FROM Amanda Micheli
In 'Vegas Baby,' fertility clinic sets up contest to win free IVF treatment In-vitro fertilization costs about $20,000 and it’s rarely covered by insurance. But a clinic in Las Vegas offered desperate couples a chance to win a free IVF treatment. The hopefuls had to make a convincing video for people on the internet to vote on. Ten finalists were then chosen by a panel of experts at the clinic sponsoring the contest. The contest is the topic of a new documentary called “Vegas Baby.” Athena Reich, a contestant in "Vegas Baby," makes a living as a Lady Gaga impersonator. Amanda Micheli is the director of "Vegas Baby." Photos courtesy of Runaway Films.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”