Jack Dolan

Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles police and firefighters can retire at age 50 and collect their pension, which is 90 percent of their salary for the rest of their lives.

How LA cops and firefighters get rich after reaching retirement age

Los Angeles police and firefighters can retire at age 50 and collect their pension, which is 90 percent of their salary for the rest of their lives.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 1999, former Governor Gray Davis signed a law called SB-400; and just like that, prison guards, park rangers, the highway patrol and other state workers were suddenly entitled to…

Old law keeps taxpayers on the hook for state employee pensions

In 1999, former Governor Gray Davis signed a law called SB-400; and just like that, prison guards, park rangers, the highway patrol and other state workers were suddenly entitled to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s an ongoing effort to clean up the air around the busiest port in America, in San Pedro.

Cleaning Up the Country’s Busiest Port

There’s an ongoing effort to clean up the air around the busiest port in America, in San Pedro.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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From political action to banning plastics, humans are finding ways to confront climate change.

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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

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President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The fur industry in California is worth $300 million, and fur is an important part of some people's family history. But some say the industry is cruel.

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Politicians normally go to Hollywood for money. Should Hollywood help them tell better stories instead?

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A college student from the tiny town of Gonzalez is California’s most unlikely philanthropist.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point