FROM Peggy Mears
Blighted Homes in LA The foreclosure crisis has eased, but for a lot of L.A. neighborhoods, its remnants remain: vacant, blighted, bank-owned houses. Four years ago, the city passed a law to fine banks $1,000 a day for failing to maintain foreclosed homes. It has never been enforced. Advocates rallied in South Los Angeles yesterday to call on the city to act.
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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”