USC's Keston Institute for Infrastructure says that "homeland security is about more than terrorism." Just look at New Orleans after Katrina--broken levees, flooded streets, washed out bridges, polluted water and no electricity. Here in earthquake country, critical systems that everybody depends on are dangerously deteriorated. After last week's electoral disaster, Governor Schwarzenegger changed the subject. Now he's talking about a $50 billion bond to fix highways, ports, levees and bridges--just about "everything." But is more debt really the answer? If Californians really care, should they be willing to pay more taxes? We ask a Sacramento journalist, Ventura City Councilman and a municipal debt strategist.
- Making News: Trial Resumes for Former Curator of Getty Museum
In Rome today, the Getty Museum's former curator of antiquities went on trial for conspiracy to import art treasures illegally excavated from ancient Italian sites. Marion True sat for four hours as the judge rejected moves by her attorneys. Tracey Wilkinson covered the trial for the Los Angeles Times.
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USC's Keston Institute for Infrastructure report on what California, policymakers can learn from Katrina
Governor Schwarzenegger on reforming California, infrastructure