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The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

Grocery Workers Contemplate Going On Strike; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Grocery workers at various stores in Southern California decided to authorize union leaders to call for a strike, meaning that leaders will be able to organize a walkout at any moment.  It’s been 16 years since the longest and biggest strike of grocery store […]

California’s Registered Independents Call For Changes To Presidential Primary Process, Suggest Public Ballot

California’s Registered Independents Call For Changes To Presidential Primary Process, Suggest Public Ballot

I Voted stickers; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® If you’re a registered independent in California and vote by mail, did you know you have to send in a postcard to the country registrar recorder to let them know which party’s ballot you want? If not, don’t stress. You’re in the same boat as almost a […]

The Forces Pulling At Both Sides As Democrats Debate How To Address Worsening Conditions For Migrant Children Held At Southern Border

The Forces Pulling At Both Sides As Democrats Debate How To Address Worsening Conditions For Migrant Children Held At Southern Border

Protestors Rally Against Customs And Border Patrol Funding In U.S. Senate; Credit: Tom Brenner/Getty Images AirTalk® With a vote planned for today on a funding bill that would send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico, and some within their ranks dissenting over how the funding might be used if […]

Nearly Two Years After The Start Of #MeToo, The Role Of HR In Protecting Employees And Employers

Nearly Two Years After The Start Of #MeToo, The Role Of HR In Protecting Employees And Employers

Who does human resources protect?; Credit: Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images AirTalk® HR departments welcome new employees, give them workplace perks, and send them off to their next jobs – but how well do they protect those employees from harassment while they work? Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan says not very well… but what should you […]

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 […]