We look at what President Trump will be doing in L.A. when he comes to town later today. Plus, Carson's mayor considers banning guns. And, a Highland Park shop called Sustain L.A. tries to reduce single-use plastics by offering refillable containers and goods.
Trump in L.A.
L.A. real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer is hosting a fundraiser for President Trump tonight. Palmer is one of the President's biggest donors here, but who is he?
- Jenna Chandler, Curbed L.A.
Mayor Albert Robles is seeking to limit the sale and possession of guns ...not allowing them within a one-mile radius of a school, park, church or daycare. The mayor's resolution will be presented to the city council tonight, but even if approved, observers say it will not hold up in court.
- Albert Robles, Carson Mayor
Covering Climate Now: L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Back in April, Mayor Garcetti announced his Green New Deal. Among the areas he targeted for radical greenhouse gas emissions: trash. The average American produces about SIX pounds of trash each and every day. Of that, just a pound and a half is recycled. The rest is sent to landfill. All of it is carted around in heavy, pollution-spewing trucks. We talk about the city's garbage collection and disposal systems and how they need to evolve to address climate change.
- Doug Walters, chief sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of us are familiar with the "Three Rs." The last of those - recycling - hat's easy, right? You just throw your plastic and paper in the blue bin and they're hauled away. Well, spoiler alert, it isn't that easy. As for the other two - reduce and reuse - those might call for changing people's habits. We visit a local business that's focused on waste reduction and reused packaging, so we have less to recycle.
Ten years ago today, Mitrice Richardson disappeared. She had been acting irrationally at a restaurant on the evening of Sept. 17th 2009 and was later arrested for not paying her bill. She was released from jail that night without a trace. Her body was found 10 months later.
- Mike Kessler, Senior Editor, Investigations and Projects at KPCC
There's a new musical genre coming out of Southern California. It's a mix of traditional Mexican ballads and trap music called "trapcorridos."
- Walter Thompson-Hernandez, New York Times reporter