AirTalk for August 15, 2013

Listings on Airbnb for Los Angeles

Is Airbnb a blessing or nuisance for Angelenos? (Poll)

Popular website Airbnb allows people to rent out rooms in their homes for short-term rentals. The practice of short-term private home rentals is growing in areas like Silver Lake.
Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the ninth inning to tie the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Don’t jinx that Dodgers streak

The Dodgers continued their red-hot play last night with a come-from-behind win to sweep the visiting New York Mets. Coming back from a 4-0 deficit, the Dodgers tied the game in the 9th on a pinch-hit 2-run home run from Andre Ethier.
divorce papers

‘Til death do us part, doesn’t need to kill you

When most couples marry, they vow to stay together in good times and bad. Christo and Sharlene Lassiter of Cincinnati certainly did, when they got hitched in 1986. 10 years later, however, they called it quits. 17-years later, their divorce-related battles are ongoing.
Egyptians carry the coffin of one of the four policemen, killed during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters earlier in the week, during their funeral in Cairo on August 15, 2013.
Violent clashes in Egypt have raised the death toll to over 500 as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi grow angrier and call for more protest marches. The aggressive tactics of the Egyptian military have drawn criticism from around the world, and President Obama has been pressured to reduce the $1.3 billion dollars of aid that the US gives the Egyptian military.
Moms at the Park

Parents and the child-free: can they truly be friends?

In one corner you have sleep-deprived parents who are more concerned about school districts than which are the best new bars in town. In the other corner, you have child-free folks who could care less about preschools or which brand of car seats to get.
Mission San Antonio de Padua, Monterey County, CA with the statue of Father Junipero Serra outside.
A new exhibit titled “Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions” open Saturday, August 17th at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
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