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.
What we covered tonight:
California leads in April home price growth
Home prices in California shot upward in April, leading the nation in growth as the Southern California and Bay Area markets remained red hot, according to a new report.Prices in the state rose 2.6% from March and nearly 18% from April last year, according to Lender Processing Services Inc. The company’s home price index showed prices rose 1.5% nationwide from March.
California receives tourism boost
With summer in California officially under way Thursday, employers in the state's leisure and hospitality industry have beefed up their payrolls ahead of the busy tourism season.
That was evidenced Friday, when U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures showed that the leisure and hospitality sector led hiring in California for the month of May. The industry's payrolls in the state grew by 9,000 jobs last month.
A boost in hiring by hospitality and travel businesses is a sign that the economy continues to improve, said Ernest Wooden, chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
California Middle Class Scholarship Would Slash UC And CSU Tuition By Up To 40 Percent For Some Students
Earlier this week, the California legislature approved a bill that would cut the fees charged to many middle class Golden State college students by up to 40 percent.
"For far too long, Californians have been squeezed out of a higher education by the skyrocketing tuition rates at the CSU and UC systems, forcing students to drop out of college or take on massive student debt that will negatively impact them for years, possibly decades, to come," the bill's author, California State Assembly Speaker John Peréz (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement.
If you want to move to Florida, better learn to swim
Goodbye, Miami, which begins with a fictional 2030 hurricane named Milo wiping out South Beach and the Fontainebleau hotel, was posted online Thursday. It paints an apocalyptic picture of South Florida, where coastlines disappear under encroaching water, potable water supply shrinks, and the nuclear power plant at Turkey Point teeters on a meltdown.