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How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

A pedestrian walks by a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The opioid crisis has reached epidemic status. And today, the country’s largest pharmacy chain has pledged its support to help. CVS Pharmacy has announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions […]

Sunset Triangle Plaza grows into a Silver Lake staple

Sunset Triangle Plaza grows into a Silver Lake staple

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – The Sunset Triangle Plaza has become a fixture in the neighborhood, a place where people shop at the farmers’ market, watch outdoor movies with friends and family or just to hang out at the cafe tables It’s surprising to realize how new it is, and that not everyone was happy […]

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (3rd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listen during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017 […]

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

The Recreation and Parks Department is posting flyers around Elysian Park with an unusual request: Don’t water the trees. The flyers are being distributed in areas where about 300 saplings have been planted in Elysian Park since last fall under a pilot program. The tiny trees were planted in what are called Land Life Cocoons, […]

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

The Recreation and Parks Department is posting flyers around Elysian Park with an unusual request: Don’t water the trees. The flyers are being distributed in areas where about 300 saplings have been planted in Elysian Park since last fall under a pilot program. The tiny trees were planted in what are called Land Life Cocoons, […]

As Mexico begins earthquake recovery, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria

As Mexico begins earthquake recovery, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria

Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City on September 20, 2017. At least 21 children were killed and about 30 children are still missing at the school.; Credit: MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Central Mexico, devastating the […]

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

One of three presentations about Taylor Yard River G2 Park | Javier Rojas By JAVIER ROJAS Residents last week were briefed on the long and costly process ahead to transform a barren and contaminated 42-acre chunk of former railroad property into riverside parkland on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park. Three competing engineering […]

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

One of three presentations about Taylor Yard River G2 Park | Javier Rojas By JAVIER ROJAS Residents last week were briefed on the long and costly process ahead to transform a barren and contaminated 42-acre chunk of former railroad property into riverside parkland on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park. Three competing engineering […]

After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump

After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® A group of  young, undocumented immigrants interrupted a DACA press conference in San Francisco held by Nancy Pelosi on Monday. The interruption occurred as an apparent […]

Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

bell helicopter parked on East L.A. street EAST LOS ANGELES –– It’s not unusual to see classic cars parked on the streets of East L.A. But a classic helicopter? C.J. Salgado, an aviation enthusiast and East L.A. resident, says a helicopter atop a trailer has been parked in the 5100 block of Via Corona for […]

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