Archive for November 5th, 2012


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Breast cancer survivors studied for risk of depression

A long-term survey of 300 volunteers will examine the links between breast cancer and depression.
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RAND researchers find less experienced doctors spend more

The more experienced the doctor, the less he or she costs the healthcare system a new study finds.

What we wanted to tell you about mumps but couldn't

The full story on a 2009 mumps outbreak couldn't be revealed until now. Now we can tell you about the effect of an extra dose of vaccine and what doctors recommend.

Arab-American voters lean toward Obama, but with less enthusiasm

The community supported President Obama in 2008, and polls show most are doing so this time around. But some of those voters are concerned about issues important to Arab-Americans.
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Why abortion has become such a prominent campaign issue

GOP challenger Mitt Romney has been walking a tightrope — appearing to moderate his position on the one hand, while maintaining a strict anti-abortion stance on the other.

Any way you describe it, 2012 campaign spending is historic

Pick your adjective — enormous, astronomical, colossal. The political spending in 2012 was unprecedented and already has implications for the next campaign cycle.

Breezy Point has long to recover from Sandy's wrath

The beachfront town in Queens, N.Y., was hit hard not only by raging winds and floodwaters, but also by a massive fire that tore through the area.

Opening of new south LA animal shelter delayed

The opening of a new South LA animal shelter has been pushed back by construction delays. Animal advocates fear the delay will put more animals at risk.

Three voter groups that could swing Tuesday's election

Naturalized US citizens have quickly become a major voting block. Political observers predict Latino and Asian American voters hold the power to tip the election.

After a long presidential campaign, a blitz through the battleground

As the national polls showed a tight race, President Obama and Mitt Romney made their closing arguments before Tuesday's election.


Lots of tough Congressional races in CA to watch

California's citizen-drawn redistricing plan has done its job, shaking up the political establishment in the state's 53 Congressional districts.
Just days before Tuesday's election, a California congresswoman has changed political parties — or at least that's what mail landing at voters' homes says.
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UPDATE: Groups behind anti-Prop 30 donation revealed

The $11 million donation originated with Virginia-based Americans for Job Security through a second intermediary from Arizona, the Center to Protect Patient Rights.
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Big money desert Congressional race buys LA TV time

Why did the candidates for a Coachella Valley seat buy time in an adjacent, more expensive media market? It's called covering your bases.

Say 'So long!' to Suzuki — carmaker leaving U.S. market

One of the smallest automakers in the U.S. by market share and sales has finally decided to throw in the towel. The DeBord Report saw this coming.
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That's My Issue: Immigration

I think you have to treat people with respect and dignity. That means they need to be able to be here legally.

Wildfire erupts in San Bernardino County

A wildfire erupted Monday in San Bernardino County, shutting down Interstate 15, forcing the evacuation of a community of ranch homes and burning 350 acres so far.
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Suspect pleads not guilty in USC Halloween shooting

A man charged with attempted murder in a Halloween shooting at the USC campus pleaded not guilty on Monday.
Making Costa Mesa a charter city could remove it from pension obligations for public workers. That's the issue at the heart of Measure V.
A former Santa Fe Springs council member has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking $10,000 in bribes to influence the city's policy on marijuana dispensaries.

Are we there yet?

Yes, we've finally reached the culminating day that we've been pointing to for the past 18 months -- Election Day! However, it's quite different from those of the past. An estimated 40% of voters have already cast ballots, so it makes the actual day a bit less climactic.
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Tesla reports HUGE quarterly revenue increase

Elon Musk's electric-car startup continues to lose money and burn cash. But compared with the second quarter, it's bringing in much more revenue.
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That's My Issue: Youth vote

I think it’s important for young people to vote because I’m young myself. I want to see my interests represented.
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Patt Morrison spoke with Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Los Angeles-based political consultant and rights activist Jasmyne Cannick about their own thoughts on President Obama's term and campaign focus ahead of the election.
A third-party presidential debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein took place Monday.
Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Mayor Villaraigosa stumps for Obama in Florida

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will campaign for President Barack Obama until the last minute before Election Day, making final stops Monday in Tampa and Miami.
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The suspect, along with a number of passengers, hit the windshield when the driver applied the brakes during the scuffle.
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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is changing its policy towards lewd conduct, moving towards a policy that differs from many other law enforcement agencies in this country.

