Popular now on KPCC
Archive for January 9th, 2013
Study find US residents live shorter and unhealthier lives than those in 16 other high-income nations, despite spending far more on health care.
The government of Mexico City is offering to buyback guns. But mayors of some cities overrun by drug traffickers say citizens need guns for protection.
TV drama production dropped 20 percent last year in California. Producers want state lawmakers to improve tax incentives to keep work here.
The ferry from New Jersey when it hit hard, causing a large hole in the hull. There are reports that more than 300 people were on board and that more than 50 were hurt, some seriously.
The crowd-funding website that pairs entrepreneurs with online investors funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, with 17 projects raising more than $1 million.
A “no burn” alert means residents in the affected areas cannot burn wood or manufactured logs in fireplaces or outdoor fire pits. View the map.
The Arizona city's gun buyback program is being challenged by the National Rifle Association. The gun rights group says it is illegal to destroy the guns, and warned it will sue.
Elite schools offer scholarships plus free tuition, room and board for top students. But no matter the incentives, enrollment of low-income students barely seems to budge.
The Los Angeles police civilian oversight board is at odds with how the LAPD uses its "warning" systems for disciplining officers involved in shootings.
After years of tumult, Charles Drew University is repositioning itself to occupy a unique, mission-driven place in the South Los Angeles health landscape.
Brand-name drugs can cost up to 80 percent more than their generic counterparts, even though both versions are legally required to do the same thing.
There is widespread speculation that outgoing U.S. Labor Secretary will run to replace LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina when she is termed out next year.
Cold temperatures, gale-force winds, snow, beach flooding, and "astronomical tides" are expected in some spots across the region beginning Wednesday night.
Cool story, (Has)bro. One of the eight iconic Monopoly tokens will be booted from Boardwalk next month and replaced, possibly with a robot. Vote!
An Inyo County court has dealt a setback to a coeducation effort at an unusual eastern Sierra college that for a century has only admitted men.
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who's announced her resignation, credited a high school career counselor for challenging her sense of what she could do
Prosecutors have charged a third suspect in the fatal shooting of Victor McClinton, a popular Pasadena youth sports coach, on Christmas Day.
California's schools superintendent is calling for a complete overhaul to school testing We want to hear from you: how will this affect classroom teaching and learning?
Authorities found Sarah Alarid's body near her car, which apparently plunged hundreds of feet off a mountain cliff north of Los Angeles.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
The LA County Democratic Party decided last night not to back any candidate in the mayor’s race. However, that didn’t stop Eric Garcetti from touting a “victory.”
The debate over drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants spreads as Illinois gets close to granting them, New Mexico weighs revising its policy, and a new bill appears in California.
Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.
Young Turks debuts Friday, February 8 at the Downtown Independent Theatre and will screen daily through the 14th.
In immigration news: Immigration reform v. gun control, Illinois undocumented may get licenses, anti-Muslim subway ads, moreMulti-American | | January 09 2013, 10:00 AM
Immigration's new rival: Gun control - Politico President Obama has promised comprehensive immigration reform early in his second term. But following last month's elementary school massacre in Connecticut, some advocates worry that gun control issues could take center stage.
The Los Angeles Zoo will be transformed into a den of anthropomorphic amore for a fundraising event "celebrating romance in the animal kingdom."
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9 and headlines include allegations that Wendy Greuel campaigned on city time, endorsements from the Democrats, and Jerry Brown's health.
Teachers and administrators opposed parents, saying reforms were under way. The parents group obtained two court orders compelling the district to accept the petition.
The deputies were on patrol when they heard gunfire and spotted a car speeding away from a wounded man in the street. The passengeres were later arrested in Compton.
It was a long night at the United Teachers Los Angeles building where Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry and their minions worked a meeting of the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee.
The Loh Down On Science
Which films, actors, and filmmakers made the cut and which were left on the cutting room floor?
As Vice President Biden looks at crafting new national gun control legislation, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes additional regulations in his state, California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
One of the oldest debates in our society is the fight between those who champion the traditional parenting unit of a mother and father, and those who defend the single mother.
We may understand that outward circumstances do not define happiness, but UC Riverside psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky believes most of us associate certain life events with happiness or misery. These preconceptions, or misconceptions, restrict us from a satisfying life.
Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.
When writing new gun laws, what should the focus be – banning military assault weapons? Tighter background checks? Limits on ammunition sales?
President Hugo Chavez was scheduled to be inaugurated for a fourth term on Thursday, but the Supreme Court ruled that the celebration could be postponed so Chavez could recover from the "respiratory insufficiency" he suffered after emergency cancer surgery on December 11.
This Saturday will not be a good day for Burmese Pythons in Southern Florida. That's when the Python Challenge starts, a government-sponsored, month-long snake hunt, complete with cash prizes for catching the most and longest pythons.
The Houston Rockets selected power forward Royce White for their first pick in last June's NBA draft. White has refused to play a minute with the Rockets as he's locked in a bitter dispute with the team over how to handle treatment for his anxiety disorder.
When the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, millions of new patients will have access to health care. But the law excludes undocumented immigrants, estimated to be about 11 million people nationwide.
The shrinking number of immigrants coming into California means fewer children are born here. That, combined with an oncoming tidal wave of retirees could have serious consequences for the Golden State, according to a new report out this week.
One thing the cartels aren't dealing yet is laundry detergent, but they may start. U.S. law enforcement officials have noticed a curious trend of Tide detergent being used to buy drugs
Governor Jerry Brown is stepping up his campaign to end federal oversight of the state's prison system and quash a court order for further cuts in the inmate population. KQED's Michael Montgomery says Brown's message is simple: California's prison crisis is over.
Recent marijuana legalization measures in Washington and Colorado have sparked an international dialogue on drug policy, and how to change it.This is especially true in Latin American countries, where the drug trade has had deadly consequences.
According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. But in California, the snowpack is well above normal, so what's going on with the weather?
"California always has been and always will be made up of people who come here from all over the world with all sorts of accents in search of the California dream." —Huell Howser.
These animation shorts aren't superior to features from Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, or Sony, any more than a solo piano recital is better or worse than an orchestral performance. They're just different.