Oscar Grant Mural Unveiled 10 Years after his Death

It’s been 10 years since 22-year-old Oscar Grant was murdered, by a BART officer at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. On Saturday, a mural was unveiled in his honor. BART says it worked closely with Grant’s family to create the tribute and provide a place for reflection for all those who travel through the station. “I believe there will be a sense of peace … Continue reading Oscar Grant Mural Unveiled 10 Years after his Death

LAX Power outage causes flight delays and cancellations

If your recent travel plans include LAX, you may want to check your flight details. Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were left without light and power for about three and a half hours Wednesday night, causing the cancellation, delay and diversion of flights. The power went out at around 6:10 p.m. local time, a spokesperson for the airport said. It was restored just after … Continue reading LAX Power outage causes flight delays and cancellations

Beverly Hills first city to ban tobacco sales

Here’s something travelers who smoke may want to begin looking for. With many establishments adopting a no smoking policy–is Beverly Hills setting a new trend? The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. The ban applies to gas stations, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, but … Continue reading Beverly Hills first city to ban tobacco sales

Oakland becomes 2nd State to legalize magic mushrooms

Oakland has voted to decriminalize entheogenic plants, including hallucinogenic magic mushrooms. It’s the second city in the United States to do so after Denver passed a similar measure last month for people 21 and older. The City Council passed the resolution in a unanimous vote Tuesday. Presented by City Councilman Noel Gallo, the measure sets a citywide policy ending the investigation and imposition of criminal … Continue reading Oakland becomes 2nd State to legalize magic mushrooms