The BBC discovers (drum roll) that Americans are driving more and enjoying it less. And yet there is an interesting aspect to this article, which is not news to those of us Americans actually stuck in traffic. It lies in the responses. Among them: “Unfortunately, most of the globalized world is now following in the footsteps of Uncle Sam — competition over cooperation; greed over frugality; exploitation over fairness; selfishness over altruism; and stupidity over wisdom.” Is this how the world sees us? Is there any truth to it?
Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, visited Los Angeles and Long Beach to witness firsthand how communities are struggling with health issues related to their environment. In this region alone, her institute spent $23 million over the past few years, mostly awarded to scientists investigating the connection between air pollution and an array of health effects.
Los Angeles history comes alive at largest ever archives bazaar (Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog)
This sound like fun and it’s free. The story tells of a day of expert speakers, documentary films and rare and/or privately held documents that tell the story of L.A. — who we are and why. And it’s at USC, which is easily reached by Metro.