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Make 2018 Your Best-Read Year With These Reading Resolutions!

Make 2018 Your Best-Read Year With These Reading Resolutions!

Read a debut author It can be so easy to stick to our favorites, especially when life gets busy and reading time is at a premium, but it never stops being important to discover new voices. They have the greatest ability to take us by surprise and see things in a new way. Plus, you […]

New CA bill calling for denser, taller housing near transit could change the face of LA

New CA bill calling for denser, taller housing near transit could change the face of LA

Senate Bill 827 would remove many state zoning rules that restrict certain types of housing within a half-mile of major transit stations and routes.; Credit: Photo by JulieAndSteve via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® A new Senate Bill by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would remove many of California’s zoning restrictions which limit certain housing within a […]

East L.A. boxing coach & Olympic Gold medalist Paul Gonzales facing lewd conduct with child charges

East L.A. boxing coach & Olympic Gold medalist Paul Gonzales facing lewd conduct with child charges

East Los Angeles — Boxing legend Paul Gonzales, who won a gold medal during the 1984 L.A. Olympics and has coached at an East L.A. youth boxing program,  has been arrested and charged with lewd acts upon a child. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed eight felony counts against the 53-year-old Gonzales.  Four […]

DoJ is changing whether pot crimes will be prosecuted. Does it affect California?

DoJ is changing whether pot crimes will be prosecuted. Does it affect California?

A customer reaches for cannabis products at MedMen, one of the two Los Angeles area pot shops that began selling marijuana for recreational use under the new California marijuana law on January 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the […]

Are panic buttons for hotel workers a needed protection or impractical overreach?

Are panic buttons for hotel workers a needed protection or impractical overreach?

An employee cleans up the lift control panel during the opening of Germany’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel on January 3, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.; Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images AirTalk® Today, two California Assembly members are introducing a bill that would require hotels to provide panic buttons for employees who work alone in guest rooms. Calls […]

A 920-unit residential project raises concern among Solano Canyon residents

A 920-unit residential project raises concern among Solano Canyon residents

BY BARRY LANK It’s an unlikely looking piece of land for a large residential development — a narrow ribbon stretching nearly a mile between N. Broadway and the Gold Line tracks with a forbiddingly steep slope in middle of the site The developers say the 920-unit project will help link neighborhoods. But residents of one […]

Been more absent than present on FB

Been more absent than present on FB

Some years ago when I first started writing this blog, my intent was to use it as a means to an end.  I didn’t have the end defined, so the blog has often wafted about.  Sometimes it’s equal parts journal and newsletter.  Other times it’s like that letter that you mean to write and send […]

The conversation on reconstruction after a mastectomy

The conversation on reconstruction after a mastectomy

Iranian breast cancer patient Farvah shares a moment with her fiance Saleh on her way to the operation room before her mastectomy operation to remove a breast which was turned to a lumpectomy during the procedure as the pathology results were good meaning she could keep her breast at a clinic in Tehran on October […]

City tries new approach to keep RVs away from Echo Park Lake

City tries new approach to keep RVs away from Echo Park Lake

Photo by Barry Lank BY BARRY LANK ECHO PARK – Restrictions on sleeping in vehicles near parks last year apparently weren’t enough. The City Council is now considering  a motion to prohibit the overnight parking of large vehicles around Echo Park Lake altogether. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell has proposed prohibiting vehicles longer than 22 feet or […]

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Happy New Year Everyone! Today is the day we start our New Year Resolutions. We know it can be tough to stick to them at first because, let’s face it, changing old habits is hard. So we’ve taken 4 of the most common New Year Resolutions people make and found some fun items from around […]

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