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Investigation Finds California’s Private Homecare Industry In Crisis

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Many Homecare Workers Paid Below Minimum Wage, Yet Employers Say They Can't Pay More

California’s private homecare industry is in bad shape, with overwhelmed employers and underpaid workers. That’s from a new report out of UCLA’s Labor Center.

Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

California Lawmakers to Vote on Extending Eviction Protections

California lawmakers are expected to vote today on a bill to extend eviction protections for tenants still waiting on rent relief. More than 500-thousand have applied for that assistance.

Guest: Erin Baldassari, Housing Reporter, KQED

Report Finds LA County Homelessness Services in Need of Reform

A six month-long investigation commissioned by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has found that LA county’s homelessness services are “under tremendous strain” and in need of sweeping reform.  

Reporter: Danielle Chiriguayo, KCRW

LA City Council Votes to Drop Indoor Vaccine Mandate

Soon you’ll no longer have to show proof of Covid vaccination to get inside many businesses in Los Angeles.

Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC 

Exotic Dancers Say They Were Fired After Raising Workplace Safety Concerns

Exotic dancers at a North Hollywood bar have been on a strike for more than a week to demand safer working conditions.

Reporter: Robin Estrin, KCRW

Prop 47 Found to Have Lowered Prison Costs, Funded Rehabilitation

More than seven years after its passage, Proposition 47 has saved California 600 million dollars in prison costs according to a new report by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

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