Archive for November 5th, 2012

Breast cancer survivors studied for risk of depression

Health | | November 05 2012, 5:07 PM

A long-term survey of 300 volunteers will examine the links between breast cancer and depression.

RAND researchers find less experienced doctors spend more

Health | | November 05 2012, 4:00 PM

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

US & World | | November 05 2012, 12:30 PM

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

US & World | | November 05 2012, 11:30 AM

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.

Election Day: Join KPCC for full coverage on the radio and online

Politics | | November 05 2012, 10:59 AM

You may have heard that Tuesday is Election Day. Don't experience it by yourself! Join KPCC on the radio, online or in person for full results, details, analysis and a bit of fun.

Why abortion has become such a prominent campaign issue

US & World | | November 05 2012, 10:30 AM

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

US & World | | November 05 2012, 9:56 AM

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

US & World | | November 05 2012, 7:48 AM

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

Local | | November 05 2012, 7:37 AM

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

Local | | November 05 2012, 7:08 AM

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

US & World | | November 05 2012, 5:47 AM

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

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 6:08 PM

California's citizen-drawn redistricing plan has done its job, shaking up the political establishment in the state's 53 Congressional districts.

Last-minute mailer lists Rep. Laura Richardson as Republican

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 5:49 PM

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.

UPDATE: Groups behind anti-Prop 30 donation revealed

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 5:43 PM

The $11 million donation originated with Virginia-based Americans for Job Security through a second intermediary from Arizona, the Center to Protect Patient Rights.

Big money desert Congressional race buys LA TV time

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 5:20 PM

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

The Breakdown | | November 05 2012, 5:14 PM

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.

That's My Issue: Immigration

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 5:14 PM

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

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 5:02 PM

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.

Suspect pleads not guilty in USC Halloween shooting

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 4:55 PM

A man charged with attempted murder in a Halloween shooting at the USC campus pleaded not guilty on Monday.

More per-voter spending on OC measure

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 4:40 PM

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.

Former Santa Fe Springs councilman sentenced to 2 years for taking bribes

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 4:11 PM

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?

Larry Mantle | | November 05 2012, 3:17 PM

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.

Tesla reports HUGE quarterly revenue increase

The Breakdown | | November 05 2012, 2:30 PM

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.

That's My Issue: Youth vote

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 2:28 PM

I think it’s important for young people to vote because I’m young myself. I want to see my interests represented.

Jasmyne Cannick and Sen. Bernie Sanders weigh in on Obama's first term

Patt Morrison | | November 05 2012, 2:16 PM

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.

Video: Last 3rd-party candidate debate, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 1:29 PM

A third-party presidential debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein took place Monday.

Mayor Villaraigosa stumps for Obama in Florida

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 1:14 PM

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.

Metro bus driver attacked at wheel; passengers grab suspect

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 1:10 PM

The suspect, along with a number of passengers, hit the windshield when the driver applied the brakes during the scuffle.

LA Sheriff's department changes policy on sex in public

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 12:15 PM

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 Breakdown | | November 05 2012, 11:16 AM

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: John Noguez wants bail money

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 8:03 AM

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.

San Bernardino bankruptcy: How hard will CalPERS fight for its money?

The Breakdown | | November 05 2012, 7:26 AM

The giant state pension fund hasn't faced concessions in previous California municipal bankruptcies. But that is being tested now by San Bernardino.

In the news this morning: Immigrants and criminal convictions, reaching out to new voters, a Russian immigration protest, more

Multi-American | | November 05 2012, 7:22 AM

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.

Santa Ana winds bring high fire danger to Southern California

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 6:53 AM

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.

Man trying to stop graffiti at LA church shot to death

The Latest | | November 05 2012, 6:16 AM

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

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 6:00 AM

Manhattan Beach businessman Bill Bloomfield challenges longtime Democrat Henry Waxman for Congressional seat.

How top two system led to intra-party fights

Represent! | | November 05 2012, 6:00 AM

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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The Loh Life

Egypt 4: What a Country

| November 05 2012, 7:56 AM

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

Prescription Surfing

| November 05 2012, 6:00 AM

Just what the doctor ordered.

AirTalk®

Michael Feinstein on conducting and composers

Arts & Entertainment | | November 05 2012, 3:09 PM

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.

Outside money floods California congressional races and ballot battles

| November 05 2012, 11:05 AM

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?

Campaign lawyers sharpen their pens for voting wars

| November 05 2012, 10:48 AM

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?

What you need to know about California's ballot measures

| November 05 2012, 10:46 AM

Do you know which propositions your party is officially supporting? What are your last-minute burning questions about state ballot measures?

POLL: When political punditry turns Facebook friends into foes

| November 05 2012, 10:31 AM

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

| November 05 2012, 9:53 AM

We’ll take a peek behind the Orange polling booth curtain with our OC roundtable journalists.

Election 2012 intensifies in its final day

| November 05 2012, 9:19 AM

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®

SoCal utility workers assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery effort

| November 05 2012, 10:29 AM

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.

Fanpire: Why some women can't get enough of 'Twilight'

| November 05 2012, 10:18 AM

The fifth installment of the "Twilight" film franchise, "Breaking Dawn: Part 2," comes out later this month.

District attorney race features two very different candidates

| November 05 2012, 10:07 AM

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.

How voters in swing-state Colorado are seeing the election

| November 05 2012, 9:59 AM

Colorado is an important swing state with rapidly changing demographics.

Patt Morrison examines progressives' current views on Obama

| November 05 2012, 9:53 AM

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

| November 05 2012, 9:48 AM

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?

| November 05 2012, 9:41 AM

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.

Campaign attorneys watch swing states carefully before election day

| November 05 2012, 9:38 AM

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

| November 05 2012, 9:25 AM

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

| November 05 2012, 9:08 AM

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.

FPPC reveals Arizona nonprofit donors behind $11 million against Prop 30

| November 05 2012, 8:52 AM

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.

Props To You: Prop 32 bars the use of employee funds for political means

| November 05 2012, 8:40 AM

For more details now on Prop 32 and its chances of passing, we're joined by KPCC's Kevin Ferguson

Fact checking the multitude of campaign radio ads

| November 05 2012, 8:24 AM

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