Archive for October 30th, 2012

Asian American-Pacific Islander voter guide unveiled

Local | | October 30 2012, 7:59 PM

Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant communities in Los Angeles now have a voter’s guide available in eight different languages.

Free flu shots offered at 4 LAUSD schools

Health | | October 30 2012, 6:21 PM

The Los Angeles Unified School District has an ongoing vaccine program for low-income families that may have barriers to health care

UCLA shows off upgraded Pauley Pavilion

Education | | October 30 2012, 4:34 PM

UCLA’s $136 million renovation of its famed Pauley Pavilion is almost complete. The school gave students and alumni a tour a Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Endeavour exhibit opens to the public

Local | | October 30 2012, 3:38 PM

The space shuttle exhibit at the California Science Center is now open to the public. Hundreds of thousands expected to visit each year.

Trial of 12-year old killer starts in Riverside

Crime & Justice | | October 30 2012, 2:57 PM

Murder trial begins in Riverside juvenile court for a 12-year-old boy accused of shooting his neo-Nazi father to death last year.

Altadena Walmart: Water store fears retailer

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:25 AM

Altadena store Agua Pura Vida said its business could close because it can't compete with Walmart's low prices. The store sells items like pinatas, water and sodas.

Altadena Walmart: Steppe's Barber Shop welcomes new neighbor

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Steppe's Barber Shop in Altadena said it believes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market will help its business. Steppe's has been on Lincoln Avenue for more than 40 years.

Altadena Walmart: New store could help Spin-Off Music

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Manager Kevin Harris hopes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street will save his business, Spin-Off Music, from shutting down.

Altadena Walmart: Boutique uncertain about competition

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Betty's Boutique in Altadena says it's not sure what to expect from the new Walmart Neighborhood Market. The store sells jewelry and clothing.

Altadena Walmart: Jim's Burgers expects boost from retailer

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Jim's Burgers says the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Altadena, will bring in new customers to its restaurant and boost sales.

Altadena Walmart: Liquor store says retailer is a 'problem'

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

All Star Liquor says it plans to compete against the new Walmart Neighborhood Market by selling fewer food items and more liquor.

Altadena Walmart: Toto Beauty Supply 'scared'

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Toto Beauty Supply sells hair and chemical products like hair dyes and conditioners. Will it be able to to compete with the new Walmart Neighborhood Market?

Altadena Walmart: Small businesses worry about competition

Business & Economy | | October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Wal-Mart is planning to open a 28,000 square foot Neighborhood Market store in Altadena next year and small businesses are worried about how they'll compete on price.

Weather is personal. Climate is not. Will Sandy change that?

Pacific Swell | | October 30 2012, 8:12 PM

[View the story "Weather is personal. Climate is not. (Or is it?)" on Storify]Weather is personal. Climate is not. (Or is it?)Everyone moans about the weather; it's a fundamental right.

Magic Castle enchants Hollywood with CAA deal and film project

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 6:07 PM

Hollywood's historic haunt, the Magic Castle, is headed for the next plane of supernatural celebrity. Wonder what Irma will have to say about this?

Judge tentatively rules for FPPC in Prop 30 donation case

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 5:45 PM

The Fair Political Practices Committee had gone to court seeking the source of an $11 million gift from Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership

Sandy's aftermath: Power outages, property damage, 39 deaths (UPDATE)

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 5:35 PM

More than 7 million are without power in the Northeast, property damage is estimated in the billions of dollars and 18 deaths are reported as the storm moves inland.

Fish memorial proposed for bass killed in traffic accident

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 5:20 PM

ETA is asking for a California roadside memorial sign to be erected in honor of the 1600 pounds of saltwater bass that died on a SoCal roadway earlier this month.

Going too far? Candidate ad shows opponent's wife's ID

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 5:15 PM

Joy Lin, wife of Republican candidate Matthew Lin, alleges his opponent's campaign invaded her privacy and exposed her to a risk of identity theft.

Villaraigosa endorses Takano and Ruiz for Congress

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 4:32 PM

The Riverside and Palm Springs districts in which they are running but have been made more competitive for Democrats in the recent redistricting

The last drag: UCLA to go tobacco-free in April

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 3:57 PM

On Earth Day 2012, UCLA's Westwood campus, along with other owned and leased sites, will go tobacco-free, the university announced Tuesday.

Guest L.A. Phil conductor Alsop to bring intriguing mix

Without A Net | | October 30 2012, 3:03 PM

With Tchaikovsky, Barber and Golijov on the bill, L.A. Philharmonic guest conductor Marin Alsop links three distinct approaches this weekend.

