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UK Bans ‘Harmful’ Gender Stereotypes In Advertising… Good Luck With That

UK Bans ‘Harmful’ Gender Stereotypes In Advertising…  Good Luck With That

An example of an advertisement that would be banned under the U.K.’s new law.; Credit: Getty Images AirTalk® Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms were being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on “harmful” gender stereotypes came into force last Friday. Under new rules, advertisements must not include “gender stereotypes which are likely to cause […]

The Valerie Dessert Project: Food Historian & Renowned Chocolatier Teams Up With LAist To Revive A Sweet Treat From Years Past

The Valerie Dessert Project: Food Historian & Renowned Chocolatier Teams Up With LAist To Revive A Sweet Treat From Years Past

Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake from Valerie Confections.; Credit: Courtesy of Valerie Confections AirTalk® Ever wished you could bring back a dessert from years past that went away when the local bakery or restaurant that was known for it shut down or moved? Well, LAist and local confectionery legend Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections in Silver […]

LA City Considers Cleaning Up Its Homeless Encampment Cleanup Process. Here’s How It Might Change

LA City Considers Cleaning Up Its Homeless Encampment Cleanup Process. Here’s How It Might Change

Cal Trans workers clean trash at a bridge construction site near the concreted channel of the Arroyo Secco Creek; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Los Angeles city officials are looking at fine-tuning how waste at homelessness encampments are cleaned up by hiring more people to help with the process and re-targeting exactly when and how […]

With Fire Season Approaching, How Should California Fund Wildfire Liability For Utility Companies?

With Fire Season Approaching, How Should California Fund Wildfire Liability For Utility Companies?

Santa Anna Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California; Credit: J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images AirTalk® Summertime means wildfire season in California, and after last year’s devastating Woolsey and Camp Fires, the latter of which destroyed the town of Paradise and is the deadliest wildfire in California history, stakeholders on all sides are exploring ideas for how […]

How the Lakers’ acquisition of Anthony Davis changes expectations for LA next season

How the Lakers’ acquisition of Anthony Davis changes expectations for LA next season

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Harry How/Getty Images AirTalk® It is said that good things come to those who wait. While it remains to be seen […]

Who, What, Where – Details Firmed Up For First Democratic Presidential Debates

Who, What, Where – Details Firmed Up For First Democratic Presidential Debates

Stand-ins for Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine rehearse on the set for the vice presidential debate at Longwood University Oct. 3, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® NBC has announced how it will divvy up the 20 Democratic candidates for the first debate of […]

We Know Athletes Have A Lot Of Superstitions – What Are Yours?

We Know Athletes Have A Lot Of Superstitions – What Are Yours?

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian chewing on a towel during a game out of superstition.; Credit: UNLV Libraries – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Archives, Special Collections. AirTalk® Whether it’s teamwide rally caps, wearing two different pairs of socks, or a slump-busting gold thong, one thing is clear – athletes are serious about their superstitions. […]

Guess Which State First Passed A Chemical Castration Law That Alabama Is Copying? California

Guess Which State First Passed A Chemical Castration Law That Alabama Is Copying? California

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey; Credit: Brynn Anderson AirTalk® Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole. Gov. Kay Ivey’s press office said Monday that she had signed the bill, which is to take effect later this year. The measure applies to […]

Fake News Is Seen As Bigger Problem Than Climate Change And Terrorism

Fake News Is Seen As Bigger Problem Than Climate Change And Terrorism

Fear of fake news is on the minds of many.; Credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR AirTalk® Americans think fake news is a larger problem than climate change, racism and terrorism, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. One in two people surveyed said made-up news is a very big problem for the country, ranking just […]

All The Feels About Sending Your Kids Off To College

All The Feels About Sending Your Kids Off To College

Parent and child preparing to move into a college dorm; Credit: Terry Vine/Getty Images/Blend Images RM AirTalk® School’s out this month, and when it comes to high school seniors, leaving the nest can bring an emotional ride for parents — especially if that birdie is flying far away for college. Love it or hate it, […]