LA City Council Approves Ban On Encampments Near Schools During Raucous Meeting

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Tents with blue tarps and other miscellaneous items next to a highway near city buildings.
 (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

Ban On Homeless Encampments Approved By Los Angeles City Council

An L.A. City Council meeting turned chaotic Tuesday when members of the public started shouting at council members and one person made an attempt to lunge at the dais. The council was preparing to vote on an ordinance that would ban homeless encampments near schools and daycare centers.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report 

COVID Deaths Linked To Poor Air Quality

More than 4,250 COVID-19 deaths in California could have been prevented in one year if the entire state met National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. That’s according to a new study by the Public Health Institute.
Guest: Dr. Paul English, Director of the Public Health Institute’s Tracking California program

Inflation Reduction Act Would Bring Windfall To Combat Drought In California

The Inflation Reduction Act could bring billions of dollars in drought relief to California. At $4 billion, the largest pot of drought funds would help watersheds like the Colorado River, which Southern California relies on.
Reporter: Ezra David Romero, KQED

Gardening Serves As Therapy For Mentally Ill In Los Angeles

With lackluster resources and rising costs, supportive homes for people living with a serious mental illness are continuing to dwindle in Los Angeles and across the state.  At one home that’s been around for 40 years though, residents keep their spirits high and celebrate.
Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC