Archive for November 6th, 2012


Obama's win powered by organization, if not ideas

Bloopers and stumbles made the news this presidential campaign, but Barack Obama's re-election was powered by plans begun on the ground four years ago. Here's how he did it.
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The Museum of Latin American Art has laid off its chief curator and four other workers to cut $600,000 from its budget.
Election Day Voting Polling

Is it illegal to instagram your ballot in California?

Before social media made officials worried that photographing marked ballots would promote pay for votes
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Mail-in ballots could slow CA's election returns

Election Day could be Election Week in California due to high number of mail-in ballots and hotly contested congressional races.
85 Degrees

85°C Bakery Cafe is coming to West Covina

Taiwanese chain 85°C Bakery Café said it will open its third U.S. store in West Covina. It already operates bakeries in Irvine and Hacienda Heights.

Guide for the day: An Election Day timeline

The final day in the 2012 political marathon has arrived. Here's an hour-by-hour guide to key times across the nation on Election Day.

It's Election Day: 10 headlines that tell today's story

After months of campaigning and some $2 billion spent by both campaigns, it means political junkies and the country will finally get some answers.
Check out the latest results for national, California and local races — as well as whether propositions are passing or failing — with our results page, updated in real time, along with details maps that break down the vote by county.
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Election Day in South LA going (mostly) according to plan

Despite some long lines and some missing voting machines, the casting of ballots on the southside has been a relatively quiet affair.


If you missed Obama's victory speech or Romney's concession speech, you can view them both here.

Prop 39 passes: Initiative will close tax loophole

California voters approved an initiative to undo a tax break for out-of-state corporations and send more money to state coffers.

California boosts penalties for human trafficking

California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.

California Prop 38 rejected

California voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools.

3 strikes law reformed, fewer harsh sentences

The nation's harshest three strikes law has been reformed to allow for shorter sentences for some offenders.

In South LA, some honk horns, reflect on Obama re-election

Amid celebration over the presidential election results, one woman reflects on what they mean.
No on Prop 32 Canvassing - 4

Live blog: Polls close in California; Props go to a count

Californians have a lot riding on the success or failure of California's 10 state-wide propositions. Stay with us as we tick them off and map them out, and offer thoughts from KPCC reporters.
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Live blog: California and Los Angeles races, measures

Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.
The voting continues in Southern California on the most contentious presidential race in memory, but already information is emerging about what's driving people to the polls.
If Mitt Romney doesn't win the White House, will his Twitter parody alter-ego "Mexican Mitt" vamoose?

Keywords to put in Twitter apps so you can ignore democracy

Third-party Twitter apps can easily filter out specific keywords so you can go back to reading only about the topics of importance to you.
Armed with satire skills, storytelling urges, and infantile tendencies, political humorists and creative thinkers offer a different way to digest election news.
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Organization supplies two LA middle schools with computers

Will having computers and internet access at home help kids from low-income families do better in school? Two South Central public schools will test the theory.
The Los Angeles City Council put up the money hoping to locate and arrest whomever killed a church deacon outside of the Prince of Peace church.
A parolee at a Fresno food company shot four coworkers – killing two of them – before fatally shooting himself Tuesday morning, police said.
Election Day Voting Polling
A sampling of the many Election Day stories about the ways voters of color figure into this year's presidential election.
Shooting At USC Campus Halloween Party

USC changes visitors policy in wake of Halloween shooting

Among the changes are that only students, faculty, staff and their guests will be allowed on campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Tell us if you had problems voting today and we'll share it (map)

A record number of Californians are registered to vote today — 18 million. As you head to the polls, we want to know what your voting experience was like.
GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns Day After Final Debate

Why Romney has a small chance to prove Nate Silver wrong

The New York Times' nerdy polling stats rock star has put Romney's chances of winning the election at less than 10 percent. Could he be wrong?
Asian American voters who speak Hindi, Thai, Khmer, Gujarati and Bengali will for the first time have access to voter materials and bilingual assistance this election day in L.A. County.
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Welcome to Election day. Need something fuzzy to look at? Please enjoy these photographs of cats running governments around the world.
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Election Day 2012 in California, by the numbers

What year did California have the highest percentage of voter turnout? How many parties qualified for the ballot? We have the answers, along with more Election Day numbers.

