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Metro board votes against funding 710 Freeway tunnel

Metro board votes against funding 710 Freeway tunnel

Twin, double-decker tunnels would close the 710 Freeway gap | Metro Metro’s board of directors today withdrew critical support and funding needed to build an approximately six-mile-long highway tunnel to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. Instead, the transit agency board voted in favor of funding a variety of street and traffic […]

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (L) and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leave Downing Street in central London. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that have infuriated British authorities with their US counterparts.; Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In light […]

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Sports broadcasters Mike Greenberg (L) and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show, speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® One of sports talk radio’s most famous pair is breaking up: ESPN’s long-running talk show “Mike and Mike” is […]

Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

Eastside Scene: Mural, Boyle Heights | veroooomac Roger Boesche, the Occidental College professor who stirred up Barack Obama’s interest in politics, died in his Eagle Rock home this week.  The former president, who attended the college in 1979-1981, said the politics professor was one of his favorite teachers. Boesche, who gave Obama a B grade, […]

What do you do when a car comes crashing into your Silver Lake supermarket?

What do you do when a car comes crashing into your Silver Lake supermarket?

Store windows boarded up after crash | Photo by Martha Flores Don’t panic, just grab your phone and start recording. That’s what a few shoppers (including the person who shot this Instagram video) did last week when a SUV smashed through the front windows of the Silver Lake 365 by Whole Foods store. No one […]

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Mr. Brian Jehue of Arroyo Vista Elementary School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Mr. Brian Jehue of Arroyo Vista Elementary School!

Noah nominated Mr. Brian Jehue of Arroyo Vista Elementary School I am in seventh grade and throughout my education I have had numerous great teachers, but my overarching favorite was my second grade teacher, Mr. Jehue. He has a plethora of good qualities, including being extremely smart, funny, encouraging, and enthusiastic about learning. He pushed […]

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

A motorist produces their driver’s license at a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower on March 6, 2014.; Credit: Stuart Palley/KPCC AirTalk® As the state of California works to implement the regulatory framework for its nascent recreational marijuana industry following voters’ approval of Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use statewide, the debate over how exactly […]

Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Elysian Park fire | Robin Blackman Firefighters have been busy on the Eastside this afternoon, knocking down a  brush fire in Lincoln Heights shortly before another fire began in Elysian Park near Solano Canyon. Ground and air crews were deployed to fight the Elysian Park fire, which was reported at about 2:22 pm, and had […]

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

Emergency response vehicles are parked at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. ; Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® British authorities have identified the suspect in the Manchester suicide bombing attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The attack happened […]

Lifestyle Shift: Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Lifestyle Shift:  Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Quartz, the business website, reports on a shift in fashion and lifestyle that supposedly marks the decline of New York’s “Brooklyn lumberjack” and the ascendancy of the “Silver Lake shaman” among young consumers. This “easygoing wave” of culture and style that began in the hills of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park is “on […]

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