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A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Scott Frazier, Matt Tinoco and Curbed's Alissa Walker.

24 Hour Port-y People
#196
Last Monday at 12:26 PM

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Headlines:

We’re sorry’: L.A. moves to make amends for wrongs committed against Indigenous peopleA son’s troubles, financial desperation brought USC dean, Mark...


Emergency MRT Special
10/14/2021

Another LA Councilmember is hit with a federal indictment. Mark Ridley-Thomas, one of the most prominent politicians in Los Angeles, now faces charges of conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Scott Frazier presents the spooky allegations. Listener beware!


"Spanglish" on Thirty Mile Zone, Episode #23
10/13/2021

Thirty Mile Zone is the LA Podcast movie club. We are interrogating classic and obscure LA movies to try to better comprehend the image of our city that Hollywood exports to audiences near and far. 

Watch along with us: The next Thirty Mile Zone release is on October 27: "The Neon Demon"

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Jagged Little Spill
#195
10/11/2021

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Headlines:

What should we expect running into the 2022 election for LA County Sheriff?A large oil spill off the coast of Orange Count...


Herding Katz
#194
10/04/2021

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Headlines:

Fatal police shootings in Santa Ana, Long Beach, and El Sereno. On Sunday, LA Sheriff's Deputies shot and killed a man in St...


"Singin' In The Rain" on Thirty Mile Zone, Episode #22
09/29/2021

Thirty Mile Zone is the LA Podcast movie club. We are interrogating classic and obscure LA movies to try to better comprehend the image of our city that Hollywood exports to audiences near and far. 

Watch along with us: The next Thirty Mile Zone release is on October 13: "Spanglish"

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Kevin Can Go Fund Himself
#193
09/27/2021

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Headlines:

Judge Carter's court order to shelter everyone on Skid Row turned town by 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. LA County...


Just the Vaxxed, Ma'am
#192
09/20/2021

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Headlines:

What's the future of the public employee vaccine mandates?The LAPD's secret meeting to talk about the South Central bombing.What an an...


"Like Crazy" on Thirty Mile Zone, Episode #21
09/15/2021

Now publishing in the main feed every other week on Wednesday! Thirty Mile Zone is the LA Podcast movie club - we are interrogating the canon of LA movies to try to better understand how the city's signature industry, and audiences worldwide, see us.

Watch along with us: The next Thirty Mile Zone release is on September 29: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, and Donald O'Connor in "Singin' In The Rain."


The Elder Doomscrolls
#191
09/13/2021

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Headlines:

The recall election is imminent.Jose Huizar says he did nothing wrong.The o...


Life In The Bass Lane
#190
09/06/2021

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Headlines:

Karen Bass is "seriously considering" running for LA Mayor.Beverly Hills Police Department has a special unit that only arrests Black people. All th...


Thirty Mile Zone 20: Body Double
09/01/2021

Now publishing in the main feed every other week on Wednesday! Thirty Mile Zone is the LA Podcast movie club - we are interrogating the canon of LA movies to try to better understand how the city's signature industry and audiences worldwide see us.

This week, Scott is joined by Carolina Miranda from the LA Times and Alison Herman from The Ringer as we discuss Brian DePalma's 1984 Hitchcock mashup Body Double. How does LA architecture interact with classic thriller tropes? How does DePalma see the line dividing LA's 'legit' and porn film industries? What's the real story...


Moratorium Te Salutamus
#189
08/30/2021

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Headlines:

Here's what's in this year's state proposals to un-fudge local zoning in California, SB 9 + SB 10.What are the rules now in California after...


Good Newsom For People Who Love Bad Newsom
#188
08/23/2021

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Headlines:

LAUSD schools re-open for in-person instruction.Los Angeles balks (once again) at building humane streets not designed for cars.What should we make...


School Meals For All
#187
08/16/2021

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Headlines:

California public schools will offer free meals for all students.A bogus overdose at the San Diego Sheriff’s department.Checking in on hom...


After the Action
#186
08/09/2021

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Headlines:

The Avenue 26 Night Market Shut Down.Can Celebrities hear themselves when they talk about not bathing, or is it only their noses that don’t work?.City Reverses Decision to Remove...


