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Archive for October 9th, 2012
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.
A Southern California man goes on federal trial this week on federal drug trafficking charges for operating three medical marijuana dispensaries.
Phil Anschutz expects bids in the $10 billion range for sports and entertainment conglomerate AEG.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday considers a blue ribbon report that describes deputy-on-inmate violence inside LA County jails.
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?
This week, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting about the future of San Onofre. Here are some FAQs about the plant.
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.
However, voters trust themselves to make decisions about initiatives, even though they lack basic knowledge about the state's complex issues
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.
The note read: “Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 years. Anyone finding this note please write.”
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.
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.
The board accepts troubling report from blue-ribbon Citizens Commission, which calls for fundamental changes in the Sheriff's Department
The most intriguing question is whether or not Deadline.com firebrand Nikki Finke will have any power over the old trade mag.
The study could lead to the removal of concrete from Glendale Narrows. That sound you hear is activists and kayakers swooning.
Staff reductions at the Los Angeles Police Departments' Latent Fingerprint Unit have led to a massive backlog of unanalyzed prints.
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.
In the news this morning: ICE addresses Vargas arrest case, rising border deaths, a deferred action status check, moreMulti-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.
The purchase was announced today after the completion of a nearly seven-month long auction overseen by Variety owner Reed Elsevier.
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.
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.
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.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains what's going on with the cost of gasoline.
The Loh Down On Science
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.
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? 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.
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.
Nationally Mitt Romney is seeing quite a bump in the polls from the first Presidential debate last week.
As reported by Reuters today, billionaire Phil Anschutz has officially kicked off the bidding for his Anschutz Entertainment Group.
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.
Today, A Martinez is joined by NPR music critic Ann Powers and music blogger Oliver Wang from soul-sides.com, to discuss the latest in music.
The music video, "Gangnam Style," by the South Korean artist PSY has gotten hundreds of millions of clicks.
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.
Recently the Washington Post looked at the personal finances of all 535 members of Congress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new PBS documentary promises to give an up close and personal view of both presidential candidates.