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City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel

City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel
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A rendering of the winning design for the new Pershing Square in downtown L.A. ; Credit: sbda4 After whittling down the entries to four finalists, Councilman Jose Huizar and his Pershing Square Renew team have chosen a French architecture firm’s design for the upcoming revitalization of Pershing Square Park in downtown L.A. The winning design, […]

Amid seemingly conflicting messages about the drought, a reminder: it’s here to stay

Amid seemingly conflicting messages about the drought, a reminder: it’s here to stay

A vehicle raises a large dust cloud as it drives on a parched farm field in Los Banos, California.; Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Though Southern California didn’t get the kinds of heavy El Nino rains forecasted, Northern California did well. The state’s two largest reservoirs, Shasta and Oroville are 90-percent filled. Next week, the state […]

Debating what is driving high autism rates in Orange County

Debating what is driving high autism rates in Orange County

General view during the World Landmarks Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day.; Credit: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images Disability researchers from Chapman University argue the sharp rise of autism cases in Orange County – which saw an eightfold increase since 2000 – could be attributed to how psychologists are diagnosing the condition. To clarify, […]

As Obama announces Hiroshima visit, a look back at the decision to drop the A bomb

As Obama announces Hiroshima visit, a look back at the decision to drop the A bomb

A woman places a candle lit paper lantern on the river during 70th anniversary activities, commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.; Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images (AP) President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb during […]

As Obama announces Hiroshima visit, a look back at the decision to drop the A bomb

As Obama announces Hiroshima visit, a look back at the decision to drop the A bomb

A woman places a candle lit paper lantern on the river during 70th anniversary activities, commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.; Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images (AP) President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb during […]

Dwyane Wade takes heat for practicing during the Canadian national anthem

Dwyane Wade takes heat for practicing during the Canadian national anthem

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives past DeMarre Carroll #5 of the Toronto Raptors on a pick set by Udonis Haslem #40 during the first quarter of the game at American Airlines Arena.; Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images Saturday, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was in the middle of his pre-game ritual for game […]

GOP split widens over future of the party

GOP split widens over future of the party

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images The Republican Party is dividing over presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Senator Lindsay Graham is the latest. CNN quotes him saying he won’t vote for either Trump […]

LA’s best brunches

LA’s best brunches

Atmosphere view of guests enjoying a Bloody Mary cocktail drink in New York City.; Credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images GQ Bellini. Mimosa. Bloody Mary. Few things epitomize weekend relaxation like the Sunday brunch. In celebration of this great dining tradition, AirTalk wants to know what are your favorite places for brunch in the Southland. Call 866-893-5722 […]

California Republicans kiss votes goodbye, closet Trump-ers speak and Sanders holds out

California Republicans kiss votes goodbye, closet Trump-ers speak and Sanders holds out

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announces the suspension of his campaign as wife Heidi Cruz looks on during an election night watch party in Indianapolis, Indiana. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images We knew yesterday’s Indiana primary was important but we didn’t know it would wrap up the Republican Presidential race. Donald Trump garnered […]

Parents open up about raising transgender kids

Parents open up about raising transgender kids

Students clap after Kathy Duritza, a pre-school teacher at the North Hills KinderCare Learning Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive Despite high-profile advocates like Caitlyn Jenner spreading the word about growing up transgender, the concept is still difficult for many to understand, especially when young children identify as trans.  How […]