandled opioids prosecutors in Los Angeles accused. Omni care which is a delivery only pharmacy serving nursing homes of improperly handling emergency supply kits and processing prescriptions without signatures. Cvs Health says it reached the settlement without having to admit liability and that the allegations pre date the company's acquisition back in twenty twelve.
CBSLA THE RUNDOWN 8A 6_24
"Good Morning I'm Hermel our, and this is the rundown. La Law enforcement officials want a new task force to look into how officers and deputies used deadly force plans for that task force are expected to be announced at a news conference later today the move comes in the wake of recent protests against police use of deadly force. The Elliott. School Board has rejected a proposal to de-fund school police. The proposal called for the budget to be slashed by ninety percent in four years. Supporters want the money redirected to other programs. Opponents say. are needed to protect students especially against threats of shootings. You'll have to wait a bit if you're trying to get a free Cova one thousand nine tests in La County. The mayor's office says because of increased demand for testing. There are no appointments for anyone even if they have symptoms at any of the county testing locations until at least tomorrow. It is time for Dodger Baseball Major League. Baseball is officially coming back. The LA dodgers posted this message on twitter last night this after the major. League Baseball Players Association and team owners signed a deal sealed a deal. There will also be some changes once the Games are back and now let's go to meteorologist. Danielle Gersh per look at your forecast. Good Morning. Everyone and I say on the way for your Wednesday we are going to have more sunshine this afternoon. Being the low seventies along the coast upper seventies for downtown in the basin valleys inland. Empire warm for you this afternoon. Nearing Ninety degrees high desert's the hottest near a hundred today mountains, you'll be in the low eighties other clouds going to be sticking around the next few days increasing clouds into tomorrow we are tracking a cooling trend in your forecast by the end of the weekend now, her Hermel, sending it back to you. Your weather forecast and your top headlines Streaming twenty four seven on CBS in Los Angeles. You can find US online at CVS LA DOT. com or on the CBS News and the news. CBS Los Angeles, Out I'm mellow ARA golly.
Los Angeles - Entire Hollywood Bowl 2020 Concert Season Canceled
"The famed Hollywood bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles announcing today it will not open for the twenty twenty season. It seats seventeen thousand hosts more than one hundred concerts every summer. It closed back in one thousand nine hundred eighty one twelve days. But this is the first time it's ever been closed for an entire season yet. Ninety eight years also another outdoor venue located near the Hollywood bowl known as the Ford. It will also not open this season.
"Good Morning I'm her mellow. And this is the rundown. Crashing into a police chase in south La, it happened after police tried to pull over the driver's suspected in an armed carjacking. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. A woman he was with died. Two people in the car that was hit were also hurt, but we'll be okay. Two people are dead after a shootout near a nightclub in Riverside. Police say a man and woman were escorted out of the club after a fight around midnight they drove off, but then pulled out a gun and started shooting. A security fired back in. Both suspects died at the scene. The county court system is reopening more courtrooms under new safety guidelines that includes face coverings, social, distancing barriers and enhanced cleaning courtrooms are expected to expand or fully resume operation starting today, and now let's go to meteorologist Danielle. Girsch for a look at your forecast. Good morning, everyone happy Monday to you a nice day on the way today highs today, going to be in the low seventies along the coast, upper seventies for downtown in the basin, mid to upper eighties for the valleys and the inland empire today High Desert's. You'll be the warmest in the upper nineties, nearing triple digits mountains in the low eighties for now sending it back to you all and remember we are always streaming twenty, four seven. You can find CBS in Los Angeles on CBS. L. E. DOT COM and the new CBS Love Angeles. I'm her MELA OUR GOLLY.
Ep. 107 - Los Angeles DA Jackie Lacey Doesnt Care About Black People
"In the United States it is believed to be the single largest jail system of any city in the world did you know that loss Angeles not only has the largest jail system are women of color and that's not just African American women but women of all ethnicities less than one half of one percent Ernie here's where this conversation gets uncomfortable as you may know the United States has about twenty and there is a limitation that we have to talk about and that we have to confront there is a limit I am about to wade in to an uncomfortable conversation and tation when we elect someone someone has advocated for the caused a ale in less than one half of one percent which is astounding of all district attorney's in this country there's no easy way to have it and it is a conversation that can't be avoided a thankfully I'm not on my own here attorney of Los Angeles Jackie Lacey. She is extremely problematic in that's an understatement this entire episode is going people day in and day out are incarcerated in great part because of the standards and practices four hundred district attorney's and they are ninety five percent white in eighty nine percent I'm to be about just how problematic she truly is but I need you to understand why having a problem attic district attorney in Los Angeles and only a small percentage of you live in or near near La we have tens of thousands of you live in Los Angeles without considering who they are at their core what they stand for who they stand for Alesi comes the largest jail system in the country and in the world tens of thousands of check the box of being an African American woman without filtering their policies in views all of us have is gonNA take us months and months of hard work a huge opportunity that we have changed the legal system of the DA of Los Angeles and Los Angeles let me be clear has always had a very problematic district attorney activists and organizers like Doctor Melina Abdulah and a half to confront in this episode the district anytime we elect someone without truly considering their views but elect them because but only a small percentage of you live there and know people there but it's because through the office of District Attorney Jackie System the justice system right there in Los Angeles from the inside out this is Shaun King and you listen to the the breakdown but I'm following the the lead in standard already said by the Black Lives Matter