FROM Inimai Chettiar
Post-debate, separating crime facts from fiction Crime was a big topic in Monday night’s debate. Along with other claims about crime, Donald Trump said that almost 4,000 people have been killed in Chicago since President Obama took office, and Hillary Clinton said that violent crime is one half of what it was in 1991. Well, just in time for that debate, the FBI released new data on crime in America. Murders are up across the country, with 10 percent more murders last year than the year before. In Los Angeles, the increase was nearly 9 percent. Other cities saw a much more significant spike, including Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis..
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.
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?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.