We look at what's in presidential candidate Kamala Harris's proposal to create a carbon-neutral economy by 2045. Plus, U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff introduces a bill to address food insecurity on college campuses.
Democratic Environmental Plan
Hurricane Dorian provided an ominous backdrop for the CNN town hall on climate change Wednesday. Over the course of seven hours, ten Democratic candidates laid out their plans for combatting and even reversing damage to the environment. While plans varied from audacious to realistic, they were a contrast to President Trump who has called climate change a hoax. So which ideas hold the most promise?
- Sean Hecht, who co-directs the Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment at UCLA law school
Adam Schiff Food Insecurity Bill
Food insecurity is becoming a growing concern on college campuses as more student find it harder to pay for school, housing and healthy food. Because of this, U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff has introduced the Food for Thought Act, which would make grants available to community colleges to provide free meals to food-insecure students. Take Two attends a round-table with stakeholders to see how Schiff plans to meet the needs of food-insecure students in Los Angeles.
Stingrays in Orange County
About 500 people were injured by stingrays over the Labor Day weekend, most of them at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach.
- Chris Lowe, California State University-Long Beach
Sea Otters and Toxoplasma
The state’s beloved sea mammals have been plagued by the deadly Toxoplasma parasite. They’re catching it from feral and pet cats.
- Karen Shapiro, UC-Davis
L.A.'s OFFICIAL birthday is September 4th - marked for the anniversary of the city's founding in 1781. But there is another special day to celebrate: Los Angeles name day. The actual naming of the city is believed to have taken place 12 years BEFORE the city's founding in 1769 during an expedition led by Spanish military officer Gaspar De Portola, who was leading a colonization expedition up the coast of California. And if you don't know the full name, it's a mouthful: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles del Rio Porciuncula.
- Victoria Bernal, who manages the L.A. History twitter account