AirTalk for December 13, 2013

Judge deems Hollywood development plan 'fatally flawed'

An LA Superior Court judge has put the brakes on a development project that would allow taller buildings and denser building projects in Hollywood. The tentative ruling found that the zoning blueprint was "fundamentally flawed, and fatally so," essentially killing off the plan to allow larger developments in Hollywood.
Housing Report Suggests Rising Rents Could Lead To Home Market Turnaround
Finding an affordable apartment can be a challenge. The task can be especially difficult in Los Angeles where over 52 percent of residents are renters. While most financial planners would recommend that an individual spend no more than 30 percent of his or her income on rent a new study released Monday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University found that more than half of americans living in rentals now spend more than the recommended percentage.

Are Angelenos too rude to servers and sales people?

Everyone can be grumpy from time to time but do you take it out people in the service industry? Angelenos might like to think they're nicer than New Yorkers but not everyone agrees.
Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Alynda Wheat and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more.
"Gravity" New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals

Leading ladies shine as men take on smaller roles

2013 has been great for women in big budget Hollywood films, with men taking a back seat. This could result in one of the toughest Best Actress Academy Award races in years.
California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Who is Californian of the year?

As we approach the end of the year, AirTalk wants your help in deciding who you think is the most influential Californian of the Year.
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