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First 100 days: Governor Gavin Newsom wants California to be ‘a positive alternative to Trump and Trumpism’

First 100 days: Governor Gavin Newsom wants California to be ‘a positive alternative to Trump and Trumpism’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® California Governor Gavin Newsom wants California to be “more than just a resistance state.” In an interview with KPCC AirTalk host Larry Mantle to mark his first 100 days […]

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

Signs like these are rare in Southern California, as demand for rental units outpaces supply.; Credit: Jen/turkeychik via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® As part of a sweeping package of bills in Sacramento aimed at addressing housing, an Oakland assemblywoman is sponsoring a bill that would create an online data registry where landlords who oversee rental […]

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

Signs like these are rare in Southern California, as demand for rental units outpaces supply.; Credit: Jen/turkeychik via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® As part of a sweeping package of bills in Sacramento aimed at addressing housing, an Oakland assemblywoman is sponsoring a bill that would create an online data registry where landlords who oversee rental […]

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

Signs like these are rare in Southern California, as demand for rental units outpaces supply.; Credit: Jen/turkeychik via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® As part of a sweeping package of bills in Sacramento aimed at addressing housing, an Oakland assemblywoman is sponsoring a bill that would create an online data registry where landlords who oversee rental […]

Debating an LA City ordinance that would prohibit landlords from rejecting Section 8 tenants across the board

Debating an LA City ordinance that would prohibit landlords from rejecting Section 8 tenants across the board

A “For Rent” sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Wednesday, the L.A. City Council will be voting on an ordinance meant to prevent landlords from discriminating against the recipients of Section 8 vouchers. Section 8 is a federal government program that subsidizes housing for […]

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019; Credit: Associated Press AirTalk® A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from […]

Does ‘Teach for America’ harm low income schools? We debate a bill that would ban the program from CA

Does ‘Teach for America’ harm low income schools? We debate a bill that would ban the program from CA

Ethnic studies teacher Jorge Lopez gives instructions for an art project. ; Credit: Carla Javier/KPCC AirTalk® Teach For America (TFA) is a non-profit program that trains recent grads to teach in low income schools for at least two years. And while it may seem this wouldn’t be cause for controversy, one California assemblymember is arguing […]

Where the locals go: touring LA’s best and favorite neighborhood bars as popular Los Feliz dive closes after a quarter century

Where the locals go: touring LA’s best and favorite neighborhood bars as popular Los Feliz dive closes after a quarter century

The Interior of The Good Luck Bar AirTalk® A Los Feliz institution is closing after 25 years. The Good Luck Bar is a Chinese themed bar, inspired by the Yee Mee Loo Bar in Chinatown which closed in 1989. It’s the latest of the “neighborhood” bars that have closed in the last few years. Elina […]

1AQSTN: does the DMV have the right to reject vanity plates?

1AQSTN: does the DMV have the right to reject vanity plates?

The license plate reading “OC MUSHR” (Orange County Musher) is seen on a car in Fairview Park during a morning workout of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs urban mushing group, in Costa Mesa, California, in Orange County; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Want a specialized license plate to commemorate your birthday? Your first love? […]

Is it time to rethink homework?

Is it time to rethink homework?

Tonia McMillian helps 7-year-old Jayden with his homework after school on Feb. 12.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk® The debate over homework continues to surface as parents and educators alike contemplate its efficacy in the 21st century. On average, American teenagers now spend about twice as much time on homework each day compared to students in […]