FROM Angus MacKenzie
Is the World Ready for Self-Driving Cars? Cars already have power steering, cruise control, anti-lock brakes and rear-view cameras. They stay between lane lines, avoid tailgating and park themselves. Auto makers in the US, Japan and Europe have exhibited cars that can drive themselves. Driverless cars are already legal in California, Nevada, Florida and the District of Columbia -- provided they're safe and fully insured. Google has driverless cars on the roads of California. Since 90% of accidents are caused by human drivers, why don't we get rid of them altogether? Does that mean you're going to be driving one any time soon? We hear about technology, liability law, and the willingness of consumers to accept what's billed as the car of the future.
Taxation without Equal Sanitation Mayor Garcetti promised to fight illegal dumping and clean up Los Angeles' dirty streets, but according to a pair of recent media investigations he isn't delivering on that promise in the city's poorest neighborhoods where sanitation workers reportedly ignore at least 15 percent of all requests to clear abandoned refuse from sidewalks and alleys. What does it take to get clean streets across all of Los Angeles -- not just in Venice and Encino.