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Archive for October 30th, 2012
Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant communities in Los Angeles now have a voter’s guide available in eight different languages.
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.
Manager Kevin Harris hopes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street will save his business, Spin-Off Music, from shutting down.
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.
Jim's Burgers says the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Altadena, will bring in new customers to its restaurant and boost sales.
All Star Liquor says it plans to compete against the new Walmart Neighborhood Market by selling fewer food items and more liquor.
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.
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?
The Fair Political Practices Committee had gone to court seeking the source of an $11 million gift from Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership
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.
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.
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
With Tchaikovsky, Barber and Golijov on the bill, L.A. Philharmonic guest conductor Marin Alsop links three distinct approaches this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
The once-embattled leader to Disney's moviemaking operations has landed at a plucky L.A. studio overseen by Rupert Murdoch's daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes a creative partnership turn into a profitable business? It helps if one member doesn't care about the money, while one does.
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
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
Sandra reassures despairing parents.
“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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
Does the new Endeavour exhibit make you want to visit the California Science Center?
Mormon settlers first showed up in California in the mid 1800s. They've built businesses and served in the state legislature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.