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The worst-case scenario of the housing crisis: homelessness

The worst-case scenario of the housing crisis: homelessness

Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol on bicycles past a homeless man napping with cigarette in hand at his encampment on a downtown sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on June 7, 2017, a city facing a growing homeless population and less affordable housing.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® All week, KPCC is looking at […]

Engineering, conservation experts assess status of CA flood management infrastructure

Engineering, conservation experts assess status of CA flood management infrastructure

A view of of the heavily damaged spillway at Lake Oroville on April 11, 2017 in Oroville, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As the nation focuses on the disaster in southeast Texas, Californians are forced to consider our own water infrastructure. Levees are vulnerable for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and throughout the Central […]

The pros and cons of a recording fee for real estate documents

The pros and cons of a recording fee for real estate documents

A sold sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Getty Images Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk® When California’s crippling affordable housing crisis comes up, two problems that should surprise no one often emerge among the biggest hurdles to get past: funding and supply. In […]

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Antifa members and counter protesters gather at the rightwing No To Marxism rally on August 27, 2017 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, California.; Credit: AMY OSBORNE / Contributor AirTalk® Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including […]

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Antifa members and counter protesters gather at the rightwing No To Marxism rally on August 27, 2017 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, California.; Credit: AMY OSBORNE / Contributor AirTalk® Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including […]

What to expect at this weekend’s San Francisco rally, plus Berkeley rally cancelled

What to expect at this weekend’s San Francisco rally, plus Berkeley rally cancelled

Police stand by as thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia; Credit: Spencer Platt / Staff AirTalk® In the wake of Charlottesville, two controversial rallies were to be held in the Bay Area this weekend. As […]

What does a salmon farm spill mean for the environment?

What does a salmon farm spill mean for the environment?

Fresh wild and farmed Loch Duart salmon filets are seen on a tray at the San Francisco Fish Company April 11, 2008 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Atlantic salmon farmed around Cypress Island recently escaped faulty equipment. Now Washington state officials are calling […]

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

Coastal Redwood trees stand at Muir Woods National Monument on August 20, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® After a four-month review, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that he’s recommending no elimination of the 27 ocean and wilderness national monuments in the U.S., though there would be boundary adjustments […]

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

Coastal Redwood trees stand at Muir Woods National Monument on August 20, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® After a four-month review, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that he’s recommending no elimination of the 27 ocean and wilderness national monuments in the U.S., though there would be boundary adjustments […]

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

National monuments won’t be eliminated, but there will be some boundary adjustments

Coastal Redwood trees stand at Muir Woods National Monument on August 20, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® After a four-month review, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that he’s recommending no elimination of the 27 ocean and wilderness national monuments in the U.S., though there would be boundary adjustments […]