If we are going to discuss the effectiveness of federal policies in our cities -- and we should -- it is time to discuss as well why some states continue to benefit systemically to the disadvantage of others, with little or no benefit to show for it in terms of relative progress as measured by socio-economic indicators.
It's time for Jerry Brown to exercise courageous leadership that fixes the long-time mismanagement and corporate abuse of water that threatens the future of California's economy and agriculture. There are no easy shortcuts: the governor must govern.
So what makes a taco great, exactly? It all depends -- but here are 75 from around the country.
all photos by Jay Vanessa holding a box of their chocolates. I'm nuts about chocolate. Especially dark chocolate, which...
Here are a few tunes for you to discover from emerging acts that will brighten your weekend up and make it that much better.
Right Next Door,
Los Angeles News
Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- which led him to start writing rhymes and recording his own music. Inspiration was found....
He doesn't go on and on about the woods and the rivers -- he goes on and on about working class Vermonters who can't afford health care and heating oil. His issue is inequality and unfairness, and it has been from the start. And for those of us who do work mostly on the environment, that's just the kind of ally we need.
Zagat polled chefs, avid diners and industry insiders across the country and the results are in.
2016 Presidential Election,
George H.W. Bush,
George W. Bush,
Iranian Nuclear Crisis,
Canadian Nuclear Firm,
Drone Strike Program,
Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With three unfortunately good examples on current display. First, we have the troubled ongoing roll-out of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Now, it may well...
Clean Power Plan,
Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
The order requires the state to incorporate climate change impacts into its five-year infrastructure plan as well as its planning and investment decisions.
Something dramatic happens after a woman directs her first indie feature -- nothing. After successfully directing that first film, the offers to direct a studio feature come flowing in like molasses.
all photos by Jay or Hutchinson It's all booths inside this exotic steak emporium One of my new favorite Los Angeles restaurant, a...
Video images have clearly become a powerful tool in documenting encounters between the public and police. The ACLU of California wants to make it more likely that even more individuals will use their phones to record those incidents, enabling the public to hold officers accountable when they cross the line.
Somehow, opponents of discrimination are considered liberal fascists, whereas relegating an entire demographic of law-abiding citizens to second class status is considered "freedom."
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 GUESS hosted the 16th Annual Peace Over Violence Denim Day press conference at their headquarters in Los Angeles.
In some winning cities, charm means easy access to public art, or food truck pods where locals gather around the fire pit with guitars. One cozy city even has a self-proclaimed "snuggery."
Almonds and pistachios together use around 3.3 million acre-feet of water and produce around $1,150 per acre-foot of water.
Clean Air Act,
State Of The Air,
Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?
Really excited for this best friends forever reunion dinner. Right? This is a friend thing. Totally a friend thing. Not a date. Why would it be a date? That'd be weird. Gross. No way.
For many of us, these current and future water crises mean we need to use water as productively as possible and cut back on waste. But to get there we first need to know how much water we use every day, and most of us have no idea.