Archive for December 14th, 2012

Singing loud and proud: Choir for LGBT Mormons breaks out

US & World | | December 14 2012, 5:35 PM

For years Mormons in the LGBT community say they have felt shunned from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Raid finds 16 tons of pot in Long Beach

Crime & Justice | | December 14 2012, 4:11 PM

Police raid uncovers one of California's biggest pot stashes ever. Did growers produce for the streets, medical marijuana dispensaries or a high school horticulture project?

President Obama calls for 'Meaningful action'

US & World | | December 14 2012, 4:10 PM

Horrible acts of violence have forced President Obama to speak to the nation, He said something must be done "regardless of the politics."

Making the rich pay more for Medicare

US & World | | December 14 2012, 12:30 PM

Means testing Medicare is one of the few areas where Democrats have shown a willingness to consider spending less on the program. But, not everyone supports that idea.

What North Korea's rocket launch tells us about Iran's role

US & World | | December 14 2012, 11:30 AM

U.S. officials wonder whether North Korea's successful rocket launch this week helped Iran — another country whose nuclear program concerns the U.S.

Sowing the seeds for a great American chestnut comeback

US & World | | December 14 2012, 10:30 AM

A deadly fungus wiped out billions of American chestnut trees from the forests of North America. Growers are now trying to rebuild a U.S. market with Chinese and European species.

Farewell, bosses: A wave of young entrepreneurs

US & World | | December 14 2012, 9:35 AM

Burdened by the weak economy, more and more millennials — ages 18 to 34 — are becoming their own bosses. More than half of them want to start a business or already have.

US factory output rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy

Business & Economy | | December 14 2012, 6:39 AM

U.S. factories rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy, boosting production of cars, equipment and appliances.

Jenni Rivera's remains returned to Southern California

Local | | December 14 2012, 6:32 AM

The singer's fans gathered at the Long Beach mortuary where the remains were taken. The DEA said it's investigating the company which owned the plane that crashed in Mexico.

Orange County judge admonished for rape statements during hearing

Local | | December 14 2012, 6:11 AM

The judge said during a hearing in a rape case: "If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down." He later apologized. Read the admonishment.

FAQ: 18 things you should know about prostate cancer

Health | | December 14 2012, 6:00 AM

Governor Jerry Brown announced he is undergoing radiation treatment for “localized” prostate cancer. Worried about prostate cancer? Arm yourself with information.

US consumer prices drop in November, inflation mild

Business & Economy | | December 14 2012, 5:57 AM

A steep fall in gas costs pushed down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month, keeping inflation mild.

One Direction named MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year

Without A Net | | December 14 2012, 6:52 PM

The British superstars released two albums Stateside this year, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home,” scoring hits including signature song, “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Man kills mother, then 26 more in Connecticut school shooting

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 5:39 PM

The Associated Press, citing an anonymous source, is reporting that there are 27 dead – including 18 children. The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns.

At the bell, parents break sad news

Pass / Fail | | December 14 2012, 5:06 PM

Local parents outside Aldama Elementary school struggle with how to tell their kids about the Connecticut shooting

Sherman Oaks nonprofit provides support for children with special needs

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 4:39 PM

'The Help Group' offers assistance and after-school programs for children with learning disabilities, and they're looking for new volunteers for the new year.

Bankers talk to bankers about possible LA Times sale

The Breakdown | | December 14 2012, 4:29 PM

Tribune Co. is reportedly vetting buyers for its newspapers, which include the embattled L.A. broadsheet as well as seven others around the U.S.

San Onofre nuclear plant vote delayed by LA City Council

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 4:28 PM

The Los Angeles City Council has delayed stepping into the fight over the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Moody's raises a red flag about Nov. California tax revenues

The Breakdown | | December 14 2012, 4:25 PM

The credit rating agency is concerned that the state's tax situation is too volatile, which leds to spending but not big enough surpluses.

19-year-old arrested in killing of South LA teen Unique Russell

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 3:54 PM

Sheriff's homicide detectives arrest a suspect, recover guns in the Fourth of July shooting death of a South LA teenage girl.

Tony Cardenas bids adieu to Los Angeles, heads to Congress

Represent! | | December 14 2012, 3:41 PM

The longtime councilman was elected to the House of Representatives last month. He will represent the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley.

Connecticut School Shooting: LA speaks up about guns

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 3:32 PM

SoCal is speaking up on gun-related issues following Friday's tragedy at a school in Connecticut. At least 27 people have died, the majority of them young children.

Deferred action applications continue at slower pace

Multi-American | | December 14 2012, 3:19 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports that the daily pace of incoming applications for temporary legal status under the program continues to slow; applications peaked in September.

Miramonte sex abuse lawsuit can go to trial, judge rules

Pass / Fail | | December 14 2012, 12:49 PM

Lawsuits in the sexual abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School will be allowed to move forward.

