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Ring Doorbells And Law Enforcement, The Massacre That Almost Happened in Pasadena, Millennial Adults Living At Home

Published August 29, 2019 at 10:33 AM PDT
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President Trump's border wall prototypes are seen from Tijuana in Baja California state, Mexico, on Monday. Trump has said he may invoke emergency powers to build a border wall if Congress doesn't agree to his demand for funding.

We look at how law enforcement is using video from Ring Internet-connected doorbells. Plus, more Millennials in California are living at home with their parents.

Charter Regulations

Public school and charter school advocates have come together on a statewide compromise on charters. Going forward, local districts will have greater control in the opening and oversight of charter schools.


  • Pedro Noguera, UCLA

Remain in Mexico Policy

California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein have filed a joint letter with other members of Congress asking the Trump administration to stop the so-called Remain in Mexico policy. Now called the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, by the White House the rule blocks asylum seekers - who argue their lives are threatened in their home countries— from staying in the US while they await court hearings and must instead stay south of the border until their cases are called.


  • Molly O'Toole, immigration reporter with the Los Angeles Times who has been writing about this

Ring Video Doorbells and Law Enforcement

Since 2013, Ring's Internet-connected doorbells have captured everything from package thieves to stray animals, sending a live-streamed video to the owner's smartphone. Over the years, the company has teamed up with police forces to streamline access to certain videos, but up until recently, it wasn't clear just how many departments took part in a partnership. Well, we now know that number: more than 400, including 31 in California. 


  • Drew Harwell, Washington Post

Millennial Adults Living at Home 

Staying at home — nearly forty percent of California's 18- to 34-year-olds still live with their parents. That's not a shock to anyone with adult children struggling to afford rent here. After all, the median price of a house in LA County, as of July, is $635 thousand dollars -- an all-time high. But what's it like to date when you're in your twenties and still living at home? And where do you get intimate if mom and dad are just down the hall? As part of our California Dream project, Cal Matters reporter Matt Levin asked younger Californians how they're adapting to this new normal.

Throwback Thursday: Pasadena Plaque

If you've strolled through Pasadena just off of Colorado and Fair Oaks, on Mills Place, you may have come across a historical plaque that reads: "In 1885, a fire at this site destroyed a laundry establishment owned by Chinese settlers." Seems straightforward, but it's anything but. 


  • Robert Petersen, The Hidden History of Los Angeles podcast

Trump in Hollywood

Before he was President Trump, Donald Trump was the quintessential New Yorker -- a real estate mogul who was also tabloid fodder. Then came his reality TV hit, The Apprentice, which brought him national fame. And the rest, as they say, is history. But long before Trump became President, he was trying to make inroads in Hollywood. That's the subject of Los Angeles Magazine's September cover feature.


  • Allen Salkin, Los Angeles Magazine
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