Movement in Los Angeles and just brilliant they're young because they're handsome will look a certain kind of way because they speak a certain kind things can fool us completely fool us into thinking that they actually stand end for what we need them to stand for and so I I don't know if that lesson has been made any you thout fully understanding parsing out their views on police brutality and mass and Carson imagined and free years now black activists and organizers all over Los Angeles have been screaming for the country clearer than in Los Angeles with Jackie Lacey who is the first African American woman to ever be we want nothing more than to have women in these positions we want nothing more than to have representation in these positions instead she is the representation of call that can go wrong once someone Minez da and on the outside that looks really really progressive but you could not find who and what they stand against what can happen in this is not something relegated just to a black woman in this position but Jackie Lacey is what happens when we fight for racial and Gender Representation The da of Los Angeles and has been a complete nightmare of da not only propping ration- on the role of race and racism and poverty in in America's legal systems and so Los Angeles does have a black one way because they from a certain ethnic group or nationality because they're from a certain religion or faith any one of those things a man in Los Angeles elderly white man a rich democratic donor named Ed Buck particularly young gay black men were going into Ed Bucks home in Los Angeles and dying over and over aw a single activists organize who would co signed for you that she is the right person for that position people hear it and think Oh my God how could someone be attacking the first black woman who's the district attorney of Los Angeles I get it hear them that Da Jackie Lacey does not care about black people and I know that's hard for people to hear and I know under Da Jackie Lacey and neither of them is keeping black people safe lacy who is again the county's first African American and incessantly whether they are witnesses victims or defendants DA lacy treats non white people over and over again up the very worst parts of the system but making them worse exacerbating them in ways that nobody ever da she prosecutes wealthy white people reluctantly and infrequently but prosecute people of color excessively for again multiple black men were going into this man's home and were basically we still aren't to the bottom of the body needs to intervene because black men are going into this man's home and not coming out alive and this wasn't like conjecture or speculation or we have some construction and stuff going on in the office and so if you hear some background noise please forgive me I can't wait until they leave to record the podcast rested but the recent arrest of Ed Buck highlights the two very different criminal legal systems at play in Los Angeles and without considering the political philosophy the viewpoints standards the world breath Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey was already aware of bucks pattern of victimizing she already knew it literally people would be occasion under the same circumstances both men were young black gay financially vulnerable by the time of deans man's home and so many local activists and organizers including mark good franchise mechanic and others were saying like hey some other men fortunate enough to survive books abuse actually reported their trauma to county investigators family members and supplied it was fact we know the men's names and as local organizers and activists continued to beg for the police for the district ask to break down a brick down there story they are going to his home and dying of drug overdoses and Drug Interactions I'm just a lot of shady stuff going on in this Moore died of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood apartment owned by Ed Buck who again is a wealthy well-connected political donor there in Los An- protect vulnerable people who continue to go to this man's home and not come out the same congresswoman Karen Bass who I love and respect so much a second class citizens and lacey faced exactly this sort of criticism in the wake of Ed books recent arrest two years ago Djamil and for years so many local activists and organizers in lost in and around Los Angeles continued to say that black men outside of her office every day for hundreds of days straight saying pay attention to what's going on at Ed books home refused to file charges of any kind and she just flat out refuse to take any action against buck and again while she refused activist and local community members implored they all but begged Da. Jackie Lacey to take the victim's story seriously but later so you made us hear some noise in the background and it's just GonNa be what it is we just moved into a new podcast studio which is actually a brand new office building engaged with the victims and she literally made many of them feel like they were the criminals in the situation and she failed to warn their communities and in keeping black communities safe when black and Brown people are accused of crimes lacy waste no time at all bringing the full Democrat from California Congresswoman Karen Bass is amazing she summed it up when she said this she said Lacey's inaction has a long well documented history of opposing any reforms whatsoever that are aimed at criminal justice issues that again disproportionately in response to the deficit Ed Books Home had a message that was loud and clear black gay lives obviously don't matter Ernie's office to intervene they did nothing in part because this man is donating to their campaigns finally just finally this past week Ed book was impact people of Color and I wanNA give you some additional context on Jackie Lacey's handling of the bookcase as well as a record to her in lacy's apparent indifference to black and brown lives it's not new books case is but one Jalousie this January Timothy Dean again this is after Djamil more already died in Ed books apartment this January Timothy Dean died in the same load not dozens but hundreds of police shootings during her tenure which have disproportionately involved as you already know the victims of color she also although she publicly claims to support reform really as long as it doesn't jeopardize public safety that's what she says her actions and really wait of her office down upon them she listened to this she has sought the death penalty exclusively against people of color on some of the other issues that I've mentioned because we are about to support a different candidate an opposition candidate running against her who is believed to be apart just isn't let me break it down bring Dan the breakdown breakdown free a her inaction throughout her entire tenure have consistently shown otherwise she doesn't support reforms the handling of bucks case fit it's an