FROM Fran Pavley
Mountain lions will have their own corridor above the 101 freeway Los Angeles is the land of freeways, and now there's a new wildlife overpass. The State Wildlife Conservation Board bought land that will be used for a wildlife corridor, allowing free movement across the 101 freeway for animals. The land is named after Fran Pavley, the state senator who’s been a big proponent of the corridor and wildlife protection.
Federal Court Upholds California’s Clean Car Standards A court decision in Vermont has both Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown declaring victory over the Bush Administration . A federal judge ruled yesterday that, to curtail global warming, Vermont can impose tougher standards on auto emissions than the federal government does. California wants to do that too, and it has a similar suit pending in Fresno.
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?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.