FROM Kelley Hampton
Preventing High School Sexual Assaults In the wake of arrests at Venice High School, we look at how campuses can foster safety and curriculum designed to prevent teen sexual violence. From how to draw boundaries with a partner, to respectful use of social media, groups like Break the Cycle talk with teens about healthy romantic and sexual relationships. With budget cuts reducing the number of counselors, the need is ever-growing. One in ten girls report having been raped by a peer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One in three experiences some form of dating violence, Break the Cycle says.
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.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?