Five SoCal Must-Reads: Trouble at the Salton Sea and More | KCET
Five SoCal Must-Reads: Trouble at the Salton Sea and More
- California's largest body of water, the Salton Sea, is not faring well, and the state only has $6.5 million in uncommitted funds to address major problems. On Monday, a state Assembly subcommittee held a meeting on site, the Imperial Valley Press reports (h/t Aquafornia).
- "Are any of the small cities in Los Angeles County not havens of crazy or worse?" asks Kevin Roderick at LA Observed after a revealing and scandalous city council meeting in city of San Fernando, population 25,000.
- After 3.5 years and 32 hours of public testimony and city council meetings, Whittier leaders last night approved an oil drilling operation in the Whittier Hills. City coffers could garner "$7.5 million to as much as $115.4 million annually," says the Whittier Daily News.
- It's not just man-made causes contributing to the polluted Ballona Creek in L.A. County, but the La Brea Tar Pits, too, reports the Los Angeles Times.
- Kern County hospitals can close emergency rooms to ambulance traffic when overwhelmed, forcing patients to hospitals they rather not be at. But the policy may soon be reversed, according to the Bakersfield Californian.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
What is nature? Evan Meyer of UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, disability justice and culture expert; and Rebeca Méndez, a designer and artist whose work addresses climate change, tackle this complex topic.
On Tuesday, November 6th around 80 community members passionate in learning more about California’s recycling industry attended SoCal Connected’s screening/panel discussion of “Life in Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes” at the Pasadena Public Library.
Exactly 25 years ago, 59% of California voters passed the “Save Our State” initiative, better known as Proposition 187, which called for throwing undocumented children out of schools and hospitals and for teachers and nurses to become de-facto immigration
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