FROM Taylor Talt
What about Football in the City of Industry? Governor Brown and the legislature have accelerated the environmental process for Farmers' Field in downtown LA. Only two out of 15 city council members have any reservations at all. But the NFL still may like another site better -- in the City of Industry, on 600 empty acres, where the 57 and 60 freeways meet. Billionaire Ed Roski and Majestic Realty's Los Angeles Stadium Project could get the nod over Philip Anshutz and AEG.
One NFL Stadium…or Two? With applause from downtown business leaders and union officials, the LA City Council today approved what's called a "non-binding" memorandum of understanding -- 12 votes to zero. AEG, which owns Staples Center and LA Live, can now begin to arrange financing for a football stadium next to them near the intersection of westbound Interstate 10 and the northbound Interstate 110 freeways. It's already been named Farmers' Field for Farmers' Insurance.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.