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Archive for January 17th, 2013
Overburdened Medi-Cal won’t be able to handle the influx of nearly a million additional children into its dental program, says Children's Partnership report.
Avon plans to close two distribution centers that have filled orders for decades. One of them employs more than 170 people in Pasadena.
Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on taste buds; a challenge for anyone who loves food. There are a few things you can do to maximize food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.
Notre Dame says Te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax and he never met the "girlfriend." But an Indiana newspaper says it has a recording with Te'o's parents where they talk about how he met the woman.
Robert Citron, whose bad investments as Orange County treasurer forced the county into bankruptcy in 1994, has died. He was 87.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he wants L.A. to stop investing in companies that put military-grade weapons on city streets.
Though it's been mild in California, influenza is especially intense this year, and people are flooding into hospitals and doctors' offices.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid drops to 5-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market may be improving.
On the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, a state agency reminds home owners and apartment dwellers how to prepare.
The State Department of Finance blamed "general confusion and lack of knowledge" on the PUC staff in its financial reporting.
More than a 100 parents from a West Adams elementary school, on Thursday, invoked the “Parent Trigger” law to take over the failing school from the district.
As we collect samples of California accents from our audience, some have pointed to immigration and cultural diversity as an influence on how we speak.
Thursday is FX's big night of comedy with season premieres of "Archer" and "Totally Biased" as well as the series premiere of "Legit." Also: SF Sketchfest
Robert Wagner has declined to be interviewed by detectives in a renewed inquiry into the drowning death of his wife Natalie Wood three decades ago.
After a stint at private equity firm the Carlyle Group, Liguori goes to work for private equity firm Oaktree, along with JP Morgan. Will they sell the L.A. Times?
Even genre-defying guitarist Bill Frisell can't describe his "Lágrimas Mexicanas" collaboration with Brazilian great Vinicius Cantuária, coming Sunday to the Skirball
A public memorial for California TV icon Huell Howser was held Tuesday. Check out video of the full ceremony, including a singalong to Huell's "California, Here I Come."
LA and NY chiefs are taking on gun control during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in nation's capitol.
California teams up with Amtrak to save money on locomotives and rail cars - and to fight off a Northeast money grab for high-speed rail
Four suspects are ordered to stand trial for allegedly robbing a Moreno Valley pawn store and leading authorities on two separate car chases.
The Police Protective League opts to sit out the primary, even though it supported incumbent Carmen Trutanich win the office in 2009.
Parents want immediate change at 24th Street Elementary School, where fewer than a third of students read at grade level. A Mojave school recently used the law.
In immigration news: Asian migration rate tops that of Latinos in Calif., driver's licenses for undocumented, moreMulti-American | | January 17 2013, 9:52 AM
Asian immigrants in California eclipse Latinos in past decade - Sacramento Bee Census figures indicate that the percentage of immigrants from Asia coming to California is more than twice that of those coming from Latin American countries.
A California agency said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to obtain a permit before clearing a 43-acre Los Angeles wildlife habitat.
A driver died when he crashed into the back of a big rig & was then rear-ended by another big rig. Traffic is backed up for miles & CHP recommends using alternate routes.
The Loh Down On Science
The Cheshire catfish.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review the week’s new film releases including 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Manti Te’o’s herculean performance on the football field following the twin tragedies of his grandmother and girlfriend dying within days of one another vaulted him to national prominence. Why did Te’o fail to disclose he never met the girl face-to-face? How was he able to speak so convincingly of meeting this non-existent girlfriend, and of the depth of their connection?
Is social media causing more anxiety than happiness? Does interacting with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram give you FOMO? How should users handle their fear of missing out – is logging off the only solution?
After two incidents with lithion ion batteries that caused a small fire and the smell of smoke, regulators around the world have grounded Boeing’s newest widebody jet. Europe, India and Japan grounded 787s on Thursday following the U.S. FAA’s grounding of the planes on Wednesday.
How did media outlets from Indiana’s South Bend Tribune to CBS, ESPN and the Associated Press take this bizarre fabrication, based largely on Tweets, hearsay and other writers’ stories, and run the full nine yards with it?
Obama's administration wants to strengthen the effectiveness of mental health registries used to stop firearms sales to potentially violent individuals, a debate that's familiar to psychologists and psychiatrists.
A new report of the nation's hospitals found a sharp increase in the number of emergency room visits triggered by energy drink consumption. The report, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of energy drinks.
Did you hear that yelp of joy? That was your friend, the East Coaster, learning Dunkin' Donuts is expanding into Southern California. More than 150 stores starting in 2015.Others, though, wonder whether the Massachusetts chain will threaten doughnut business at the mom 'n pop shops that dot L.
An issue that seems to be evergreen here in Los Angeles: medical marijuana. The city council decided yesterday to put a third pot measure on the ballot for the upcoming city election.
Penelope Eckert, professor of linguistics and anthropology at Stanford, disagrees. She and her team of researchers are traveling all over the state to prove it by conducting a study called Voices of California.
Next Tuesday marks 40 years since the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The issue of abortion has been a topic of debate ever since, as conservatives and liberals have fought over how to interpret the court's ruling.
A messy fight is brewing in Fresno over the city's decision to privatize residential garbage collection. This week, garbage workers are doing some heavy lifting to try and bring the issue to the ballot box.
There's a rich history to the Presidential inaugurations of the past. Emphasis on the "rich."
Escalating violence in Oakland has forced city leaders to consider a wide range of possibilities for addressing the problem, including bringing in former NYPD & LAPD Chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.
President Obama issued 23 executive orders on gun control yesterday.
Music plays a big role during presidential inaugurations.
did the sports media drop the ball in not fact checking the existence of Mani Te'o's fictitious girlfriend?
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, the worst thing on a dinner menu, the birth of the roller coaster and going to the grave in style.