When California gasoline prices suddenly spiked upward this month, the state’s motorists, media – and politicians – characteristically overreacted.
Parklets (mini parks built in street parking spots, as seen every year on Park[ing] Day) are already in place in Long Beach and on their way in Los Angeles, so parklet fans are gearing up to make sure they are here to stay. Recently, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Complete Streets Initiative released a tool kit for designing and creating parklets.
As millions of Californians participate in the “Great California ShakeOut” Thursday, so will students at L.A. Unified. The district uses the day for an annual full-scale emergency drill and an opportunity to teach kids about earthquakes.
We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.