Disney Lucasfilm deal: Twitter explodes over Star Wars news (poll)

Without A Net | | October 30 2012, 2:31 PM

Two pieces of news broke geek minds Tuesday: Disney is buying Lucasfilm. And there will be a Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. With episodes 8 and 9 to follow.

Absentee voters: If you don't do this, your ballot may not count

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 2:07 PM

If you're sending in an absentee ballot, be sure you follow this crucial step or your vote may not get counted.

Update: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B : 'Star Wars 7' due in 2015 (poll)

The Breakdown | | October 30 2012, 1:36 PM

The biggest name in Hollywood entertainment has bought the biggest movie franchise in history. But George Lucas isn't completely stepping away.

LA teachers union blocks LAUSD's Race to the Top

Pass / Fail | | October 30 2012, 1:28 PM

The L.A. teachers union refused to sign off on the LAUSD Race to the Top application, effectively taking it out of the running for $40 million in federal funds.

Beyond newsroom diversity: Should who covers what matter?

Multi-American | | October 30 2012, 12:30 PM

A recent analysis of newspaper stories concluded that 95 percent of immigration stories sampled were written by non-Latino white journalists. Does it matter who covers what?

Report: Drug treatment has vast effect on reoffending

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 12:26 PM

New figures from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation show recidivism rates are down for the second year in a row.

Halloween safety: 5 tips for trick 'r treaters

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 12:22 PM

Officials in Los Angeles and other cities are looking to protect both little goblins and older ghouls this Halloween. The goal: A safe haunted holiday for everyone.

Small brushfire erupts near 134 freeway

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 12:04 PM

A brushfire was burning Tuesday near the 134 foothill freeway in Los Angeles, but authorities said it's small and no homes are threatened.

Former Disney Studios head Rich Ross to lead Shine America

The Breakdown | | October 30 2012, 11:47 AM

The once-embattled leader to Disney's moviemaking operations has landed at a plucky L.A. studio overseen by Rupert Murdoch's daughter.

Sandy: Superstorm also impacts Southern California (video)

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 11:30 AM

From residents who died in the storm to trouble reaching loved ones, the storm's impact is rippling across the country and affecting lives in the Southland.

Surfing son seeks to extend LA political dynasty

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 10:30 AM

Ian Calderon, 27, hopes to inherit his father's seat in the State Assembly. His Republican opponent, Noel Jaimes, says the newcomer is still wet behind the ears.

Shouldn't real arrest follow threatened arrest of photographer Steve Devol?

Off-Ramp | | October 30 2012, 10:22 AM

Film crews and their Rent-a-Cops using public streets and buildings should understand that other members of the public, including amateur photographers, still have a 1st Amendment right to shoot in public places too! You want privacy? Shoot in a studio or a lot. The streets belong to everyone.

How to donate to Sandy storm relief efforts

The Latest | | October 30 2012, 9:09 AM

In the aftermath of Sandy, up to 60 million people on the East Coast could be affected by the massive storm. Here's how you can donate to relief efforts.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Janice Hahn vs. Laura Richardson

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 8:03 AM

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30 and headlines include the campaign between Reps. Laura Richardson and Janice Hahn, the cost of layoffs, and another debate in the Valley.

Soda makers pound El Monte's soft drink tax Measure H

Represent! | | October 30 2012, 7:15 AM

The No on Measure H campaign has produced ads in five languages saying families won't be able to afford popular drinks like horchata and boba teas.

Los Angeles home price gains are steady in August

The Breakdown | | October 30 2012, 6:43 AM

The closely followed index shows solid prices gains throughout the U.S., with big jumps in some cities. L.A.'s gains are modest.

Steve Wozniak delivers his wit and wisdom in SoCal

The Breakdown | | October 30 2012, 6:27 AM

What makes a creative partnership turn into a profitable business? It helps if one member doesn't care about the money, while one does.

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Off-Ramp Extra

Rod Stewart, Creed, Bob Mould, Neil Young ... what's up with all the rock memoirs?

| October 30 2012, 3:52 PM

These memoirs remind me of the musical parts of the counterculture we loved: the love, sadness, anger, those times you wanna jump around, rip it up, or just lie on the floor with your head in between speakers. Headphones ... I think these memoirs get in through there, ya know?

Business Update with Mark Lacter

California businesses and state propositions

| October 30 2012, 7:53 AM

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains how the business community in California feels about state propositions on the November ballot.Steve Julian: The propositions voters decide next Tuesday can affect students, employers and business owners - and that's just a sampling.

The Loh Down On Science

Music to My Ears

| October 30 2012, 6:00 AM

Sandra reassures despairing parents.


