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Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid
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The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. ; Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney The company that was formed in the hopes of bringing an NFL team back to […]

Can the UC accommodate 10K more students under proposal to increase in-state enrollment?

Can the UC accommodate 10K more students under proposal to increase in-state enrollment?

Students go about their business at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the prospect of billions of dollars in cuts looms for California after voters turned down a suite of tax and budget-reform measures in a special election this month to deal with the massive state budget crises.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images The UC […]

1984 to 2024: Lessons learned from the last Olympics

1984 to 2024: Lessons learned from the last Olympics

(L-R) AirTalk host Larry Mantle, Anita L. DeFrantz, Rich Llewellyn, Jeff Millman, Barry Sanders and Herb Wesson at the LA84 discussion on November 5, 2015.; Credit: Bill Youngbood/SCPR It has been said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If the 2024 Summer Olympics are awarded to Los Angeles, repeating […]

Happy? New study finds 30-somethings less satisfied than their parents were

Happy? New study finds 30-somethings less satisfied than their parents were

Stressed business people at work; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images A new study is challenging the conventional wisdom that happiness comes with age. Using data from as far back as the 1970s, San Diego State University professor Jean Twenge and her team found that people in their 30s and up used to be a lot happier […]

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history […]

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history […]

San Fran rejection of Airbnb regs could be bellwether for LA

San Fran rejection of Airbnb regs could be bellwether for LA

Signs showing support for Proposition F are posted on a shop window in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2015.; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images In a 55- to 45-percent vote, San Franciscans voted against a measure that would have limited short-term Airbnb-style rentals. Proposition F would have capped rental nights at 75 nights per year […]

Bad breath, bad sex, bad manners: new study looks at relationship dealbreakers

Bad breath, bad sex, bad manners: new study looks at relationship dealbreakers

Atmosphere inside at Fox’s “Take Me Out” Speed Dating Event at South Restaurant & Bar on June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Most of us know what qualities we want in a potential mate. But what is that one thing — one big turn off — that would make you […]

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30, 2013; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Should homeschooling parents have to prove their children are really learning? That’s the issue at stake in a much anticipated ruling from the Texas Supreme Court. According to court documents, […]

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30, 2013; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Should homeschooling parents have to prove their children are really learning? That’s the issue at stake in a much anticipated ruling from the Texas Supreme Court. According to court documents, […]