FROM Jose Eskenazi
UCLA Launches an Alternate 'LA Midnight' Uniform Since the Oregon Ducks teamed up with Nike, and its chairman Phil Knight, they've transformed the football world with their non-stop, often "quacky," parade of uniform styles and colors. Now UCLA has released images of its "LA Midnight" or Black, alternate uniform for the Bruins game against Washington on November 15. What can this change do for the team? Why do USC's Trojans stick with the tried and true? We hear about the pros and cons of uniform changes with two associate athletic directors, Glenn Toth of UCLA and Jose Eskenazi of USC.
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?
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 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.