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LA City Council bans e-cigarettes just like the real thing

LA City Council bans e-cigarettes just like the real thing

Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are announcing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a [...]

Showtime: The power and pageantry of the 1980s Lakers

Showtime: The power and pageantry of the 1980s Lakers

Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives past Derrick Harper #12 of the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA game at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1986.; Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images In the 1980s, the Los Angeles Lakers redefined professional basketball—transforming the sport into a full-on spectacle in line with [...]

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, sites down for a meeting with House Foreign Affairs Committee members in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The world’s richest person valued at about $77.7 billion, Gates was meeting with the committee to [...]

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, sites down for a meeting with House Foreign Affairs Committee members in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The world’s richest person valued at about $77.7 billion, Gates was meeting with the committee to [...]

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Golden State moneybags well-represented on Forbes billionaires ranking

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, sites down for a meeting with House Foreign Affairs Committee members in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The world’s richest person valued at about $77.7 billion, Gates was meeting with the committee to [...]

Would an open-carry gun law be better than more concealed weapons in California?

Would an open-carry gun law be better than more concealed weapons in California?

A Utah teacher is shown how to handle a handgun by instructor Clint Simon (R), at a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. ; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images Orange County Sheriff’s Department has seen a huge influx of applications for concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits. [...]

Oscar ballots at the ready! It’s AirTalk’s annual Academy Awards preview

Oscar ballots at the ready! It’s AirTalk’s annual Academy Awards preview

An Oscars statue is seen before the start of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announcement January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Larry Mantle and the KPCC film critics tell you how and why to [...]

Today’s latest fashion trend: dressing normal

Today’s latest fashion trend: dressing normal

New Yorkers and tourists on 5th Avenue in New York October 31,2011. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images It’s called “normcore” and it’s apparently taking the streets of New York by storm, according to New York magazine. Consciously eschewing high-end labels, the cool kids in the fashion capital of the world are now raiding their [...]

Today’s latest fashion trend: dressing normal

Today’s latest fashion trend: dressing normal

New Yorkers and tourists on 5th Avenue in New York October 31,2011. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images It’s called “normcore” and it’s apparently taking the streets of New York by storm, according to New York magazine. Consciously eschewing high-end labels, the cool kids in the fashion capital of the world are now raiding their [...]

Obesity rate among pre-schoolers drops dramatically in a decade

Obesity rate among pre-schoolers drops dramatically in a decade

Dadrin Day, age 7, participates in a 42 station, 60 minute circuit class 29 November 2006 at the Youth Visions Fitness Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. ; Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images Federal authorities reported Tuesday that the obesity rate for pre-school aged children has dropped forty three percent over the last decade. A federal health [...]