FROM Kristy McCray
Are Athletes More Likely to Commit Sexual Assault? Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was convicted last week of sexual assault for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the university’s campus. Outrage erupted when he was sentenced to just six months behind bars for the rape. At Baylor University, an investigation last month found that the athletic department ignored a series of allegations of sexual assault. In a pending class-action lawsuit against the University of Tennessee, women allege that the school accepts a culture of sexual violence which has allowed athletes there to get away with sexual assault. A new study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of participants on intercollegiate and recreational sports teams reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape. Are athletes more likely to commit sexual assault?
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?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.