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Archive for December 4th, 2012
In Florida, where Republicans led the legal battle against Obamacare, there's now recognition that the state must comply with the law. Tea Party activists disagree.
Gaps in vaccination campaigns have been exposed by the appearance of a weakened strain of the virus that has mutated and infected unvaccinated people.
Federal mediators will try to negotiate a deal to end the clerical workers strike that's idled the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
It took more than two months for crews to completely strip and repaint the sign. We have details about the sign's new look and three fun facts about the makeover.
The Democratic politician has taken up a challenge to live on $30 worth of food for a week. It's part of a campaign to raise awareness about the struggles of low-income Americans.
US District Court Judge William Shubb ruled that the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists eclipsed concerns of danger to young people. Another judge has issued a conflicting ruling.
Xolos – pronounced "cholo" – are named after a hairless dog, not the better known East LA Hispanic lowrider. They are Tijuana's soccer team and are now the Mexican League champions.
The litigated display of 14 life-sized figures depicting the birth of Jesus Christ opens Sunday. The atheist group opposing the display praised the decision.
LA Mayor Villaraigosa announced Tuesday night that union officials have agreed to put an end to the week-old strike that has crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
All Saints Church has received dozens of e-mails denouncing its decision to host a conference by the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.
The longtime Congresswoman has been unanimously elected top Democrat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
Katt Williams had planned to announce his retirement in L.A., but a Seattle reporter caught up to him and got him to spill the beans early: Williams is retiring.
One person, Ka Pasasouk, 31, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of murder. The other three were taken into custody on suspicion of aiding a felon.
Judge Timothy B. Taylor’s ruling is the first time a court has weighed in on California’s controversial requirement that planners spell out ways to cut greenhouse gases.
Los Angeles County will bury the unclaimed cremated remains of 1,656 people in a mass grave at the L.A. County Crematory and Cemetery in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.
Kamala Harris says local law enforcement agencies have a choice as to whether to place immigration holds on individuals at the request of federal agents.
Mars is ours for the forseeable future, NASA announced Tuesday with plans for a multi-year program that includes a 2020 launch date for a new robotic science rover.
Opportunity — the solar-powered six-wheeler that landed on Mars in 2004 — has uncovered hints of clay minerals along the western rim of the massive Endeavour crater.
New details emerge about the car crash that landed the Los Angeles politician in the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Chief Brian Cummings argued that budget cuts have affected the department's performance. Adding to his woes: a video of a woman frolicking at a Venice firehouse.
Scripps researchers say climate change will bring warmer temperatures and increased flooding to southern Sierra Nevada by 2100, affecting California's water supply.
Let the contest begin! The DeBord Report will name its first L.A. Businessperson of the Year this week. And the contestants couldn't be more different!
An autopsy report describes the death of a man allegedly shot by an off-duty LA County sheriff's deputy as a drive-by shooting.
An interview with W. Kamau Bell, star of FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," he performs at The Largo on Friday, December 7.
LAPD officials are keeping a tight lid on the shootings, which took place at an illegal boarding home early Sunday morning.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said: "The parties need a mediator. They need someone to get us back to work. There are almost (20,000 people) impacted by this."
In the news this morning: Ex-president Bush urges immigration reform, border searches challenged, solving the 'demographics problem,' moreMulti-American | | December 04 2012, 10:43 AM
George W. Bush urges 'benevolent' immigration reform debate - The Hill During a speech in Dallas, the Republican former U.S. president urged comprehensive immigration reform, saying there should be 'a benevolent spirit' to the debate.
The White House press secretary says the president is closely monitoring the situation and is urging both sides to quickly reach agreement.
The line would run on a four-mile Broadway-to-Figueroa loop, stopping at Disney Hall and Staples Center. The tax should raise $62.5 million – about half the cost.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains why Cirque turned out to be a flop in LA.Steve Julian: We mentioned yesterday that Cirque du Soleil is closing "Iris" at the Dolby Theatre in January.
The Loh Down On Science
This one'll float your boat.
The American Psychiatric Association has released approved changes to be published in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Among the most significant modifications to the new edition is the reclassification of the diagnosis for transgender and gender-variant individuals from “Gender Identity Disorder” to the less-stigmatizing “Gender Dysphoria.”
Who should decide what a drug is for: the manufacturer, or the government? Have you ever taken a prescription drug for an off-label purpose?
Is it fair and reasonable for the unions to shut down one of the country’s busiest ports in an effort to gain leverage? How damaging is such a strike to the U.S. economy?
How will future technology help or hurt humankind? What ways can artificial intelligence improve our lives?
L.A.’s water comes from nine watersheds, flowing through miles of interconnected pipes, channels and drains to the ocean.
A federal ruled the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists eclipsed concerns of danger to young people. Another judge issued a conflicting ruling. An appeals court will likely sort it out.
The civil war in Syria has consumed reporter Lara Setrakian. Until a few months ago, She was living in Dubai, and reporting on the Middle East for ABC News.
In Syria, fighting between the rebels and pro-Assad forces has intensified all over the capital of Damascus. And there are more signs the Syrian regime of President Bahsar al-Assad has its back against the wall.
The new two-CD collection compiles eclectic songs about the Festival of Lights and Christmas songs, written and sung by Jewish performers.
California court workers are concerned about a new kind of financial scam that takes advantage of people's mortgage troubles. Ruxandra Guidi reports that immigrants, Latinos and African Americans are especially vulnerable.
Today more than 250 conservative activists are meeting in Washington, D.C. for a bipartisan national strategy session held by the National Immigration Forum.
Pat Krug, a marine biologist at Cal State L.A. joins the show to explain more about how the jellyfish cheats death and whether or not it could prove the key to life ever after.
Think back to August: the weather was hot, the presidential race was in full swing and the Obama Administration rolled out something called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.The program offers temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country before their 16th birthday.
Traffic may be easing thanks to the new toll lanes on the 110 freeway, but drivers are still confused by how the lanes work. Josie Huang reports
Smartphone applications designed for drivers, ride-sharers, and taxi seekers are starting to come into their own, but they're creating a lot of controversy.Here to tell us about this fairly new class of transportation apps is Samatha Murphy, a tech writer for Mashable.