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As more ride-sharing and car-sharing options become available, are more people leaning away from owning a car?

As more ride-sharing and car-sharing options become available, are more people leaning away from owning a car?
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A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images GM announced yesterday (Jan 20) the launch of its new car-sharing service, Maven, on the heels of its $500 million investment in ride-sharing service Lyft, and acquisition of the assets and technology of out-of-business Uber […]

Calif. doctors readying for assisted suicide law

Calif. doctors readying for assisted suicide law

Dr Philip Nitschke holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicides following a workshop on the subject on May 5, 2009 in Bournemouth, England.; Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images The assisted suicide law in California will soon take effect, so the California Medical Association has issued guidance for doctors asked […]

Calif. doctors readying for assisted suicide law

Calif. doctors readying for assisted suicide law

Dr Philip Nitschke holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicides following a workshop on the subject on May 5, 2009 in Bournemouth, England.; Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images The assisted suicide law in California will soon take effect, so the California Medical Association has issued guidance for doctors asked […]

Plastics will outnumber fish in ocean by 2050, report says

Plastics will outnumber fish in ocean by 2050, report says

A new report states that there may be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050.; Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images At the World Economic Forum in Davos today, a new report into the plastics economy says if production growth stays on course, the ocean is expected to contain 1 ton of plastic for every […]

Videotaped suspect says Uber driver violated privacy

Videotaped suspect says Uber driver violated privacy

Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly hitting 23-year-old driver Edward Caban.; Credit: screengrab from YouTube/CLS AMG A Newport Beach man who was videotaped beating an Uber driver is counter-suing the driver for violating his privacy – claiming the video […]

Videotaped suspect says Uber driver violated privacy

Videotaped suspect says Uber driver violated privacy

Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly hitting 23-year-old driver Edward Caban.; Credit: screengrab from YouTube/CLS AMG A Newport Beach man who was videotaped beating an Uber driver is counter-suing the driver for violating his privacy – claiming the video […]

Calif. arts-education deficit emboldens advocates to turn STEM into STEAM

Calif. arts-education deficit emboldens advocates to turn STEM into STEAM

Arts educators in California are joining forces to demand that schools recognize arts classes as not just optional but integral to STEM learning. ; Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images Arts educators in California are joining forces to demand that schools recognize arts classes as not just optional but integral to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris’ Sport Palace the militants of the “Movement for the Peace”. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The AirTalk team is off today for a special KPCC Martin Luther King Jr. broadcast. The special program will begin with “The Power of Nonviolence: […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris’ Sport Palace the militants of the “Movement for the Peace”. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The AirTalk team is off today for a special KPCC Martin Luther King Jr. broadcast. The special program will begin with “The Power of Nonviolence: […]

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

LAUSD’s Michelle King LAUSD’s new superintendent Michelle King has kept her plans for the district fairly close to the vest, so it made headlines this week when she announced in her first interview her belief single-sex campuses could be a way to attract families to the district. It’s a controversial topic, and one that’s currently […]