The Mayor, the TV Reporter, and California Politics
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Do the news media care more about Mayor Villaraigosa’s affair than the
voters do? On Reporter’s Notebook, is it time to get rid of your lawn?
The Mayor and The TV Reporter ()
If you haven’t been watching, reading, or listening to the local news media, this is the week that Mayor Villaraigosa told a news conference about his affair with Mirthala Salinas, 2-time Emmy award winning anchor-reporter at Spanish-language Channel 52, Telemundo.
- David Zahniser: Staff writer LA Weekly, @DavidZahniser
- Felix Gutierrez: Professor of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication
- Carla Marinucci: Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, @cmarinucci
Is it Time to Dump your Lawn? ()
For a lot of Southern Californians, 'going green' means having as big a lawn as possible. In this arid climate, dusty brown is the natural color, and it takes a lot of water to transform that to green. Altogether, outdoor landscaping takes up about a third of the water used by the average family. This has been a year of record low rainfall, and more dry years are projected for the foreseeable future. The Metropolitan Water District has helped to set up the Native Plant Garden Hotline, providing expertise on sustainable gardens and advice on how to remove and replace a lawn.
- Jeff Kightlimger: General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District
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