FROM Don Scott
Green Spaces, Bus Design and Radical Cars for LA Groaning with traffic and people, Los Angeles is going to hell in a hand basket. Or is it? New problems bring new solutions. We look at some of the ways the Southland is adapting to its growing density, including the makeover of public transit and the explosion of new green spaces. Also, the LA Auto Show celebrates its centennial and gets an edge on the Motor City, and the MTA--now called Metro , wins the American Public Transportation Association 's annual award for an Outstanding Public Transportation System. Plus, a native Angeleno’s favorite building.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
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?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.