Five SoCal Must-Reads: A Metal Lighter than Styrofoam & More | KCET
Five SoCal Must-Reads: A Metal Lighter than Styrofoam & More
- Bakersfield Californian: A composting facility that apparently processes close to a quarter of California's compostables had its permit pulled by Kern County supervisors this week after two worker deaths--they happened to be brothers--in addition to various land use violations. Now grocers and others must instead send millions of pounds of waste a day to landfills.
- KEYT (video): In addition to not funding a study on poverty, Santa Barbara County supervisors rejected spending $15,000 to study the effects of plastic bags on the environment, a step that must be done to consider banning them.
- San Diego Union-Tribune: UC Irvine engineers have created a metal "that's about 100 times lighter than styrofoam."
- The Atlantic: "A new [Los Angeles] city ordinance will allow small farmers' markets to operate in residential areas, enabling backyard growers and small-time farmers to sell their crops in their own neighborhoods."
- Zócalo: What movie best captures Los Angeles? A number of local notables, from author Daniel Hernandez to County Supervisor Gloria Molina, chime in with one rule to keep in mind: go beyond Chinatown.
Huell investigates a onetime tradition, the Yosemite Firefall, and experiences the natural version of the "Firefall" at Horsetail Fall. Huell calls it "one of the most magnificent sights you'll ever see in your life."
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