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Mayor's budget, Bell scandal update, mapping bike accidents and more

Published April 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM PDT
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FILE - This March 9, 2011 file image shows former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo listens in court in Los Angeles. Rizzo, who masterminded a corruption scheme that paid exorbitant salaries to city officials, pleaded no contest, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, to all 69 charges brought against him.
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FILE - This March 9, 2011 file image shows former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo listens in court in Los Angeles. Rizzo, who masterminded a corruption scheme that paid exorbitant salaries to city officials, pleaded no contest, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, to all 69 charges brought against him.

Today on the show, we'll start with a look at Mayor Garcetti's new budget. Then, in San Diego, deportation holds drop after TRUST Act goes into effect. Plus, the Colorado River can turn deadly for self-guided adventurers, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps comes out of retirement, A new city mapping project by MIT looks at which city streets have the most bike accidents, plus much more.

For a look at some of the details, we're joined by KPCC's Crime and Politics Reporter Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton, KPCC's politics reporter.
Students at an elementary school in South Central LA are still waiting to hear back from Mayor Garcetti after they all wrote letters voicing concerns about their community.
In California, the number of people that local law enforcement turns over for deportation is on a sharp decline, most recently after a state law went into effect in January.
Michael Phelps, the 22-time Olympic medalist, is set to compete at the Arena Grand Prix Series in Arizona in less than two weeks.
Google. They're on the web, on our phones, they're in our glasses... and soon they could be taking over our skies, with drones.
The NFL Draft is coming up in less than a month. Teams will put years of scouting, interviews and evaluations on the line and select college players they hope will develop into productive pros...or maybe into stars.
Although there have been reports of the IRS cutting down on audits, it doesn’t mean that they won’t come after you.
Music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard talk about new music from Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry, Glen David Andrews, Santana and David Bisbal.
Researchers at MIT's Media Lab plotted every single bike accident in L.A. for 2012. Which street do you think had the most bike accidents?
Robert Rizzo, the man who became infamous in the City of Bell corruption scandal, was sentenced yesterday to 33 months in federal prison on tax fraud charges.
Last week, the Centinela Valley school board placed district superintendent Jose Fernandez on paid leave after The Daily Breeze reported that his contract brought his 2013 earnings to a whopping $663,000.
The suspension last month of three Democrats from the California Senate has put a new focus on ethics inside the capitol. Lawmakers have proposed dozens of new bills, and staffers have taken more ethics training.
Last month a 31-year-old Oregon man died when his kayak capsized on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. He was one of about seven thousand river runners who each year opt to go without a guide.
The new discount supermarket sparked fears that it would devastate local small businesses; 13 months later, some businesses are thriving while others struggle.
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