FROM Teri Figueroa
Health care concerns, protests at California Rep. Issa's town halls Congressman Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings on Saturday in Oceanside, where there were 1000 attendees and more than 100 protesters. Issa faced a lot of questions about replacing Obamacare, the administration’s ties to Russia, and the future of climate policies and immigration. Pictures courtesy of Jenny Hamel
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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?
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.