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State of Affairs, Carbon neutral food, Dandelions experiential art pop up




The Border Grill is working toward carbon neural food to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Border Grill is working toward carbon neural food to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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We start with our weekly look at politics in the Golden State. Plus, L.A. restaurants are trying to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions with carbon-neutral food. And, we visit the Dandelions pop-up art installation.

State of Affairs

Governor Newsom has a big budget. Can he keep his spending promises without breaking the bank? Plus, Pete Buttigieg is stealing a little thunder from Kamala Harris, and cleaning up among Hollywood donors.

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College ex-offenders

In the last four years in California, there's been a three-fold increase in the number of community colleges with programs to support students with criminal records. The programs target these students' most critical time: the first year. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Seniors at CSU

Around California, there are about 134-thousand public college students over the age of 50. Today, as part of our Graying California series, Vanessa Rancaño takes us to Fresno to meet a senior who's hitting the books.

Tariffs Effect in LA

As talks continue between China and the U.S. continue over trade, the Trump administration again hiked tariffs on Chinese goods at 12:01 this morning. KPCC's David Wagner has looked into how this is starting to affect industries here and joins A Martinez. 

Carbon Neutral Food

Border Grill has enrolled in a program called Restore California, that would declare them "carbon neutral" Participating restaurants can either go through a verification process to attain that designation or they can add a ONE percent surcharge to customer bills that will pay farmers to transition to climate-friendly practices. We went to the downtown location to see how it'll be implemented.

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Dandelions Art Exhibit

Dandelions is the latest art installation from The Art Department, the folks who brought you the Griffith Park Teahouse. Dandelions will be open May 9, 11, and 12. We went to check it out.

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Weekend Preview

Head to Grand Park for a fried chicken night. Run like a Minion. Choose between two Fleetwood Mac parties or dance to early aughts hip hop at the Echoplex. Throw it back even further to the Like Totally Festival. Catch music by Nico Muhly or the L.A. Phil and YOLA. Watch films selected by Leonard Maltin or documentaries about WWI. Plus, do a Mother's Day that isn't brunch-centric.

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