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.
Mayerlin Vergara won the United Nations' Nansen Refugee award on Thursday for rescuing hundreds of girls and boys who have been forced into sex work.
Give your brain a break with the peaceful sounds of Low Leaf's harp as they inundate the interior of the historical Perry House in L.A.'s Heritage Square Museum.
Two assistant U.S. attorneys will serve as District Election Officers for the Central District of California for this year's general election.
The Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Jazz Festivals have been bringing together cultures for generations.
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