FROM Tim Logan
The City of Inglewood Tackles a Tough Problem If voters in Inglewood support an NFL stadium, the developers of Hollywood Park Tomorrow won't have to go through the normal planning process or submit to an environmental review. Now, they've gathered more than twice the signatures needed for a ballot measure, and it might qualify for an election in June. Hollywood Park development site Note: Inglewood Mayor James Butts and Hollywood Park executive Gerard McCallum agreed to appear on our program, but when they heard that stadium opponents would also be on the program, they both dropped out.
A Football Stadium to Bring Home the Rams, at What Cost to Taxpayers? The plan to transform Hollywood Park into an NFL stadium runs to 187 pages. Developers and officials in Inglewood say it won't cost taxpayers a dime. As Inglewood assesses a possible deal, St. Louis is not giving up easily. Last week, civic leaders promised no less than $400 million in state bonds and tax credits to keep the Rams there.
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.