Thanks to funding provided by the Prop. 13 Bond Act, efforts are being made toward restoring the historic Arroyo Seco to its natural state. The Arroyo Seco was once a stream starting miles above JPL in the Angeles National Forest. It flowed through West Pasadena where the Rose Bowl stands, and then followed the path of the110 freeway, meeting up with the LA river near downtown. Sixty years ago Angelenos actually fished for trout in the stream. Now the Arroyo Seco is a concrete-lined flood channel, nearly dry because of several dams along its path. The Arroyo Seco Foundation recently unveiled its Restoration Feasibility Study, which aims to restore water flow and natural habitat to the stream. Concurrently the City of Pasadena has completed the Arroyo Seco Master Plan, which outlines its plan to transform the gulch into a recreation area. Patt Morrison talks with Arroyo Seco Foundation Director Tim Brick and Rosa Laveaga from the City of Pasadena about the future of this historic waterway.
The Great Depression and WWII were the formative experiences, or crucibles, for a generation of leaders. The digital age shaped the character of a later generation. What are the values and qualities that each generation acquired as a result of their formative experiences? Guest host Patt Morrison speaks with Warren G. Bennis, Distinguished Professor at USC's Marshall School of Business, Founding Chairman of the Leadership Institute and author of Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders (Harvard Business School Press).
Planned Parenthood is under fire after the release of two videos that bring to light its practices surrounding fetal tissue donations. Also, consumer advocates are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to look into record-high oil industry profits this year. Then, San Francisco now has nine public walls covered with a repellent paint that makes pee spray back on the person's shoes and pants.
Anthem Inc. announced this morning a deal to buy Cigna Corp for $54.2 billion, creating the largest health insurer in the nation by the number of members. Also, nearly two-thirds of roads in the Los Angeles and Orange County area are in poor condition. Then, in an effort to mitigate food waste, a company, Imperfect Produce, is selling produce with an off color, strange shape or unusual size. Would you buy it?
A task force led by L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey is releasing a roadmap for reducing L.A.'s ever-growing number of mentally ill jail inmates, and diverting those who need it into treatment. Also, more children are ditching their board games and barbies for digital screens with apps on an iPad, video games or TV. Then, a new study published in the journal “Psychological Bulletin” has disproved a long-held wisdom in the advertising industry: that sex and violence sell.
If need be, the City Council can now call for limiting outdoor watering to just two days a week, down from the current allocation of three days a week. Also, AT&T’s nearly $49 billion purchase of DirecTV is on its way to approval, which would make it the largest cable or satellite provider. Then, with work seemingly taking up more and more of our day, knowing how to make the most of your down time is paramount.
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