Archive for October 9th, 2012

Stagecoach 2013 lineup unveiled

Arts & Entertainment | | October 09 2012, 4:42 PM

From Jerry Lee Lewis to Justin Townes Earle - with a lot of country and rock history represented in between - the 2013 Stagecoach Festival will entertain 55,000 people a day in the Coachella Valley.

Skin cancer self-exam as easy as your ABCs

Health | | October 09 2012, 4:35 PM

In sunny climates, everyone's subject to the possibility of skin cancer. Self-examination is one way to determine your risk.

Bubonic Plague found in Riverside County ground squirrel

Health | | October 09 2012, 4:26 PM

Public health officials in Riverside County call the discovery of a bubonic plague-infected squirrel cause for concern but not alarm. They offer campground visitors some tips to avoid infection.

Southern California man faces federal drug trafficking charges for running marijuana dispensaries.

Crime & Justice | | October 09 2012, 4:18 PM

A Southern California man goes on federal trial this week on federal drug trafficking charges for operating three medical marijuana dispensaries.

Lakers fans await TV deal as season gets closer

Business & Economy | | October 09 2012, 10:33 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers preseason continues Wednesday. But unless you have Time Warner Cable, you can't see the NBA game at home.

AEG owner seeks bids in $10 billion range for company

Business & Economy | | October 09 2012, 8:26 AM

Phil Anschutz expects bids in the $10 billion range for sports and entertainment conglomerate AEG.

Paul Schimmel opens last art show as MOCA chief curator

Arts & Entertainment | | October 09 2012, 7:49 AM

After 22 years, Paul Schimmel opened his last exhibit as chief curator at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Fans are recalling some of his most memorable shows.

Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years for child sex abuse

US & World | | October 09 2012, 7:35 AM

Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. He plans to appeal.

Is LA County Sheriff Lee Baca listening this time?

Politics | | October 09 2012, 7:18 AM

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday considers a blue ribbon report that describes deputy-on-inmate violence inside LA County jails.

Planning for the worst without San Onofre's nuclear power

Local | | October 09 2012, 6:09 AM

There’s a possibility the San Onofre plant will be scaled down – or will maybe never power up again. What does that mean for our energy supply?

San Onofre nuclear plant FAQ: All you need to know

Local | | October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

This week, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting about the future of San Onofre. Here are some FAQs about the plant.

Parents & coaches can monitor risks for concussions in kids | | October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

Some of America’s favorite sports roll out this season. But along with the fun and exercise, children face health risks. Here's how parents can monitor those risks.

Study: Californians distrust state government more than ever

Represent! | | October 09 2012, 9:00 PM

However, voters trust themselves to make decisions about initiatives, even though they lack basic knowledge about the state's complex issues

Man arrested at LAX in body armor; luggage contained weapons

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 6:53 PM

A man dressed in body armor was arrested by federal officials at LAX after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and weapons were discovered in his luggage.

LAUSD makes arts education a 'core subject'

Pass / Fail | | October 09 2012, 6:47 PM

The LAUSD board approved a measure that makes arts education a "core subject," prohibits further cuts, and restores some money to arts programs.

Present-day hikers find a 40-year-old letter — and its author

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 5:50 PM

The note read: “Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 years. Anyone finding this note please write.”

5 ways to watch the Lakers if you don't have Time Warner

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 5:23 PM

The purple-and-gold have partnered with cable giant Time Warner who is having a hard time convincing any other outlet to carry the games.

PHOTOS: Your views of Space Shuttle Endeavour

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 5:14 PM

The Endeavour is making its final journey through the streets of L.A., and you won't want to miss it. Here are the best spots for photographing the shuttle.

Why Wall Street bankers actually aren't that rich

The Breakdown | | October 09 2012, 4:59 PM

New York State says the average Wall Streeter makes more than $360,000 a year. Sounds great. Until you have to start spending it.

Madeleine Brand heads to KCET's 'SoCal Connected'

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 4:56 PM

"We have one of the strongest producing/reporting teams in Southern California, and are honored to add Madeleine to that group," KCET's Bret Marcus said.

Rosendahl: 'I've never given up hope'; will finish Council term

Represent! | | October 09 2012, 3:16 PM

Though doctors say he is making progress, L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will not run for a third term of office while he battles cancer.

Compton High School students walk out of class

Pass / Fail | | October 09 2012, 2:41 PM

About 70 students marched out of Compton High School shortly before lunch Tuesday, protesting recent budget cuts. They plan a second demonstration later in the day.

LA County Supervisors debate reforms on jail violence

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 2:25 PM

The board accepts troubling report from blue-ribbon Citizens Commission, which calls for fundamental changes in the Sheriff's Department

Variety is sold: SoCal yawns. But what about Nikki?

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 12:36 PM

The most intriguing question is whether or not firebrand Nikki Finke will have any power over the old trade mag.

Jeans maker's $1 million closes LA River study's funding gap

Pacific Swell | | October 09 2012, 12:15 PM

The study could lead to the removal of concrete from Glendale Narrows. That sound you hear is activists and kayakers swooning.

LAPD's fingerprint backlog would cost $3 million to analyze

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 12:15 PM

Staff reductions at the Los Angeles Police Departments' Latent Fingerprint Unit have led to a massive backlog of unanalyzed prints.

FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Variety sale

The Breakdown | | October 09 2012, 11:30 AM

The iconic Hollywood trade publication Variety has seen its value hammered into the ground in recent years. But a buyer finally stepped up to attempt a turnaround.