Maven's Morning Coffee: More problems for the sheriff

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Department, a rundown of Congressional races to watch, and Measure V in Orange County.

Cajon Pass wildfire about 40 percent contained; I-15 open

The freeway is open, but some lanes are closed. The fire was about 40 percent contained, with full containment expected by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.
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After record 94 degrees in LA Monday, cooling expected

After a record-tying 94 degrees in Los Angeles Monday, the heat is expected to ease a bit Tuesday.
TV news cameras swarmed Sherman as he stepped into the room. An aide herded two dozen supporters holding yellow and blue Brad Sherman signs behind him.


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: Voters in Los Angeles will head to the polls again in March

Voters in Los Angeles will head to the polls again in March

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter talks about another election around the corner.Steve Julian: Seems we've been talking about it for months - well, we have: one election is about over - but another one just getting started.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Smoking the Internet

Smoking the Internet

Another tough habit to break.


Episode: AirTalk for November 6, 2012
Voters Head To Polls On Super Tuesday

What’s the proper polling place etiquette?

Is it unethical to advertise your political preferences at the voting booth? How far is too far when it comes to polling place promotion?
Maryland Governor O'Malley Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

Round-up of hot-button issues at the state level

What’s the lay of the land across the country? What are the chances of some of these propositions and measures passing or failing?
U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election
Since California is already decided, do you feel left out? Do you wish our state was more competitive?

Voting in the swing states

How does the responsibility of choosing our next president weigh on their citizens? We’ll get an update from polls across the country

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for November 6, 2012
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How international voting methods differ from the US

Around the world there is a huge diversity of voting practices. Take Two gives us a brief list of the ways some countries vote.
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Breaking down the California ballot

In California, the election was full of choices. The California ballot had 11 propositions, from raising taxes to labeling genetically modified food. There were also local ballot measures and hotly-contested Congressional and mayoral races.
Frederick Hoxie This Indian Country
The names D'arcy McNickle, William Potter Ross and Vine Deloria Junior might not mean much to you. They all played integral roles in the history of American Indians, yet we seldom hear about them.
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If all this election business has got you feeling a bit wound up, you may want to unwind this evening at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood.

China leaders prepare for secretive 18th Party Congress

No matter who wins the presidency here, he'll soon be dealing with new leaders in China.

Checking in on SoCal polling places

It's the day that we've all been waiting for, election day. We'll check in with KPCC's Corey Moore and Ruxandra Guidi who'll be on location at various Los Angeles-area polling places.
Mojave Cross

Stolen Mojave Cross found by the road in Half Moon Bay

The famous Mojave Cross returns! The 7-foot-tall metal monument, erected in 1934 had been destroyed and reconstructed over the years. But its legal battle before the U.S. Supreme Court is what really brought it to national attention.
Experience: HALO by Xbox 360

Xbox's 'Halo 4' game hits shelves today

The fourth installment of Xbox's multibillion-dollar first-person shooter Halo video game franchise comes out today.
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World's rarest whale identified by New Zealand scientists

The rarest whale in the world, the spade toothed beaked whale, has never been seen alive. However, today in the science journal “Current Biology,” DNA test results are published that reveal two carcasses found in 2010 on a beach in New Zealand were the carcasses of this very whale.
Noreaster Brings Record Rains, Floods To East Coast

Nor'easter storm heading toward Sandy-ravaged East Coast

The East Coast is still trying to recover from the punch delivered by superstorm Sandy. 106 are dead and over 1.3 million homes and businesses are without power.

The environmental impact of the US presidential election

Today, President Obama is back in Chicago and Mitt Romney is at a rally in Cleveland after voting this morning near his Boston-area home. Later today he will travel to Pittsburgh before flying back to Massachusetts.
The traffic in L.A. is enough to drive anyone crazy. But if you're city planner Jeff Speck, it could inspire you to write a book.

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