Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Infrastructure: A short, yet funny John Oliver segment about the “unsexy” topic of national Infrastructure and its current decrepit state (with a funny cameo by Edward Norton, too!).

Where do you take a New York design writer who’s seen everything?: Orange County! What’s to see down in the O.C. for the design-minded? How about the hidden Noguchi Garden tucked behind corporate towers near South Coast Plaza, Welton Becket’s old Bullock’s store at South Coast Plaza, and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove (not to mention all the great food south of Los Angeles).

Emergency supplies: Tools to put on the list for earthquakes and more: Batteries are just the start when putting together your emergency supplies kit. Better prepared today than emptied handed tomorrow when disaster – possibly in the form of an earthquake – finally strikes Southern California.

Streets Made By People: “Projects like PARK(ing) Day and Neighborhood in Motion show how the removal of cars affects the urban space and the mindsets and lifestyles of the residents. Ghent has another bottom-up approach where 16 residential streets were transformed into collectively created spaces for no less than 2.5 months.”

California seeks to build one of world’s largest recycled water programs: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is in talks with Los Angeles County sanitation districts about developing what could be one of the largest recycled water programs in the world.

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