Archive for October 30th, 2012


Asian American-Pacific Islander voter guide unveiled

Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant communities in Los Angeles now have a voter’s guide available in eight different languages.
Mercer 5930
The Los Angeles Unified School District has an ongoing vaccine program for low-income families that may have barriers to health care
UCLA’s $136 million renovation of its famed Pauley Pavilion is almost complete. The school gave students and alumni a tour a Tuesday.
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PHOTOS: Endeavour exhibit opens to the public

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

Trial of 12-year old killer starts in Riverside

Murder trial begins in Riverside juvenile court for a 12-year-old boy accused of shooting his neo-Nazi father to death last year.
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Altadena Walmart: Water store fears retailer

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.
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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.
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Manager Kevin Harris hopes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street will save his business, Spin-Off Music, from shutting down.
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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.
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Jim's Burgers says the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Altadena, will bring in new customers to its restaurant and boost sales.
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All Star Liquor says it plans to compete against the new Walmart Neighborhood Market by selling fewer food items and more liquor.
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Altadena Walmart: Toto Beauty Supply 'scared'

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?
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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.


[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
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

The Fair Political Practices Committee had gone to court seeking the source of an $11 million gift from Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

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

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.
peta fish memorial
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.
Tax liens naming Matthew Lin
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.
The Riverside and Palm Springs districts in which they are running but have been made more competitive for Democrats in the recent redistricting
On Earth Day 2012, UCLA's Westwood campus, along with other owned and leased sites, will go tobacco-free, the university announced Tuesday.
Marin Alsop

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

With Tchaikovsky, Barber and Golijov on the bill, L.A. Philharmonic guest conductor Marin Alsop links three distinct approaches this weekend.
Supanova Pop Culture Expo
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.
I Voted
If you're sending in an absentee ballot, be sure you follow this crucial step or your vote may not get counted.
The biggest name in Hollywood entertainment has bought the biggest movie franchise in history. But George Lucas isn't completely stepping away.
John Deasy

LA teachers union blocks LAUSD's Race to the Top

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.
News vans outside alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker Nakula Basseley Nakula's home in Cerritos, CA
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?
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

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

A brushfire was burning Tuesday near the 134 foothill freeway in Los Angeles, but authorities said it's small and no homes are threatened.
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Former Disney Studios head Rich Ross to lead Shine America

The once-embattled leader to Disney's moviemaking operations has landed at a plucky L.A. studio overseen by Rupert Murdoch's daughter.
Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

Sandy: Superstorm also impacts Southern California (video)

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.
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.
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

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

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.
No on Measure H campaign video
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.
Existing Homes Sales Jump More Than Forecast

Los Angeles home price gains are steady in August

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

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


Off-Ramp Extra

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

Episode: California businesses and state propositions

California businesses and state propositions

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

Episode: Music to My Ears

Music to My Ears

Sandra reassures despairing parents.


Episode: AirTalk for October 30, 2012
Not Exactly Cooperstown
“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.
Governor Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown stumps for Prop 30

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 Schools

Beverly Hills looks to use iPads in classrooms

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?
Elizabeth Emken
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?
Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy’s economic and election impact

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?
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy
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.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes 2-Day Trip Through LA Streets To Its Final Destination
Does the new Endeavour exhibit make you want to visit the California Science Center?

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for October 30, 2012
President Barack Obama

Las Vegas hit hard by political TV ads In Spanish

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

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

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.
Neo Nazi Candidates
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.
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Mixing up your Halloween party playlist

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.
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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

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.
Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

Update on the direction and destruction of Hurricane Sandy

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.
Global Warming Activists Demonstrate In High Tide Flooding Area

Is California prepared for rising sea levels?

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?

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.
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.
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey hit hard by flooding due to Hurricane Sandy

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

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.

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