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Surfing and the military industrial complex

Posted October 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
Via Flickr by colmsurf/ Creative Commons

Surfing might not immediately strike one as a subject filled with history, but Professors Peter Westwick and Peter Neushel prove that the multi-billion dollar industry has a complicated past in their new book, “The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing.” Peter Westwick joined Warren Olney on Which Way, LA? recently to discuss the new book. Surfers and non-surfers alike will be …

California Elections, Education, News »

Props 30 and 38: Still undecided?

Posted November 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment | ]
By Bruno Girin, Flickr

We’ve talked at length about propositions 30 and 38, which generate funding for California’s struggling schools. Both propositions will generate billions of dollars to benefit California’s struggling schools. At the same time, they both attempt to protect the middle class from new taxes. But they don’t have much else in common.
The differences are numerous and account for why this fight between Gov. Brown and …

California Elections, News »

California Elections: Voter Guide

Posted October 19, 2012 by | 62 Comments | ]


Are you ready to vote? Here’s what you need to know beyond the ballot.
When to Vote:
Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM on Tuesday, November 6th
Where to Vote:
Find your polling place and a sample ballot here.
What are all these propositions?

Food, News »

Central Valley Meat Co. shutdown, but no recall issued

Posted August 22, 2012 by | 7 Comments | ]
Downed cow in a holding pen, unable to walk. From Compassion Over Killing.

A Central Valley Meat Co. slaughterhouse in Hanford has been temporarily shut down following the release of two undercover videos. The videos, shot by a contractor of the animal rights’ group Compassion Over Killing, show cattle allegedly being abused by the workers at the plant.  The Los Angeles Times reports:
“Our video evidence clearly demonstrates a lot of suffering these cows are enduring,” says Erica …

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