Archive for October 24th, 2012

Federal study to examine cancer and nuclear plant link

Local | | October 24 2012, 4:28 PM

The National Academy of Sciences is launching a study to examine radiation levels around six nuclear power plants, including San Onofre.

Radioactive diaper found in Santa Monica grocery dumpster

Environment & Science | | October 24 2012, 3:35 PM

Radioactive waste detected Wednesday in a dumpster behind a grocery store turned out to be a diaper worn while getting radiation therapy.

Prostate cancer database helps patients avoid complications

Health | | October 24 2012, 3:02 PM

A new online database is designed to let patients track the progression of their disease before they seek aggressive treatments.

Updated: Hate crimes jump 15 percent in LA County

Crime & Justice | | October 24 2012, 11:20 AM

The LA County Commission on Human Relations released a report Wednesday which shows hate crimes increased 15 percent during 2011. Read the complete report.

Obamajam map: President, 1st Lady in LA for talk shows

Politics | | October 24 2012, 9:15 AM

President Obama is expected to visit LA Wednesday and appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Mrs. Obama is set to visit ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday.

Santa Ana winds to increase fire danger across Southland

Local | | October 24 2012, 8:48 AM

Mountain and valleys may see wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. It's being called the first notable Santa Ana wind event of the season.

Feds to study cancer risks in people living near San Onofre nuclear plant

Environment & Science | | October 24 2012, 7:31 AM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will study cancer risks in people living near nuclear power plants, including the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Bill Clinton stumps for Democrats in Irvine

Politics | | October 24 2012, 6:08 AM

He visited Irvine Tuesday to help Democrats locked in tight congressional races. A Republican spokesman played down the visit, saying the candidates are too extreme.

Former AEG employee turns Spotlight on corporate tickets

Business & Economy | | October 24 2012, 6:00 AM

Spotlight Ticket Management, founded five years ago in Calabasas by a former AEG employee, helps businesses manage corporate tickets.

Should people's ethnicity matter in their medical treatment?

Health | | October 24 2012, 10:41 AM

Research has found that certain ethnic groups are prone to certain conditions and diseases. But how should health providers and medical researchers use that information?

Final 'X-51A Waverider' hypersonic plane will try for Mach 6

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 7:37 PM

And then there were none. The fourth and final X-51A Waverider hypersonic plane will be tested next spring or summer, the U.S. military announced Wednesday.

Britney Spears' ex-manager weeps in court while claiming star's father abused him

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 6:31 PM

Sam Lutfi is suing for damages for defamation and for a 15 percent share of the millions of dollars Spears made while he was with her.

CHART: Local Assembly members sit out votes, add them later

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 5:13 PM

Members of the Assembly are routinely holding off on casting votes, adding them in later when they know how fellow members voted

3 family members killed, 2 hospitalized in Downey shootings

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 4:58 PM

Police are investigating shootings in Downey that may have killed three people and sent another two to the hospital, according to NBC LA.

That My Issue: Education policy

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 4:17 PM

It’s a personal thing. I’m pursuing education policy — that’s where I’m going. So for me, [education] is the big pressing issue of the time.

Lakers fans can see their team play the Clippers tonight on Prime Ticket

Without A Net | | October 24 2012, 3:53 PM

Television viewers will get a chance tonight to see the new-look Lakers take on the high-flying Clippers because the game is being broadcast at 7 p.m. on Prime Ticket.

Poll: More Muslim voters support Obama, but one-fourth are undecided

Multi-American | | October 24 2012, 3:49 PM

A poll of Muslim voters found 25 percent of respondents still undecided in the presidential election, although the vast majority said they plan to vote. Sixty-eight percent said they favored President Obama, while seven percent supported GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Bono Mack and Ruiz hit airwaves with new negative ads

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 3:22 PM

It's getting nasty in the desert: Raul Ruiz attacks Mary Bono Mack's bi-coastal housing arrangement and she continues to question his political leanings

The return of migration from Mexico? Report suggests an uptick

Multi-American | | October 24 2012, 2:29 PM

It's been just months since the story of migration from Mexico coming to a standstill made national headlines, but a new report suggests an uptick the first half of this year.

Great white suspected in fatal Surf Beach attack, beach closed

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 1:15 PM

A 15-ft. great white shark may be behind the fatal bite that claimed a 39-year-old surfer on Tuesday. Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County has been closed.

Richard Thompson's 'Cabaret of Souls' set for Broad Stage

Without A Net | | October 24 2012, 1:12 PM

Death is a cabaret? It will be at the Broad Stage this weekend, in music-and-theater piece by Richard Thompson featuring Harry Shearer and Judith Owen.

Shark attack: Shark that bit, killed surfer was great white

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 12:57 PM

Experts say the shark that bit and killed a surfer off California’s central coast probably was probably a great white. It may have been 15 feet long.

RIP Puma-25, found dead in Santa Monica Mountains

Off-Ramp | | October 24 2012, 12:23 PM

The National Park Service says hikers found a dead mountain lion in Point Magu State park, and a park service biologist confirmed it was Puma-25, a one-year old female.

CA officials may investigate $11 million campaign donation from AZ group

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 10:07 AM

California officials are expected to investigate an $11 million campaign contribution from an Arizona group to defeat Prop. 30 and pass Prop. 32.

Terrorist sentenced to 37 years in prison for LAX bomb plot

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 10:01 AM

A federal judge twice ordered him to serve 22-year terms, but the sentences were reversed on appeal. His attorneys conceded he should face at least three decades.

