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Greenpeace Ranks Grocery Store Plastic Waste, LAX Is The Worst Airport in The World, Norco Robbery

Published June 13, 2019 at 8:21 AM PDT
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We look at which local grocery store chains are doing the best - and worst - jobs of reducing single-use plastic waste. Plus, why Fodor's says LAX is the worst airport in the world. And, Norco was the setting of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history.

Hong Kong Protests in Monterey Park

Hundreds of people from L.A.’s Hong Kong community are joining in protests across the region this week. They’re against a plan that would allow people accused of crimes in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China.

Native American Census

As the 2020 Census approaches, there's a lot of talk about who might be left out of the population count. California faces the greatest risk of an undercount because we have so many populations who have historically not been included: Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. During the last census in 2010, nearly 1 in 7 Native Americans living on a reservation was missed and according to the non-profit think tank, the Urban Institute, they are likely to be undercounted again.


  • Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times reporter
  • Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times reporter

Greenpeace Grocery Store Plastic Waste Rankings

When it comes to reducing single-use plastics, a lot of attention has gone to eliminating throw-away straws and shopping bags. But a new report from the environmental nonprofit Greenpeace broadens the focus to grocery stores. Called Packaging Away the Planet, it looks at all the single-use plastic packaging offered through various supermarket chains and ranks those chains based on their efforts to reduce it.


  • David Pinsky, co-author of the Greenpeace Packaging Away the Planet study

Jerry Brown California-China Climate Policy Institute

When he was California's governor, Jerry Brown traveled to China to build alliances he hoped would slow climate change. And now, one of those alliances is bearing fruit. Starting next month, Brown will head to UC-Berkeley to help launch the university's California-China Climate Policy Institute, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Arts Funding Preview

We talk with Carla Javier about an upcoming KPCC In-Person event about arts education funding. As Sacramento’s budget season reaches full swing, we’ll take a look at the importance of arts funding and discrepancies in funding between schools across the Southland. The event will take place in the Crawford Family Forum on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

LAX is the Worst Airport in the World, Burbank is best in the U.S.

Fodor's released its first ever travel awards this week, and two SoCal airports made its list. LAX ranks worst in the world - and Burbank ranks best in the U.S.

Norco Robbery

The true story of the "most spectacular" bank robbery in American history. 


  • Peter Houlahan, author of Norco '80

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