Archive for January 7th, 2013


Anaheim Residents Protest Police Shootings Over Weekend
A federal judge ordered the Anaheim Police Department to release documents in a civil case involving a fatal shooting last summer.
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Church officials' names will stay in priest abuse files

The Los Angeles Archdiocese says it will comply with a judge's ruling and release priest abuse files with names of church higher-ups included.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton back at work

Clinton, who hopes to step down in coming weeks, returned to her office Monday. In the past month, she has had a series of health problems.

Skinny isn't all that: Survey finds less US women dieting

The number of women who say they're dieting has dropped significantly since the early 1990s, according to a long-running survey of national eating trends.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be famous and have crowds of people follow you around? An L.A. start-up can provide that feeling for a hefty fee.
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The large squid were first spotted a few days ago, and they have been seen from as far south as the U.S.-Mexico border to Dana Point in Orange County.
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Obama to name nominees for CIA director, defense secretary

Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan is expected to be Obama's nominee for CIA director, while former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to be nominated secretary of defense.
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The agreement resolves claims against the bank about mortgage-backed securities it sold before the housing bust. Many weren't worth what was promised.
California officials are under a deadline to submit a revised plan by midnight Monday outlining the latest efforts to reduce overcrowding in prisons.
Anaheim Residents Protest Police Shootings Over Weekend
The lawyer for the family of a 25-year-old fatally shot by Anaheim police last summer is asking police to hand over documents in the case.


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No Child Left Behind sought to improve all student learning in math and English. More than a decade later, its goals are still far off
Using the power of a wristband, Disney World visitors will soon have instant access to even more conveniences. The only price: Letting the Mouse know your every movement.
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s scheduled a special election for May 14 to fill a couple of vacant California state Senate seats.
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LA roads could get $3 billion makeover with bond proposal

LA property owners would pay more on their tax bills for road repairs under a bond proposal that will be considered by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday.
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A comprehensive new report details the buildup of the federal government's "enforcement first" approach to immigration - and its cost.

Bank of America continues to end its Countrywide problem

The beleaguered bank will spend billions to deal with the ongoing hangover from its acquisition of Countrywide in 2008. But at least the bank is still around.

The places and things Huell Howser showed us over the years

We asked you how Huell Howser inspired you, what he taught you, and what places you visited or bits of history you tucked away because of him.
2013 Consumer Electronics Show Highlights Newest Technology
Beeping and blooping takes on neon and coin jangles at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Here's how to track the happenings from home.
Jumbo Humboldt squid are invading Southern California waters, much to the delight of sportfishing enthusiasts. But what are we to do with all this squid?
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Off-Ramp Producer Kevin Ferguson on Huell Howser's passing

When Huell Howswer died this week, California lost its biggest and best booster. Kevin Ferguson—Off-Ramp's producer—talks about why he'll be missed.
L.A. officials say the city's historic crime drop results in part from a bigger, more effective police department, compared with 2005.
R.D. White Elementary School in Glendale
School officials received the call at about 9 a.m. and all students were evacuated to the parking lot of a nearby Whole Foods store. No bomb was found.
Huell Howser amidst the poppies, California's Gold.
California television legend Huell Howser died at his home Sunday night, his assistant confirmed to KPCC Monday.
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A LA judge has ordered the release of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation along with the names of church higher-ups.
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League of Conservation Voters splits endorsement for mayor

The environmental group, which recently sponsored a debate for the major candidates, endorsed the two who are leading in fundraising and early polls.
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Aaron Sandusky of Rancho Cucamonga was sentenced Monday for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The charges involved about 1,000 pot plants.
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How Big Content is beating back the threat of Big Tech

Movie and television companies are being massively disrupted by technology, right? Maybe not, as the financial performance of big media in 2012 suggests.
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Obama appeared with John Brennan and Chuck Hagel in the East Room of the White House to announce their nominations to the soon to be vacant cabinet posts.

