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Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost October 27, 2008. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk® A recent proposal by a former contractor to privatize the war in Afghanistan has raised eyebrows along with questions about what the future of U.S. involvement in […]

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost October 27, 2008. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk® A recent proposal by a former contractor to privatize the war in Afghanistan has raised eyebrows along with questions about what the future of U.S. involvement in […]

Eagle Rock bungalow; Hermon condo; Silver Lake 4-unit

Eagle Rock bungalow; Hermon condo; Silver Lake 4-unit

Around four dozen single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Eagle Rock: 3-bedroom bungalow with a backyard studio and a finished attic. $1,298,000. Hermon: 2-bedroom condo in a top-floor corner. $499,000. Silver Lake: 4-unit building, with three […]

City of Industry eyes huge public-private solar farm, but critics say project lacks transparency

City of Industry eyes huge public-private solar farm, but critics say project lacks transparency

Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels.; Credit: LADWP AirTalk® The City of Industry has been working to bring the undeveloped hills that border Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties a gigantic solar farm. The project is the subject of an investigation by the Southern California News Group, which […]

Park your car on the parkway? You will risk getting a $68 ticket starting Monday

Park your car on the parkway? You will risk getting a $68 ticket starting Monday

Parking in a “driveway apron” is okay except if your vehicle hangs over the sidewalk or street | Courtesy LADOT City parking enforcement officers will begin ticketing motorists who park their vehicles on parkways — that strip of public land between the curb and sidewalk — beginning Monday, Aug 14. The L.A. Department of Transportation […]

Buzz kill or just being practical? A look at the modern-day prenup

Buzz kill or just being practical? A look at the modern-day prenup

Newlyweds walk along the promenade after getting married.; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images AirTalk® Prenuptial agreements are often associated with wealth. When the 1% marry, they draw up contracts to protect the significant assets they have going into the marriage. But in recent years, prenups have become more common, extending far beyond the super rich. In […]

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

What’s not to love about a three hour class where one learns the art of making pasta—and wine tasting’s included? Chef Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen in South Pasadena continues with its intimate, hands-on cooking classes. Take a look and see if you can resist the temptation… Click class link for details, dates, and sign up. August […]

My Year at the Moulin Rouge

My Year at the Moulin Rouge

After the phone call, Cliff Simon got a one-way ticket from South Africa to Paris and spent the next year dancing at the Moulin Rouge. One moment, after which his “life was changed forever.” On August 14, Simon and his co-author Loren Stephens read from Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge, followed by […]

Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

We’ve found that the majority of time, volunteering is an effective way of increasing our sense of well being. Leaving our problems aside momentarily offers us an opportunity to recharge and to re-energize by focusing on helping others. On September 8, Five Acres holds its annual golf classic fundraiser and dinner—the “Mad for Plaid Par-Tee“—and volunteers are wanted. […]

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

We hope you’ve been enjoying another summer of free concerts at Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion. This Saturday, Dustbowl Revival gets the crowd up on its feet to dance and stomp. On site food trucks on Saturday: Lobsta Truck, Mary Sue’s Homemade Eats, Erva Yerba Mate, and Nomad Ice Pops. A “kid zone” is set up for […]

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