FROM Emily T. Green
LA Watches as Airbnb Wins in San Francisco The tech colossus Airbnb spent $9 million to defeat Measure F yesterday in San Francisco's local election. The measure was just one part of a campaign described as being about "the soul of the city." Members of HomeSharersSF, doing a rally at City Hall in San Francisco before the big vote on the Airbnb law Photo: Kevin Krejci
Golf Courses in the Time of Drought Despite adding a million people, Los Angeles still uses the same amount of water it did 40 years ago. According to Mark Gold, conservation is an environmental success story.
Dov Gets Booted, Obama Updates Iraq Plan, and Animals Go Mad President Obama on the situation in the Middle East. American Apparel founder Dov Charney accused of sexually harassing his employees, ousted by his own board of directors. Two senators propose reducing the FAFSA form questions. Author Laurel Braitman shares studies on madness in animals. And another California Supreme Court justice is stepping down.
Is LA Now on the Cutting Edge of Sustainability? Environmentalist and UCLA sustainability researcher Jon Christensen is impressed with LA’s new commitment to sustainability and sees the city as a model for the rest of the country. Water resources watchdog Emily Green couldn’t disagree more .
Undocumented Immigrants and the Meaning of Citizenship Tomorrow, the California State Supreme Court will hear the case of a man who's not here legally, but who went to law school and passed the State Bar.
Can LA's District Attorney Dust Off the Death Penalty? LA District Attorney Steve Cooley is more than impatient about the death penalty in California. The population of death row is 725, and there's been no execution since 2006. Voters will be asked to repeal capital punishment in November, but Cooley wants executions right now. He's gone to yet another court asking that the one-drug procedure be implemented now.
100 days of executive action: Accomplishment or posturing? President Trump's first 100 days have featured a flood of high-profile executive orders. Which ones do what he says they do, and which ones don't? How are Trump voters feeling now?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.