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Taking a green rental bike through DTLA? A tipsheet for first-timers

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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:41pm

A bike tour of downtown Los Angeles — or DTLA — is a breezy way to skirt congestion and see city sights up close. The affordable green Metro bikes can be found in racks every few blocks, and are placed at such hot spots as Union Station and Grand Central Market. Zig-zag your way through the booming Arts District or pedal to the museums up the hill. The weather is usually good, and the midday traffic is relatively light. Beware of buses and car doors and always wear a helmet.

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Jerry Brown's work to seal his climate legacy is only half done

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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:06pm

It seems a little churlish to prod Jerry Brown on carbon issues. He's done as much as any leader in the world to move forward on the climate and energy crises that are the defining challenges of our time.

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Vote on Southern California's investment in delta tunnel project could be a nail-biter

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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:50pm

With the city of Los Angeles and Orange County on opposite sides, Southern California's role in financing a massive water delivery project is likely to hinge on a few smaller agencies.

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Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy

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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:48pm

Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout.

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O.C.-based vegan Mexican pop-ups are having a moment right now

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Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:22am

No animals were harmed in the making of the best new conchas in Santa Ana. Same goes for the best sweet tamales. Oh, yeah, the carnitas tacos are vegan, too.