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The Latest On The Conception Boat Fire

The Latest On The Conception Boat Fire

Law enforcement personnel, including a member of the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team wait on a jetty on September 3, 2019, in Santa Barbara, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Today on AirTalk we hear the latest updates on the Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people. Interviews with crew members […]

Gustavo Arellano Launches Liberate ‘Taco Tuesday’ Campaign, Enlists Lebron James

Gustavo Arellano Launches Liberate ‘Taco Tuesday’ Campaign, Enlists Lebron James

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers; Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images AirTalk® LA Times feature writer Gustavo Arellano is making the case for why NBA star LeBron James should liberate “Taco Tuesday” and make it un-trademarkable.  Word got out that James is attempting to trademark “Taco Tuesday.” James uses Instagram on Tuesdays to share […]

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

LED light bulbs like these have replaced many incandescent ones.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® The United States Department of Energy announced plans today to roll back requirements for energy-saving light bulbs. According to the New York Times, the policy shift could increase greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council plans […]

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

LED light bulbs like these have replaced many incandescent ones.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® The United States Department of Energy announced plans today to roll back requirements for energy-saving light bulbs. According to the New York Times, the policy shift could increase greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council plans […]

The Latest On The Dive Boat Fire Off The Coast Of Santa Cruz Island

The Latest On The Dive Boat Fire Off The Coast Of Santa Cruz Island

Multiple Fatalities In Boat Fire Near Santa Cruz Island; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® The Coast Guard says 25 bodies have been located and nine remain unaccounted for following a boat fire off the Southern California coast. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll says Monday night authorities have recovered 20 bodies and discovered five more. Those five cannot […]

Uber and Lyft Plan To Take Fight Against AB 5 To The Voters

Uber and Lyft Plan To Take Fight Against AB 5 To The Voters

Uber and Lyft, along with other companies at the center of the gig economy, are preparing to spend their own money on ballot measures to protect their interests; Credit: Richard Vogel/AP AirTalk® Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are planning to spend 60 million dollars to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors. According to the […]

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

A student walks toward an entrance of the historic “R Building” on the campus of L.A. Unified’s Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.; Credit: Kyle Stokes/KPCC AirTalk® On Wednesday, the teachers unions and charter school supporters came to a compromise on Assembly Bill 1505, a bill that would set restrictions on the creation of new […]

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

A student walks toward an entrance of the historic “R Building” on the campus of L.A. Unified’s Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.; Credit: Kyle Stokes/KPCC AirTalk® On Wednesday, the teachers unions and charter school supporters came to a compromise on Assembly Bill 1505, a bill that would set restrictions on the creation of new […]

LA City Controller Audit Of City Homeless Services Authority Finds Missed Contract Goals, Proposes Data-Driven Fix

LA City Controller Audit Of City Homeless Services Authority Finds Missed Contract Goals, Proposes Data-Driven Fix

Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The homeless services authority that contracts with the City of Los Angeles to help find housing and treatment for the city’s homeless population has missed a number of the goals in […]

A Renovation of Mammoth Proportions: Natural History Museum Unveils Proposed Redesigns For The La Brea Tar Pits

A Renovation of Mammoth Proportions: Natural History Museum Unveils Proposed Redesigns For The La Brea Tar Pits

One of three proposed redesigns for the La Brea Tar Pits AirTalk® The La Brea Tar Pits is getting revamped for the first time since the museum opened 40 years ago. As reported by the LA Times, the director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County unveiled three potential redesigns of the park […]