FROM Fred Walti
LA's cleantech industry looks to the future Since entering office, President Donald J. Trump has rolled back regulations on carbon pollution from power plants, air emissions from cars and trucks, and new energy-efficiency standards. So how is this affecting companies here in Los Angeles that are creating the products for a clean energy future? And how can they stay optimistic? Lauren Gropper, founder and CEO at Repurpose, Inc., posing with one of her company's products at the La Kretz Innovation Campus of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Photo by Avishay Artsy) DnA took a tour of the La Kretz Innovation Campus in downtown LA's Arts District, which houses the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Founded in 2011, this is a hub for dozens of start-up companies developing environmentally-friendly products.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.