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The LA Report is your daily update on the top news stories in the L.A. region, brought to you by the reporters and editors of LAist and KPCC, LA's top NPR station.

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The LA Report is produced 7 days a week. New weekday episodes drop at 6:00am and 4:00pm PT. If you have any suggestions or feedback, or know something we should cover, email us.

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

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    L.A. County reports nearly 16,000 new COVID cases in past four days. Plus: Monkeypox in Sacramento, UC abuser settlement, and more – The P.M. Edition
    What's happening today: L.A. County reports close to 16,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past four days; Health officials in Sacramento County say they've identified a possible case of monkeypox; The University of California is paying $374M in its latest settlement with hundreds of alleged victims of former UCLA gynecologist and oncologist James Heaps; LAPD SWAT officer is under investigation after "happy hunting" comment during armed stand-off; Anaheim City Council is to discuss pending sale of Angels Stadium and surrounding land; The state water resources control board to vote on whether to ban the watering of decorative lawns at commercial, industrial and institutional sites; This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Watchdog commission to hold first public hearing today in full scale investigation into deputy gangs. Plus: nursing facility COVID outbreaks, water conservation efforts, and more – The Morning Edition
    Here's your morning news: Civilian commission watchdog to hold first public hearing today in full scale investigation into deputy gangs; L.A. County reported nearly two dozen new COVID outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities in the past week; Stock market remains volatile amid rising inflation and recession concerns; Newsom: if local water conservation measures fall short, California could be forced to enact mandatory restrictions; As L.A. tries to move away from fossil fuels, green hydrogen is one solution public officials are exploring. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu resigns amid Angels Stadium corruption probe. Plus: Monkeypox, kids' COVID boosters, and more – The P.M. Edition
    What's happening today: Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has resigned amid corruption probe; L.A. healthcare providers on alert as more states report potential cases of monkeypox; CDC recommending third dose of Pfizer vaccine for children ages five to eleven; VGP: Will my vote be counted if I write in a candidate who is not running for a particular seat?; Mayor Garcetti and L.A. Civil Rights Department to hold anti-hate vigil in acknowledgement of Laguna Woods and Buffalo, New York shootings. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Long Beach now offering Pfizer booster doses to kids five to eleven. Plus: Voting registration deadline, abortion services demand, and more – The Morning Edition
    Here's your morning news: Monday May 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7 primary; Long Beach now offering Pfizer booster doses to kids five to eleven; L.A. City Council looking for ways to respond to an increase in demand for abortion services; O.C. Taiwanese-American community held press conference this weekend; Rolling power outages, smoky air, orange skies could be a preview of what's to come this summer; California's once dwindling monarch butterfly population making big comeback; Actor Greg Brollante to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Hidden Curriculum: The challenge of getting a college education while balancing work and family – The Sunday Edition
    In this Sunday edition: On today's show, we continue with our "Hidden Curriculum" series. Higher education reporter Julia Barajas talks to parents who fought their way to a college education – all while balancing the challenges of work and family. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    With the help of Public Enemy's Chuck D, UCLA plans to become the world's "leading center for hip-hop studies” – The Weekend Edition
    In this weekend edition: UCLA wants to become the world's "leading center for hip-hop studies.” The university has launched a Hip Hop Initiative – that will include a book series, community programs, and postdoctoral fellowships. Rapper Chuck D, co-founder of the rap group Public Enemy, is the program's first artist-in-residence. Anthropology professor Samy Alim is spearheading the initiative, and says the program will invite an examination not just of the music, but of the culture that birthed it. Recently on AirTalk, host Austin Cross spoke with Alim and Chuck D about the vision for the program, and the lasting impact of hip hop. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Amid rise in COVID cases, L.A. County health officials have extend transportation mask mandate. Plus: The flu season returns, staying safe in wildfires, and more – The P.M. Edition
    What's happening today: Amid rise in COVID cases, L.A. County health officials have extend transportation mask mandate for another 30 days; County Public Health says it is seeing an unusually high amount of flu activity for this time of year; Wildfires are occurring more frequently – here's how to stay safe; Federal judge overseeing lawsuit over L.A. homelessness policies delays okay of settlement that involves only the city; Effort to pass new firearm restrictions on film sets stalls in Sacramento. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    L.A. County elevates risk level amid rise in COVID transmissions. Plus: California Condors' comeback, Chapelle tackler's murder charge, and more – The Morning Edition
    Here's your morning news: Amid rise in COVID transmissions L.A. County re-enters medium level of community transmission; California condors, once on the brink of extinction, are making a comeback; Man accused of tackling Dave Chapelle at Hollywood Bowl facing attempted murder charge in separate case; In DTLA, the renovation of Pershing Square may begin in coming months; Just one week left for the Renaissance Pleasure Fair at the Santa Fe Dam. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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