Health Reform Town Hall KPCC's Crawford Family Forum with Larry Mantle

There's still time to RSVP to tonight's very first Health Reform Town Hall with Larry Mantle. You'll have a chance to visit the new KPCC facility at the Mohn Broadcast Center and see Larry Mantle in person.

Tonight's topic: the controversial mandate that's part of the historic health care bill the president signed yesterday. That mandate requires all Americans to be insured or pay a fine. Larry and guests will address such questions as: Should the government force everyone to buy health insurance? How would it work? Who'd pay? And is this the best way to achieve universal health coverage?

Lend your voice to the debate or have your questions answered. Come to the event tonight. It's free. All you have to do is RSVP to airtalk@kpcc.org.

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Save the Land Around the Hollywood Sign

It may not be the biggest story internationally or even nationally, but here in the Southland, it's been in the headlines for months.

And it's been one of L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge's pet projects: saving the 138-acres surrounding the Hollywood Sign.

Only 3 weeks left to raise 3 million bucks the Trust for Public Land still needs to keep the property from being turned into a luxury residential development.

You may have seen the "Save the Peak" appeal draped over the Hollywood sign last month. The sign itself is not in danger.

It's owned by the city, but a group of Chicago investors has acquired the right to build along the ridgeline.

They agreed to turn the acreage over to the trust for $12.5 million, even though they claim they could get $22 million from private developers.

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