Archive for November 8th, 2012


Raul Ruiz and Mary Bono Mack
New numbers show Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz slightly widening his lead over eight term Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.

PHOTOS: LA Councilman Art Snyder remembered as a 'rascal'

Former Los Angeles city councilman Arthur K. Snyder has died at age 79. The ex-Marine served nine terms on the council, and was never far from scandal.
Congresswoman Shot Suspect

Jared Loughner sentenced to life in prison as Giffords looks on

The 24-year-old was spared the death penalty because of a plea deal. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband said that now they are "done thinking about" Loughner.
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Bob Hope Airport launches a $150,000 marketing campaign to encourage more people from the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys to fly out of Burbank.
Storm-Damaged Communities On East Coast Hit By Nor'Easter

Nor'easter storm adds fear to misery in New York & New Jersey

High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region working to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury."

US jobless claims fell by 8,000 last week

Some of those out of work may not have been able to file claims because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
Obama wins the election, and cartoonist Steven Weissman gets back to drawing his weird White House comic strip 'Barack Hussein Obama."

When bias and obesity collide

Weight discrimination is a "very real problem," says one expert, and in the world of health care, it's become a "clinical concern."


Jan Perry
The Councilwoman says city workers must pay more into their pension and healthcare plans to help solve the budget deficit.
San Onofre Nuclear Plant

UPDATE: Feds deny group's petition over San Onofre nuclear plant

The group claims the new generators were different than the ones approved in the nuclear plant's original permit and it must be amended. The NRC denied the request.
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SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

An old rocket company lets workers go at exactly the same time the commercial business in Southern California is blasting off.
Income Tax Form

Prop. 30: Fielding questions about income tax

A "Concerned Citizen" wants to know more details about how Prop. 30's retroactive change to income tax affects him. Will he face penalties for inaccurate withholdings?
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Disney earnings: A good fourth quarter, but problems remain

Disney has a good year, but it continues to lose money on its movie business and interactive, while theme parks surge ahead.
Anonymous witnesses have come forward in Sunday's murder outside a Westlake church, but not enough, police said, likely because they're scared.

New charges for man arrested at LAX with suitcase of weapons

A man arrested last month at LAX who allegedly carried a smoke grenade in his luggage pleaded not guilty to new charges that he made false statements to authorities.
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Dear The Innumerate — Drunk Nate Silver is mathifying the future on Twitter. Love, Me(me)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Commodities-oil-en

Domestic oil boom: Occidental could buy Yates for $3 billion

The L.A.-based oil company could be aiming to gobble up more aging fields in New Mexico that, with technology, have begun producing again.
Crystal Cathedral
Rev. Robert H. Schuller testified Thursday in bankruptcy court that the ministry he founded owes him millions of dollars for using his creative works in broadcasts and online.
Paris Hilton's "Paris Electric Christmas" Holiday Party
The man who allegedly robbed Paris Hilton's home as part of the "Bling Ring" case pleaded no contest Thursday to receiving Hilton's stolen jewelry.

MAP: PCH reopens following major gas leak, evacuations

A major gas leak near the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu prompted a closure of PCH in both directions near Carbon Canyon Road, but it's since reopened.

Art Snyder: "A councilman is really just a glorified plumber"

The late Art Snyder learned Spanish and became so fluent that, during one debate, he translated questions his opponent, Steve Rodriguez, could not comprehend.
U.S. Capitol
Redistricting and the 2012 election has altered the map of California's congressional representatives. Get a quick read of the changes in our interactive map graphic.
Seven medical marijuana businesses were targeted this week, including two on Wednesday. Ten people were arrested and investigators seized cash and pot.
You (gladly) give up the expectation of total reality in any James Bond film, but two plot points stick in my craw after seeing "Skyfall" last night.
The Southland prepares for rain and cold temperatures expected to last through Saturday. Meanwhile, the East Coast digs out of the latest storm to hit the area.
Judge's gavel court
A judge has granted a stay temporarily blocking implementation of Prop 35, a voter-approved sex trafficking law, while groups pursue a First Amendment challenge.
LA City LIbrary Card
The card is not a driver’s license and could not be used to board a plane. It could also be a pre-paid debit card that allows undocumented residents to build credit.
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California voters rejected Proposition 34, reaffirming their support for the death penalty. So when will executions resume? The courts are working on the issue.
U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election
Gauging whether the influence of nonwhite voters reached a tipping point this presidential election


The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Opera for Apes

Opera for Apes

Asia's newest diva.


Episode: AirTalk for November 8, 2012
'Skyfall' Germany Premiere

FilmWeek: Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to review the week’s new film releases including Skyfall, Lincoln, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Ruling Expected On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8

What’s next for LGBTQ rights across the country?

With President Obama’s reelection and growing support for same-sex marriage, the tide could be turning for LGBT rights. How significant will this momentum be?
U.S. Marijuana Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration
Will Colorado and Washington ignite a trend to legalize recreational marijuana across the nation?
Gov. Jerry Brown

Prop 30’s impact on K-12 and higher education

How exactly will Proposition 30 affect the education system in California? How will avoiding the loss of funds affect the K-12 system?
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OC election results roundup

We’ll check in with one of our OC roundtable journalists to get the latest results.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for November 8, 2012
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Remakes Market festival mines foreign films for US adaptation

In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.

LA cartoonist depicts imaginary world of Barack Obama

Comic strip artist Steven Weissman is back to work. That's because the main character in his most recent book of comic strips is sticking around for four more years.
From multimillion-dollar campaigns to a race that was run on a shoe string, how OC kindergarten teacher Angelica Amezcua won a seat on the Santa Ana City Council.
A technician edits a pornographic movie

What does Measure B mean for porn industry in Los Angeles?

Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment joins Take Two to talk about the potential impact of the passage of Measure B.
Bob Filner
San Diego has elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades, signaling yet another sign of changing demographics. Congressman Bob Filner defeated Republican City Councilman Carl Demaio by just three percentage points.

The impact of high Latino voter turnout at the polls

Immigration reform has been on Congress' back burner for months and it barely came up during the Presidential campaign. However, heavy Latino voter turnout may renew interest on Capitol Hill.
McMahon 2012
In Connecticut, Republican wrestling magnate Linda McMahon lost her second try for the U.S. Senate after spending more than $40 million of her own money. She spent nearly $50 million on another losing Senate run two years ago.
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NPR's Ari Shapiro reflects on covering Romney's campaign

NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro joins Take Two to talk about his experience covering Mitt Romney's campaign, plus what he's up to in his free time.
USDA Defines Organic Standards
New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was an outspoken advocate for prop 37, he explains why he thinks the measure failed.


Meet the new KPCC journalists, and learn their secrets

Listen to find out which reporter has pet jellyfish, which host sings Rasberry Beret on Karaoke night, and which staffer admits to liking the band Coldplay.
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