Innovative State

Notes from the June 19, 2014 Live Talks Los Angeles Business Forum (featuring top leaders in business, technology, culture and policy – watch for next year’s season!): Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. (appointed by President Obama), in a conversation with Peter Marx, the first Chief […]



Mobility 21 in 2013: Garcetti, Kelly, Planners on Millennials & Boomers Seeking Walkable Urban Lifestyle

More than 1,000 business, transportation and elected leaders attended the 2013 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit held October 29 at L.A. Live. The annual conference addresses challenges and opportunities facing Southern California‚Äôs infrastructure. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in Washington, D.C. to lobby for federal transportation funds, but […]

Smart Meters on the Horizon in Glendale;
Northern California Protests Continue

Glendale Water and Power holds community meeting on upcoming Smart Meter installation as northern California communities protest against installations there.

Under the Paperweight, October 4-10, 2009

Reports under the Sunroom Desk paperweight focused on the FCC Chair’s remarks to the wireless industry conference in San Diego, admitting the need for more spectrum and towers, but insisting on open internet rules for wired and wireless.