FROM Patricia Castellanos
We're Talking Trash The Puente Hills Landfill , one of the nation's largest, is about to fill up and shut down. Where will all the garbage go then? Why do we waste so much? Can we stop? What about recycling, which was a big political issue at one time in Los Angeles? The late Mayor Sam Yorty promised voters they would not have to sort one kind of trash from another. Now, of course, the cans are green and black and blue as we all dutifully participate in recycling all over California. LA County recycling processing center at the Puente Hills Landfill
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.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."