The first thing Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla wants people to know about him is that he is an artist: one who works with a guitar rather than an easel. The 57-year-old has spent the last four decades recording, producing and composing music for his various labels, bands and movies.
With budget woes causing cuts to essential services across California, several communities in the state are weighing whether to raise additional revenue through tax hikes on medical marijuana. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
In other news, the Supreme Court took up the separation of church and state in a case involving public lands in California, and two Americans and an Israeli received the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Continue reading
NewsHour senior correspondent Judy Woodruff moderated a panel of local and regional leaders from around the world Wednesday in Los Angeles as part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit 2. Continue reading
In other news, Los Angeles county detectives opened an investigation into the wildfires that claimed the lives of two firefighters this week, and Israel plans to speed up the pace of settlement expansion in the West Bank. Continue reading
Question: We keep hearing phrases such as “when the recession/depression is over,” but none of the analysis (that I’ve read or heard, anyway) addresses the relationship of the current and impending government insolvencies. Surely our economy can’t recover while California … Continue reading
In other news, firefighters have contained approximately 40 percent of a massive wildfire burning through Southern California, and Vice President Joe Biden defended the federal stimulus program, saying it has helped create or save as many as 750,000 jobs. Continue reading
Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports. Continue reading