FROM Cathy Scott
Robert Durst and the Death of Susan Berman Real estate heir and suspected murderer Robert Durst agreed to waive extradition to Los Angeles today after being arrested in New Orleans over the weekend for the murder of Susan Berman 15 years ago. The arrest came after a shocking turn on Sunday’s finale to the HBO six-part documentary series The Jinx, which featured Durst’s first-ever interviews. In last night’s episode, Jinx director Andrew Jarecki confronted Durst with a piece of incriminating new evidence that appears to link Durst to the murder of Susan Berman in Los Angeles 15 years ago. Then, Durst went to use the bathroom, not realizing his microphone was still on, and muttered to himself what sounded like a confession. We revisit Berman’s death with a writer who researched it extensively.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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?
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.