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Golden State Political Roundup, LACMA Campus, New Privacy Data Law

Published December 6, 2019 at 2:25 PM PST
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The LACMA itself is a work of art
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The LACMA itself is a work of art

State of Affairs

State of Affairs is our weekly peek at politics in the Golden State. This week:  Senator Kamala Harris is out of the presidential race. We'll look at what went wrong and what happens next. Meanwhile - as impeachment proceedings continue, a look at who's winning in the court of public opinion.


  • Jack Pitney, Roy P Crocker professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College
  • Rachel Vansickle Ward, a professor of politics and gender at Pitzer College

Aliso Canyon Safety Report

California has been looking to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels like coal and oil and rely more on clean alternatives like wind and solar. For some time now, natural gas has been marketed asat the “bridge” fuel that can help us make that transition. But the Aliso Canyon gas disaster in 2015 threw that into doubt. A broken well at the underground gas storage field near Porter Ranch caused the nation’s largest uncontrolled release of natural gas. And THAT put gas storage under the regulatory microscope. A trial – of sorts – of Southern California Gas Company’s operation of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field started yesterday. 


  • Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure correspondent 

California's New Privacy Data Law

California’s new online privacy law, AB 375, goes into effect Jan 2020. It’s been a long time coming and online users can expect a barrage of emails from network services like Facebook, Amazon and Google about updated terms of service.


  • Laurel Rosenhall, wrote about it for CalMatters

You can read the article here.

LACMA Campus

Los Angeles County Museum of Art inched closer to finalizing its plans for a multi-million dollar renovation and redesign, one piece that includes a gallery that spans over Wilshire Blvd. However, the museum is far from raising enough to fund the project.


  • Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times

Food Friday: Disneyland Holiday Treats

It’s Christmas time at Disneyland again which means festive activities, fun décor and themed food. For all the best dishes, we speak with Sarah Pineda, Assistant producer for the KPCC/LAist community engagement team, who went to Disneyland to try them all out.


  • Sarah Pineda, Assistant producer for the KPCC/LAist community engagement team

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Weekend Preview

Tiny art prevails at the latest Giant Robot show. Holiday boat parades ship off around SoCal. The Troubies present their annual Christmas mashup, this one featuring Carole King. Plus, a totally tuba-lar concert, a festival of holiday ales, Agnès Varda's final film, a Hecho in LA holiday market and the last CicLAvia of the year.


  • Leo Duran, Take Two

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