Archive for November 13th, 2012


Family and friends attended the sentencing hearing for the driver who hit and killed activist and cyclist Alan Deane in a crash in Pasadena on Sept. 21, 2011.
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Diabetes on the rise in L.A. County

Growing diabetes rates span income and ethnic groups in Los Angeles County.
If you want to buy a Southland home, we have bad news: It’s getting harder, with supply at multi-year lows. Nowhere is the problem worse than in Orange County.
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Test your antibiotics IQ

Many Americans don't know the consequences of antibiotic overuse, a national survey concludes
An upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting in Dana Point to discuss the fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant has been cancelled.
Going home for the holidays? Each day you wait to purchase your plane ticket, expect to pay more. How will that affect your plans? Answer our poll.
Tenants in LA public housing projects would be prohibited from drinking alcohol outside their units or in the common areas of the complex.
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Petraeus affair widens: Who's who & what's what? A guide

The inquiry into Petraeus' extramarital affair has ensnared Gen. John Allen, who sent emails to a woman linked to Petraeus. Allen said he did nothing wrong. The story is getting confusing.

Danes may bring back butter as government rolls back 'Fat Tax'

Denmark plans to abolish its fat tax, citing hardships on business and the poor. Other governments are watching whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.

Kobe Bryant and thousands of others walk to end homelessness

Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the world. This year's HomeWalk on Saturday will raise funds to put homeless families and veterans into permanent housing.

FAQ: What you need to know about health insurance 'open enrollment'

It's 'open enrollment' season, when workers choose health insurance plans and other options. Confused? We've got all the information you need right here.
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Divorce often means lost health coverage for women: study

Every year, around 115,000 women see their divorce claim their private health coverage as collateral damage, often leaving them uninsured for years.


baby panda, giant panda cub, san diego zoo
The San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub has an official name — Xiao Liwu or "Little Gift."
Superstorm Sandy
"Tens of thousands" of flood-compromised cars are changing hands and potentially entering the auto auction market, warn consumer groups.
Richard Bloom Betsy Butler
Santa Monica mayor Richard Bloom has widened his lead over incumbent Betsy Butler to 218 votes as mail-in ballots continue to be counted.
A judge says a lawsuit can be amended against the University of Southern California that was filed by the parents of two Chinese graduate students killed in April.
L.A. Unified has restored five instructional days to its calendar and to rescind 10 unpaid days off for teachers.
Janeth Lopez has been charged with murder, attempted murder and vandalism in connection with the shootings of two men who tried to stop a graffiti attack on a church.
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Sales tax increase could appear on LA's March 2013 ballot

A plan to increase the city of LA's sales tax by a half-cent was preliminarily approved for the March 2013 ballot Tuesday in a 10-4 vote of the city council.
California State University trustees cancelled Tuesday's scheduled debate and vote on so-called “punishment" fees for students taking too many classes and taking too long to graduate.

LAPD investigating kidnapping east of downtown LA

Police said witnesses reported seeing a man dragging a screaming girl by the hair into a brushy area near the El Sereno Recreation Center. She has not been found.
Since 1982, LAPD has been trying to get to the elusive goal of 20% women in its sworn officer ranks, but it still can't hit the mark
Republicans rethink immigration reform after Romney loses Latino vote - Huffington Post Some GOP leaders have been publicly talking about the possibility of supporting immigration reform, but "the party remains divided over whether it will support a path to citizenship for the undocumented -- an issue that could cause problems and legislative delays in the Republican-controlled House.
Secretary Of Navy Awards Navy Cross For Bravery To Marine Killed In Afghanistan
Palm Springs police say the Camp Pendleton Marine ignored orders to stop and injured two officers. Relatives say he was celebrating the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: Problems for John Noguez

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13 and headlines include more money problems for Assessor John Noguez, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's post-election thoughts and Wendy Greuel on a horse.
Red Flag Warning 11/13/2012

High wildfire risk for LA and Ventura counties Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning – for a high risk of wildfire – until 6 p.m. Tuesday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Military Kids Feature - 1
For three years a professor of social work at USC has helped to educate a small army of counselors who work with kids in military families at schools and other agencies.
Ray Bourbon
"He was perhaps the most well-known and well-traveled performer in Gay venues during the last century, but he remains largely forgotten today..."


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: Some LA Laker fans still can't watch all televised games from the comfort of home

Some LA Laker fans still can't watch all televised games from the comfort of home

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says negotiations are ongoing between Time Warner Cable and other broadcasters to carry Laker games.Steve Julian: The Lakers have had a terrible start to their season, so it might not be such a bad thing the games are so hard to find on television.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: The Kelp Connection

The Kelp Connection

Sea otters to the rescue!


Episode: AirTalk for November 13, 2012
Great Moments in Radio Romance

Great Moments in Radio Romance

KPCC's new pledge video (starring Larry Mantle) is now live! Click here if you'd like to contribute!

Carbon emissions go on the auction block this week

Will we see improved air quality from cap-and-trade? Can businesses reduce their carbon footprint if the price is right?
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus Gets Teaching Position at USC

The 'Petraeus moment' – dealing with workplace temptations

Have you ever been in a work situation that threatened to turn romantic? How did you handle it?

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for November 13, 2012
Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points
Thousands have gathered in Australia today to see the first total solar eclipse in a decade. We have embedded a video stream, which is set to go live at 11:30 a.m.
Military Kids Feature - 1

Program helps ease stress of students in military families

For three years a professor of social work at USC has helped to educate a small army of counselors who work with kids in military families at schools and other agencies.
New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy

Do urban public schools provide a strong enough education?

Parents in Southern California face a lot of choices when it comes to schools.
The civil war in Syria threatens to widen beyond its borders following the latest actions by the military. Turkey is protesting a bombing in a rebel-held Syrian town near the Turkish border.

Why is the US health care system so complicated?

Dahlia Remler is a health economist and professor of public affairs at the City University of New York, but her struggle with her plan put her health and finances in jeopardy.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus Gets Teaching Position at USC

More bizarre details emerge in the Petraeus-Broadwell saga

Racy texts and emails, high-level officials and a jealous lover. There are more twists and turns being uncovered today following last Friday's resignation of CIA director and former General David Petraeus due to an extramarital affair.
Met Office Predicts Coming Winter Will Be Colder Than Average
NASA may be planning to build a base just outside the moon's orbit, which would be the furthest humans have ever travelled from Earth.
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California at center of solar power trade war with China

Solar panels are at the heart of a trade war between China and the United States. Federal trade officials recently authorized sanctions against China for "dumping" solar components on the U.
Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins plays Janis Joplin in the musical, "Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin,” which covers Joplin’s entire life and ends with her overdose in room 105 of the Highland Gardens Hotels in Los Angeles.


Thanksgiving turkey

Dylan Brody talks turkey

When it was my turn, I said, "I'm thankful that at that very first Thanksgiving everybody ignored the one wise, old Native American woman who kept saying, 'If you feed them, they'll never leave.'"
Alexandria Hotel
I peered into the upper floors through binoculars. I'd like to say I saw a typewriter, a feather boa, a chintz bedspread, and a skeleton in a fedora in the tub.
Classic Dining by Peter Moruzzi
Skip lunch, ditch the sneakers, and put on your sportcoat, honey, because tonight we're celebrating at the Dal Rae supperclub in Pico Rivera! You'll think you've been somewhere.

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