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Archive for November 16th, 2012
After a five-month investigation, L.A. police arrested a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy who has been charged with the murder of a Sylmar man shot and killed in June.
USC and UCLA’s football teams go head to head Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. USC and UCLA athletic directors urge fans to exercise sportsmanship.
After months of debate, the Global Fund announced plans to wind down a controversial pilot project that subsidizes malaria drugs in Africa.
Headed to the big USC-UCLA football game on Saturday? We have helpful hints, tips and links to help you prepare for the big event.
The company has been dealing with bankruptcy and a nationwide strike. It says it can't go on. About 138 employees at a Glendale plant are expected to lose their jobs
Washington and Colorado voters approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use. But banks so far are not working with businesses that sell pot.
Registered Republican voters statewide dipped below 30 percent. Some GOP candidates are re-registering as independents to avoid having "Republican" next to their names.
Want some Twinkies? Some Los Angeles-area residents have taken to Craigslist to earn a quick buck off the impending Hostess shortage.
A world helium shortage and lack of consistent sponsorship has taken the lift out of California-based Airship Ventures. The Eureka Zeppelin has been grounded.
A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed rail project.
It’s November of 2012, and people are still doing “Call Me Maybe” videos. This is 10 months after Bieber first tweeted about the song and helped make Jepsen a star.
The LA Zoo welcomes four new lesser kudus and 15 Nigerian Dwarf goats, but you can see them in our photo slideshow first!
The state is adding jobs at a faster clip than the nation as a whole, while Los Angeles is on par with the rest of the U.S. But the pace won't pick up soon.
This weekend's Green Festival in downtown L.A. will bring over 300 vendors and 100 speakers to downtown LA. Here's a look at the festival's highlights.
A Super PAC mailer in the Sherman/Berman race has doomed Brad Sherman's bid for leadership on the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee.
In the news this morning: A growing Latino electorate, detention centers criticized, an immigrant archive project, moreMulti-American | | November 16 2012, 10:32 AM
Latino vote could double by 2030 - ABC A new Pew Hispanic Center report projects that Latino voters will make up 40 percent of the growth in the nation's electorate by 2030, nearly doubling the number of Latino voters.
Spanglish advertising is everywhere now, but it still jumps out when I see it. With advertisers recognizing the buying power of bilingual Latinos and media companies rushing to provide the second-generation audience with tailored content in English - and Spanglish - it's become totalmente normal to see the way many Southern Californians speak in their daily lives displayed in large print.
Three cold fronts moving through the area are expected to keep rain in the forecast throughout the weekend. It's expected to clear by Monday.
City of Los Angeles union members will try to stop people from gathering signatures for the former mayor's plan to get pension reform on the May ballot.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan to review the week’s new film releases including Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, Holy Motors, and Citadel.
Filmweek (11/16/12): Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and more| November 16 2012, 3:14 PM
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan to review the week’s new film releases including Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and more.
The Loh Down On Science
Sweet dreams are made of this.
Why has the conflict intensified again between Israelis and Palestinians? Is this type of violence inevitable without peace talks?
For the first time in a decade, the crosstown rivalry between USC and UCLA has relevance.
The coastal Orange County city of Laguna Beach this week joined a list of about 100 other California communities when their City Council approved a measure that would penalize parents who allow minors to use alcohol and drugs in their homes.
This morning former CIA director David Petraeus spoke to lawmakers in a closed session about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Bengazi, but did not address the scandal that forced his resignation from the CIA.
A political mailer sent to voters in the San Fernando Valley in the final stretches of this year's election is raising eyebrows.
A roundup of this week's biggest stories with Jim Rainey, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and David Gura, reporter from the Marketplace Washington Bureau.
Israel and the Hamas-run government in Gaza moved one step closer to a full-out ground war.
Lakers fans with DirecTV can breathe a sigh of relief. The satellite broadcaster finally reached a deal with the Time Warner channel, Sportsnet, which now carries the Lakers.
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show and podcast, are here with your weekly conversation starters.
In his new book "Race Baiter," media critic Eric Deggans examines how media companies are focusing on a niche audience with a distinct point of view.
It started as a routine call to the plumber. Tree roots in the sewer. But what happened next, according to KPCC's Gordon Henderson, defied imagination.
This week, Scientific American reported on a study that found more and more of the music we're listening to is written in minor keys.
While the news looks superficially good — sales are up, prices are rising, foreclosures are down — the market remains distorted.