FROM Emily T. Green
LA Watches as Airbnb Wins in San Francisco The tech colossus Airbnb spent $9 million to defeat Measure F yesterday in San Francisco's local election. The measure was just one part of a campaign described as being about "the soul of the city." Members of HomeSharersSF, doing a rally at City Hall in San Francisco before the big vote on the Airbnb law Photo: Kevin Krejci
Golf Courses in the Time of Drought Despite adding a million people, Los Angeles still uses the same amount of water it did 40 years ago. According to Mark Gold, conservation is an environmental success story.
Dov Gets Booted, Obama Updates Iraq Plan, and Animals Go Mad President Obama on the situation in the Middle East. American Apparel founder Dov Charney accused of sexually harassing his employees, ousted by his own board of directors. Two senators propose reducing the FAFSA form questions. Author Laurel Braitman shares studies on madness in animals. And another California Supreme Court justice is stepping down.
Is LA Now on the Cutting Edge of Sustainability? Environmentalist and UCLA sustainability researcher Jon Christensen is impressed with LA’s new commitment to sustainability and sees the city as a model for the rest of the country. Water resources watchdog Emily Green couldn’t disagree more .
Undocumented Immigrants and the Meaning of Citizenship Tomorrow, the California State Supreme Court will hear the case of a man who's not here legally, but who went to law school and passed the State Bar.
Can LA's District Attorney Dust Off the Death Penalty? LA District Attorney Steve Cooley is more than impatient about the death penalty in California. The population of death row is 725, and there's been no execution since 2006. Voters will be asked to repeal capital punishment in November, but Cooley wants executions right now. He's gone to yet another court asking that the one-drug procedure be implemented now.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.