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Archive for October 31st, 2012
The 2012 Breeders' Cup gets underway this weekend at Santa Anita Park. KPCC caught up with Denman as he begins his 30th season as the Voice of Santa Anita.
A Riverside courtroom heard a video of the 12-year-old accused boy, recorded hours after the fatal shooting of white supremacist Jeff Hall, in which the boy admits to the shooting.
FBI crime stats for 2011 show an overall decline in violent crime nationwide for the fifth straight year. L.A. mirrored that trend, but Anaheim reported an increase.
There's no contingency plan in place for rescheduling an election if a storm or terrorist attack wiped out power in multiple states while voting was taking place.
Cox Cable, DIRECTV and DISH Network do not yet have an agreement with Time Warner to carry the cable company's new sports channels. The Lakers are on the road tonight.
Prosecutors say a 12-year-old boy on trial in juvenile court for his father's murder was not motivated by the family's neo-Nazi beliefs.
With 8 million people still without power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the City Council passed an emergency motion allowing the LADWP to send crews to help.
Even Sutter, California's First Pooch, is on Prop 30 duty. He's got a full schedule of personal appearances between now and Election Day.
Let the debate begin! Is CEO Bog Iger's latest mega-acquisition the latest in a string of brilliant moves? Or a lowball offer to snap up content?
Authorities believe the high-nutrient heists were carried out by the same man.
Latino. Middle class. The two terms don’t frequently come up side by side in many of the more popular depictions of Latinos in the U.S. But this large and often overlooked group is now the subject of a new book.
This week Gov. Jerry Brown launched a media blitz supporting Proposition 30. Molly Munger has also stepped up her TV ad campaign for Prop 38.
The South Bay Democrat says only one line item in her office budget is depleted. In next week's election, she faces fellow party member, Rep. Janice Hahn.
Trick or treating for shellfish is a dream no more. The annual, six-month quarantine on mussels will end at midnight Wednesday in most parts of California.
The secretive technology giant is experiencing a rare episode of executive-suite turmoil. Is CEO Tim Cook up to the job of running Apple ... after Steve Jobs?
President Obama toured the storm damaged region as rescuers tried to reach people stranded by flooding. The death toll attributed to Sandy has risen to 62 in the U.S.
It’s Halloween! There are parties all over Los Angeles, but the most famed is the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard.
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Assemblyman Roger Hernandez is accused of physically abusing a woman he was dating. His attorney denies the accusation, calling it politically motivated.
Alberto, at The Bridge Tavern in the Bronx, told Brian Watt that not only were they not leaving, but were planning to throw a hurricane party.
Siqueiros couldn't say his young friend's name. So Phil Stein became "Estaño" ... an artist who lived a long fighting life, who burned to tell the story of the little guy against the machine.
The Loh Down On Science
When greater efficiency is right under your nose.
In recent years, China has eased restrictions on their unpopular policies. Why should China consider eliminated birth limits?
What kind of risk management should be employed pre-disaster? Should climate change transform the way we anticipate and prepare for disaster? At what cost?
Who would you like to see on the nation’s highest bench? Will you consider the next president’s possible Supreme Court appointments when casting your vote?
Are you a “Star Wars” fan who is worried about your favorite franchise and characters? Will you see the movie no matter what?
Halloween isn’t the only holiday that involves dressing up. Costumes are a part of many cultures, but why do we like to dress up and what do our costume choices say about us?
It used to be that if a sitcom or drama didn't score high ratings with viewers it would be axed. But now, with plummeting viewership, television networks are more likely to hold onto and reinvent shows that are quite cutting the mustard.
Deciding when and how to end the life of an ailing pet raises some tremendously difficult questions.
On Sunday, Nearly 50 thousand distance runners are scheduled to run in the 43rd New York City marathon.
President Obama will tour the worst hit disaster areas on the New Jersey coast with Governor Chris Christie today. We’ll talk to a local reporter on the scene about the latest, and the unlikely partnership of Republican Governor Christie and President Obama.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has been in the Senate 20 years and is hoping for another six. She's facing a political novice, Elizabeth Emken, and is far ahead in the polls. Judy Campbell examines the race and Senator Feinstein's role in California and the Senate
The superstorm that hit the east coast this week has not only displaced many thousands of humans. The urban centers in its path are home to huge populations of rats. So what has happened to all those rats that were in the flooded New York subways? We speak with Robert Sullivan, author of the book Rats and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and Vogue.
As New Yorkers struggle to resume their daily routine, we check in with Take Two producer/reporter Mary Plummer.
Hurricane Sandy and a snowstorm have hobbled the East Coast. Millions remain without power, and some roads and bridges remain impassable, possibly into election day.
On Nov. 7, Massachusetts voters will take up the Death With Dignity Act. Once referred to as physician-assisted suicide, the measure would follow on the heels of a similar law in Oregon.
As the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised the federal government’s response. For that, he can thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the same organization that just 7 years ago was lambasted for it's underwhelming, slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
Long ago in a galaxy far far away... Actually yesterday here in California, George Lucas sold his Lucasfilm company along with his Star Wars empire to Disney for $4.05 billion.
Until the 1970's, there was a town – sandwiched between LAX and the ocean – called Surfridge. Now it's L.A.'s own ghost town.