Cost of Chevron's refinery fire: 118,000 barrels of oil a day

The energy company turned in weak third-quarter earnings. While a refinery fire in Northern California didn't help, it wasn't a huge drag.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: John Noguez wants bail money

Today is Monday, Nov. 5 and headlines include Assessor John Noguez's bail money, the disclosure of anti-Prop 30 donors, and the race for DA.
The giant state pension fund hasn't faced concessions in previous California municipal bankruptcies. But that is being tested now by San Bernardino.
Immigration consequences of criminal convictions - Fronteras Desk Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky two years ago, attorneys have had to be especially careful as to how they counsel foreign-born clients.
The National Weather Service says conditions are ripe for wildfire in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It is forecast to end Monday evening.
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The shooting occurred Sunday night at a storefront church in Filipinotown. Two men were challenging the vandal when they were shot, one fatally.

Waxman faces political novice in Congressional race

Manhattan Beach businessman Bill Bloomfield challenges longtime Democrat Henry Waxman for Congressional seat.
Early Voting Begins In Iowa For Presidential Election

How top two system led to intra-party fights

Tuesday's is the first general election since California switched to a top-two primary system. That means Democrats and Republicans are running against their own.


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Episode: Egypt 4: What a Country

Egypt 4: What a Country

Sandra Tsing Loh learns about convoys in Egypt.My friend Carolyn hasn’t slept in weeks. She tracks the polls every five minutes. She has sworn that if Romney wins tomorrow, she will change citizenship—to anywhere.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Prescription Surfing

Prescription Surfing

Just what the doctor ordered.


Episode: AirTalk for November 5, 2012
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Michael Feinstein on conducting and composers

Feinstein, the new lead conductor of the Pasadena Pops joins Larry in the studio to discuss his new book and his relationship to the Gershwins.
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How do you feel about out of state groups giving money to influence California initiatives? Do you think this trend will start in other states?
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Campaign lawyers sharpen their pens for voting wars

Will the winner be decided for good once the polls close on Tuesday? Or will the loser cry foul and send the lawyers into battle?
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What you need to know about California's ballot measures

Do you know which propositions your party is officially supporting? What are your last-minute burning questions about state ballot measures?
Tea Party Express Holds Demonstration In Albany

POLL: When political punditry turns Facebook friends into foes

It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself to be political or not, in today’s world it is basically impossible to escape the political discussion. And in the digital era, now Facebook has become the premiere haven for political commentary.

OC election roundtable

We’ll take a peek behind the Orange polling booth curtain with our OC roundtable journalists.
Early Voters In Miami Facing Long Lines

Election 2012 intensifies in its final day

In the final hours before election day, the Obama and Romney campaigns are making a final push towards victory, holding rallies in key battleground states. Though both candidates’ teams are insisting that they’re set for victory on Tuesday, behind the scenes actions tell a different story.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for November 5, 2012
It's been a week since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast, and more than 100 people were killed and millions of homes lost power. As temperatures dip into the thirties, nearly a million New Jersey residents still have no electricity.
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Fanpire: Why some women can't get enough of 'Twilight'

The fifth installment of the "Twilight" film franchise, "Breaking Dawn: Part 2," comes out later this month.
Los Angeles County District Attorney race, Jackie Lacey, Alan Jackson

District attorney race features two very different candidates

The race for District Attorney hasn't received much attention this election season, even though the office wields enormous power over the Los Angeles County criminal justice system.
Early voting starts in Colorado

How voters in swing-state Colorado are seeing the election

Colorado is an important swing state with rapidly changing demographics.

Patt Morrison examines progressives' current views on Obama

No suspense about how California will vote in the presidential race. The latest field poll shows President Obama leading Governor Mitt Romney by 15 percentage points.

The thrill of victory and agony of defeat in politics

Although most think that these kinds of emotions are only found in sports, its also evident in politics, too.

Is the CIA drama 'Homeland' as realistic as critics claim?

Last night, fans of the hit Showtime drama "Homeland" tuned in for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga about a CIA officer named Carrie, played by Claire Danes, and a POW turned terrorist played by Damian Lewis.
Romney Campaigns Throughout Swing States Ahead Of Presidential Election
President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are making their final appeals to voters today. Obama will make stops in Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio while Romney will zero in on voters in Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Making haiku poetry out of the California ballot

If the election has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, we totally get it. Not only do you have to choose candidates, here in California we have 11 propositions on the ballot.

Get informed before casting your California ballot

There are eleven propositions on the California ballot for voters to weigh in, including everything from abolishing the death penalty to the labeling of genetically modified food.
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This morning, the state's elections watchdog Fair Political Practices Commission released the names of the secret $11 million donated to influence Propositions 30 and 32.
Union members run elections phone bank to defeat Prop 32
For more details now on Prop 32 and its chances of passing, we're joined by KPCC's Kevin Ferguson
In Profile: 100 Years In US Presidential Races

Fact checking the multitude of campaign radio ads

Campaign radio ads are expected to break records this election season.

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