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Pensions: Employee's rights vs. Taxpayers

Season 3 Episode 16

Most government workers in S. California have pension funds--but when the funds run out, taxpayers pay the difference. Critics say this bankrupt's cities and the system must change. But supporters say it isn't fair to lower a pension that was promised. David Nazar talks to a watchdog calling for big changes.

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Charlottesville and Laguna Beach: 2 Protests compared

White supremacists gathered in Virginia and were met by demonstrators.
Season 4 Episode 406
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LA is getting the Olympics - and possibly Drones too!

LA City officials are thrilled about the Summer games 2028. The LAPD pilot drone testing.
Season 4 Episode 405
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Desalting seawater:the costs and benefits of bringing water.

Some say it is the best solution to finding a drought proof source of water for California
Season 4 Episode 404
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Southern California's Real Estate Bubble:Real or new normal?

Some economists say home prices are over-inflated, and that the market can't sustain it.
Season 4 Episode 403
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No county has suffered like San Bernardino has recently

The terror attack, bankruptcy, gang violence: just some of the things residents endured.
Season 4 Episode 402
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Scamming Seniors: How Thieves are Stealing

Scam artists are using new tricks to rob senior citizens of their life savings.
Season 4 Episode 1
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Potholes or Holes-in-your-Wallet: California's new gas tax

Governor Brown's new bill will raise the gas tax to 12 cents per gallon.
Season 3 Episode 35
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Big Changes at the LA Unified School Disctrict

With a unified enrollment program, charter schools will be excluded for the next 2 years.
Season 3 Episode 34
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Special Needs: Does One Size Fit All?

Parents of disabled children talk about having a choice when seeking treatment.
Season 3 Episode 33
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LAUSD: Hostile Takeover?

Elizabeth Espinosa and Rick Reiff discuss key issues in Southern California.
Season 3 Episode 32
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