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Proposal Calls For Major Revamp Of Hollywood Boulevard. What Do You Think?

Proposal Calls For Major Revamp Of Hollywood Boulevard. What Do You Think?

Hollywood Walk of Fame. ; Credit: Photo by Storm Crypt via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® If you’ve ever taken a visiting friend or family member to the Hollywood Walk of Fame at their behest (and against your advice), you know the pure ecstasy of seeing the glimmer fade from their eyes when expectation meets reality. […]

After Kobe: How Do You Talk To People Who Have Experienced Devastating And Sudden Loss?

After Kobe: How Do You Talk To People Who Have Experienced Devastating And Sudden Loss?

Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images AirTalk® In an Instagram post, Vanessa Bryant spoke to the public for the first time since her husband Kobe’s […]

Firefighters Battle Wilshire Boulevard Residential Building Fire

Firefighters Battle Wilshire Boulevard Residential Building Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department on the scene of a high-rise fire in West Los Angeles. ; Credit: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Fire Department AirTalk® A fire broke out shortly after 8:30 a.m. at a Westside residential building this morning. City firefighters evacuated residents from the rooftop and inside the building, a luxury apartment […]

San Francisco Is Doing Away With Cash Bail. We Take A Look At The Alternatives.

San Francisco Is Doing Away With Cash Bail. We Take A Look At The Alternatives.

Bail Bonds Billboard ; Credit: Thomas Hawk/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Fulfilling a promise he made on the campaign trail, San Francisco’s new district attorney Chesa Boudin has announced he’ll be doing away with cash bail as a condition for pre-trial release.  San Francisco will implement a risk-based system that will consider if a defendant might […]

Coronavirus Now Confirmed In California. Where Does It Go From Here?

Coronavirus Now Confirmed In California. Where Does It Go From Here?

Tourists wear face masks as they visit Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. ; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images AirTalk® The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all of whom traveled to the city that is the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.  Two new cases were reported Sunday […]

Trump Admin Challenges Mandatory Abortion Coverage In CA

Trump Admin Challenges Mandatory Abortion Coverage In CA

A woman holds an anti-abortion placard as supporters of President Donald Trump rally outside the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state’s requirement that insurance plans cover abortions. The announcement, […]

Impeachment Day 3: Dems Recap Evidence

Impeachment Day 3: Dems Recap Evidence

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Senators Bob Casey, Tom Udall and Mazie Hirono, speaks to the press ahead of opening statement in the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, at the US Capitol in Washington DC, on January 23, 2020.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® The Senate impeachment trial goes […]

Impeachment Day 3: Dems Recap Evidence

Impeachment Day 3: Dems Recap Evidence

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Senators Bob Casey, Tom Udall and Mazie Hirono, speaks to the press ahead of opening statement in the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, at the US Capitol in Washington DC, on January 23, 2020.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® The Senate impeachment trial goes […]

Entertainment World Latest: Weinstein Trial Begins, Controversy At The Grammys

Entertainment World Latest: Weinstein Trial Begins, Controversy At The Grammys

Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan Criminal Court.; Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out […]

Should CA Raise Taxes On Companies That Pay Executives Way More Than The Average Employee?

Should CA Raise Taxes On Companies That Pay Executives Way More Than The Average Employee?

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt Disney Co. co-founder Roy Disney, is a prominent supporter of the bill. She has been advocating for higher wages for its workers.; Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The New York Wo AirTalk® California is considering raising taxes on some of the country’s largest companies, but the size of the tax […]