- Newsmaker: LA County Makes Deepest Cut Even in Health System
Faced with a $ 300 million deficit, LA County Supervisors have voted unanimously to make the deepest cut ever to a healthcare system that serves 800,000 people. Eleven of 18 public health clinics will be shut down, another will end inpatient services, and additional cuts are likely. Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, who represents Culver City, Carson and parts of South Central LA, explains.
- Reporter-s Notebook: LA Meeting Precedes UN Summit on Sustainable Development
This year's Earth Summit is set for August in Johannesburg. With 100 heads of state and 60,000 delegates, it will be South Africa's biggest-ever international event. But, even some hopeful observers are predicting failure in light of rich and poor nations' failure to agree on the best way to manage the environment planet-wide. Lowell Flanders, who directs the UN's Division for Sustainable Development, is in LA for a pre-summit meeting.