FROM Steven Sharp
Downtown construction on steroids Go to downtown LA these days and you'll skyscrapers everywhere. There's a building boom going on, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1920s, according to the LA Times, and what you see now is only the start. Spend time at the City's Planning Department and you'll know that many more projects are in the pipeline -- and some may add some real pizzazz to the skyline. DnA talks to Steven Sharp, editor of Urbanize LA, a web site that embraces the new downtown. Construction workers in the atrium of Wilshire Grand Center Photo by Sean Dellorco/KCRW
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.
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?