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AirTalk July 17, 2013

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Senator Jim Beall authored SB 131 that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse in California.
California Senator Jim Beall is pushing to extend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse. His bill, SB 131, opens a one-year window from 2014-2015 for previously barred abuse victims to file suit against alleged abusers or the employer of the abuser.
Should the Metro Build a freeway tunnel to alleviate traffic?

How should Metro handle the 710 project? (Poll)

Metro is currently considering five options in the project to close the gap between the 710 and the 210 freeways. Which one do you think is best?
Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of homeland security, was nominated on Friday as the next president of the University of California. The UC Regents will vote on Napolitano’s nomination tomorrow.
Car on Display at Peterson Museum

Is the Petersen Auto Museum in need of transformation?

LA's museum row is home to one of the world's most renowned automotive institutions. So when the LA Times reported the Petersen Automotive Museum taking a drastic detour, many car culture junkies and Angeleno history buffs were left confused.

Why everyone loves a bad boy

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman has recently found himself identifying with unexpected characters —villains. In his new book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined),” Klosterman examines the psychology of villainy.

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