FROM Andrea Bernstein
The relationship between Jared Kushner and the Saudi Crown Prince Trump’s senior advisor Jared Kushner and the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince like to hang out and text each other. The Crown Prince recently bragged that he has Kushner in his pocket. What could he do for Kushner -- and his business debts?
Why the Manhattan D.A. refused to bring criminal charges against Trump's kids Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump were facing criminal indictments for allegedly misleading investors about a Trump real estate project in New York. Charges were never brought, and now there are questions about the Manhattan district attorney receiving campaign donations from the Trumps’ lawyer.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?