BONUS: Thirty Mile Zone 18: Annabelle
08/04/2021

Thirty Mile Zone (TMZ) is a show for discussing the canon of LA movies. Who are they for? How do they depict LA and living here? What are the worldviews at play? For more episodes and other members-only perks, please consider supporting LA Podcast for just a couple bucks a month at patreon.com/lapodcast.

In Episode 18, we talk about the second film in the Conjuring Universe: Annabelle. The titular demonically possessed doll attacks extremely square Santa Monica parents-to-be John and Mia Form.

Here to talk about the hodgepodge of Manson family reactionary paranoia and...


The Weakest Ink
#185
08/02/2021

What happens now that City Council has approved a new anti-homeless ordinance? How is wage theft impacting grocery workers in Los Angeles? Why was a community group's bid to purchase the Crenshaw mall ignored? Why did the Banditos gang in the Sheriff's Department host an inking party? Scott is joined by Cerise Castle and Rachel Reyes to discuss the latest news from LA.


The Buck Stops Here
#184
07/26/2021

Samanta Helou Hernandez joins Scott and Matt to talk about the ongoing pandemic, continuing coverage of the LAPD's bomb in South Central and the sewage spill in the Santa Monica Bay. Then, Scott shares his experience at the trial of Ed Buck.


Sludge Report
#183
07/19/2021

Rachel Reyes joins Matt and Scott to talk LA's reinstated mask mandate, police brutality and right wing violence at Wi Spa, a sewage spill in Santa Monica Bay, racism in the foster care system and Food 4 Less workers bargaining a new contract.


Bombay Sap-hire
#182
07/12/2021

Eric Garcetti answers the call, Wi Spa becomes international news, Los Angeles’ buildings are as vulnerable as South Florida’s, and a dive into how the Venice housing situation got so bad.


The Masked Linger
#181
07/05/2021

The L.A. City Council passes a strict new anti-sleeping in public law, Metro's bus system re-think has a rocky start, LAPD sets off a bomb in a residential neighborhood, and the latest on the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles. 


INTERVIEW: Lexis-Olivier Ray
#181
07/02/2021

Alissa and Scott sit down with reporter Lexis-Olivier Ray to talk about city-provided hand-washing stations for the unhoused. Ray has investigated Los Angeles’ failure to maintain basic sanitary resources for its unsheltered residents during the pandemic, despite public promises to do so.

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The Floor is LAWA
#180
06/28/2021

A not-so-life-changing rail connection to LAX breaks ground, Herb Wesson lights up a second career, the latest on the Sheriff in Venice, and an examination of California’s several iterations of pandemic rent relief.


Forgot About J
#179
06/21/2021

California reopens, and Governor Newsom holds his victory-lap press conference at… Universal Studios? More details about a questionable workplace environment over at the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the L.A. City Council considers whether to break-up with LAHSA, and Measure J is in trouble.


Venice the Menace
#178
06/14/2021

Federal agents seize deposit boxes in Beverly Hills. New depositions in the harassment case against Garcetti's former aide. Another recall is announced. Joe Buscaino and Alex Villanueva roll into Venice in an attempt to lift their political fortunes.


God Save the Queen Mary
#177
06/07/2021

Pour one out for Mitch Englander. A fire commissioner becomes a fired commissioner. A few bills make waves in Sacramento. Place and Thank You: The Queen Mary. And a deep dive on LA County's child migrant holding sites and the federal policies that brought them about.


Release the Krekorian
#176
05/31/2021

It's all but certain that Mayor Garcetti is headed to India. Who's going to take his place as interim Mayor? Metro passed its budget. What are the wins and losses? Echo Park Lake is open again. What's it's like? And a new segment about things happening in other cities that could make their way to LA.


Citizen Ruthless
#175
05/24/2021

Scott and Alissa join guest host MATT TINOCO. California is reopening. Echo Park Lake is reopening. The Citizen app has gone beyond just putting up bounties in LA, it's now launching an on-demand private security service. And how Metro's $8 billion budget still doesn't serve bus riders.


De Leon My Wayward Son
#174
05/17/2021

Hayes and Alissa are joined by guest host and labor organizer RACHEL REYES. Fire in the Palisades. No more masks. Newson turns the money hose back on. Three Kroger stores permanently revenge-close. Three eventful LA City Council meetings. The Mayor goes to Washington (and comes back). And ALEX FERRER of SAJE and UCLA joins to talk about his research into the role of the stakeholder in municipal decision-making and how we can do better.


