News, Today's News »

Get ready for Ted Cruz

Posted March 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
Sen. Ted Cruz has announced a 2016 presidential run.

A new report is calling for the LA to figure out a better way to deal with all the trash that doesn’t make into the garbage can.
Tell us: Is there a lot of trash on your street?
From presidential politics to Buddhism gone awry, here are the stories we’re reading today.
Ted Cruz eyes 2016
Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) is the first Republican to announce his candidacy. “I believe in …

California Elections, economy, Environment, Interviews, Issues, News, Politics, Power and Water, Zocalo Public Square »

Mixer: Dry land and deaf ears

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
friday mixer square

We’re well into the fourth year of a severe drought in California.
And this week, Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both parties announced more than a billion dollars in emergency aid that’s being introduced as legislation in Sacramento.
But at a press conference, the governor also faced question after question over whether the State Water Resources Control Board’s new conservation actions are enough.
John Myers is …

Arts & Culture, News »

Interactive iPhone app debuts at “CicLAvia the Valley”

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
CicLAvia offers cyclists and pedestrians a chance to experience a car-free Los Angeles. Photo by Avishay Artsy

CicLAvia – the festival that lets bicyclists and pedestrians take over city streets – will be held in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
CicLAvia opens up parts of the city for people to experience without cars. Since 2010 it’s been held in downtown LA, South LA, Boyle Heights, along Wilshire Boulevard and other areas, but Sunday will be the first time …

News, Today's News »

Is there too much trash in your neighborhood?

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
Garbage in an alley. (Photo: Evan George)

A new report is calling for the LA to figure out a better way to deal with all the trash that doesn’t make into the garbage can.
Tell us: Is there a lot of trash on your street?
And here are some of the stories we’ve been talking about this week that you may have missed.
The virtual reality college tour
Some colleges are embracing VR to get students to come …

News, Politics, Santa Barbara, Water and the Drought »

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider’s State of the City speech

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
unnamed (1)

A few hundred people attended Friday’s public State of the City breakfast, at the Fess Parker Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara.  With two large screens on either side of the stage, displaying complementary info-graphics, photos and videos, Mayor Helene Schneider began her speech by celebrating partnership projects underway.
“The level of civic involvement here in Santa Barbara is unparalleled, and together we’ve built an incredible community through a …

Issues, News, Politics »

Freedom of screech: Measure endorses death for gays

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
CAdeathpenaltygays

A Huntington Beach attorney is trying to make a point about the First Amendment, but it seems unlikely that Matt McLaughlin could have found a more offensive way to do it.
Hard to believe, but McLaughlin has proposed a ballot measure that calls for the killing of gays and lesbians. And it appears that he will be allowed to proceed to the signature-gathering stage.
It will …

Arts & Culture, Santa Barbara »

Popular Santa Barbara society columnist Richard Mineards on KCRW

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
KCRW Santa Barbara host Lisa Osborn in studio with popular local columnist, Richard Mineards, who pens the weekly "Montecito Miscellany" for the Montecito Journal.

KCRW Santa Barbara’s Morning Edition host Lisa Osborn welcomed popular local columnist Richard Mineards to the show on Friday. Mineards’ weekly “Montecito Miscellany” column, which showcases good causes, society events and local celebrity news is one of the most widely read columns in Santa Barbara.
Mineards dished on Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey (is the television mogul returning to network TV?), and provided details on philanthropist Michael …

Arts & Culture, economy, Environment »

How your garden tells the story of immigration in Southern California

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 5 Comments | ]
SONY DSC

The buzzing of leaf blowers, weed whackers and lawnmowers are part of Southern California’s sonic landscape. And the people usually holding those machines are Latino immigrant men, who call themselves jardineros, Spanish for gardeners. It’s their labor that gives curb appeal to so many homes, keeping lawns neatly trimmed, hedges pruned and weeds at bay.
The story of the jardineros also reveals the long relationship between immigration and the …

Environment, News »

Can we conserve our way out of the drought?

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
Photo via Flickr/CC/docentjoyce

As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, the state is getting serious about water conservation. Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers revealed a $1 billion drought relief plan Thursday. The package includes money for water recycling, water efficiency measures, and food assistance for communities impacted by the drought. (The LA Times breaks down the funding, here).
In a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said that the …

Health Care, Issues, News »

Fast food ban isn’t shrinking waist bands in South LA

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
burger

A novel attempt to improve health in South Los Angeles by banning the opening of new fast-food restaurants isn’t working. In fact, obesity has actually increased in in the area since the ban went into effect, according to a new study by RAND Corp.
The L.A. law was unanimously approved by the City Council seven years ago. It marked the first time a big American …

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

BROUGHT TO YOU BY