How to talk to your kids about school violence

Pass / Fail | | December 14 2012, 12:46 PM

In the middle of a tragedy, we are all drawn to listen and watch the news. But a USC pediatrician says parents of young children should be careful what images they see.

In immigration news: Obama administration talks reform, the fight over a path to citizenship, a 'Colorado Compact,' more

Multi-American | | December 14 2012, 11:22 AM

Obama prepares for immigration bill push - USA Today White House aides say a comprehensive immigration reform plan is on the agenda as the Obama administration's "next big political project," but it has to wait until the fiscal cliff crisis is resolved.

UC suspends new logo after protests (poll)

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 10:56 AM

University senior vice president for external relations Daniel Dooley announced Friday that the logo will be looked at again in due course.

Want a seat at the inauguration? Make a video.

Represent! | | December 14 2012, 10:52 AM

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass of Los Angeles is holding a video contest for constituents who are hoping to attend the Jan. 21 Presidential inauguration.

EPA to tighten standards for soot pollution

Pacific Swell | | December 14 2012, 10:21 AM

The Obama administration will impose new air quality standards in the first major regulation since the election.

Suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of Unique Russell

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 8:33 AM

Sheriff's detectives say they've arrested one suspect in connection to the Fourth of July fatal shooting of Unique Russell, 14, in South Los Angeles.

First transsexual to play college basketball as man and woman in CA

Without A Net | | December 14 2012, 8:09 AM

Gabrielle Ludwig, a member of the Mission College women's basketball team in Santa Clara, is reportedly the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jailer arrested for inmate assaults

Represent! | | December 14 2012, 7:49 AM

Today is Friday, Dec. 14 and headlines include the arrest of a jailer who assaulted inmates and city funds for the Children's Museum.

Large earthquake off Southern California coast Friday

The Latest | | December 14 2012, 6:18 AM

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico.

Solar City IPO raises $92 million for cleantech startup

The Breakdown | | December 14 2012, 5:22 AM

The offering for San Mateo-based Solar City didn't go exactly as planned for millionaire Elon Musk.

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Flex-O-Skeleton

| December 14 2012, 6:00 AM

Dressing like an astronaut.

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AUDIO: Sandy Hook teacher recalls shooting that killed 27

| December 14 2012, 10:46 AM

CBS News reports that a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning resulted in at least 27 deaths, including at least 18 children.

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The Dinner Party: Unwanted Christmas card and the history of cheese

| December 14 2012, 9:45 AM

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; the Christmas card no one wants to get and the history of cheese.

New report on health finds people living longer, but sicker

| December 14 2012, 9:34 AM

A new report out this week finds that people around the world are living much longer than they did 20 years ago. But the diseases they're now more likely to die from, like cancer and heart disease, are much more difficult to treat.

It's last call for the King Eddy Saloon in Downtown LA

| December 14 2012, 9:17 AM

The King Eddy Saloon in Downtown L.A. has been a watering hole for decades, once serving up drinks to writers like John Fante and Charles Bukowski. It's located on Skid Row and, in fact, it's the last bar there.

'Living with Guns' author calls for compromise on gun control

Arts & Entertainment | | December 14 2012, 8:58 AM

In "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment," former NY Times reporter Craig R. Whitney highlights the need for an effective discussion from both sides about gun control.

New report shows California faces more budgetary belt tightening

| December 14 2012, 8:49 AM

First, just as California's budget woes appear to be on the mend as we pull out of the recession, comes some bad news.A report issued today by National Association of State Budget Offices warns that spiraling health care costs and reduced federal aid means the state will continue to have to make cuts in its programs.

Friday Flashback: Susan Rice, fiscal cliff, medical marijuana

| December 14 2012, 8:49 AM

Heidi Moore, U.S. finance and economics editor for the Guardian and Jim Rainey, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times chew on the week's big stories, including Susan Rice's decision not to pursue a post as Secretary of State, the status of the fiscal cliff crisis, and can the federal government have the resources to enforce medical marijuana restrictions?

LA County pushes parcel tax to pay for stormwater cleanup (Photos)

Environment & Science | | December 14 2012, 8:07 AM

LA County wants to shift its strategy for controlling stormwater pollution, and it wants homeowners to foot the bill. A vote-by-mail election could be set for March.

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Silverlake couple makes it official on 12-12-12

| December 14 2012, 2:03 PM

Wednesday was 12-12-12, so KPCC's Brian Watt went looking for couples who decided to make that auspicious date their wedding anniversary.

Taiyo Watanabe's surreal image won the Fleeting Glance contest

| December 14 2012, 12:10 PM

If it weren't for Instagram, Taiyo Watanabe of Silverlake might not be a photographer. Nor would he have a more than 2,100-image body of work.