Five SoCal Must-Reads: Occupy the Rose Parade? | KCET
Five SoCal Must-Reads: Occupy the Rose Parade?
- 3.7 million Californians have limited access to healthy food, and in Southern California's Imperial County, "the bitter irony of hunger is that it's the home of a $1.5 billion agriculture industry," says California Watch.
- What does the economy, budget cuts at the city level and the Occupy Wall Street movement have to do with the Rose Parade? The New York Times explains (h/t LA Observed)
- The Whittier City Council is expected to debate a proposal to drill for oil in the Whittier Hills at tonight's meeting, according to the Whittier Daily News.
- The San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego will soon have a special new lane that should speed up border crossings, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The so-called Ready Lane, which is already installed at the Otay Mesa crossing, will allow travelers with radio frequency identification technology (RFID) embedded in documents get through the crossing faster than with normal lanes.
- Meanwhile, High Country News on L.A. Times columnist Hector Tobar's book that was published in September: "Clear-sighted and compassionate, The Barbarian Nurseries should be required reading for anyone willing to consider the human side of the immigration controversy.
A new COVID-19 testing site opened at Dodger Stadium today, which city officials say will accommodate three times more people than any other testing site in Los Angeles County.
In an announcement that will delight shaggy-haired residents statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom today cleared the way for barbershops and hair salons to open in some counties.
L.A. County parks and beaches were filled with both the cautious and undeterred during the first major holiday since the economy began to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County today reopened some beach parking lots and authorized retail businesses inside enclosed shopping malls to reopen with curbside pickup service only.
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