State Senate To Vote On Affordable Housing Bill

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Housing Bill Passes State Senate Committee

One of the most closely watched housing bills has cleared a key legislative hurdle and is now headed to the state senate for a vote. Supporters say it could help developers build millions of housing units across the state.
Reporter: Adhiti Bandlamudi, KQED

Visitors Flock To Corpse Flower In Santa Cruz

Roses are red, violets are blue. Most flowers smell nice, but not all of them do. And that’s especially true for a rare tropical flower at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum. 
Reporter: Jerimiah Oetting, KAZU

LA County Probation Officers Continue To Use Pepper Spray On Kids

Pepper spray was supposed to be phased out of L.A. County’s juvenile halls nearly two years ago. But probation department staff are still using the spray.
Reporter: Emily Elena Dugdale, KPCC 

Lawsuit Filed Against LA County Sheriff, Accusing Him Of Retaliation

A former Los Angeles County assistant sheriff is suing Sheriff Alex Villanueva for alleged retaliation, and is seeking at least $3 million in damages.  She was among the whistleblowers who accused Villanueva of trying to cover up an incident where a deputy knelt on an inmate's head. 
Reporter: Megan Jamerson, KCRW