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.
Orange County Leads In Southern California Medical Device
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Near LAX Stuck In Economic Limbo
Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square.
Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now an urban void of unkempt buildings, desolate streets and residential lots scraped bare where thousands used to live. Their long-gone addresses are marked by idle driveways, clusters of trees and chain-link fences that crisscross 20 square blocks.
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Jobless Claims in U.S. Drops
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits last week remained elevated, indicating the partial federal shutdown this month weakened the world’s largest economy.
Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 340,000 in the week ended Oct. 26 as a backlog in California’s reporting cleared, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The reading compares with an average of about 330,000 a week in August, before a change in computer systems in the country’s most populous state started affecting the data.
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L.A. City Council approves fee waiver for producers of TV pilots
In a step to help attract more television production, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure to waive fees for producers who shoot television pilots in the city.
The council Tuesday unanimously supported the resolution, which has been backed by industry trade groups and by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has declared so-called fighting runaway production one of his top priorities.
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Were we harmed by the shutdown?
Inland Southern California probably was not hurt as badly as other areas when the federal government closed down for 16 days, but the political instability — which has manifested itself several times over the past few years — may have made businesses in the area more cautious than ever.
There are an estimated 14,200 federal employees at workplaces in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and another 5,800 directly working for Department of Defense. Most of these workers however, such as those with the U.S. Postal Service, were not impacted by the shutdown.
Hispanic jobs are big job creators
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (EFE).- Hispanic-owned businesses contribute more than 650,000 jobs and more than $100 billion annually to the California economy, which makes them fundamental to the prosperity of one of the nation's largest states.
"Hispanic businesses are vital for the California economy," Hugo Merida, president of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, told Efe.
PUC gives nod to Lyft
SACRAMENTO — California has given the green light to online services that link passengers with private car owners — a sign that government is adapting to peer-to-peer commerce that's disrupting established industries.
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California to raise minimum wage
California workers may soon have the highest minimum wage levels in the country after a bill approving a raise from $8 to $10 within three years passed the state legislature.
The hike, to be implemented in two separate $1 increments, is the state's first in six years, and comes amid fast food industry strikes across the nation following a year-long campaign by unions and workers to raise federal wage floors to $15.
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