Call it "Meg-gate" ... the news that Meg Whitman's former housekeeper is an illegal immigrant. Whitman is running to be the next Republican governor of California and is trying hard to win Latino support.
There is going to be a death this weekend. Cathy, the comic strip character obsessed with dieting and shopping, ends her THIRTY FOUR YEAR run. Cathy's creator is Cathy Guisewite. She's ending the strip to spend more time with her family.
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the death of film idol James Dean. Though he made only three movies, he became a potent symbol of the angst and anxiety of youth. Dean died in an auto crash in the California town of Cholame. He was on his way to Salinas to race the Porsche Spyder he was driving when he died.
The Madeleine Brand Show, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KVLA, captures the spirit of the West in a conversational, informal, witty style and examines the cultural issues people are buzzing about. Hosted by Madeleine Brand, and produced by Kristen Muller, Steve Proffitt and Sanden Totten, the show includes regular segments like Weird L.A. - highlighting a person, place or thing that you've never heard about, but probably should; Parenting on the Edge - a weekly discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of raising kids; as well as regular contributors like Luke Burbank, Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and John Moe to help dissect culture, technology and business news.