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Archive for December 7th, 2012
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
Wal-Mart holds a hiring event on Saturday to give job seekers more information about open positions at its Altadena Neighborhood Market.
At Ingram Micro’s Mira Loma facility, holiday gifts clatter along five miles of conveyer belts, with eight items shipped per second.
From swill of the wine world to hipster fame, boxed wine is growing in popularity. But, research suggests that its major impediment is temperature.
If President Obama and Congress can't make a deal, the economy could fall into recession as tax bills go up for most Americans. But, it would also lower the nation's deficit.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the nerves of an area devastated by a 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami in 2011. There have been no reports of serious damage.
Amidst an uptick in hate crimes against African-Americans in Orange County, members of the community are invited to take part in a “listening session."
A federal board has told San Onofre's operator that it wants dozens of pages of documents withheld when the company submitted a plan to restart one of its twin reactors.
Decorated ducks decked out for the holidays were snatched by specialists at Southern California ports on Dec. 4, according to CBP officers.
Who had to stand in the proverbial line longest this month for a family-sponsored immigrant visa? As usual, the wait exceeds two decades for some hopeful immigrants from Mexico and the Philippines.
Congressman Adam Schiff says that next month he'll reintroduce a bill to regulate helicopter noise in the hope of cutting down on chopper buzz in Southern California.
Eric Garcetti picked up support from City Council colleague Ed Reyes; Wendy Greuel countered with a boost from County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
The National Weather Service on Friday issued a high wind watch for the Inland Empire.
The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks area saw a near-historic drop in crime in the past few years, but that didn't stop the region from seeking millions of dollars in anti-terrorism funds.
I like to think that Dave Brubeck, who died this week at the age of 91, was my earliest physics teacher
"Did the zoo's pelicans, Hidalgo Pete, Signor Gomez, and Sanchez Hoolihoo, run away? ... They did not."
In the news this morning: Westminster elects first Vietnamese American mayor, a settlement on Ruben Salazar lawsuit, the GOP and immigration reform, moreMulti-American | | December 07 2012, 10:18 AM
Westminster's Tri Ta first elected Vietnamese American Mayor - Southern California Public Radio - Westminster's new mayor is the son of a Vietnamese political refugee, a magazine editor and a black belt.
King Edward VII hospital said a nurse involved in a prank telephone call to elicit information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died.
Tri Ta is a philosopher, a black belt, and the son of a political refugee. His election represents another step in the maturation of Vietnamese Americans in the US.
Superstorm Sandy evidently didn't hamper US employment quite as much as expected. However, the number of working Americans fell slightly.
LAUSD has determined that arts must become part of the public schools' core curriculum. But making that happen is harder than it might seem.
Deputies pursuing the vehicle were a block away when the suspect's car broadsided a Lexus, killing the 2-year-old girl and seriously injuring her mother.
The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008
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, Rust and Bone, Deadfall, and Room 237. TGI-FilmWeek!
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, Quartet, Rust and Bone, Playing for Keeps, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Loh Down On Science
Chicken soup for the infected soul?
In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to hear two court cases about same-sex marriage, including the challenge to California Prop 8.
Should online reviews require verification, and if so, how would it be done? Does the law protect businesses that have been maligned online?
New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot opens the gates to 1930s Hollywood’s in her new book “The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century.” The memoir is a portrait of Talbot’s father, actor Lyle Talbot, the titular entertainer.
Should radio hosts and celebrity pranksters be held morally culpable for any ensuing chaos? If Greig and Christian work in the U.S., would their licenses be revoked?
Every Friday we sit down with the guys from the Dinner Party podcast and radio show to get the conversation topics for the weekend. On tap this week; a bird that builds in the complex "forced perspective" architectural concept, a restaurant that broadcasts negative reviews in the bathroom and a monument to the boll weevil.
An increasing number of ethnic Roma, people otherwise known as "gypsies," have been seeking asylum recently in Canada. But the path they take to get there is quite curious: flying from Europe into Mexico, driving into California's Imperial Valley, working their way across the country to a small town in Vermont before heading north into Quebec.
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle talks with Take Two about whiskey, his new film "California Solo," and roles that out him on the map.
The 69-year-old is an author, publisher and educator. Chosen by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, she begins her term today. Listen to the poems she submitted for consideration & her chat with KPCC's Patt Morrison.
Tri Ta laughs at the suggestion he’s a celebrity in his community, even though, seemingly, every Vietnamese American media outlet has called him for an interview.
James Rainey of the LA Times and David Gura of Marketplace chew on the week's big stories, including the sequestration condundrum, George Bush's comments about immigration at a conference in Dallas, John McAfee's shenanigans in Guatemala and the death of NewsCorp's iPad-only newspaper, The Daily.
According to reports filed late yesterday with the Federal Election Commission, President Obama and Mitt Romney spent $2 billion on their presidential campaigns. It's a record breaking number for a White House bid.
We often hear about the decline of arts education in schools, especially with all of the budget cuts made over the last few years. Now, the L.A. Unified School District is trying to reverse that trend.
The number of people crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally has dropped dramatically since peaking in 2007. But now, U.S. officials are starting to watch the flow of humans, guns and drugs at another frontier: the southern Mexican border.
Just last month, TV host Huell Howser announced his retirement. Matt Groening — the creator of the Simpsons — proudly admits he's one of Huell's biggest fans.