What the Hal? How to avoid holiday scams

With the busy holiday shopping season many consumers are online or at malls across the nation hunting for the best deals and gifts. But while finding that deal many people can fall victim to scams

The Issue Is: Johanna Maska

For this week's "The Issue Is:" podcast extra, Elex Michaelson sits down for a candid and revealing conversation with Johanna Maska, a former President Barack Obama's Director of Press Advance.

What the Hal? Halloween Safety and raising awareness for autism with blue Halloween buckets

Keeping a child safe is always a parent’s top priority. And on Halloween night basic activities like trick-or-treating could be hard. It was a mother in Hawaii whose Facebook post went viral when she came up with the idea of using blue buckets for kids with autism or who are nonverbal, like her 3-year-old son. A blue bucket is to help those giving out candy know that a child may be autistic, so they may not say the traditional 'trick-or-treat' when you open the door.

The Issue Is: Impeachment

Democratic Donor Tom Steyer has always dabbled in politics, but never quite like now. Since July, he’s hopped into the crowded field of 2020 Democratic hopefuls. In his interview on FOX11’s “The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson,” Steyer explained what separates him from the pack. “The debates were about very important policies…none of these policies can happen until we break the corporate takeover of America.” Steyer, who spearheaded the organization, ‘Need to Impeach,’ also made a bold prediction. Come November, “there’s a good chance [Trump] won’t even be on the ballot.” We discuss impeachment, California's power blackout problems, and the upcoming Democratic debate with our panel. 

Olympic & Bundy: LAPD History in Celebration

From the North Hollywood shootout to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, to the first LAPD chief. Roberto (Bob) Alaniz has stories to tell. He's an LAPD sergeant and on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Museum and the Los Angeles City Historical Society.