Today Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill committing California to a carbon free electricity grid by 2045. He’s also kicking off a global climate summit on Wednesday. But tens of thousands of people protested over the weekend in San Francisco, calling for more action. Some 800 groups have signed onto a campaign called Brown’s Last Chance, which demands a commitment to zero fossil fuels.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings are done, but the controversy surrounding them lingers. The senate committee overseeing the hearing released documents that show inaccuracies in Kavanaugh’s testimony. The first case centers on Kavanaugh’s involvement in the confirmation process of a controversial lower court judge during the George W. Bush years. Another deals with private files from Democrats that Republicans improperly obtained and circulated -- also in the early 2000s. The committee will likely vote on Kavanaugh in the next few weeks.
The Trump administration is moving to close the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington DC. A state department spokesperson said it is tied to the stalled peace process. A senior Palestinian official called it a “needless escalation.”
Les Moonves ran CBS for 15 years. Then the New Yorker published a story that included detailed accounts of alleged sexual assault. Then on Sunday, CBS announced Moonves left the company and would not receive any of his exit compensation. CBS also said it would donate $20 million to a #metoo organization.
In Orange County on Friday, two high school football teams faced off. The Saints of Santa Ana High played the Wolverines of Aliso Niguel. Aliso Niguel is a mainly white school. Santa Ana High is 99 percent Latino According to people at the game, the Santa Ana players were met with a lot of Wolverines supporters dressed in patriotic red, white, and blue. There were chants of “USA” after Wolverine touchdowns. And there were reportedly ugly signs saying things like “We love White,” and “We’re going to Trump you.”
It’s a struggle to keep up with LA’s high rents. So how about moving into a “community home” to save money? That’s a building offering private rooms -- but shared kitchens, bathrooms, and living space. There are several of these under development in L.A. right now. But are they a great way to live affordably in the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods, or are they just glorified dormitories?
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Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on whether war in space is coming Neil deGrasse Tyson says astrophysicists are mostly peace-loving scientists, but have always been complicit in warfare. He also explains what war in space could look like, but why it’s unlikely to happen. His new book is titled “Accessory to War.”
Chloe Sevigny on playing a suspected axe murderer Since the ‘90s, Chloe Sevigny has acted in scores of TV shows and movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry,” which earned her an Oscar nomination. Now she’s starring in a new film about Lizzie Borden, who was suspected of murdering her father and stepmom in 1892.
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