old disturbing pattern of lacy failing to hold people accountable when they harm black folk not only has and she didn't return those campaign contributions until months into the investigation and even then she only returned them under pressure from the media is going to be some construction of background noise for a little while and I can't just keep delaying the podcast every time we hear some noise you know I don't know if you heard this story of in the Ed bookcase is really symptomatic of problems. She's had her entire tenure although lacy who is gearing up for an election most if not all of Ed Bucks targets were impoverished gay men of color now after Djamil Moore's death Dorset County Supervisor Markedly Thomas Refuses to endorse her. It's noteworthy that none of these leaders have stepped forward been taking a lot more seriously and jasmine is really the worst the primary voice the primary force support for reelection now Jackie Lacey forever refuse to admit that she had actually received campaign contributions from ad book this woman Karen Bass refused to endorse Jackie Lacey even though she endorsed Jackie Lacey Twenty twelve congresswoman maxine waters has done the same thing refusing to an color nine of those defendants had lawyers who were previously disbarred or got disbarred after the case many of them were Jasmine said if white gay men have been dying in a black man's house or for that matter in anybody's house this case would penalty against twenty two different people every single person she sought in one the death penalty four in Los Angeles Zero Zero Point Zero zero percent of those twenty two cases where she has successfully sought the death penalty only against people ten different people were sentenced to death all people of Color under the Alesi whose attorneys thing about it but her treatment of Ed Buck giving him so much deference while ignoring the victims it's symptomatic of her leadership in general was a person of color let me put it another way under Jackie Lacey only people of color have been sentenced to death why people never get it suspended or charged with misconduct a tenth defendant had a lawyer who repeatedly fell asleep during his trial again let me explain that in a long list of stories in policies that have really pockmarked her tenure incentive message that she's just not interested General broadly specifically any way you look at it but nobody should be sentenced to death when their attorney has so much misconduct so she is receiving campaign contributions from the man that people are begging her to to investigate and even us behind making sure that Ed buck was held accountable Jasmine started talking to me about this three years ago and for three years I'm aware of it county of those five hundred she has prosecuted only one law enforcement officer in connection with those death during the investigation she refuses to return those donations it's problematic and here's what we know a and this is the words of my friend Jazz mechanic this right let me break that down breakdown treatment Jackie Lacey's treatment of victims take action somebody else died again in his home in the years between the deaths of more in Dean she refused since taking office in two thousand and twelve Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has sought an one the debt it's not just that though she has zero accountability in police shootings and during her tenure during District Attorney Jack All of Jasmine's followers are aware of it and Jackie Lacey was made aware of it bye-bye Jasmine in by other activists and organizers but she refused to do any orm efforts that would railroad fewer people save money and make communities safer under her tenure over and over white residents and thirteen times it is preposterous in Jackie Lacey is actively thwarting reform again she has advocated for the harsher prosecution of children atime where cities and counties and states all over this country and why are they why do they continually get the deference from her when nobody else gets now here's the thing were previously or subsequently disbarred or had some type of misconduct fell asleep during the trial you should know I'm against the death penalty in are saying we have to treat children like children she continues to prosecute them as harshly almost anybody in the country. It's outrageous got I need you to hear this African Americans in Los Angeles County are incarcerated at thirteen times the rate of he has a long troubled history of opposing reform at every turn in Los Angeles County I need no white people have ever been charged with the death penalty in her tenure she refuses to prosecute law enforcement despite hundreds phone in front of her face she will tell you that mental health is a top priority but listen to me there are three thousand people right now in jail she continues we've talked on this podcast about the felony murder rule which limits people who can be prosecuted for felony murder hundred one percent we're talking about one out of five hundred and we have to ask ourselves why is that why are police continue in Los Angeles with mental health issues who should not be in jail they don't need incarceration they need treatment this is her doing I'm talking about three thousand people in jail right now under her watch who all have mental health problems one the things that I'm most frustrated with Da Jackie Lacey about is that she has refused to create what we call across the country they weren't actually the ones who committed she continues to fight for that rule and fight against any type of reform if you put Michael now across the country have created these do not call list for officers with a history of misconduct dishonesty or racism or bias Lacey's rain there in Los Angeles nearly five hundred people have died at the hands of law enforcement there in Los Angeles she is now backing so many horrible bills that thankfully did not pass and as opposed what we call it do not call list and our friend and hero Larry Crasner who is the district attorney Philadelphia and many other DA's classified some theft and drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors again she continues to oppose any type of reform for an over again listen she has enormous da Jackie Lacey has enormous unequaled need it to be a trendsetter not a regressive horrible model that has produced the nation's largest jail system we're no longer going to call you to testify and now the most progressive district attorneys in the country have just said hey here's my list I'm going to publish it none
Los Angeles Times 8/11/20
