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Archive for January 8th, 2013
The Port of Los Angeles’ trade volume dropped in November, due to weaker global demand and a week-long strike by clerical workers, according to a report.
Late Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown submitted a plan to federal judges to further ease crowding in the state’s 33 prisons. Read the proposal and the latest court filing.
Southland Catholics offer many responses to word that a court has ordered the LA Archdiocese to release files that identify priests accused of child molestation.
Dodger Stadium is getting a wide-ranging makeover, including a Wi-Fi network, bigger and better jumbotrons, more bathrooms, kids' play areas and better food service.
UCLA study says genetics may play key role in obesity, perhaps as great as dietary choices.
Construction starts on the replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, linking the Ports of LA and Long Beach. It is part of a larger, $4.5 billion project.
The US Supreme Court has unanimously sided with LA area governments that are fighting a lawsuit over pollution from urban storm water runoff. Read the complete ruling.
Before "don't ask, don't tell" ended in 2011, many gays were given honorable discharges – but only about half discharge pay. A class action suit has now been settled and the withheld pay will be paid.
When children are gunned down in their classrooms, it's time for change, the former congresswoman says. Two years ago, she was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman.
A "topping out" ceremony at the site of Downtown's new Broad Museum signified a key step in the construction process. The museum is expected to open in 2014.
The Roundup returns in 2013 with TV, comedy, event, and podcast picks for your week. Jimmy Kimmel moves his show to 11:35pm tonight - will late night implode?
California schools superintendent wants to revamp statewide standardized testing to assess critical thinking, problem solving, and essay writing skills.
The noted investor assessed the state of markets and the economy for 2013, the "Year of the Snake." In real estate, the buyer needs to beware.
The fiscal cliff deal extended mortgage debt relief for homeowners at the federal level. Now a California legislator wants to extend it for state taxes.
A hot air balloon crashed Monday in Southern California sending a 14 people, including two very new newlyweds, into the yard of a San Diego home.
The U.S. Census Bureau's effort to better count this segment of the population makes clear the challenge of categorizing such a diverse cohort of Americans.
State Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would curb the city of Los Angeles from ticketing drivers who park at broken parking meters.
The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."
McClinton's death has become one of several local crimes that's generated questions about California's prison realignment program.
California Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning that he has completed his treatment for prostate cancer.
In immigration news: Cost of 'enforcement first,' Asian Americans and philanthropy, Evangelicals and reform, moreMulti-American | | January 08 2013, 9:33 AM
Report: Immigration tops federal law enforcement spending - Southern California Public Radio More details on a report that tallies the cost of the "enforcement first" immigration approach that has dominated U.
In honor of what would have been Elvis Presley's 78th birthday, KPCC compiled a list of L.A. spots once graced graced by the presence of The King’s swinging pelvis.
The term was less than the two-year prison sentence prosecutors asked for his role in taking a $17,000 bribe from a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.
The latest trawl-net fish count shows the population of California's six species of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish are dwindling. Delta fish are a barometer of estuary health.
The clerk and her husband admitted to looking at sealed indictments before raids and later sellling the information to criminals.
The new testing will emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core, a new national curriculum standard.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says the 787 is making flights out of LAX, but the new jet has suffered some operational problems.Steve Julian: There’s more trouble for Boeing's new 787, which is supposed to have an important presence at LAX.
The Loh Down On Science
Director Ruben Fleischer’s biggest work until now was 2009’s Zombieland. But with a star-studded cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Nick Nolte, Gangster Squad is poised to do very well at the box office.
Local governments in Los Angeles scored a victory today over environmentalists in the Supreme Court. The issue at hand was runoff from L.A.’s storm water sewer system. Groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. and Santa Monica Baykeeper were accusing Los Angeles County of violating the Clean Water Act.
Mass shootings have become more common in recent years; there were 16 in 2012 alone. These massacres spark standard examinations of gun control laws and mental health concerns, but have also inspired a dialogue about how the media should cover mass violence.
Disney is deploying more technology to boost your experience in the Magical Kingdom and are rolling out an app called MyMagic+ to create a more personalized visit.
Should California be forced to comply with the federal ruling? How can the state balance its overcrowded prisons with the need for public safety?
Alex Cohen talks to filmmaker John Merrow about his upcoming Frontline documentary, "The Education of Michelle Rhee."
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the No Child Left Behind program. California applied for a waiver to have some of the requirements relaxed but was denied.
At issue is responsibility for polluted water that flow into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers, and eventually the Pacific Ocean, after heavy rainfalls.
The US military has been developing technologies to help boost troops‚ performance abilities for years. Now, a new study looks at the future of military enhancement. Max Mehlman joins the show to discuss the ethical ramifications of an enhanced military. Mehlman is the co-author of the study “Enhanced Warfighters.”
A number of Central American countries have been besieged by violent crime. Honduras, for example, now has the highest murder rate in the world, with 82 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
The U.S. Census is taken every 10 years, and there is one yes or no question everyone is asked: Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
A few days after Christmas, the state of California got an unusual visitor — A large gray wolf.
Blogger Brian Shimkovitz created the blog Awesome Tapes From Africa as a way to bring to light the wealth of cassette-based music from Africa into the mainstream.
California assembly woman Nancy Skinner wants the state to track every bullet and shotgun shell sold in the state. She introduced AB-48 yesterday in Oakland and gun rights advocates are calling it an overblown reaction.
The Archdiocese was set to release as a huge cache of internal church documents as part of a settlement reached more than five years ago, but an L.A. County Superior Court judge has put a kink in the plan.
In the movie "Alien," astronauts like Ripley traveled through space in deep sleep chambers. But in real life, there's no short cut for traveling to distant planets.
The famous LA restaurant Campanile closed its doors in October as part of a plan to reopen at LAX. It's one of 15 local eateries coming to the airport.