Photo: California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. Meanwhile, California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Shareholders of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and gas producer, voted to break with management on the issue of climate change. They want the company to share more information on the potential impact of global warming and the policies designed to keep it in check.
More than 7000 volunteers canvassed the streets of LA County in January to see how many people were homeless, living in tents, cars, campers or in emergency shelters or transitional housing. They found that homelessness has risen 23 percent in LA County over the last year.
Press Play goes to LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art to check out a 35-year retrospective of Kerry James Marshall’s work. Marshall’s paintings depict everyday black life, landscapes and historical events. Some of the pieces take up entire walls. One is a scene in a barbershop, where men have braids piled up on their heads like royalty, and the barber has a halo. Another shows a beauty parlor filled with stunning black women.
"Kerry James Marshall: Mastry" is on display at MOCA in downtown LA.
(Image courtesy of MOCA)
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off Thursday as the NBA finals begin. The Stanley Cup finals began Monday between Pittsburgh and Nashville. And after last night’s Dodgers game, they’re now first in the division. Is it too soon for fans to get their hopes up?
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How bees play a crucial role in our food chain Much of the food we eat -- fruit, vegetables, nuts -- are all pollinated by bees. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops. We learn more about the nature of bees, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.
Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
Crazy Rich Asians director: Win or lose, I'm supposed to do this movie Director Jon M. Chu talks about why “Crazy Rich Asians” is so personal for him and the actors. And why he wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that Crazy Rich Asians was a thing. It’s the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel.
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