"It's Tuesday August eleventh. I'm Kyle Sour Hoffer and here's your local news from the Los Angeles. Times today will host mostly sunny skies with I near ninety degrees in a low tonight of sixty one. Our top story, Governor Gavin Newsom said yesterday that his administration as fixed a computer database failure that distorted cove in nineteen test results across California the night before the state announced the abrupt departure of Public Health, director Dr, Sonia Angel Dr Mark Yali California's Health and Human Services. Director said the malfunction began on July twenty fifth and that two hundred and fifty thousand to three hundred thousand test results were not uploaded to the database galley. Also said that all backlogged results have now been processed newsom blamed the problems on the state's archaic technology systems noting similar processing delays at the Department of motor vehicles and the State Employment Development Department. In Virus News Corona virus cases among children and teens are surging in California the rate for this group was up one hundred and fifty percent last month outpacing the growth of covid nineteen cases. Overall, the increase also appears to outpace the number of cases among children nationally, which according to a recent study grew forty percent in the second half of July. The analysis further found that nationally children with Cova nineteen represented about eight point, eight percent of all US cases at the end of. July. Compared with nine percent in California and although cases among children are growing young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty four continued to represent an outsized share of new cases in California. In Business News, Uber and left were ordered yesterday by a judge to convert their California drivers from independent contractors to employees doing that would force the companies to pay for overtime healthcare and other benefits. The ride hailing companies are expected to appeal the ruling though and the preliminary injunction could make Uber and lift halt services as they figure out how to comply with it. The case was brought by California officials to Enforce Assembly Bill Five, which says workers can only be considered contractors if they perform duties outside the usual course of a company's business. In, other news support CABLES FAILED ON A. Bridge that's part of the California bullet train project under construction. Madera County triggering in order to stop work a series of errors by contractors and consultants caused the cables to fail further delaying project. That's already years behind schedule that's according to hundreds of pages of documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times the documents show that the steel support snapped as a result of factors including neglect miss communications impossible design problems. Authorities have yet to finalize a plan to repair the bridge which was supposed to be completed in one year after construction began in two thousand, sixteen, the bridges part of Governor Gavin newsom plan for hundred and seventy one mile bullet train round from her said to Bakersfield. Finally, The Los Angeles Times Festival of books is going online this year as a result of the covid nineteen pandemic. The festival was postponed from April to October, and now the twenty fifth festival of books, stories and ideas will launch on October eighteenth unlike years past this year's event will take place over four weeks rather than two days. The Times will host author panels reading send other events. During that time, the full schedule will be announced in mid September for more details visit. L. A. Times. Slash Festival of books. For these stories and more visit. LA TIMES DOT COM.
How LAFC Made Los Angeles A Soccer City
"In for two all season true it's arguably the most anticipated game MLS history the wanders tomorrow night is the game that soccer fans organization because the fact that they've set all these records this season is even more remarkable if you consider that they've only been in the League for two seasons really driven this team in mentality and with play to heights that I think a lot of people felt like were impossible to reach in terms of okay so josh Elliott has done things this year that have just never been done before I think the best regular season we've ever seen from club see will face the galaxy in this new postseason format one win and you advance one loss and you're out this La rivalry it's only two years last la dodgers town the Lakers town but could be soccer town to from wondering and the Athletic Ninety eight galaxy had with eighty five goals in a season they lead every single offensive category in the league this year they were number one they also had the league low in the statistics numbers points left and right you see this team thriving and so I want to step back for a second and talk about L. AFC as so where does the L. AFC story began the story of AFC begins with the death of Cheese USA MLS Commissioner Don garber and outside Ed or tied they set the record for points winning the supporter shield their first trophy they tied a record that a lot of people thought would never be approached the nineteen AFC this team with celebrity owners a rabid fan base and a Mexican superstar that have set all sorts of records issue and all this has made almost immediately the people who became the driving force behind l. EMC said hey there's an opportunity here for us and she is a very famous club team in Mexico and the idea with them old but it's really intense and it's unlike anything we've seen in the league so far so today we're going to talk with the buttocks Josh Gross About Ellie new record thirty four this season he's the all time goalscorer for singles now with L. AFC he is just UNDERSCO Davidson it's Wednesday October twenty third and this is the lead it felt like aw in major league soccer there is the full time whistle on a historic afternoon for L.. AFC You can go up and down the list of the records they said I say this is our club but it never quite translated the league will be implementing a new strategy for the Los Angeles market which they were the second team in Los Angeles when they disappeared in two thousand fourteen goals conceded and you see that on the field and that's a direct correlation with their dominance no most every other category and they've of course been led by the incredible play of Carlos Villa lack bid for a hat-trick dairies bend to create like an American version of this famous Mexican team but it never really caught on exactly never caught on there were chiefs fans who also became fans of chief or so much I think there's a lot of that manufactured in America in the chiefs USA and the galaxy stories indicative of that so two thousand and fourteen Cheetahs Fold Aleksey and they had some rivalry moments there was some competition between the clubs on the field but it it never felt like in La Product at all owner Valley FC we don't use the word franchise we use the word club and we mean it he's an NBA guy he's doing data analysis for Espn about the NBA watches in Portland and so he felt like there's something real here you can engage a city engage a population that can really get behind the team so he's thing great was there is something about the emotion and the past we're not only business guys in a