Photo: Rendering of Ford Amphitheatre (Levin & Associates)
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Brexit fallout for the US, how to combat ISIS, a volatile race for his successor… President Obama has a lot on his plate right now.
But he’s still had time to think about his library to be built in Chicago, and he and the First Lady have just announced their chosen architect.
It’s the firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, based in New York, and, says architecture critic Joseph Giovannini, they may have just the right temperament and approach for our president.
Joseph Giovannini, Architect and architecture critic
Silver Lake residents want to know when and how their beloved reservoir will be refilled during the current drought. The John Anson Ford Theater reopens this week after getting a major makeover. And a bike share program comes to downtown Los Angeles. DnA producer Avishay Artsy reports on changes in the L.A. cityscape.
Eastsider LA on DWP’s Plans to Refill the Silver Lake Reservoir Next Spring
LA Times: John Anson Ford Theatres will reopen in July, with historic outdoor venue refurbished
Streetsblog LA: Metro Bike-Share Opens July 7, Mobility Advocates Team up for Equity
Last week US regulators announced they are investigating Tesla’s autopilot system following the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S when it was in autopilot. That’s prompted autonomous car skeptics to question the viability of self-driving cars. So what do those who are banking on Tesla’s autopilot do? Rahul Sonnad runs TESLOOP, a Playa Vista-based company that offers city-to-city transportation in semi-autonomous electric vehicles.
Rahul Sonnad, Tesloop
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