For the last ten years, this lunatic has been a mainstay on KTLK and KFI in Los Angeles as well as the Fox network and Comet WRKO and many others. A former punk rocker turned roots-pop-balladeer, Wendell (the former Johnny Angel) is a multi-faceted attention magnet. Able to hold forth on a plethora of topics with a modicum of authority he may vary well be the most unpredictable talk host on radio.
California Pay Hike Imminent
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are set to receive a 5.3% pay raise Monday, but a dozen say they won't accept it in the wake of a tax hike approved last November and while many residents are still struggling to recover from the recent recession.
The raises were approved by the citizen panel that determines state officials' compensation. The base salary for most legislators will go from $90,526 to $95,291 — still below the $116,208 that lawmakers received in 2007, before their pay was cut during California's budget crises.
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Protesters Hit Walmart
While the Black Friday shopping frenzy was taking place inside the Wal-Mart store in Ontario, things were decidedly less cheery outside in the parking lot early Friday morning.
At 6 a.m., a scheduled protest staged by Warehouse Workers United, which represents a group of workers who work for warehouses contracted by Wal-Mart, began.
About 150 people -- some of whom belonged to Organization United for Respect at Walmart, which represents Wal-Mart associates -- marched outside the discounter's Ontario location yelling protest chants, predominantly in Spanish, including "Si Se Puede" ("Yes we can").
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Batkid warms the hearts of SF
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Free Wifi in Los Angeles
Angelenos may no longer have to squat at cafes for free wireless Internet. On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council approved a request for proposals to build a citywide Wi-Fi network in an effort to stimulate economic growth and "bridge the digital divide." The exact cost of the effort and the type of Internet service provided will depend on the proposals.