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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    FUNDRAISIN IN THE SUN

    Elon Musk scraps a tunnel plan! LA is increasing speed limits on 100 miles of streets! Melyda Corado's family is suing the LAPD! Jose Huizar is now in trouble involving a school fundraiser! Herb Wesson might replace Mitch Englander with a former councilman who is often armed! LAPD are giving jaywalkers vests! Alex Villanueva fired 16 members of Sheriff's Department leadership! And LA legalizes sidewalk vending! Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about all of these things and somehow more.

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    ROAD DIET TO PERDITION

    LA things we're thankful for! Scott digs into turnout numbers on his blog! Local pro-car activists exploit a horrible tragedy to kill bike lanes! New Sheriff Alex Villanueva immediately burns his supporters! Richelle Huizar quits her race! Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk about all this and more.

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    SEEDY 14

    Alissa, Scott, and Hayes say a prayer of thanks that we didn't get HQ2, dig into the latest news/rumors about Jose Huizar and what it means that he stepped down from the PLUM Committee, debate what to rename the trains, and eulogize the California GOP.

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    FIGHT FIRE WITH CONTEXT-SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT

    The fires in Thousand Oaks and Malibu: how do we prevent this from happening again? Austin Beutner's plan to split up LAUSD: is that going to happen? And Alissa, Scott, and Hayes welcome ANNE ORCHIER from NOlympics to talk about their new poll and possible next steps to stop the Games from ruining the city.

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    ELECTION FALLOUT RUNDOWN

    Alissa, Scott and Hayes sift through the rubble of Tuesday's election with some of the biggest stories: Prop 10, Alex Villanueva, the public bank, Prop 6, Kevin de Leon, Prop 5, and more. Plus: Jose Huizar's office getting raided by the FBI!

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    LAKE SHOW

    Who is Fix the City, the group suing LA over the Expo Line housing plan? Why did an LAPD assistant chief resign suddenly? What kinds of people are leaving LA? Which stadium owners supports which candidates for Inglewood Mayor? And why did a scooter company sue Beverly Hills?

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    THE DOLLAR PURPLE

    The answer to where Beverly Hills got all the money for the Purple Line protests! A Sheriff's Department And 1: profiling drivers on the 5 and being forced to name clique members by a judge! A giant slate of candidates for LAUSD District 5! Jose Huizar is sued for discrimination! And presidential candidates take an interest in local races! Plus: a game!

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    THE LAST VOTER GUIDE EPISODE

    Alissa, Scott, and Hayes cover Koreatown bar shakedowns and a settlement for USC sexual assault victims, then dig into the ballot. We endorse four more props at the county and city level, and hash out a couple of difficult items on the ballot to get to an endorsement (or no endorsement). Check out our full voter guide at lawebsite.net.

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    SCRUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS

    A "student" "walkout" in Beverly Hills over the Purple Line! A typhus outbreak in Downtown LA! A city councilmember bails on his job in the middle of his term! A fraudulent robocall from the Yes on 6 campaign! And the conclusion of Prop, Lock and Drop It (for the state props)!

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    HUIZAR: THE BLUE ALBUM

    Scott and Hayes talk about the end of the celebrity burglar reign of terror, LASD's racially-charged traffic stop campaign, and a little trouble for two different City Councilmembers. Then Alissa and Hayes travel to UCLA to interview State Senator SCOTT WIENER about his many plans for getting LA and the rest of California to build more housing.

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