Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Tag: Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing...

The state has proposed a 3,200-foot setback rule for new wells, but this has not yet gone into effect and does little to address health concerns for residents who live near existing wells.

‘Operation Lost Angels’ recovers 33 missing children during Human Trafficking Awareness...

Child trafficking cases have increases in recent years.

L.A. firefighter accepts suspension for punching handcuffed patient on video

The firefighter initially rejected the suspension before videos of the incident were released to the public.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Political fundraiser admits to bribing LA City Councilmember

The Councilmember reportedly agreed to help the developer’s real estate project in exchange for a $500,000 bribe.

Climate change fuels hellfire in the City of Angels

Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA's "Wildland-Urban Interface" dangerous.

Los Angeles school board commits to renewable energy after months of...

"This 100% Clean Energy school district commitment demonstrates what can happen when students, parents, teachers and school district leaders work to move the needle on climate."

A climate-resilient Los Angeles must first address its polluted past

Can a big city be truly sustainable in the age of climate change? Los Angeles is trying to find out.

Former LA County Sheriff faces 3yrs in prison after losing appeal

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lee Baca’s rights had not been violated during his trial – the appeals panel determined that the trial was fair and the conviction legally sound.

What LA teachers tell us about rising inequality

We ought to see their struggle as “a strike for democracy – against the plans of a tiny clique of billionaires to unilaterally impose their vision for the world.”

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If pushing pardons for savage Jan. 6 seditionists isn’t unpardonable, what is?

Abusive pardons of the most serious crimes represent the great terrorist threat to self-government.

Texas GOP passes bills allowing Abbott appointee to take over Democratic county’s elections

"These bills are not about election reform," said one Harris County official. "They are entirely about suppressing voters' voices."

Bottom-dwelling marine animals thriving on offshore wind farm foundations

"My feeling is that a smart, science-based location of offshore wind farms, where ecological principles are incorporated in the design is needed to combat climate change.”

Garbage in, garbage CEO windfalls out

‘Waste management’ won’t help us confront climate change so long as corporate self-interest rules.

Supreme Court ruling against EPA ‘undoes a half-century of progress’ in protecting waters of...

"It puts our Nation’s wetlands – rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds connected to them – at risk of pollution and destruction, jeopardizing the sources of clean water that millions of American families, farmers, and businesses rely on."