LA's Green Economy

Cleantech Incubator Is Growing L.A.'s Green Economy

What if under one roof you could see your idea go from concept to incorporation? That’s exactly what happens at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Home to a portfolio of diverse companies, LACI is helping scientists, engineers and community leaders create innovative clean technology. Cara Santa Maria visits green business entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Local Roots Farm, a company bringing fresh produce to food deserts around the world, one shipping container at a time.

Since this piece was produced the L.A. Cleantech Incubator has a new CEO and President Matt Petersen.

Featuring Interviews With: 

Fred Walti, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator 

Eric Ellestad, Local Roots Farms 

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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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