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.
Werewolf Erotica in LA jails
Have a father that has read everything? Turns out the latest court case unearthed a genre of literature that even has Johnny flummoxed.
Much amusement greeted the announcement, earlier this month, that the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco had overturned previous rulings to allow an inmate of a state prison to receive a book. The book, “The Silver Crown” by Mathilde Madden, had been confiscated by prison authorities. The case raises serious issues about the control prison administrators have over the reading material inmates may access, but the sniggering was over the book itself, a work of “werewolf erotica.”
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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Reaches 40 Years Old
Is the Great Recession finally, truly behind us?
Economists say it started in 2007 and ended in 2009, but we all know this thing dragged out like marathon viewing of Homeland, with just as much terror. Now traffic info service INRIX says it has proof that L.A.'s economy is back on its feet:
The company says that a comparison of L.A. traffic from April, 2012 to last April shows that congestion increased 13 percent, which represented the 24th largest move for that period in the United States.
That's a good thing?
INRIX notes that people are getting jobs again, with L.A. unemployment going from 10 percent in spring, 2012 to about 8.4 percent now.
Voters see improvement in California economy, poll says
SACRAMENTO -- Californians’ views on the economy continue to improve despite persistent misgivings about the state’s overall direction, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Forty-nine percent of registered voters said the economy is starting to improve, up 3 percentage points from the last poll in March. Just 26% said they expected the economy to worsen, down three points in the same time period.
Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs the End of the World
California Assembly approves minimum wage increase
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Battle Brewing in California over Climate Change Funds
California has led the nation in attacking climate change, setting up a cap-and-trade program to charge polluters for greenhouse gas emissions, with the money going to reduce pollution and boost the clean energy economy. Now it could lead the nation in hijacking the funds for other purposes, leaving the state's citizens disappointed and angry.
This is serious, and not just for Californians. My state could be about to set a really unfortunate precedent.