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Archive for January 11th, 2013
A top lobbyist for corporate interests in Washington has expressed support for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Anaheim Ducks could return to the ice as soon as Jan. 19 if NHL players approve a new contract after a league-wide lockout.
Anthrax spores and gluten are health problems on a very different scale. But researchers believe they both could be vulnerable to thoughtfully designed enzymes.
The White House and Pentagon are weighing how many troops will need to stay after 2014. The two leaders are meeting and taking questions at a joint news conference.
The possibility of an NFL teaming renting the Rose Bowl for a few years sparks a recall campaign against a Pasadena City councilman.
New rules go into effect Jan. 14 that end Cubans' need to obtain a costly "exit permit." However, some Cubans — like top scientists athletes or dissidents — still face restrictions.
Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed nearly $3 billion in additional funds for all California K-12 schools next fiscal year.
Find clinics in Los Angeles County or Orange County offering flu vaccinations. Call in advance to confirm that flu vaccinations are offered, eligibility, cost of vaccination and clinic hours.
A Blue Line train hit and killed a pedestrian, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
This Sunday, it’s time to take your pants off. It’s the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, sponsored by Improv Everywhere, with thousands of participants around the world.
“The Hunger Games” cleaned up big at the People’s Choice Awards this week, and now you can see some of those outfits the young stars were getting sweaty and dirty in.
The settlement allows the Islamic Center of South Bay to apply once more to expand its facilities; a lawsuit alleging bias followed the city's denial.
Earlier this week state school officials said standardized tests as we know them – the multiple choice kind that require Scantron forms and No. 2 pencils - are simply not working for teachers or students. This is what you had to say about it.
A long-running dispute between the trucking industry, environmentalists and the Port of Los Angeles will go to U.S. Supreme Court.
The Golden Globes roll out Sunday night with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the booze-marinated affair. Why should they have all the fun? Play, vote and drink here.
The legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard is getting another name change thanks to some TLC from a company called TCL.
This is the first or second album I ever heard by this Canadian jazz giant, who soon made the world his stage.
Even in 1989 before his half-hour programs made him legend, regular KCET viewers immediately recognized his voice from his five-minute Videolog.
The suit claims that Measure B violates the First Amendment right to free expression and is unnecessary because the industry safeguards against AIDS and other diseases.
CHP reports it has stopped snowing on the mountain, but road conditions remain hazardous. Officers have reopened all lanes in both directions.
The lawsuit says Rivera's company and three other companies that own or once owned the jet should have known the plane was not safe to fly.
The man drove a vehicle towards the police when at least one officer opened fire and struck the man, who died at the scene of the shooting.
Today is Friday, Jan. 11 and headlines include a deep dive on donations to mayoral candidates, Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, and Sheila Kuehl's plans for office.
The employees – 13 women and a man – were being questioned. At least two robbers are being sought. The I-405 Freeway was also closed for a while.
Investigators said the man was wielding a large knife and charged deputies when he was shot to death. The knife was recovered.
The city controller is being accused of using her office staff for events related to her mayoral campaign, which would violate election rules.
The governor's budget proposal doesn't call for deep budget cuts to state courts. But it doesn't generate more money for them, either.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Papers chain and Claudia Puig from USA Today to review the week's new film releases including Gangster Squad, Quartet, Uprising and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Papers chain and Claudia Puig from USA Today to discuss Gangster Squad, Quartet and Max and the Junkmen. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Loh Down On Science
The cure sounds worse than the disease.
The LACFD is proposing an annual fee of approximately $54 a year for homes, $600 for city parks, and $8,000 for elementary schools to help pay for cleanup of stormwater runoff.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Papers chain and Claudia Puig from USA Today to review the week's new film releases including Gangster Squad, FrackNation and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
In May of 2011, a ten-year-old boy in Riverside shot and killed his father. Now, a California judge must decide if prison is just punishment for or if this boy's upbringing is a mitigating factor for his decision to kill his neo-Nazi father.
Will the new rules restore trust in our super-hero athletes? How will the fans react to “cleaned up” baseball – will the games still hold the same excitement without the bigger-stronger- faster factor?
Ever since China enacted its one-child policy, negative stereotypes have been used in association with the rise of the country’s “Little Emperors.” These only children are marked as being lazy, spoiled and prone to tantrums. While that may not sound so different from our perception of only children in the United States, there is different weight to China’s situation as it is an entire nation of only children.
Chinese electronics film TCL forks over more than $5 million for naming rights on the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
L.A. County's reputation as a crime capital is beginning to wane. Sheriff Lee Baca released statistics that indicate declines in crime - including in Compton.
In other housing news, the curious phenomena of zombie titles. Thousands of homeowners are finding themselves legally liable for houses they didn't know they still owned after banks walk away from foreclosed homes before they're final.
In just a few months the city of Los Angeles will choose a new mayor, so today we're kicking off the first in a regular series we're calling: City Hall Pass. Think of it as your ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown
Last night in Colorado, a judge ordered James Holmes, the man suspected of killing 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. to stand trial. All this week , prosecution witnesses testified that Holmes spent weeks planning the attack at a late night showing of "The Dark Knight Rises.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show. On tap this week, texting prayers, Bernie Madoff's reading materials and the birth of the Texas oil business.
Cue the wind machine. Ventura County farmers need it during cold nights to keep their expensive strawberry crops warm.
Along California's coast today, the highest tides of the winter season will batter the shore for the third day in a row.
Saturday marks three years since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean island nation of Haiti. The quake caused tremendous damage in some of the country's major cities, including the capital of Port-Au-Prince.
Last night, Vice President Joe Biden met with various leaders from the film industry to talk about efforts to curb gun violence. For years politicians have called on the entertainment industry to reduce depictions of violence, but they've been mostly unsuccessful.
Now it's time for the Friday Flashback, our weekly wrap-up of the week's big news. Joining us from the offices of The Guardian newspaper in New York, Heidi Moore, U.S. finance and economics editor, and James Rainey, political columnist for the L.
Since the Chinese government deemed the US an "approved destination" in 2008, tourism from China has risen. It is now the top source of international tourism for LA, leading to a demand for Mandarin speakers.
The real estate research firm Data Quick reports that for the first time since the housing crash in 2007, short sales now outnumber the sale of foreclosed homes. This is good news, not just for homeowners who find themselves underwater with their loans, but for banks as well.
This weekend is your last chance to see Huntington Library's Civil War exhibit based solely on imagery of the war. KPCC's Patt Morrison spoke with curator Jennifer Watts.
Here's the full tribute to him from this week's episode, including thoughts from John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson, Queena Kim, Phil Noyes, Christopher Peake, Tom Labonge, and the President and Vice-President of Chapman University. Not to mention Huell himself ... and a certain pet pig.