Secret Service Scandal, Lisa Adams and Two Faces of the Central Valley

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As President Obama arrives in LA, a look at the latest Secret Service Scandal: two senior agents ran a government car into White House security barricades after apparently drinking. Why has the agency had so many lapses? Then, South by Southwest kicks off in Austin, Texas this week. Before the panels and music showcases, educators and tech experts get together for sxsw EDU. Next, Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin remembers Lisa Bonchek Adams, who blogged, tweeted and Facebooked her way through a years-long battle with breast cancer. She died last week at age 45. Finally, two perspectives on California’s Central Valley. We hear from a photographer who has documented the devastating effects of the drought and poverty in the region, and then from a man who wants to start a utopian community in the Central Valley.

Banner Image: Members of the U.S. Secret Service keep watch at the fence surrounding the White House in Washington March 12, 2015. The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday that two agents were under investigation after an incident last week in which they were reported to have driven a government car into White House barricades after drinking at a late-night party. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque