Larry Buhl is a writer and radio producer based in Los Angeles. He's a regular contributor to Art & Understanding, ATTN:, and DeSmogBlog. He has produced for the BBC, Marketplace, Free Speech Radio News and Pacifica radio.
A coalition of elected officials, local residents and community leaders are encouraging Los Angeles’ City Council to require that any bank it does business with not engage in the kinds of unethical practices that helped mire the city’s current bank, Wells Fargo, in scandal.READ MORE
Senate Bill 17, a prescription drug reform law, is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. But its authors are not taking a victory lap just yet. “We assume [the governor] will sign it, but you know anything can happen,” says state Senator Ed Hernandez.READ MORE
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Single-payer health-care advocates say a new proposal in the U.S. Senate should inject new momentum for single payer in California, with its ostensibly friendlier two-thirds Democratic majority.
A new study finds that California’s proliferation of renewable energy plants is responsible for over 90 percent of direct economic benefits from the state’s major climate programs to Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and more than $12 billion in net benefits to the region. The research also flies in the face of arguments that regulations kill jobs.READ MORE