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Archive for January 16th, 2013
The FBI Wednesday announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the so-called "AK-47 Bandit."
An environmental group argues San Onofre’s operator should have been required to go through a license amendment process before installing new steam generators.
President Obama has unveiled his plan to overhaul the nation’s gun laws. In California, which already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, lawmakers are moving forward with plans for more control.
Japan's two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing in the latest blow for the new jet.
Director Kathryn Bigelow is defending torture scenes in "Zero Dark Thirty," saying the military hunt for Osama bin Laden wasn't free of moral consequences.
The White House made news by rejecting the idea of building a Death Star (while also promoting the space program and science education). Now, the Empire has responded.
Matt Szabo is one of a dozen candidates hoping to replace outgoing-Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District. He was endorsed Wednesday by the mayor.
An 11-1 vote on Wednesday calls for drafting language that would allow some existing clinics to remain in operation while formalizing restrictions.
In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson tackles the origins of today’s digital universe, tracing them back to John von Neumann and a group of scientists and mathematicians that worked on building advanced computers, and expanding Alan Turing’s concept of a universal machine into a history-altering reality.
FAA officials ordered all U.S.-based airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners until a "fire risk linked to batteries" can be fixed.
The interim CEO of the Internet giant left after a brief stint last year. He will replace a media executive whose tenure was equally brief.
California Democrats line up behind President's gun control proposals; Republicans have some concerns about the Second Amendment and government overreach.
A Southern California judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to release two decades of internal files detailing sexual abuse allegations.
Environmentalists have complex interests when it comes to stormwater management. No wonder the supervisors struggled to see the upside in the plan with the simple name.
A report that the transportation secretary may leave in the coming months gives LA's mayor a possible opening in DC.
The President called for universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. He also signed 23 executive orders, which we detail. What do you think? Take our poll.
Fresno Republican Jeff Denham, a staunch critic of California's high speed rail project, now heads the railroads subcommittee.
Dunkin' Donuts anticipates shops will start opening in 2015. Possible sites: college campuses, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16 and headlines include a recap of the city attorney debate, a delay in the storm water fee, and a look at the impact of Farmers Field.
When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal EPA sounded an alarm on fracking, but later changed their tune.
The huge public pension fund already has issues with venture capital investments. Now firms that buyout other companies could be in trouble.
All lanes of northbound Interstate-5 at Atlantic Boulevard reopened Wednesday morning at Commerce after three of four were closed due to a truck fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Loh Down On Science
An eggcellent strategy.
Critics tell Dunham to put some clothes on, but fans of the show’s famously-awkward sexual scenarios have spoken up in defense of Dunham, her body, and the creative choice to focus on sex for the sake of sex, rather than what some have called “the gaze.”
Apted continued his own life trajectory by becoming an acclaimed director, while revisiting the series every seven years. The latest installment, directed by Apted, is 56 Up!, which opens in L.A. this Friday.
The future may involve a much more candid sexual health disclosure between partners, thanks to smartphone apps like MedXCom. The app provides a service where doctor-approved test results and medical records are verifiable via smartphone. Scoundrels beware.
What is the role of mental health in the gun violence discussion? What is the most important focus point in this dialogue? What kind of weight will President Obama’s executive action carry in the grand scheme of things?
Should personal trainers be taxed for holding classes in public parks? If you use public parks, are you bothered by an overcrowding of group fitness? What is the best way to make the parks usable and fun for everyone?
The National Book Critics Circle announced finalists for its annual awards earlier this week. Several California authors made the short list, including one based right here in Los Angeles.
Adventurer Tim Jarvis will lead a team of six on what would be the first authentic re-enactment of Shackleton's historical journey across the Antarctic.
Nuclear historian Ward Wilson explodes some misconceptions about the bomb in a new book called "Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons."
English class offerings at public schools are always in high demand, but because of budget cuts, many of those classes have been cut or eliminated. The California Report's Chris Richard has the story.
President Obama unveils his administration’s plan to overhaul the nation’s gun laws Wednesday. In California, which already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, state lawmakers are moving forward with plans of their own to further thwart gun violence.
In the future, the words luxury, boxy, zombie and doozy might not hold the same weight in a Scrabble game, that is, if one UC San Diego researcher has his way. He's been floating a very controversial proposal to change the value of some tiles to more accurately reflect modern usage.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has announced plans to open up an office in Tijuana. Adrian Florido explains where the office will be, what it will do and why this is another step in cross border cooperation.
The country's largest university system is wading into the world of online education. Yesterday, San Jose State announced it's joined forces with one of the leading for-profit online education companies, Udacity