Producer, Good Food
FROM Sara Barbour
The Origins of Sushi; Baking with Kids; Bacon Crackerjacks What did sushi look like before refrigeration? What does the word sushi really mean? The answers may surprise you. Plus, embracing the mess when baking with kids.
Cinco de Mayo Special: How the Taco Conquered America Was the taco as we know it invented in LA? Hear from the giants behind mega chains El Torito and Taco Bell as we trace the history of the taco in America.
Morels; Wild Fennel; The Future of Food Writing Is there a future in food writing? An influential writer says yes, but it's not what it used to be. Plus, the hunt for morels and foraging for wild fennel in LA.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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.
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.”
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.