AirTalk for August 13, 2013

A Superior Court judge Monday [Aug. 12] ruled that LAPD’s lenient policy on impounding cars belonging to unlicensed drivers was illegal. California’s vehicle code says the cars of unlicensed drivers should be impounded and held for 30 days.

It's officially back-to-school time! Wait, what?

Summer is nowhere near being over, but students, parents and teachers across the Southland packed lunches and sallied to school this morning. This is the second year that LA Unified School District rang the bell on the second Tuesday of August.
A cellphone displays the Amber Alert issued late on August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, which marked the first time officials have notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones.

Will Amber alerts be silenced by blaring complaints?

California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) says Amber alerts should be "used sparingly and effectively to earn the public trust."
 A sold sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Affordability drops for California homebuyers

Rising home prices and mortgage interest rates in California shut out a large number of potential homebuyers, according to data published by the California Association of Realtors.
Is sexting a gateway to cheating? Would you be more likely to forgive sexting than physical infidelity? Is sexting worse than cheating?
There are over 50,000 HOAs in California, and nearly a third of the state’s population lives in communities they govern. So which would you rather live in? The security of structure? Or the freedom from restrictive rules?
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