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Latest On The Tick Fire

Latest On The Tick Fire

Firefighters hose down a burning house during the Tick Fire in Agua Dulce near Santa Clarita, California on October 25, 2019.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Firefighters continued to face difficult weather conditions overnight and into Friday, as they fought to draw containment lines around the Tick Fire near Agua Dulce. Authorities reported […]

Updates On Old Water Fire In San Bernardino And The Monstrous Kincade Fire

Updates On Old Water Fire In San Bernardino And The Monstrous Kincade Fire

A firefighter monitors the Kincaide Fire as it burns through the area on October 24, 2019 in Geyserville, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The Southern California Edison utility has cut power to more than 15,000 Southern California customers as gusty Santa Ana winds sweep parts of the region and raise the risk of […]

Governor Newsom Responds To Trump Suit Against State’s Cap And Trade Deal With Canada

Governor Newsom Responds To Trump Suit Against State’s Cap And Trade Deal With Canada

The Trump administration is suing California over its emissions-trading market, which aims to reduce air pollution. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump administration on Wednesday sued to try to block California from engaging in international efforts against climate change, charging that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province […]

How Could Elizabeth Warren Fund ‘Medicare For All’ — And The Pro / Con Of Each Option

How Could Elizabeth Warren Fund ‘Medicare For All’ — And The Pro / Con Of Each Option

Democratic presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren says she’ll release details on how she’d pay for her “Medicare for All” plan in “the next few weeks.” The Massachusetts senator came […]

As First Legislative Session of Gov. Newsom’s Term Ends, A Look At The Future Of California Housing Policy

As First Legislative Session of Gov. Newsom’s Term Ends, A Look At The Future Of California Housing Policy

A home construction site of single family homes stands idled February 24, 2009 near Riverside, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® California Governor Gavin Newsom made it clear on the campaign trail that addressing the state’s deepening housing crisis would be a cornerstone of his administration if he was elected governor. Now, as the […]

Catch And Release: After Gunfire Battle, Mexican Authorities Give Up Custody Of ‘El Chapo’s’ Son

Catch And Release: After Gunfire Battle, Mexican Authorities Give Up Custody Of ‘El Chapo’s’ Son

Mexican police patrol in a street of Culiacan, state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on October 17, 2019, after heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle with Mexican security forces.; Credit: RASHIDE FRIAS/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa […]

The Heated Battle Over A Proposed LA Clippers Arena Continues

The Heated Battle Over A Proposed LA Clippers Arena Continues

A rendering of the proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena in Inglewood.; Credit: (Los Angeles Clippers) AirTalk® Arguments surrounding a new Los Angeles Clippers arena continue as two lawmakers accuse the California Air Resources Board of racism over delays in approving it.  There are a number of opponents when it comes to the proposed arena, including […]

Warren’s Medicare4All Plan, Biden’s Son, Impeachment Inquiry Highlight Wide-Ranging Night Of Topics In Tuesday’s Democratic Debate

Warren’s Medicare4All Plan, Biden’s Son, Impeachment Inquiry Highlight Wide-Ranging Night Of Topics In Tuesday’s Democratic Debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L), Former Vice President Joe Biden (C), and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren participate during the fourth Democratic primary debate on October 15, 2019. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator […]

As Investigators Attempt To Determine The Cause Of The Saddleridge Fire, PG&E Continues To Face Backlash For Outages

As Investigators Attempt To Determine The Cause Of The Saddleridge Fire, PG&E Continues To Face Backlash For Outages

Firefighters work on a house fire during the Saddleridge Fire in the early morning hours on October 11, 2019 in Porter Ranch, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® The cause of last week’s fast-moving Saddle Ridge fire is under investigation. It started under a Southern California Edison transmission line, but investigators are trying to […]

Gendered Gestures: Outdated Or Chivalrous?

Gendered Gestures: Outdated Or Chivalrous?

File: An open apartment door. ; Credit: Photo by Dominick via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Curtsies and hat tipping may have gone the way of the dinosaur, but there are still gendered gestures that some consider the norm for polite society.  Namely, men opening doors for women, pulling out chairs or opening car doors. For […]