AirTalk for December 12, 2011

Occupy Protesters Call For Blockage Of Mulitiple West Coast Ports

Occupy movement takes to California's ports

It's a day of action in Long Beach, Oakland, Portland and Seattle. Protesters in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement have coordinated blockades at the ports up and down California's coast. Long Beach had as many as 400 demonstrators march on the Port of Long Beach.
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When Jerry Brown and the legislature passed the state budget last year, they based their numbers on what some Republicans called "overly-optimistic" tax revenue projections. Unfortunately the numbers didn't go in their favor.
Controversial 578 Million Dollar School Opens In Los Angeles

Murals to flower on LA walls once again

Los Angeles was once a virtual street art gallery, boasting hundreds of works by prominent artists such as Judy Baca, Frank Romero, Shepard Fairey and Saber. Beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, from Venice to Boyle Heights, city walls and stretches of freeway could be found illustrating themes of the civil-rights movement, anti-Vietnam War activism and Chicano- and black-pride movements.
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Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will take up the federal challenge to Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070.
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Which words should be banished?

Sarah Palin may stand by "refudiate," but wordsmiths the world over say its use should be repudiated – no matter how "viral" it went. In fact, that made-up word landed on the 2011 List of Banished Words, compiled annually by Lake Superior State University.
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