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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates

The law imposes new requirements...

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In San Francisco, Al Gore praises Gov. Jerry Brown's work against climate change 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It has been a decade since Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary that catapulted the one-time presidential candidate to the front lines of climate change activism. Now he’s back with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which follows the former vice president...

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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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Crisis over Jerusalem holy site intensifies ahead of Friday prayers 20.7.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Days of escalating clashes and a diplomatic crisis over recently installed Israeli metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City is stoking concern of a new wave of violence ahead of Friday prayers.

Girding for a surge of friction at noontime prayers on the Muslim day of...

Essential California: USC faces angry students over former medical school dean 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, July 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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USC faces angry students over ex-dean’s alleged behavior

In a meeting with bewildered and at times angry students, the dean of USC’s medical school...

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Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents 20.7.2017 LA Times: Nation

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

Legal experts said the mixed directive...

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Elon Musk downplays expectations for giant rocket's first flight 20.7.2017 LA Times: Business

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday downplayed expectations for the upcoming demonstration flight of the company’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket, saying there was a “good chance” the vehicle would not make it to orbit in its first launch.

Musk gave insight into the Falcon Heavy development...

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Youths protest violence, 'emerging dictatorship' as the Philippines' Duterte seeks to extend martial law 20.7.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cursed world leaders, threatened to kill criminals and promised to eat the livers of terrorists, but Shibby de Guzman and her friends don’t seem intimidated.

De Guzman, a 13-year-old ninth-grader, and other young activists are calling for the end of extrajudicial...

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Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion 20.7.2017 LA Times: Business

The nation’s largest port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades, according to a plan released Wednesday.

The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports’ Clean...

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Vandals target coffee shop at center of anti-gentrification protest in Boyle Heights 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A small coffee shop at the center of multiple anti-gentrification protests in Boyle Heights was vandalized Wednesday, according to owners.

Footage from surveillance video at Weird Wave Coffee showed a person — clad in black clothing and a black mask — stepping out of an alley, then quickly using...

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Iran's latest culture battle: Should women in cars keep their heads covered? 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Reihane Taravati, an outspoken social media activist, was riding in a taxi the other day when she received a stern reprimand from the driver.

Unbeknownst to Taravati, 26, her headscarf — which Iranian women are required to wear as a show of modesty — had slipped down the back of her scalp, leaving...

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People keep leaping to their deaths from iconic Pasadena bridge. How do we stop them? 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As you stand on the majestic Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, high above the Arroyo Seco, it’s hard to imagine the depth of despair that would drive someone to jump.

“There is hope,” says a sign on the east side of the Beaux Arts bridge. The sign includes a crisis hotline number and an appeal.

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A better way to solve the housing crisis — tax land, not development 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To address Los Angeles’ housing crisis, Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a “linkage fee” on new development. The city would charge new residential developments of more than five units $12 a square foot, and new commercial developments $5 a square foot, to finance subsidized affordable housing.

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Essential California: Where the magic goes down at Comic-Con 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, July 19, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Down at Comic-Con

Hall H in the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International is the most important room in Hollywood. Lined with jumbo...

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Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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I've chronicled 23 years of unrelenting change in The Times. This is my last weekly column 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The first time I saw Los Angeles was late on a Saturday many years ago. I was flying here as a young reporter from Washington D.C. As the plane descended, the carpet of lights that is Los Angeles at night rolled out below me. Eventually, in the distance, I could see a dark ribbon of ocean. After...

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Trump's biggest success: Proving the inadequacy of federal ethics laws 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump is a walking — well, golf cart-riding — conflict of interests. Even though he has given up active control of the billion-dollar Trump Organization, he still enjoys its enormous financial benefits, which has made the intersection between personal gain and public policy extraordinarily...

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They discover, they gentrify, they ruin: How 'progress' is wrecking Los Angeles neighborhoods 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A few months ago, on a Sunday morning, I drove from my house near the Venice Pier over to Abbot Kinney Boulevard to meet my cousin for a cup of coffee at Blue Bottle, which is to coffee what the French Laundry is to dinner: peak fetishization. (But yes, of course, delicious!)

I circled the block...

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These Brazilian politicians, full of hot air and for sale, are really just balloons 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When “Pixuleco” made his first public appearance at a Brasilia protest in August 2015, he became an instant star.

The 42-foot, 660-pound inflatable version of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, complete with a black-and-white striped prison jumpsuit, drew not only stares, but...

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With Obamacare repeal off the table, will Republicans start trying to actually improve healthcare? 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Millions of Americans whose healthcare coverage was imperiled can breathe a sigh of relief now that congressional Republicans’ reckless efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act have foundered. They can thank a handful of courageous moderates in the Senate Republican Caucus for being unwilling...

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