April 22, 2013 |
While some airline passengers endured long delays at a few East Coast airports Monday, most of the nation's flights departed without significant problems on the first work day after budget cuts hit federal air traffic controllers. Beginning on Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered air traffic controllers to take one furlough day for every two-week pay period to cut about $600 million from its budget. Agency officials warned that the cuts would force the FAA to delay arrivals and departures to manage the flow of air traffic.
February 6, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to end Saturday mail delivery starting in August while maintaining six-day delivery of packages, a move that faces an unclear future in Congress. Postal officials said the action was crucial to keeping the agency solvent. It would be the biggest change in mail delivery since the post office ended twice-daily service in the 1950s. Although the Postal Service no longer receives taxpayer funds, it remains subject to oversight by Congress, which since 1983 has repeatedly passed measures requiring six-day delivery.
August 31, 2012 |
Like thousands of other Angelenos, Heidi Hamilton was listening to the final "Mark & Brian" show on KLOS-FM while driving to work Aug. 17, and heard a tearful Brian Phelps announce that he - following in his partner Mark Thompson's footsteps - had decided to leave the station. For most listeners, it signaled the end of an era. Hamilton realized she'd just gotten a new job - Brian's. "Oh, my God," she recalled thinking. "I think my life's going to change in a big way. " Hamilton and her partner, Frank Kramer, will debut the "Heidi & Frank" show on KLOS-FM (95.5)
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April 6, 2012 |
The developer of a proposed downtown football stadium is counting on a dramatic change in the behavior of L.A. sports fans, releasing a report Thursday that bets 1 in 4 ticket buyers would come to the 72,000-seat venue without a car on weekdays. With more than 19,000 vehicles expected to flood downtown for games at Farmers Field, Anschutz Entertainment Group's strategy for traffic hinges, in part, on convincing ticket buyers to travel via the Metro Blue Line, the upcoming Expo Line and other public transit routes.
January 20, 2012 |
In an effort to expand both its ratings and its spectrum of viewpoints, talk station KABC-AM (790) is turning to an award-winning journalist, a personality better known to television viewers than radio listeners over the last 40 years: Geraldo Rivera. Rivera will debut a 10 a.m. weekday talk show on Jan. 30 in which he'll take calls, interview guests and discuss the day's news, with an emphasis on Southern California. "I think I represent a big swath of the middle, and it's kind of drowned out, or nonexistent," said Rivera, who calls himself a liberal Republican with a far different stance on issues such as abortion and immigration than party orthodoxy.
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September 18, 2011 |
Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who was a television entertainment reporter, radio show host and occasional magnet for gossip, died Saturday at her Minnesota home, a family spokeswoman said. She was 51. "Our wonderful daughter … after her long and gutsy battle against cancer, went up to heaven last night," the former vice president said in a statement emailed to friends. Mondale had left her job co-hosting a weekday morning radio show in Minneapolis in 2009 when she announced the return of brain cancer.