LAPD Chief Beck on homeless pets and officers who rescued them

LAPD may be known for fighting crime, but they also help animals. The Voice For The Animals Foundation has a calendar featuring LAPD officers with their rescue animals.
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Gov't spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement - Associated Press A new report tallies spending on immigration enforcement, adding up to "more money on enforcement efforts in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: mayor's race gets serious

Today is Monday, Jan. 7 and headlines include developments in the LA mayor's race, a possible bond for road repairs and endorsements in CD13.
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LAUSD students go back to school with extra police patrols

About 600 public elementary and middle schools in Los Angeles will see an officer stop by every day. Every high school already has an officer assigned to it.
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New law to help foster kids stay in school

The law keeps social workers in the loop about foster kids' education records. Previously, privacy concerns limited access to grades and other information.
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Governor and legislature begin annual dance in Sacramento

Lawmakers go back to work Monday and await the Governor's budget proposal later in the week. Both camps have their own priorities.


The Loh Life

Episode: Roses: Part One, Parade Fever

Roses: Part One, Parade Fever

Sandra Tsing Loh ends up seeing the Rose Parade in-person... again.As if in a dream, I found myself at 6:30 in the morning on New Year’s Day sitting on a bleacher waiting for the Rose Parade.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Beetle Juice

Beetle Juice

Keeping your cool.


Episode: AirTalk for January 7, 2013
Huell Howser amidst the poppies, California's Gold.

Huell Howser, iconic host of 'California's Gold,' dies

What will you remember most about Huell? What is your favorite memory of Huell Howser?
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Sacramento considers Homeless Person's Bill of Rights

Legislation proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco could protect California’s homeless population from discrimination. The Assembly Bill 5, better known as the “Homeless Bill of Rights” would give legal protection to homeless people who engage in life-sustaining activities on public property.

NHL finally readies to drop the puck

Will you be eager for a return to center ice? Or has hockey lost your attention for good? What is in the new collective bargaining agreement and was it worth the wait? Are the Kings ready to defend the title?
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How telecommuting splits, stretches and eats your time

Even when telecommuting seems to work there are still problems.
LA Mayor And Sen. Boxer Hold News Conference Asking Congress To Pass Legislation Funding Road Projects

Does LA need a $3 billion road repair bond?

Two Southern California Councilmen have proposed a 20-year property tax increase to generate $3 billion dollars to repair city streets.
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Obama nominates Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Today, President Barack Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel to serve in his cabinet as Secretary of Defense. Hagel, a Republican and former Senator from Nebraska, would be the first enlisted soldier and veteran from Vietnam if he secures the position.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for January 7, 2013
Since 2006, more than 50 journalists have been killed or gone missing in Mexico. That's the same year former President Felipe Calderon went on the offensive against drug cartelsStories about the drug war sell papers in Mexico, but reporting on it can be life threatening.
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Police in Arizona crack down on identity theft by immigrants

In Arizona, a battle is playing out in the courts over unauthorized immigrants who get hired for work by using fraudulent social security numbers.
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New CIA head John Brennan and the US drone program

President Obama has appointed John Brennan to head the CIA. Brennan was one of the key officials overseeing the use of targeted killings against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants during President Obama's first term.
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The Oscar ballots are in, and later this week we'll find out who made the cut. The Academy Award nominations will be announced early Thursday.
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LAUSD School tickets still high despite reforms

Under fire from federal officials about what many saw as an excessive use of tickets for minor offenses, the district police department vowed to reform the way it handles LAUSD cases. But, as KPCC’s Vanessa Romo reports, changes are slow to come.
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Security on the mind as LAUSD students return to school

Los Angeles public school students head back to class today for the first time since the Newtown shootings. In response to that tragedy, Los Angeles Police announced a new plan to ensure security at the district's schools.
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Why are boys so attracted to gun play?

Professor Mary Ellin Logue of the University of Maine joins the show to tell us about her research on how children play and why boys seem drawn to guns.
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Study shows classroom design can have affect on kids' grades

When it comes to student performance, we hear a lot about teacher evaluations and class size, but what about the classroom itself?A study in this month's Building and Environment Journal found that classroom layout can have a significant influence on children's grades, both positively and negatively.
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Gadgets and gimmicks take center stage at 2013 CES

Suitcase trackers, scratch-proof glass, and a fork that tracks how much you eat.You'll find all of these products at the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts today in Las Vegas. Companies use the convention as an opportunity to unveil new technologies that can be both kitschy and important.
Florida Gators v Villanova Wildcats
It was a jam-packed weekend as the National Hockey League has saved what's left of its season, the Lakers look like they're in trouble, college football will crown a new champ. And then there's Lance.

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