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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 […]

North and South Korea pledge ‘era of peace’ in historic summit to stabilize peninsula

North and South Korea pledge ‘era of peace’ in historic summit to stabilize peninsula

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) pose for photographs after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® Kim Jong Un is […]

Bill Cosby convicted on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

Bill Cosby convicted on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

Bill Cosby (C) walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse with his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, after being found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images AirTalk® Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial […]

Bill Cosby convicted on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

Bill Cosby convicted on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

Bill Cosby (C) walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse with his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, after being found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images AirTalk® Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial […]

Toronto van driver cited ‘incel rebellion’ – here’s the 101 on this misogynist online community

Toronto van driver cited ‘incel rebellion’ – here’s the 101 on this misogynist online community

Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., man is shown in this image from his LinkedIn page.; Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout AirTalk® According to reports, just a few minutes before driving his van into a Toronto sidewalk, Alex Minassian wrote a Facebook post praising the Isla Vista mass shooter and paying tribute to the “Incel […]

The #MeToo effect: New CA bill wants to ban mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure agreements in the workplace

The #MeToo effect: New CA bill wants to ban mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure agreements in the workplace

Victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, California on November 12, 2017.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed a bill that would ban employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration contracts. Under AB 3080, companies […]

Hearing arguments for and against CA bill that would ban paid gay ‘conversion therapy’ services for adults

Hearing arguments for and against CA bill that would ban paid gay ‘conversion therapy’ services for adults

Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, left, talks with fellow Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, of Campbell, at the Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) introduced a bill that would limit efforts to pay for gay “conversion therapy” in California. The California Assembly voted Thursday to […]

Hearing arguments for and against CA bill that would ban paid gay ‘conversion therapy’ services for adults

Hearing arguments for and against CA bill that would ban paid gay ‘conversion therapy’ services for adults

Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, left, talks with fellow Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, of Campbell, at the Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) introduced a bill that would limit efforts to pay for gay “conversion therapy” in California. The California Assembly voted Thursday to […]

Schumer introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana federally – what would that mean for states?

Schumer introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana federally – what would that mean for states?

Activist smoke joints during a prostest under the motto “No vamos a pagar, lo vamos a pegar” (something like ‘We are not going to pay for it, we are going to get the kick out of it”) against the imposing of fines for smoking marijuana by police according to their new code, in Bogota, on […]

CA lawmaker is trying an unusual strategy for circumventing an NDA: a subpoena

CA lawmaker is trying an unusual strategy for circumventing an NDA: a subpoena

California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.; Credit: Jeff’s Canon/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) is trying a novel strategy to allow a woman to testify in support of her bill, despite the woman’s nondisclosure agreement with her past employer. The strategy: asking the Assembly to issue a subpoena. If Speaker Anthony […]