FROM Rosanna Xia
Southern California Gripped By Measles Outbreak It's now safe to visit Disneyland. But, from December 17-20, that's were America's latest epidemic of measles got under way . There could be a connection between "the happiest place on Earth" and five people who closed down a clinic yesterday in San Diego yesterday.
Geologist Says Hollywood Project Sits on Quake Fault California’s state geologist has dealt another blow to the skyscraper that would be the biggest development in the history of Hollywood, and the tallest. He says part of Millennium Hollywood, as it’s called, is planned to sit on the course of an active earthquake fault just south of the Capitol Records tower. Rosanna Xia reports for the LA Times .
Xi Jinping's Visit to LA and China-Golden State Connections China's Vice President and next leader-apparent, Xi Jinping, visited the Port of Los Angeles today, including the expanding facility run by the China Shipping Group. Tonight at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown LA, Vice President Xi is dining with Chinese Americans from the Los Angeles region. There are just 500 seats—and Xi's delegation fills 100.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?