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Archive for December 18th, 2012
There's nothing like a broad-scale consumer boycott, but companies are responding proactively to rapidly shifting attitudes about guns.
Los Angeles city officials launched an effort to give 53 intersections a makeover Monday, but are they in the right places? We checked against our user-submitted map of dangerous intersections.
Paula Broadwell, whose affair with David Petraeus led him to resign as CIA director, will not face federal charges in the alleged cyberstalking of another woman.
A Japanese company that manufactured the troubled steam generators at the San Onofre plant might be looking for fixes with the wrong test equipment, federal regulators disclosed.
Signs are pointing to an agreement to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. Of course, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have been close before.
Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye, the Senate's senior member, received the Medal of Honor for service in World War II. Inouye died Monday from a respiratory ailment.
Sandy Hook Elementary's students will attend classes in other buildings. Meanwhile, the investigation into the attack that killed 20 children and six adults continues.
SPARK program offers apprenticeships to Middle School students so they understand why they're learning what they're learning. In Los Angeles, SPARK needs volunteers.
Several significant power outages have been caused Tuesday, Dec. 18 by strong winds. These include 2,700 without power in Monrovia and 7,800 in Torrance.
A 14-year-old former LA Unified student was awarded $23 million in damages Tuesday for sexual misconduct he endured at the hands of his elementary school teacher.
Controller says the City of L.A. regularly overpays mileage reimbursements to employees who use their own cars.
You'd think that an improving economy, in the U.S. and the Golden State, would generate a greater need for white collar workspace. But you'd be mistaken.
Police have arrested a pre-teen they say is responsible for making prank calls that reported violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher, leading officers there.
The decision in Kern County Superior Court keeps DWP on the hook for another $1 million – chump change compared to what the DWP says it's spending on dust controls.
Stand Up To Cancer's "Ugly Sweater Holiday Campaign" lets fashion offenders turn their display of disastrous garb into money for cancer research.
Otters are good for kelp forests. And kelp forests are home to hundreds of species valuable to a biologically diverse coastal ecosystem.
YouTube produced a video mashing up the two big YouTube smash hit songs of the year with YouTube icons like Annoying Orange and Felicia Day.
Election season might be over, but that doesn't mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all — the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedians. Our motto on Comedy Congress is that just when politics makes you want to cry, it's usually best to laugh.
After decades of oil drilling, California has released draft regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Read the nine-page proposal.
Since we’re under a beach advisory until at least Thursday, it's worth explaining a little more about ongoing objections to regional regulators' stormwater rules.
A jury has returned a $17.3 million verdict against L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a lawsuit by a woman who lost her belongings in a fire at an apartment he owns.
Airport commissioners were briefed on four potential sites for a rail line that would connect travelers directly to Los Angeles International Airport and Metro Rail.
Big state pension funds have painted themselves into a corner when it comes to their investment return targets, and that's meant riskier strategies.
In immigration news today: The federal-state tug of war, hate crimes, immigration reform and the GOP, moreMulti-American | | December 18 2012, 10:21 AM
Federal-state tug of war: Drawing the lines in immigration overhaul - NPR State immigration laws enacted recently stand in contrast with talk of an immigration overhaul at the federal level, back on the national agenda after the November election.
Instead of flowers, relatives ask that a single white rose and donations be given to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation. The crash investigation continues.
The spokesman said the attackers ran away after his wife shouted that the mayor was being attacked. The mayor was treated for cuts and bruises to his head.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18 and headlines include more money for the Children's Museum, political campaigns and social media, and the future of Howard Berman.
Snow showers are forecast for the Grapevine area, along with a high-wind advisory, especially in the Southern California mountains.
When you "like" a politician's page, strategists match your Facebook persona or Twitter name to your actual voter registration record.
Why wait? We have a syndrome, a patient, a donor, and a transplant center. So, James’ kidney transplant is scheduled for Friday, and the Rabe family would consider your thoughts and prayers the best Christmas gift of all.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says housing development is rebounding in the Southland.
The Loh Down On Science
A safe place to hang out.
Last week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee unanimously passed the Community Care Facilities Ordinance. The proposal, put forth by L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander (District 12, San Fernando Valley) would severely limit or outright eliminate shared housing in certain areas of Los Angeles.
As Americans prepare to put 2012 behind them and ring in the new year, one big, dark, looming, uncertainty still remains on the horizon… the fiscal cliff.
How awkward is it going to be when a company uses one of your Instagram photos to advertise to you on Facebook?
In the days since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults, media outlets have given the story nearly wall-to-wall coverage. However, not all media coverage is created equal. Early on, there were mistakes in the reports which misidentified the shooter and incorrectly painted his mother as a teacher at the elementary school.
UPDATE: In response to public concents, Instagram has released a statement clearing up confusion about their new policy. Read the statement here.
We look at the rivalries between the Lakers and the Clippers, and the Dodgers and the Angels, and which team is going after the best talent.
There's been a lot of hand-wringing about how companies mine the personal information of social media users to deliver targeted advertising. That strategy is now increasingly being used by political campaigns.
When it comes to bang for the buck, high tech is a great way to jump start your local economy, according to a recent report from a UC Berkeley economist. That could be good news for Los Angeles, where Google is recruiting with the phrase, "Who needs Silicon Valley when you can have Silicon Beach?" The company opened an office in Venice Beach last year, leading a wave of tech and media companies setting up shop there.
When the state legislature returns from holiday break next month, it will mark the start of a new era shaped by voter approved reforms and dozens of brand new members. The California Report's Scott Shafer spoke with some members of the freshmen class.
In Newtown, Conn., students in schools other than Sandy Hook return to class for the first time since last Friday's tragic shootings. Meanwhile funerals for those slain in the massacre continue today.
In rapid response to criticism, a large private equity firm says it's selling its holdings in the company that makes the rifle used in Friday's Sandy Hook School shooting.Cerberus Capital Management Group says it will sell its stake in Freedom Group, a conglomerate of gun companies that includes brands such as Remington and Bushmaster.
Our favorite children's librarian Mara Alpert joins the show to recommend her favorite children's books for the holidays.
Medical companies are researching ways to mine the tweets and Facebook posts you make about your health and to track outbreaks, analyze drug side-effects, and more.