LA Podcast

LA Podcast

A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed's Alissa Walker.

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    WHILE YOU WERE SWEEPING

    A new set of sweeps in Echo Park and Hollywood. LA City Council abandons outreach-based encampment cleanups. Nury Martinez is sworn in as City Council President. And Metro puts forward its NextGen bus plan.

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    BIDEN OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW

    Garcetti endorses Biden and a machine is activated. At least 50 people who are homeless are cleared out of Sepulveda Basin, along with several other sweeps. Garcetti and the Trump administration approach a quiet deal on homelessness. And Newsom's budget is out, along with an endorsement of SB50, which got some changes.

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    MOORE THAN WORDS

    The LAPD lets us know they're on high alert after Trump's killing of General Soleimani. Chief Michel Moore has words for hit-and-run drivers. Sheriff Alex Villanueva is disappointed in the media online. And SB50 is back on the table.

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    LET'S YEAR IT FOR THE BOY

    A decade of high rents in LA. An environmental review of the Clippers arena in Inglewood comes out. And Alissa, Scott, and Hayes look at the most representative stories of the year, evaluate their wishes from last year, and make some new ones.

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    BOISE DON'T CRY

    The Sheriff's department opens a very invasive investigation on a movie producer-turned-activist! Weed entrepreneurs are mad about the application process for city licenses! Property owners are using a new mechanism to kick out tenants! LA and the Trump Administration plan their next moves after the Supreme Court declines to review Martin vs. Boise! And the Mayor of Inglewood gets accused of harassment and abusive conduct! Alissa, Scott and Hayes discuss these things.

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    TUTOR WINDOW, TUTOR WALL

    Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk about an LA general contractor with some recent money issues, a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the closure of LA's board and care homes, Alissa's list of how cities failed us this decade, plus some good news and LA's most underrated museums.

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    SORRY FOR YOUR LAHSA

    The chair of an air quality board scoffs at the Flyaway bus, the head of LAHSA steps down, Councilman John Lee goes on a tear, Trump appoints a homelessness czar who specializes in camps, and LA takes the case for arresting people who are homeless to the Supreme Court -- Alissa, Scott and Hayes discuss all this and more.

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    WHAT, ME NURY?

    Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about snow, Thanksgiving traffic, emergency shelters, Herb Wesson stepping down as Council President, the percent of City Council votes that are unanimous, Wesson's latest campaign ad, a cancelled bus shelter contract, a new wrinkle in the Huizar saga, and that vacancy rate report.

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    WHOSE LANE IS IT ANYWAY?

    Scott and Hayes talk to the great JESSICA MEANEY of Investing in Place on the need and the path to building out a network of dedicated bus lanes all over the city. But first: a series of homelessness columns by Steve Lopez and a study about vacant units.

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    ASSISTANT OF A DOWN

    Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about the CA Dem Convention, the evolving status of street vendors, the new phase of the Marciano Union protest, the #PayUpHollywood movement, a new buck-passing anti-homelessness proposal, and the tragedy at Saugus High in Santa Clarita.

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