Steve Martin delivers a political ad you'll like

Represent! | | October 09 2012, 10:20 AM

The comedian is stumping for his pal Bob Kerrey, who is making a comeback run at the U.S. Senate from Nebraska

In the news this morning: ICE addresses Vargas arrest case, rising border deaths, a deferred action status check, more

Multi-American | | October 09 2012, 9:46 AM

ICE defends itself in Jose Antonio Vargas case - Politico U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are defending their decision not to take enforcement action against Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter turned undocumented immigrant activist. owner buys Variety; Finke's role unclear

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 9:20 AM

The purchase was announced today after the completion of a nearly seven-month long auction overseen by Variety owner Reed Elsevier.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bill Rosendahl to bow out of reelection

Represent! | | October 09 2012, 7:54 AM

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9 and headlines include Councilman Rosendahl's decision not to seek reelection, AEG's opening bid of $10 billion, and another fight for the city attorney.

California gas prices leveling off after dramatic spike

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 7:12 AM

Officials said it could take days before prices fall at the pump, depending on how quickly refineries can get the winter-blend fuel to market.

LAPD may change how it deals with racial profiling complaints

The Latest | | October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

The Los Angeles Police Commission is scheduled to take up a proposal to change the way the department handles accusations of racial profiling on Tuesday.

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Business Update with Mark Lacter

When will gasoline prices come down in California?

| October 09 2012, 10:41 AM

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains what's going on with the cost of gasoline.

The Loh Down On Science

Quit Yer Bellyachin'

| October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

Reasonable toddlers.

Off-Ramp Extra

Space Capsule Histories? 10 shuttle moments, from triumph to tragedy

| October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

From the Challenger disaster, to the birth and triumph of Endeavour, to its last flight to LA, listen as KPCC's Molly Peterson and Off-Ramp recount highlights of Space Shuttle history.


Busted: The 5 biggest gas-saving myths

Local | | October 09 2012, 3:41 PM

With California gas prices soaring to painful new highs this week, Edmunds editors offer tested tips on how to increase your car's gas mileage.

New book examines the origin and success of Marvel Comics

Arts & Entertainment | | October 09 2012, 11:59 AM

Author Sean Howe's new book “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story” examines the origin, evolution and success of Marvel Comics.

Talking politics: is it taboo in the workplace?

| October 09 2012, 10:52 AM

Talking politics – is it taboo in the workplace? As we enter the last few weeks of one of the closest presidential races in recent history, people of all political persuasions are finding it hard to keep opinions to themselves.

Debating California’s Prop 33, auto insurance discounts

| October 09 2012, 10:52 AM

Are you a driver in Los Angeles? (Is that a stupid question?) Well, if you are, then Proposition 33 is one of the upcoming ballot initiatives that could have a huge impact on your finances.

Buckeye state, more like bellwether state

| October 09 2012, 10:52 AM

Nationally Mitt Romney is seeing quite a bump in the polls from the first Presidential debate last week.

Let the bidding begin! AEG goes on the auction block

| October 09 2012, 10:51 AM

As reported by Reuters today, billionaire Phil Anschutz has officially kicked off the bidding for his Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Romney rallies in voter polls, especially among women, but is it enough to win the White House?

| October 09 2012, 10:46 AM

Mitt Romney’s post-debate surge may have wiped out President Obama’s lead in the polls, especially among women voters, according to the latest voter survey from the Pew Research Center.

Take Two®

New Music: Skyfall theme, indie tracks, Nina Simone covers and The Voice

| October 09 2012, 10:01 AM

Today, A Martinez is joined by NPR music critic Ann Powers and music blogger Oliver Wang from, to discuss the latest in music.

'Gangnam Style' gives boost to South Korea's national brand

| October 09 2012, 9:48 AM

The music video, "Gangnam Style," by the South Korean artist PSY has gotten hundreds of millions of clicks.

Los Angeles in search for its first poet laureate

| October 09 2012, 9:38 AM

The United States has one, California does, too. Now, the city of Los Angeles opening its arms to and accepting applications for its first ever poet laureate. Patt Morrison spoke to Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts who heads the panel that will choose the first L.A. poet laureate.

A look at the personal wealth of members of Congress

| October 09 2012, 9:24 AM

Recently the Washington Post looked at the personal finances of all 535 members of Congress.

Families struggle with stress of caring for elderly relatives

| October 09 2012, 9:06 AM

Healthcare will undoubtedly be a topic at this week's Vice Presidential debate, but for many Americans, healthcare doesn't happen in a hospital or clinic.

What we can expect from Paul Ryan on the debate stage

| October 09 2012, 8:56 AM

Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in their first debate this Thursday night in Kentucky. We've seen Biden on this stage before, but it will the first chance to see Ryan square off on national television.

Mexico says Zetas drug leader Heriberto Lazcano may be dead

| October 09 2012, 8:49 AM

Authorities in Mexico say Heriberto Lazcano, leader of the powerful Zetas drug cartel, is dead. He is believed to be one of two men who were killed in a firefight with the Mexican Navy on Sunday.

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 years in prison for child molestation

| October 09 2012, 8:26 AM

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced this morning to at least 30 years in prison on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He was found guilty of molesting 10 boys over the course of 15 years.

PBS documentary takes a closer look at both presidential candidates

| October 09 2012, 6:00 AM

A new PBS documentary promises to give an up close and personal view of both presidential candidates.