Giles Slade

Freelance historian of culture and technology, based in Vancouver. Author of the book, Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America

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Freelance historian of culture and technology, based in Vancouver. Author of the book, Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America

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California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supported a statewide ban on plastic bags, but it was killed in the state legislature.

LA County Bans Plastic Bags

California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supported a statewide ban on plastic bags, but it was killed in the state legislature.

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For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

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A lifeguard tower honoring LGBTQ-plus pride was unveiled in Long Beach this afternoon.

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Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

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The cost of living surged 5% last month, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the highest inflation rate we’ve seen in more than a decade.

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