We find out more about the new climate institute former California Governor Jerry Brown announced Monday in partnership with UC-Berkeley and China. Plus, UC-Irvine researchers have developed a system to help figure out which wildfires are most likely to burn out of control. And, we speak with the investigative journalist working to track down the L.A. Library's Well of Scribes.
California-China Climate Institute
Former California governor Jerry Brown announced a new climate-centered think tank on Monday. It will be based at the University of California-Berkeley.
- Cara Horowitz, Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA
Wildfires can be very unpredictable —flames and embers could be tossed around by winds, igniting plants and homes for miles around. But researchers at UC-Irvine are working on a system that if perfected could predict how a blaze spreads. In turn, that could help firefighters know where to go ahead of time and extinguish sparks before they burn.
- Shane Coffield, UC-Irvine
Death of Chinatown Groceries
From Little Tokyo to Historic Filipino-town and Boyle Heights...their geographical location in the city's urban core put these enclaves straight in the path of the most intense redevelopment. But perhaps none has taken as hard a hit as Chinatown — which in the last four years has lost one of its biggest dim sum restaurants and oldest hospitals. Now, its grocery stores are leaving.
- Frank Shyong, columnist with the Los Angeles Times