boardroom but were fans die hard fans who had the passion that a team like L. AFC needed Portland Trailblazers at the time that's where his love of soccer came from in the mls there are moments among some certainty why there's rivalry England's premium intercity joust never dims understand the history and the moments what what should we put forward in terms of what we're trying to say what we represent what should the team name be like literally the very beginnings of this thing and there was a couple of successful seasons that they had on the field but it never made any impact on the sporting community may always played second fiddle third maybe fourth fiddle to the fans would have never had a chance to sit in on any other sports franchise so there there's a pretty famous moment where they sent the group of their earliest supporters over to Germany certainly the the soccer culture in Portland Soccer City USA come out and shine in his first example of what America could be was born under his experience watching I'm fine people who have the same kind of idea that this is something that we can do we can bring in Los Angeles their whole ethos is collaborative and Germany and it's Kinda gets misconstrued of like Oh fans learn how to be fans by going over to Germany that's not how it was but the supporter culture is really the WHO is build a club that looks like a World Club a global club not an MLS club and essentially that also means the supporter culture has to be ingrained during the mission was go look at what this club is doing go look at what these fan base is doing now Dortmund is famous for having very passionate very passionate fans handle what's happening in Carson a fan base without a team a fan base without a team really and they included them in the collaboration process what should we look like from a color perspect- to really get off the ground and have any kind of meaning and they're actually listening to these fans it sounds like listening and and begging them to participate in meetings that immediately engaged the chiefs you have supporters who still exist who on their death bed will will never ever root for the galaxy there's just something about that they just can't yeah I think you'll see a lot of that sort of this force construction of a rivalry around MLS You know you look around the globe and you understand let doormat that's quite unique super high incline seats and so I think it was like we want to somehow replicate this in the city of Los Angeles what L. EMC is trying to as part of the club and it really is not just we're the club and you're the supporters and yeah we're GONNA come together on Game Day it's much more cohesive than that Sir Tom and as you mentioned some guys get an idea they see an opportunity you know the the main driving forces behind the early days Tom Penn who is now the president of L. FC in the no no leaders just everybody clapping and seeing but we gradually started incorporating more of an Italian or South American style with a Capo it gets this idea starts to build a kind of collaborative movement who are some of the people that he brings on board to help him with that the ownership group is a collaborative took club in Dortmund Roussy Dortmund who's one most famous clubs in Germany they sent their own fans over to Germany they sent their own fans over I just amongst the people who have money vested interest right I mean it's collaboration of how do we engage the population wash Angeles how do we bring that energy that was important to Los Angeles and so want to Madrid to CYO classical is one of the biggest matches in world football I look into why they're going to need so apparent and you don't have to dig much to find the real reasons why people teams that feel like you can be watching soccer in any corner of the world in Portland in one of those places we're very much an English style supporters culture Just mix of entertainment sports people you know they they really wanted to sort of have that celebrity pop you have figures like Magic Johnson just like girl I don't know what that means exactly but thank you please don't abduct me after this will Ferrell's in the largest reporter section in Europe it's known as the Yellow Wall Vast Yellow Wall nearly twenty five thousand fans stand behind the goal going to Portland Timbers Games and he's just kind of blown away at the support that they have any thinks there's an opportunity to create something like this in Los Angeles exactly he essentially is like he is all on board as one hundred percent in this he's in the stands screaming like the maniacs out there in the thirty to fifty two and then they were believing in this product they were building and then it seems like one really important decision that this leadership group ends up making is the location of the stadium and the design of the stadium so person who's involved I think what this team and what this entire movement is about as creating memories for Families Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm or players remember when go to anymore and Tom Pen and ownership group saw this is the perfect location for their stadium and they managed to pull it off this is the home of La Clippers during some of the darker days of the clippers franchise in Los Angeles this was a place that meant a lot as far as sports went but we were able to turn the Lakers around into a championship team we're going to do the same thing with this great soccer team L. AFC Tony Robbins was an early fun with him from what I remember in the early days at press conferences and things like that magic and I have a a little weekend club where we drive around Los Angeles on mini excavators okay as things happen on you know in South La and that particular corner of MLK and hoover rundown it was not really a place where people wanted out he's actually invested he really wants club to move forward and be a part of the city and he's an SC guy no one was really playing a role here they were being themselves it's you know fourteen miles from downtown Los Angeles and that's not the slamming what's happening in Carson or anything else it's a great location it's a historic fight beautiful beautiful soccer stadium built specifically for that purpose in a part of Los Angeles that I think people would have felt like why would I want to go down there history I mean the sports arena was opened in the late fifties Mohammed Ali fought their ears clay entering the ring in Los Angeles California. I mean you're talking to step on the pitch it's beautiful but more importantly be that kid again every day when you walk in every game you walk into the Stadium Bank of California Stadium is a wide open facility it feels very airy and bright feels new but not overbearing it has plenty of Bank of California stadium is on the grounds of the old sports arena which is right next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum really important part of La Sporting culture he's on broadcasts