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Stanford professor finds that there is a higher risk of disastrous heat, floods, and fires due to warming

A study from Stanford University shows that the extreme weather that brought record floods and damaging wildfires to the United States in the past year is just the beginning of what’s to come. According to the study, global warming has led to increasingly harsh spells of heat and drought as well as rain and snow being up to five times as likely to occur globally in the future. The study can offer a chance for cities and nations to prepare for the climatic turmoil. Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor of Earth System Science at Stanford University, stated, These extremes are really...

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LAPD Demographic Analysis Reveals who Homicide Victims are Likely to be

In January, the Los Angeles Police Department released the results of a new demographic analysis that reveals which groups of Los Angeles residents are most likely to end up the victims of a violent death in the city. According to the results, young men from minority, low-income neighborhoods suffer disproportionately from the impacts of deadly violence, which homicide detectives have known all too well. Over 90 percent of homicide victims in Los Angeles were black or Latino last year. Most of those homicide victims were poor and lacked college degrees. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, who worked homicides...

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State Officials Considering $500 Fines for Wasting Water

In February, state water regulators met to consider making the water wasting rules that were in effect during the last drought, such as carrying fines of up to $500 per violation, permanent. Members of the State Water Resources Control Board and representatives of several cities and water agencies indicated general support for the proposal when they met in February, but no final vote was made. The water wasting rules, which were put in place temporarily between 2014 and 2017 under emergency orders from the governor, expired on November 25, 2017, but Gov. Brown has endorsed making the rules a...

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Long Beach Civic Center is Getting a $900 Million Makeover

Near the old Long Beach City Hall there is a new City Hall being constructed that is part of a nearly $900 million makeover of the area. The old city hall high rise building was built in 1976 and is the centerpiece of an obsolete civic center that the city is trying to invigorate. The makeover of the area will introduce apartments, stores, restaurants and possibly a hotel. The project also happens to be the largest public-private development of its kind on the West Coast, which is expected to serve as a model for other cities in the nation....

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UPS ordered more Boeing 747s which might benefit Hawthorne fuselage plant

Some possible good news for the city of Hawthorne, UPS has ordered more Boeing 747s and Hawthorne happens to be the site of Boeing’s fuselage plant. This order also means that Boeing Co.’s famed 747 airplanes will get a slightly longer lease on life in the cargo transport industry. In February, UPS ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets to handle the “accelerating demand” for its air transport services. The order comes two years after UPS previously order 14 Boeing 747-8 planes. According to a statement from UPS, all 28 planes, along with four new Boeing 767 aircraft that were...

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