FROM Emily T. Green
Why is violence on the rise in Baja? Baja California is a go-to destination for Southern Californians looking for beautiful beaches just across the border. But the murder rate in the touristy region has soured due to a spike in violence in Los Cabos.
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
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 .
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?