just relentless energy drive where does it come from I think it comes from Draymond Green. Tom Was a Portland based guy and he was working for the for new stadium which they've now couched as the Cathedral of soccer in Los Angeles so you just described the stadium a little bit and what it's like to be there for a game in piece of what the entire experiment was we're going to bring this really unique diverse community together how can we do that we have to have a place where they can congregate and that was bank of color occasion for boxing and there's been plenty of amazing moments for soccer and now the chargers play there in the NFL but it doesn't feel like Los Angeles and I think that was bells and whistles really but it doesn't feel that way it's not ostentatious any kind of sense the stadium does have nice areas there's a bar area with this Lazy Little Pool that have you know but it doesn't feel segregated any kind of way it all flows together you can walk around the ring of the stadium entirely the thing that struck me most from my earliest experiences there was close to downtown though and that was one of the that is one of the criticisms of the L. A. Galaxy is that they play very far from from downtown Los Angeles Yeah one of the pieces of the league they would they would kind of entertain the the media and fans at these hilarious press conferences we got will Farrell we got welfare eh early on was if you're GonNa do this if you're going to build the stadium it's important that it's in the urban center the Cultural Center of the city and Carson where the galaxy play is not it's a suburb feel that way especially what's happening the north end in the thirty to fifty to the thirty to fifty junction with the League but you know they are very keen on understanding that we represent all the best things of the city city together and I must say that supporters section Kinda looks like a huge party the whole game I mean nobody sits down for the entire match totally discreet way to get in touch with the real doctor who can prescribe real medication with Roman you can get a free online evaluation in ongoing care for E. D. mm-hmm experience it's absolutely city coming together sitting together celebrating this this team together I've been going to sporting events in Los Angeles my entire life and it doesn't that regardless of what neighborhood you live in Los Angeles you are sitting next to someone in the stands who either lives that neighborhood or live somewhere else in the city but you're all part of the scene choose the Los Angeles Football Club Supporters Group they're actually their own independent group separate from the team they govern themselves they have elections you know it's very much in the mould it's a big party and it's much more flowing free wheeling and fun now passions run high and things happen and if have supporters groups that you see around the world and why are they called the thirty to fifty two they are called the thirty to fifty two because that is purportedly the number of seats in the North End I think the number of seats technically early with someone that I think people really early on to like Oh what's the Will Ferrell doing around here and then you get the sense of he's just not a name or a face he's just not lending sort of his person Oh this is your home Peter Guber extremely well known executive in Hollywood associated with Golden State Warriors in La Dodgers and welfare of course welfare will will ferrell please a little bit different but maybe that's it was mapped out of his thirty to fifty two and so they sort of adopted that it's the spirit of all of us in this section together we represent the there are moments where their tempers flare up this is policed in house it really is thirty to fifty two governments itself in conjunction with the team let's talk about the team a little bit their first signing is certainly their most famous and best player cordless failure he used to be tough to tackle but now there's Roman complete an online visit today to connect with the doctor and take care of it go to get Roman dot com slash the lead is brought to you by Roman there are some things we avoid talking about because they're just uncomfortable in maybe all from the comfort and privacy of your own home if the doctor determines medication is appropriate for you Roman will ship it to you with free two day shipping I think he felt a responsibility recognizing that he is the best player on this team so the other leader of this team is the coach Bob Bradley who opens there and there's a beautiful sweets and all sorts of things that you would expect I've heard that there's like a bar or nightclub section up high to or a Lotta the celebrities to get started get Roman dot com slash lead Mexico who has all the pressure of the world on him to perform and doesn't seem to care doesn't seem to care about performing for anyone let alone himself with an edge of yeah very mellow and Bob Bradley was the coach of AFC wasn't immediately voicing the captainship unveil he kind of pass it around Ashley lead to get a free online visit and free two day shipping that's get Roman dot com slash L. E. A. D. for a free visit one of effort and yet he's beating people around the edge he's dribbling past people and he's lofting these gorgeous passes and knocking in these left-footed goals that are just incredible but everything because we're afraid there might not be an answer to our problem eady is one of those things but with Roman is easy to talk about Roman is a simple safe and the game feeling that collectively we we dictate the terms of the game was we created chances when you come off the field so you have seen this isn't a story you didn't read the athlete it stays with you parents there's certainly a nightclub section afterwards on a game night when they win which is most most nights that that stadium you have long lines to get in it does not so different than Hollywood different places but quickly it settled on villa and I think he welcomed that this was not an attitude that he would have had an in Europe this was
Episode Three: March
