FROM Dave Simpson
Santa Monica Airport Fight The future of the Santa Monica Airport is at the center of a fight between the rich and the super rich. People who live in the wealthy neighborhood around the airport have been agitating for years to shut it down. But the city’s hands have been tied by an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the airport open. That agreement runs out in July next year. So that brings us to next week’s election, where there are two competing measures on Tuesday’s ballot regarding the airport.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.