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Governor Pete Wilson remembers predecessor George Deukmejian

Governor Pete Wilson remembers predecessor George Deukmejian

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the California Science Center’s World of Ecology Oct. 2, 2006 in Los Angeles.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Two-term California governor George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes, a former chief of staff said. […]

New proposal aims to expand LA Convention Center to the tune of $1.2 billion

New proposal aims to expand LA Convention Center to the tune of $1.2 billion

AEG’s rendering of what the Los Angeles Convention Center would have looked liked next to Farmers Field.; Credit: AEG AirTalk® The L.A Convention Center and the JW Marriott hotel might be undergoing an expansion, growing the exhibition space as well as nearby parking and hotel rooms, to make the Center competitive with some of the […]

Robocall takeover: What you can do to stop those annoying automated calls

Robocall takeover: What you can do to stop those annoying automated calls

; Credit: iStockphoto AirTalk® Are you getting more automated calls peddling some sort of a scam? Well, you are not alone. According to the New York Times, the number of robocalls have skyrocketed in the last few years. Some 3.4 billion scam calls were received by unsuspecting Americans in April — a bump of more […]

NRA begins its annual convention: a look at the organization and its future

NRA begins its annual convention: a look at the organization and its future

An attendee looks at a line to enter the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump is speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention today in Dallas, Texas, a three day gathering of exhibits, […]

NRA begins its annual convention: a look at the organization and its future

NRA begins its annual convention: a look at the organization and its future

An attendee looks at a line to enter the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump is speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention today in Dallas, Texas, a three day gathering of exhibits, […]

Does Giuliani’s bombshell prove that Trump violated campaign finance laws?

Does Giuliani’s bombshell prove that Trump violated campaign finance laws?

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings Trump Tower.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night, Trump’s new attorney Rudy Giuliani disclosed that Trump reimbursed his personal attorney […]

You can thank us later: An overview on California’s 2018 primary election

You can thank us later: An overview on California’s 2018 primary election

Voting booths are set up for early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on September 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa. ; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images AirTalk® With just over a month left until California’s June primary election, we’re starting to see races take shape, frontrunners emerge, plenty of ads floating around, and ballot measures […]

California among 17 states suing Trump administration over car emission standards

California among 17 states suing Trump administration over car emission standards

A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Multiple states, including California, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. […]

California among 17 states suing Trump administration over car emission standards

California among 17 states suing Trump administration over car emission standards

A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Multiple states, including California, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. […]

It’s your turn to weigh in: A gondola to Dodger Stadium to relieve traffic

It’s your turn to weigh in: A gondola to Dodger Stadium to relieve traffic

A rendering shows a gondola car carrying passengers from Union Station to Dodger Stadium.; Credit: Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC AirTalk® A transit company has proposed to construct a gondola system that would help make travel easier for fans wanting to get to Dodger Stadium. Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies has submitted a proposal to LA’s […]