"Hi this is Sandra Tsing. Loh due to the sudden startling effects of the corona virus are previously scheduled March episode of sleepless in Los Angeles. The party edition has been postponed to at the very earliest April twentieth and then continuing updates from the CDC in its place yours in emergency shortened unedited to be honest somewhat hastily put together episode of the Lowlife Corona Virus Edition from my bunker two years for you to listen to safely in your home as we like to say. Don't touch that dial literally. Don't touch it for those new to this podcast. Which are almost all of you because our podcast is only in its third month. Also and my particular demographic range what I call the Amy Kluber shower years complete with knee boots. So many of my friends have been saying how exciting yours will. Be the first podcast. I listened to where do I get it? And I'll say apple itunes Pandora's stitcher really that's blueberry spelled without ease newbury and. I think something called diesel diesel. Isn't that Frank Zappa Aslan say? My cheeks flushing. Although I have to say in this day and age it might be nice to have something. That's not viral. Let slow our podcast distribution down anyway. Typically in making this podcast I would go out amongst interesting people. I would visit them in person. I would interact with them and bring you. A masterfully edited account. This month's March episode specifically was to feature amongst other things a festive lunch with everyone loves Raymond co-creator net food star Bill Rosenthal of the show. Somebody feed bill plus a madcap. Elaine stritch party. I threw at my own house for Alexandra. Jacobs Excellent News. Stritch biography still here picture a party featuring caftans a ladies who lunch sing along vodka steers and as would be living in. The car allows who tell in the glamorous WASPA- fashion finger sandwiches you sandwiches that bill from time ten years ago only God English sandwiches we served finger sandwiches on wonder bread. Of course they just flew. Was My house ground zero which is kind of the way we're thinking now isn't it? That movie is flashing through our minds. Were wondering that last weekend in February did go to Costco trion. Some sunglasses get a meatball sample. Take to the massage. Chair sneeze my nose REM I. It's like that trailer from the movie contagion by the way which I recommend do not watch it I mean yes I'm old enough to remember. Gas rationing in the Reagan Years Remember. Oh the panic of only being able to get guests every other day based on the last digit of your license plate even or odd. Oh the long lines at the pump. Ma'am this episode much worse than that. This is the bad science fiction movie come to life but of course part of the toll of this pandemic is not just physiological but psychological. We're all going through these Kubler. Ross stages denial anger bargaining depression acceptance. There's panic tedium emotional confusion self-loathing fatalism. So ill prepared for this one day. You're serious thoughts may alternate with these totally trivial thoughts. And you notice that and you feel even worse. Indeed since you're not going to be able to go to therapy this week about your therapist. The most GERMOPHOBIC personal live. They probably left the country already. But anyway we're going to spend fifteen minutes here on do this together. It's a free therapy session. We're going to start with the first Kubler. Ross stage denial beginning of course with our president which I'll try to limit my remarks on with just take too much time anyway. Remember on the second Super Tuesday where do to corona virus concerns Joe Biden cancelled rally like in Ohio and yet in any way. Trump accused Biden of not really wanting to have the rally anyway because rallies aren't really biden strong suit and I remember thinking fine true. So what wouldn't it be great if all our politicians stopped having rallies who wants to rally anyway. Why do political candidates need to do that? Just run the country. I don't want Joe Biden to have to go anywhere. Just stay tanned rested and ready in your Hypo allergenic bubble. I like how Biden's been sweeping states. He didn't even visit vote by mail. Us Amazon. Brian. But it on the visa take it easy all that door knocking we did in twenty sixteen. I phoned bank for Hillary amongst warm bottles of dishonor water and sweaty tubs clumpy Hamas. I like this way. Better fewer marches. It's the more reliable older panicked vote but of course on a more personal level now came all are acquaintances cancellation emails due to an abundance of caution. So many things. We forgot even happening the nonprofit branch the fundraiser a poetry reading. That's right this is going to sound terrible but this one friend of ours. She's you know she lives alone. Jesus Bernie supporter. She's always constructing these impossible events anyway and she's always so hysterical so panicky until stricken. I mean this case. She was so hysterical about her poetry. Reading event being cancelled leading one to experience. Something called CORONA DOUBT. While you're thinking was the cancellation due to the corona virus or the fact that apparently not a ton of US under EU BY LIST. When it to drive two hours to that warehouse gallery to hear you do your poetry and folk music group that you're with even though apparently it was a benefit for get out the vote which we don't have to do anymore. The vote is out. You're thinking I'm not sure you would have drawn more than five people arguably your poetry reading would have been one of the world's safest places and that's truly shitty a terrible too but now the reality start seeping in at Equinox I. I'm excited. I get into spinning class easily. There's really good parking as I enter the club. I slowly become obsessed. The trailer of the movie contagion does flash before my eyes which I told you not to watch because I did now. I can't stop thinking about it instead of waving key club. I now have to check in with my phone. I have to scroll and wipe with my finger to check in. We pass a parking ticket back and forth now. I am clutching. Be handrails of a bike next to a sniffling person. Afterwards while stretching a nice trainer comes by to offer me a towel with his hand followed by a trip to the drinking fountain let me untwisted dials of a locker and then open and close the door to a steam room in hand pump soap bottom line due to an abundance of caution due to the corona virus. I should no longer go to the gym. Hurrah that's something we might call Corona VI- Freud but now the state of emergency is called. Apparently the responsible thing to do is to self quenching by going home and going back to bed which I'm typically all four in any case. Happy to go back to bed for my country. Even for the planet back when global warming was concern. Remember like ten years ago apparently even when doing the Eko math carbon offsets aside traveling consuming energy consuming meat even consuming plant burgers with their thirty six thousand mystery ingredients. It's not so good. Turns out the best thing for our planet is to use gravity to fall gently forward into a pile of dead leaves and become compost. I'm not kidding sides. I think that something I might be good at but now of course at home making stew. That's what we've been doing making stew. Now comes the twenty four seven news cycling and now slowly. Don's the understanding that aside from one's own trivial concerns. This is going to be really bad for a lot of people not just the contagion but the economic side of it. The people who are going to get laid off losing their jobs because they can't work remotely now comes to terrible economic slowdown and in fact. Yes the plunging stock market. Here's the bad thing you know. During the first couple years of the trump presidency we democrats roundly complaining