Archive for November 13th, 2012

The driver who hit and killed cyclist Alan Deane last year pleaded guilty to reckless driving

Crime & Justice | | November 13 2012, 5:59 PM

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.

Diabetes on the rise in L.A. County

Health | | November 13 2012, 5:02 PM

Growing diabetes rates span income and ethnic groups in Los Angeles County.

Orange County housing supply at "unheard of" low

Business & Economy | | November 13 2012, 4:16 PM

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.

Test your antibiotics IQ

Health | | November 13 2012, 3:51 PM

Many Americans don't know the consequences of antibiotic overuse, a national survey concludes

NRC abruptly cancels meeting to discuss future of San Onofre

Local | | November 13 2012, 3:32 PM

An upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting in Dana Point to discuss the fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant has been cancelled.

Holiday airfares going up; will it affect your plans? (poll)

Business & Economy | | November 13 2012, 12:50 PM

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.

LA ordinance would prohibit drinking alcohol in public housing common areas

Crime & Justice | | November 13 2012, 8:32 AM

Tenants in LA public housing projects would be prohibited from drinking alcohol outside their units or in the common areas of the complex.

Petraeus affair widens: Who's who & what's what? A guide

US & World | | November 13 2012, 7:06 AM

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'

Health | | November 13 2012, 6:04 AM

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

Local | | November 13 2012, 6:00 AM

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'

Health | | November 13 2012, 6:00 AM

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.

Divorce often means lost health coverage for women: study

Health | | November 13 2012, 4:09 PM

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

San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub named 'Little Gift'

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 7:04 PM

The San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub has an official name — Xiao Liwu or "Little Gift."

Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars may be flooding into auto auctions

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 5:43 PM

"Tens of thousands" of flood-compromised cars are changing hands and potentially entering the auto auction market, warn consumer groups.

Westside: Butler-Bloom Assembly race remains close

Represent! | | November 13 2012, 5:40 PM

Santa Monica mayor Richard Bloom has widened his lead over incumbent Betsy Butler to 218 votes as mail-in ballots continue to be counted.

USC Chinese students' death lawsuit to be amended

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 5:36 PM

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.

LA Unified nixes worker furlough days and classroom day cuts

Pass / Fail | | November 13 2012, 3:54 PM

L.A. Unified has restored five instructional days to its calendar and to rescind 10 unpaid days off for teachers.

Woman charged in murder of man who tried to stop church taggers

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 3:07 PM

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.

Sales tax increase could appear on LA's March 2013 ballot

Represent! | | November 13 2012, 2:29 PM

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.

Cal State system cancels debate about “punishment” fees

Pass / Fail | | November 13 2012, 1:34 PM

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

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 1:21 PM

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.

LAPD still trying to attract more women officers

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 12:22 PM

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

In the news this morning: Immigration reform and the GOP, growing Asian American political clout, Diwali, more

Multi-American | | November 13 2012, 10:05 AM

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.

Police: No choice but to fatally shoot Marine in Palm Springs

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 9:56 AM

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Problems for John Noguez

Represent! | | November 13 2012, 7:52 AM

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.

High wildfire risk for LA and Ventura counties Tuesday

The Latest | | November 13 2012, 6:12 AM

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.

Program helps ease stress of students in military families

Pass / Fail | | November 13 2012, 6:00 AM

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.

Did old-school gay performer Ray Bourbon have a sex-change in the 1950s?

Off-Ramp | | November 13 2012, 6:00 AM

"He was perhaps the most well-known and well-traveled performer in Gay venues during the last century, but he remains largely forgotten today..."

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

| November 13 2012, 8:58 AM

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.

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The Kelp Connection

| November 13 2012, 6:00 AM

Sea otters to the rescue!

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Great Moments in Radio Romance

| November 13 2012, 11:05 AM

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

| November 13 2012, 10:45 AM

Will we see improved air quality from cap-and-trade? Can businesses reduce their carbon footprint if the price is right?

The 'Petraeus moment' – dealing with workplace temptations

| November 13 2012, 10:44 AM

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

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VIDEO: Watch the total solar eclipse in Australia

Environment & Science | | November 13 2012, 1:09 PM

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.

Program helps ease stress of students in military families

| November 13 2012, 9:40 AM

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.

Do urban public schools provide a strong enough education?

| November 13 2012, 9:36 AM

Parents in Southern California face a lot of choices when it comes to schools.

Violence in Syria spreads closer to Israeli and Turkish borders

| November 13 2012, 9:25 AM

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?

Health | | November 13 2012, 9:06 AM

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.

More bizarre details emerge in the Petraeus-Broadwell saga

| November 13 2012, 8:41 AM

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.

NASA may open deep space station on far side of the moon

Environment & Science | | November 13 2012, 8:37 AM

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.

California at center of solar power trade war with China

| November 13 2012, 8:24 AM

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.

Bringing Janis Joplin back to life in 'Room 105'

Arts & Entertainment | | November 13 2012, 7:57 AM

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.

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Dylan Brody talks turkey

Arts & Entertainment | | November 13 2012, 2:35 PM

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.'"

PHOTOS: 'Frozen wing' of LA hotel to be opened after 75 years

Local | | November 13 2012, 1:07 PM

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: America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants'

Arts & Entertainment | | November 13 2012, 12:54 PM

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.