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Report emphasizes the response to the Uvalde shooting as a systemic failure. How do we prevent it from happening again?

Report emphasizes the response to the Uvalde shooting as a systemic failure. How do we prevent it from happening again?

Uvalde shot report 18.7.22

Nearly 400 law enforcement officers rushed to attend a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, but “extremely poor decision-making” resulted in over an hour of chaos before the gunman who claimed 21 lives was finally confronted and murdered, according to a damning investigation. report released on Sunday.

The nearly 80-page report was the first to criticize both state and federal law enforcement, and not just local authorities in the South Texas city, for the puzzling inaction by heavily armed officers when a gunman opened fire inside two fourth-grade classrooms at Robb Elementary School, killing 19 students and two teachers. Taken together, the report and more than three hours of newly released body camera footage of the May 24 tragedy represented the most comprehensive account to date of one of the worst school shootings in US history. Joining AirTalk to discuss is elizabeth findell, reporter covering Texas for The Wall Street JournalY Mary HaberfeldChair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

With Associated Press archives

COVID-19 AMA: UC handful to bring back indoor mask mandates, why people are getting COVID over and over and over

In our ongoing series looking at the latest medical research and news around COVID-19, Larry Mantle talks with Dr. Dean Blumberg, professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Today’s topics include:

  • People are getting COVID and again… and again. Is this the new normal?
  • UC Irvine and other schools reintegrate Indoor mask mandates amid rising tide of COVID-19
  • Almost 9 out of 10 Californians live in areas with high levels of COVID-19 as BA.5 fuels infections
  • Largest study to date shows how COVID vaccines affect periods
  • Two dead as Ghana confirms its first bud of the deadly Marburg virus

Half a Year After Implementation Organic Waste Recycling Bill SB1383 Shows a Mixed Future of Zero Waste

Recycling of Organic Waste 18.7.22

Following a delay in the state’s implementation of a new law that would create regulations for organic waste recyclinglargely due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, CalRecycle and multiple organic waste recycling groups across the state are pushing to expand waste procurement for industries included in the Brown-era organic recycling bill SB1383

Long distance organic waste facilities, small community composters, and newer technologies like anaerobic digestion are small parts that contribute to the larger goal of achieving a 75% reduction in organic waste in California by 2025. Reduce methane release into the atmosphere and while recycling food waste on both large and local farms. through soil amendments. However, the biggest obstacle has been stake by an overwhelmingly large population dispersed across a myriad of different recycling programs with which residents have little familiarity to differentiate or coordinate their waste acquisition. Here to give us an update midway through the first year of implementing California’s landmark SB1383 waste policy, both locally and statewide, are Nick Lapis, Director of Defense for Californians Against Waste and Monique FigueredoFfounder, owner and CEO of Compostable LA.

You can find out where to compost locally here.

How local water districts handled their first month with tighter water restrictions

The severity of the ongoing drought caused the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California impose a series of new water restrictions which came into effect on June 1. The new rules targeted water districts that relied heavily on the State Water Project, which imports water from the northern reaches of the state and faces supply shortages. Residents of the city of Los Angeles seem to have adjusted to the new restrictions, as June water use in the city dropped to low level record.

Today on AirTalk, Larry is joined by Terrence McCarthy, water resources policy manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Shivaji Deshmukh, General Manager of the Inland Empire Utility AgencyY Dave Pedersen, General Manager of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to discuss how your district’s water use fared during June.

Housing Registry: We Hear From Renters And Homeowners As Inflation Hits Costs

Tenant and Landlord Records 7.18.22

in a recent Los Angeles Times pieceannual rental costs for new tenants were seen to be reaching record levels, so how do people manage at this time when the cost of living is rising?

Today on AirTalk, Larry discusses how inflation could be affecting the real estate landscape with the executive director of the Eviction Defense Network elena popp Y matthew williams, Director at Williams Real Estate Advisors.

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