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.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
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.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.