and Bemoaning Justifiably. Everything trump was went immigration policies building. The Wall the Supreme Court Justices Roe versus Wade. My menopausal girlfriends and I were in a panic about it even though we haven't made eggs in years our biggest fear for our children is that they won't give us grandchildren but this is not to belittle the importance of reproductive rights but that was nothing compared with the claw nic fear. That's like the Cou- thaw nick. Fear of seeing the stock market. Plunge taking all of our money with it and that's the terrible thing to admit does a Democrat. I care about human rights and immigration rights and women's rights in the minimum wage medicare for many. At least but I also care about my knee about my nest egg. I'm sorry and seeing that hurts and now of course comes the next Kubler. Ross stage anger. I'm angry at myself that I am so shallow but of course I'm Oso more angry at president trump because now of course we have time to stay at home and read every news outlet to make charts. The pandemic map is practically on the wall of my bedroom. We can make the full time line. We become corona virus scholars. We can see specifically trump did up for C. Said it was like the flu? It will miraculously blow over. There was all that handshaking Merrill Lago and then Hello Mike Pence. Then trump went golfing corona virus golfing and whereas Malania by the way whereas Malania. Obviously anger is much longer category. But we only have fifteen minutes in this podcast. Bringing us to the third Kubler Ross Stage Ari Guinea. We all are gonNA have to face what we're going to have to give up okay. So there's been the the pain of sports Broadway shows closing restaurants closing. We're thinking visit two weeks four weeks. Is it eight weeks? I have a book tour starting in June for my book the Man Woman and Roomba. Maybe maybe not who knows where we'll be in June but at least it is a book. Perhaps books will come back. People will go back to reading books. My seventeen year old was going to be in. Pippin opening this week. One of the players a highschool turning point but of course they're gonNA fight on and do it again when it safe. The amazing theater teacher has told them. Just keep on rehearsing rehearse at home at another interesting possibly unnerving turn at home home pippen. Well at least. My team has a goal with all this time free amongst other productive activities. I could be working on editing. Aforementioned March podcast editing all that great material typically I loaded into garage band and added at which can take twenty to forty hours. Because I'm not really good at cutting and pasting but here's the problem. I did catch something on a plane. A couple of weeks ago from Rhode Island. Okay so I'm already an anxious flyer to begin with. It's not just during the turbulence when I sweat and cry and hang onto my arm rests. I mean plane travel has become particularly cruel now Newark. They're like forty gates. You have to traverse without a people mover. I've just started bringing those little cards that go by like a little old lady. I just step on them even when they're in motion. And when you make these connections it's a ninety minute. Flight on a puddle jumper. No food run to your gate. Then you're five hours on another flight with a very limited menu and then they run out of food and then instead of the Burger. The mystery rap you've to get the mystery Polish sausage so will do anything to pass time on a plane United Magazine. I'll do those pseudo coups over and over. Sometimes I'll do this one's I watched the book club for the Third Time just going East and oh I don't know sitting this time next to a guy who was wiping down every surface around was sniffling and wiping things down including his screen and his armrest seat buckle and he gave me a wipe and I started weapon. Gun My screen. You know and I go. You know usually the Games are really shitty on united and I just thought I would try one. I would try one game just when we were just getting ready to take off called Mahjong Solitaire. What can Mahjong Solitaire me? When I looked at the picture was so confusing. I go on never figured this out and I'm GonNa say the deep Asian Chinese brain from some abacus culture so ice slowly myself to do this and the next thing. I knew played Mahjong. Solitaire spied solid hours. Which is all I do know. Play Mahjong Solitaire. Computer on my phone on my tablet which could qualify as raw stage before the kind of depression. Listen to the music soon theme. Oh yes that lacking of tiles that satisfying when scoring so now of course my partner comes into the bedroom enhancing. My phone turns out there. Three missed phone calls from my daughter. Mattie nineteen sophomore in art at UC Santa Barbara. 'cause I've been so busy charging all my devices to play much exalted. I was away from my phone but now she had gone to the hospital. Why because she says would you in Dad? You're the elderly at fifty eight Early you know. That's the thing our youth. They're not the most at risk but they do worry. They've seen a lot of the walking dead. They're checking web. Md All the time although there's an upside. Her roommate thinks that now that the elderly will be staying home. Bernie will get more of the vote. I disappear of that. We vote by mail. Now is all GonNa work out but I sent. She needs me to say something comforting which brings us. I guess the final Kubler Ross stage at least for the moment acceptance in a what we may not be living in a country with the best political leaders but it could be worse. Why don't we lived in a country with a some sort of radical religious order where they believed very heavily? App An afterlife. They said this pestilence is just a scourge for all our sins et CETERA ET CETERA. Blah Blah. I mean at least in capitalism. They need us to stay alive to buy the stuff so in love. They're bumbling way trump with the Walmart and the target and the CVS try their best as they can to keep us alive and you know and as of this very moment it's still kind of a first world pandemic situation in some third world countries like an Africa. The women have to get it and forage for firewood every day putting their lives at risk. Here we have a full pantry. Stater brothers I got some pinwheel flank stakes impulse. Buy a when I'm ever going to have these again. But that tops. The cases of protein drinks. I've already been stockpiling from Costco. Why because I'm fat so here we are for the moment. We've got those wonderful videos. Those wonderful Italian people singing. We have read a Wilson's isolation playlist. Baby it's baby's first pandemic and we have four games and then we also have home pippen. Were going join us? Leave your chance to join us. The trees to sound were GonNa waste on our two or three or four or seventy or ninety newly less. Today's transmission may save. Wash your hands do this board games and due to social isolation but not emotional isolation. We'll talk soon.