‘Not exactly Cooperstown’ explores baseball fans’ love and irreverence for the sport

| October 30 2012, 3:56 PM

“The People’s Baseball Hall of Fame” is how some describe The Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals, where inductees are voted in by fans of the sport.

California Governor Jerry Brown stumps for Prop 30

Politics | | October 30 2012, 11:03 AM

Governor Jerry Brown visits to discuss the best way to help California’s schools with their budget crisis. What effect would the passage of Prop 30 have on schools?

Beverly Hills looks to use iPads in classrooms

| October 30 2012, 11:03 AM

How is Beverly Hills already using iPad technology in the classroom? How successful has it been thus far? What challenges does the school district face?

Autism activist Elizabeth Emken aims to replace Dianne Feinstein in Senate

| October 30 2012, 11:03 AM

How does Emken run an election against an opponent who won’t engage in debate? Is there hope for the underdog in elections like this one?

Superstorm Sandy’s economic and election impact

| October 30 2012, 11:02 AM

What will the economic impact be for cities whose public services have been damaged by Sandy? How long will relief efforts take, and at what cost?

At least 39 dead and millions without power in wake of superstorm Sandy

| October 30 2012, 10:51 AM

Larry checks in with New York Times reporter Michael Grynbaum and WNYC news host Richard Hake to get the latest update on Sandy’s impact.

California Science Center opens space shuttle Endeavour exhibit today

| October 30 2012, 9:03 AM

Does the new Endeavour exhibit make you want to visit the California Science Center?

Take Two®

Las Vegas hit hard by political TV ads In Spanish

Politics | | October 30 2012, 10:32 AM

The number of ads running in Las Vegas has reached an all-time high, and in this final stretch of the race, one of the biggest pitches of all is to Latino voters who may hold the key to victory.

Election 2012: California's mormons not united on Romney

| October 30 2012, 10:20 AM

Mormon settlers first showed up in California in the mid 1800s. They've built businesses and served in the state legislature

Fact checking California’s political TV ads

| October 30 2012, 10:15 AM

Lest you forget that we are week out from an election. Depending on your location, if you turn on your TV there will likely be an endless stream of ads telling you how you should vote.

Trial begins for 12-year-old boy who allegedly killed neo-nazi father in 2010

| October 30 2012, 10:06 AM

Opening statements in the trial for 12-year-old Joseph Hall begins today. Hall is accused of killing his father, Riverside resident Jeff Hall, a prominent neo-Nazi. We'll talk to KPCC's Steven Cuevas for the latest on the hearing.

Mixing up your Halloween party playlist

Arts & Entertainment | | October 30 2012, 9:44 AM

Heard “Monster Mash” one too many times? Wish Halloween was over already? We can’t make time move any faster, but we can offer up some more interesting Halloween music.

LAUSD fails to gain union support for Race To The Top grant application

| October 30 2012, 9:22 AM

Hurricane Sandy may have brought one small benefit, the shutdown of government offices gave school districts around the country a few extra days to finish their applications for Race to the Top grants.

Social media keeps families connected during Hurricane Sandy

| October 30 2012, 9:15 AM

Around the world, people are watching Hurricane Sandy on TV, listening to coverage on the radio, but for many, social media has been the best way to keep up to date with the storm and those affected by it.

Update on the direction and destruction of Hurricane Sandy

| October 30 2012, 9:10 AM

The mega storm that pounded the Northeast overnight continues to take its toll. The Associated Press is reporting that 33 people have died, and dozens of homes have been destroyed and millions of people from Maine down to the Carolinas have no power.

Is California prepared for rising sea levels?

Environment & Science | | October 30 2012, 9:07 AM

Superstorm Sandy put much of the eastern seaboard underwater as record storm surges batter the shore.

Could Hurricane Sandy affect the outcome of the election?

| October 30 2012, 8:55 AM

Hurricane Sandy isn’t the first natural disaster to affect an election. Research has shown that when disaster strikes, it’s not good news for the incumbent.

Presidential campaign update, one week away from election day

| October 30 2012, 8:49 AM

Today, Mitt Romney is holding a "storm relief event" in Kettering Ohio, while President Obama remains in Washington, D.C. where he's been talking to mayors of New York, Jersey City and Newark.

New Jersey hit hard by flooding due to Hurricane Sandy

| October 30 2012, 8:38 AM

Across the Hudson River from New York City, New Jersey was pounded by the storm. A levee broke in northern New Jersey, submerging the entire town of Moonachie, with more than 1,000 people being evacuated as of this morning.

Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc in Caribbean islands

| October 30 2012, 8:31 AM

Superstorm Sandy set records in the damage it wreaked as it churned up the East Coast. The storm is now heading inland and even though it still poses a flooding threat, its winds are diminishing.