Archive for October 9th, 2012


Stagecoach crowd

Stagecoach 2013 lineup unveiled

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

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

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.
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Lakers fans await TV deal as season gets closer

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

Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years for child sex abuse

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?
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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

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
LA Mayor Villaraigosa Uses Airport Scanner At LAX

Man arrested at LAX in body armor; luggage contained weapons

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.
Cheech Marin at LAUSD on arts ed

LAUSD makes arts education a 'core subject'

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

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

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.
UGC Shuttle Endeavour

PHOTOS: Your views of Space Shuttle Endeavour

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.
A busy day on Wall Street

Why Wall Street bankers actually aren't that rich

New York State says the average Wall Streeter makes more than $360,000 a year. Sounds great. Until you have to start spending it.
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Madeleine Brand heads to KCET's 'SoCal Connected'

"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.
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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

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.
Sheriff Lee Baca and Men's Central
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 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

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.

FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Variety sale

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

The comedian is stumping for his pal Bob Kerrey, who is making a comeback run at the U.S. Senate from Nebraska
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 purchase was announced today after the completion of a nearly seven-month long auction overseen by Variety owner Reed Elsevier.
City Councilman Bill Rosendahl
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.
Gasoline Prices
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

Episode: When will gasoline prices come down in California?

When will gasoline prices come down in California?

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

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Quit Yer Bellyachin'

Quit Yer Bellyachin'

Reasonable toddlers.

Off-Ramp Extra

Episode: (Space) Capsule Histories? 10 shuttle moments, from triumph to tragedy
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.


Episode: AirTalk for October 9, 2012

Busted: The 5 biggest gas-saving myths

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.
'Marvel Comics: The Untold Story'
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?

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.
Los Angeles Traffic

Debating California’s Prop 33, auto insurance discounts

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

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

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.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for October 9, 2012
APTOPIX Elle Women in Music 2012
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

The music video, "Gangnam Style," by the South Korean artist PSY has gotten hundreds of millions of clicks.
Stone Masons Complete The New Memorial To Poet Laureate Ted Hughes In Poets Corner

Los Angeles in search for its first poet laureate

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.
Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address To Joint Session Of Congress

A look at the personal wealth of members of Congress

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

Families struggle with stress of caring for elderly relatives

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

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 Drug War

Mexico says Zetas drug leader Heriberto Lazcano may be dead

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 In Major Child Molestation Case
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.

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