Sam Bloch

Staff writer at The New Food Economy

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Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

In Our Backyard No. 3: Heat is the deadliest aspect of climate change. It’s turning some underserved LA neighborhoods red hot

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

Trees are the lungs of the city, as the saying goes, and they are especially healthful in hot, polluted LA.

Meet LA’s new tree champion, Rachel Malarich

Trees are the lungs of the city, as the saying goes, and they are especially healthful in hot, polluted LA.

from Design and Architecture

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

from Design and Architecture

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Josh Barro’s final episode as host of Left, Right & Center

from Left, Right & Center

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joseph Carson has spent most of his career as a federal employee challenging everything from the country’s nuclear weapons program to its whistleblower adjudication infrastructure.

from Scheer Intelligence

The leader of the Juaneńo Band of Mission Indians follows in the footsteps of her ancestors by foraging for acorns in the Angeles National Forest.

from Greater LA

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Diablo Canyon is supposed to start closing in a few years, but a Stanford-MIT report says keeping it open would help California transition to clean energy more cheaply and cleanly.

from Greater LA