He's Just Not That India
#173
05/10/2021

The Mayor eyes a job on the other side of the world and prospective candidates line up to replace him. People's Budget Coalition convenes a meeting with City Councilmembers. A report on waste collected at Echo Park generates debate. Amazon told to end "diesel death zones."


Old Town Broad
#172
05/03/2021

Alissa on location at the Union Station Oscars. California loses a seat. The recall is happening. The LA Alliance injunction in limbo. Eli Broad dies at 87. Vaccine limitations shift from supply to demand. LAPD wants more money to reform itself. New allegations on Ray Chan and "indirect bribes."


Carter Better Faster Stronger
#171
04/26/2021

Schools are open as another LAUSD superintendent steps down. California puts up a big number for renewable energy generation. An order from a federal judge has big implications for skid row and homelessness in LA. And MELISSA ACEDERA of Polo's Pantry talks about her word in food provision and mutual aid.


The Naming of the Drew
#170
04/19/2021

A Covid vaccines is put on hold. City Controller blows up LA's excuses about Project Roomkey expansion. County considering Dr. Drew for LAHSA oversight. Bruce's Beach may be returned 100 years after racist seizure action. LAPD acquitting itself of policy violations. Farewell to the ArcLight.

Show Notes

Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Pause

California pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine use (Luke Money, Taryn Luna, Laura J. Nelson, Hayley Smith; LAT; 4/13/21)

PRK Bombshell

https://twitter.com/PplsCityCouncil/status/1382869701852729348 (People’s City Council; Twitter; 4/15/21)
Letter to Mayor and City Council: FEMA (Google Docs)

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Flats So Ravin'
#169
04/12/2021

LA enters the era of vaccine abundance. A restaurant in Burbank has been having a normal pandemic. Metro appoints a new CEO. The Tejon Ranch development gets postponed again. A number of horrific deaths connected to homelessness in the aftermath of Echo Park Lake -- what can we do now?


Narcissus and Echo Park
#168
04/05/2021

Museums and Concerts

California OKs indoor sports, concerts as COVID cases plunge (Adam Beam, Jamie Har; AP; 4/2/21)

LACMA reopens for COVID era with Yoshitomo Nara, Betye Saar (Christopher Knight; LAT; 4/1/21)

Patricia Escárcega Out At LAT

Farewell LA Times (Patricia Escárcega; patriciaescarcega.com; 4/1/21)

NAHJ Letter (NAHJ; 11/16/20) 

L.A. Times and Tribune agree to settle pay-disparity lawsuit for $3 million (Meg James; LAT; 11/10/20)

https://twitter.com/piescarcega/status/1328043858698137601?s=20 (Patricia Escárcega; Twitter; 11/15/20)

'I've been completely disenchanted.' Billionaire speaks out after attacks on Asia...


Leggo My Echo
#167
03/29/2021

A brutal week culminates in the forced removal of the unhoused community at Echo Park Lake amid hundreds of LAPD officers and almost as many arrests. And freelance reporter CERISE CASTLE returns to talk about her multi-part series for Knock LA on deputy gangs within the LA County Sheriff's Department.


Joe B. The Money
#166
03/22/2021

COVID cases are way down: is it okay to wonder if the pandemic over? Unrest over the Hollywood Community Plan. Five people shot by LAPD in four days, and an unsettling criminal charge against a journalist. Joe Buscaino enters the race to be Mayor, and a candidate files to replace him on City Council. And ISAAC BRYAN, co-chair of the Measure J campaign and candidate for Assembly District 54, joins to talk about the ongoing struggle to reallocate resources to alternatives to policing.


Recall Me by Your Name
#165
03/15/2021

COVID numbers keep dropping and vaccine eligibility expands. A report documents LAPD's response to the May and June protests against police brutality. And Alissa and Scott debate whether or not they should be freaking out about Gavin Newsom's recall election.


You Concrete Me
#164
03/08/2021

LA is about to enter the red tier — what does it mean for dining, movies, and especially schools? The City Council overrides a veto in a contentious meeting. The stimulus package dumps billions of dollars on local budgets. And the concrete industry is trying to sneak a really bad motion onto the city books.