FROM Patricia Mazzei
The GOP's Spanish Response to the State of the Union In the Republican response to the President's State of the Union speech, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley shared her personal story of being the child of immigrants. There was also a Spanish language version given by Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart with almost the same personal bio – down to the wording – as Haley's. The speeches were basically the same, except when it came to immigration issues, they offered two very different GOP visions for the future of reform.
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.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.