Whether Diablo Canyon should remain open

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The state’s last operating nuclear power plant is scheduled to shut down in 2025, but calls to keep Diablo Canyon running are getting louder because of the clean energy it produces. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Diablo Canyon is supposed to start closing in a few years, but a Stanford-MIT report says keeping it open would help California transition to clean energy more cheaply and cleanly. 

More than 700 people who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 have been charged with crimes — many from LA and Orange County. A lot of them have made plea deals. Where do the cases stand?

Jan. 6 is Erin Aubry Kaplan’s birthday — and the day of the U.S. Capitol insurrection last year. She writes, “The prospect of 1/6 becoming a kind of permanent memorial day for the unhinged right makes me want to give my birthday back, like damaged goods.”