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Gas Prices, SoFi Stadium, Green Buildings




Gasoline prices continue to drop in Southern California. The Automobile Club of Southern California said Monday the average price is $3.90 for a gallon of self-serve regular in L.A. County and $3.87 in Orange County. (Photo: Newport Beach gas station prices April 29, 2013)
Gasoline prices continue to drop in Southern California. The Automobile Club of Southern California said Monday the average price is $3.90 for a gallon of self-serve regular in L.A. County and $3.87 in Orange County. (Photo: Newport Beach gas station prices April 29, 2013)
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We look at how local gas prices will be affected by the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil, and President Trump's tapping of emergency oil reserves in the U.S. Plus, SoFi wins naming rights for L.A.'s new football stadium. And, as part of Covering Climate Now, we look at how to make L.A.'s buildings more sustainable.

Gas Prices

Over the weekend, there were multiple drone attacks on the world's largest oil-processing facility in Saudi Arabia. About five percent of the world's daily oil production was impacted. President Trump responded by tapping into U.S. crude oil reserves to stabilize pricing here. But still, gas is likely to get a bit more expensive, at least for a little while, especially here on the West Coast.

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Pedestrian Deaths

The number of people killed while walking along or crossing the street has increased in the US. In fact, pedestrian death happens every 90 minutes on American roadways, according to a new report by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University. That amount to almost 40,000 people since 2010— and more often than not, it happens in a low-income neighborhood. 

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Climate Coverage Now: Green Buildings

To get L.A. to be a carbon-neutral city by 2050, Mayor Eric Garcetti has laid out several goals to make Los Angeles green. KPCC's Leo Duran tackles what can make buildings eco-friendly.

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Turf Rebates

KPCC is joining hundreds of media outlets around the world for a week of special coverage called... Covering Climate Now. Remember turf removal rebates? That's the program that paid you to tear out your grass. It disappeared with the drought after it ran out of money in 2016, but came back this year with some challenging new rules. KPCC infrastructure correspondent Sharon McNary decided to give it a try.

SoFi Stadium

The Online loan company SoFi has agreed to pay more than $30 million dollars a year for TWENTY years to have its name on the new Rams stadium going up in Inglewood. It's a pretty big deal for all involved, but how do these agreements even get put together? 

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Surf Museum

Now let's head up north to check out about a little museum that many Southern Californians would probably like to visit: the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. It doesn't look like your typical museum — and that’s because it's a working lighthouse. It's also one of the first — and smallest — surf museums on the West Coast. Bianca Taylor takes us there.