Long Beach trash incinerator leaves behind ash, soot, dirt. Will it be phased out?

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Waste gets incinerated in a furnace in Long Beach before it’s shipped to a landfill. Photo courtesy of Southeast Resource Recovery Facility.

Burning waste may be “greener” than dumping it in a landfill, but the process still creates a lot of air pollution. Environmental justice advocates are targeting Long Beach’s incinerator.

Susy Thunder was a computer hacker in 1980s Los Angeles who never got caught. Writer and musician Claire L. Evans spent a year tracking her down during the pandemic. 

The Underground Museum has reopened after a pandemic-induced closure, and it’s featuring an exhibit by founder Noah Davis. The space is a community hub with a book shop, garden, and events.