In the news this morning: Obama talks immigration reform, more migrants at border, voter ID laws and Latinos, more

Multi-American | | October 24 2012, 9:51 AM

Obama, in off-the-record interview, laid out plans to fiscal, immigration deals - NBC The White House has allowed the release of a transcript of an originally off-the-record Des Moines Register interview in which President Obama talked about unfinished busines he plans to get done in a second term if elected, including comprehensive immigration reform.

First West Nile Virus death reported in San Bernardino County

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 9:13 AM

A total of 19 people have contracted the virus in San Bernardino County. Officials did not immediately release any further details.

CA lawmakers can change voting record on bills after the fact

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 8:11 AM

Critics say the practice allows lawmakers to mislead constituents by changing the official record of how they acted on legislation. Scan the spreadsheet to see how your lawmakers voted.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Chief Beck on immigration

Represent! | | October 24 2012, 7:48 AM

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24 and headlines include Chief Beck on immigration, President Clinton in Orange County, and more jail oversight for L.A. County.

FAQ: Why Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be just like TV

The Breakdown | | October 24 2012, 6:00 AM

The Internet was supposed to be the anti-television. But that has led to anarchy, confusion, and MySpace. Facebook wants to change all that.

Police ID burned body found at site of Inglewood shootings

The Latest | | October 24 2012, 5:58 AM

The body is that of Desmond John Moses, 55, whom police believe responsible for killing a father and son. He was found shot in the head and wearing body armor.

Jump to: The Loh Down On Science | AirTalk® | Take Two® |
The Loh Down On Science
Episode: Deep Microbes

Deep Microbes

| October 24 2012, 6:00 AM

Taking a mud bath at the Equator.


The free speech debate rages on: College is where you go to expand your mind, right?

| October 24 2012, 3:06 PM

Should institutions of higher learning be policing extreme religious views, hate speech and unpopular politics? How do you respond to views you disagree with?

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County are up 15 percent

| October 24 2012, 11:10 AM

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County are up 15%. What’s your definition of a hate crime? Do you see specific groups or people targeted in LA County?

Many medical study results really are too good (or too bad) to be true

| October 24 2012, 10:56 AM

If you happen to come across medical study results that claim a treatment has a “very large effect,” those results are likely either exaggerated or flat out wrong, according to researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

Republican candidates feel the backlash of unchecked campaign spending

| October 24 2012, 10:51 AM

With the 2010 Citizens United decision, the United States Supreme Court radically changed campaign finance by removing restrictions on political expenditures by corporations and labor unions.

Prop. 34: Debating California’s initiative to ban the death penalty

| October 24 2012, 10:50 AM

Proposition 34, a measure on the November 6th ballot, would replace California’s death penalty with life without parole. Proponents of the bill say that the switch would save the state tens of millions of dollars every year, and potentially correct unjust racial imbalances in sentencing.

Study shows women only make 82 percent what men make right out of college

| October 24 2012, 10:49 AM

The gender gap isn’t closed when it comes to equal pay: a new study of recent graduates shows a demonstrable difference in wages between women and men who are just entering the workforce.

Take Two®

Secret 'disposition matrix' targets terrorists into the future

| October 24 2012, 3:15 PM

As the U.S. begins to scale down its military presence in Afghanistan, it appears that the so called "war on terrorism" is also winding down.

POLL: How fur-color stereotypes affect cat adoption rates

Arts & Entertainment | | October 24 2012, 9:42 AM

A new University of California, Berkeley study looks at the stereotypes humans attribute to domestic cats and their coloring, as well as how that applies to adoption rates.

Former AEG employee turns Spotlight on corporate tickets

| October 24 2012, 9:30 AM

Spotlight Ticket Management, founded five years ago in Calabasas by a former AEG employee, helps businesses manage corporate tickets.

Romney sees Latin America, not China, as land of opportunity

| October 24 2012, 9:26 AM

Mitt Romney described Latin America as a land of opportunity in the last presidential debate, calling its economy almost as big as China’s.

The sad, amazing story of the bear on CA's state flag

Local | | October 24 2012, 9:23 AM

The story of Monarch: his life, death, and fascinating relationship with William Randolph Hearst.

POLL: Media companies debate the use of the term 'illegal immigrant'

| October 24 2012, 9:12 AM

Is it “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant”?

Audra Ang's debut book is a love story about China's food and its people

| October 24 2012, 9:04 AM

Audra Ang spent seven years as a reporter in China where she fell in love with its food and its people.

Nine players in World Series hail from baseball-loving Venezuela

| October 24 2012, 8:55 AM

There's a place much farther south of the border that produces lots of good baseball players: Venezuela

Farm town near Mexican border is home for many baseball players

| October 24 2012, 8:44 AM

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants play the first game of the World Series, after winning the National League title Monday night against the St Louis Cardinals.

Obama campaign's reaction to Romney's momentum in the polls

| October 24 2012, 8:40 AM

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Deputy White House Editor for POLITICO, joins the show to discuss how the Obama campaign has reacted to Gov. Romney’s momentum in the polls.

Romney emphasizes middle-ground stance to appeal to more voters

| October 24 2012, 8:34 AM

Today, President Obama visits Iowa, makes a stop here in Los Angeles, and will end his day Las Vegas. Governor Romney begins his day in Vegas, then heads east to Iowa and Ohio.

Author Mark Helprin on his new novel 'In Sunlight and In Shadow'

Arts & Entertainment | | October 24 2012, 8:25 AM

Writer and political commentator Mark Helprin talks to us about his new book “In Sunlight and In Shadow," a tale set in the post-World War II New York City.