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Southern California Faith Leaders seek to turn negative emails on upcoming Muslim convention at All Saints Church in Pasadena into something positive.
What do you think the California accent sounds like? We're partnering with KQED in San Francisco to get – and hear – your thoughts on the subject.
Tesco, the British parent company of Fresh & Easy, may sell the grocery chain and exit the U.S. market. Fresh & Easy launched in the U.S. in 2006.
He's one of the most consistently conservative voices in Congress and a favorite of Tea Party activists across the nation. DeMint says he's "not leaving the fight."
It first adopted the “pay to park” policy two years ago to deter vandalism. Before that, as many as 10 percent of the city’s meters were broken at any time.
The Public Policy Institute of California survey found the governor's approval rating rose after his tax initiative was approved by voters in November.
The top diplomats from Russia and the U.S. are sitting down today with the U.N.'s envoy. Some say Russia may be softening its support for President Bashar Assad.
More demonstrations and clashes are expected. Many Egyptians are angry about President Mohammed Morsi's moves to consolidate power. His supporters are also on the streets.
A month after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey Shore, the resorts are open. Even though the area suffered little damage, it's hurting from a lack of visitors.
The former senator, 81, busts some moves (sort of) in a video that tells young people to press their elders for solutions to the nation's debt and deficit problems.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said Thursday.
United Teachers Los Angeles on Wednesday endorsed nine candidates for three L.A. Unified school board seats up for the primary election in March.
In the new documentary “Sound City,” Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl goes director on us to detail the rise and fall of Van Nuys recording studio Sound City.
The U.S. economy has been adding jobs at a decent if not spectacular rate for three months. Superstorm Sandy could upset that trend.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood countered skeptics from both parties who are worried about funding and projected ridership.
On Nov. 20, Luis Valadez was robbed and shot to death in his Lynwood market on Long Beach Blvd. Police hope witnesses will come forward.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced two deals that will deliver more solar power to the city's renewables mix.
Last week, Time asked its readers to help choose the magazine's 2012 Person of the Year. Among the suggestions is "undocumented immigrants."
Mike Judge, creator of shows like “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “King of the Hill,” just signed a deal with HBO to return to TV once again with a dark comedy he cowrote.
Pasadena Unified suspended a top school construction official and terminated contracts as it looks into allegations of timecard "discrepancies"
A Malibu spokeswoman says the city isn't sure who's responsible for dealing with the 41-foot carcass, which will have to be towed out to sea at high tide.
Mad you can't take light rail all the way to LAX? So's the head of the House Transportation Committee.
Officials identify the victims of the quadruple homicide in Northridge and work on transporting the four suspects arrested in Las Vegas back to Los Angeles.
Investigators released surveillance video Wednesday of a hit-and-run that injured a 7-year-old girl. Second-grader Evelyn Sanchez was hit by a speeding black SUV.
The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO claims he honor, beating out former LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who still found some support.
Bruce Springsteen is an incontrovertible force of nature — nothing short of one can drive 16,000 people to Anaheim in rush hour on a Tuesday.
The indictment includes allegations of drug trafficking, murder and robberies carried out on the orders of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member. Read the complete indictment.
In the news this (late) morning: A sustained drop in illegal immigration, Sheriff Baca shifts his immigrant policy, Obama's uncle gets new hearing, moreMulti-American | | December 06 2012, 11:25 AM
Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise as Hispanics hit by poor economy, aging - Associated Press New census data confirms a sustained drop in unauthorized migration to the U.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 6 and headlines include a profile of mayoral candidate Kevin James, Sheriff Lee Baca's switch on Secure Communities, and an audit.
It used to be that foreclosures were THE story in the California realty market. But short sales have lately become a bigger part of the picture.
A Long Beach charter school is set to open next year with the mission to teach “intellectual virtues,” a concept with roots in classical Greek philosophy.
The Loh Down On Science
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor and Lael Loewenstein from Variety to review the week’s new film releases including Hyde Park on Hudson, Playing for Keeps, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Facebook gave users one week, from December 3rd to the 10th, to cast their votes. Should users be allowed to vote on Facebook governing policy?
Historian David Nasaw looks at the remarkable yet turbulent life of Joseph P. Kennedy in his latest book.
What is the best way to pursue diplomatic relations in Syria? What would be the appropriate reaction from the U.S. and other nations if they were deployed in Syria?
Jon Robin Baitz joins Larry in-studio to talk about writing, politics and Christmas in the desert.
An eight-day strike that shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended late Tuesday after LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and federal mediators became involved with the intense contract negotiations.
Last night the Recording Academy announced nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
While many in California might see the future as more rosy, the workers serving you burgers at your local fast food joint might not be feeling quite so upbeat. There's more than 2 million of these workers across the U.
Eddie Izzard joins the show to talk about his series at the Steve Allen Theater, plus he fills us in about his new show, "Force Majeure."
A new post-election survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that California residents are more positive about the direction of the state than they've been in years.
Allison Martino, the founder of Vintage L.A., joins the show to tell us about her collection of photos, films and artifacts from the L.A. of yore.
In Egypt last night, street fighting in Cairo left at least six dead and almost 500 wounded. Now as evening approaches, opponents of President Mohamed Morsi are pouring around the presidential palace which is ringed by tanks.
A new study by the American Sociological Review finds that when it comes to a discussing American Muslims, fringe activists dominate the conversation in the media, and that leads to a predominance of anti-Muslim stories.
When disaster strikes — earthquakes, hurricanes, wild fires — we reach for our phones. But as many discovered, most recently in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, cell phones are often quick to fail.
School district officials in Long Beach have given the green light to a charter school called "Intellectual Virtues Academy." The idea came from two Southern California philosophy professors.
This week, controversy erupted from the pulpits of one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles. First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the South L.A. megachurch founded in 1872, is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit between church leaders and the former pastor, the Reverend John J.
Producer Leo Duran has this story about one man who sees a new possibility for ad billboards, and is trying to change how you see them, too.
Last time we talked with KPCC's Gordon Henderson, it was about a giant snake. This time, a giant spider.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with LeVar Burton about Reading Rainbow and the importance of using books to connect kids with ideas and the world around them.