Archive for January 24th, 2013


New express lanes to open next month along the 10 Freeway

Metro officials hope the 14 miles of new express lanes from Downtown LA to the 605 will mirror the success of those that opened a few months ago on the 110 Freeway.
Parents saw George De La Torre Elementary as a safe place for their kids before a teacher was arrested for sexual misconduct. Attorney cries foul at LA Unified.
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California will be majority Latino by end of year

The growth trend among Latinos in California holds big political, economic and social implications for the state - and for the rest of the country
(FILE) Obama Names Senator John Kerry As Next US Secretary Of State
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman will sit at the witness table when he appears before the panel as the nominee to replace Hillary Clinton. View live video of the hearing.
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Feinstein, Democrats unveil new assault weapons ban bill

The legislation would effectively reinstate a ban that was in effect from 1994 into 2004. But the bill faces long odds on Capitol Hill.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs.
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Crenshaw/LAX light rail could deliver passengers and jobs

Up to 70 movers and shakers will discuss hiring for jobs related to the planned light rail line between Crenshaw Boulevard and Los Angeles International Airport.
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Hearing loss may lead to cognitive decline, says study

A lot of people assume that hearing loss is simply a part of growing older, and so don't seek a doctor's help.

Graphic: Gov. Brown's 2013 State of the State key words and themes

This presentation highlights words and themes that Gov. Jerry Brown stressed in his third annual State of the State address.


Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform in Concert in Madrid
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manchester rock band The Stone Roses and the newly reunited Blur are among the headliners of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
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Face of Te'o girlfriend 'Lennay' says prankster confessed

The woman who was unknowingly the face of Lennay Kekua said the man who concocted the hoax confessed and said he wanted to end the ruse many times before it unraveled.
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An L.A. County gang member has been sentenced to death for the 2006 hate-crime killing of a black man. The judge said the evidence was overwhelming and the death is warranted.
Festival grounds will be accessible only by shuttle, and there are camping options for rockers who want a full woodland experience. 18 artists and counting.
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Calif. Democrats want White House action on climate change

Congressional Democrats say it's up to the President, not Congress, to fight climate change. They're urging the White House to take action.
One part of his State of the Speech that didn't get applause: a $14 billion plan to protect water that flows from the Delta throughout the state.
Some might say Los Angelenos can be spaced out, but we got a unique look at Los Angeles from space Thursday. Thanks to a Canadian.
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In Herbalife battle, Icahn hates Ackman's guts

There's no love lost between two titans of the investment world. But so far Icahn won't confirm that he's joined the pro-Herbalife side.
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Laura Chick endorses Ron Galperin for controller

The fiery former city controller endorsed Ron Galperin Thursday in his campaign to become Los Angeles’ next fiscal watchdog.
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Gov. Jerry Brown spent a big part of his state of the state speech Thursday talking about how he wants to change how public education is financed.
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LA mother held for beating up 12-year-old girl

Los Angeles County authorities say a woman has been charged with assault for allegedly attacking a 12-year-old girl who had shown up to fight her daughter.
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Salt Lake City International Airport brought boarded planes to their gates Thursday after a Frontier flight from Denver slid on the runway in a rare freezing rain storm.

Harvey Weinstein still thinks tech is stealing content

The outspoken producer has become one of the loudest critics of the "Open Internet" movement beloved by technologists and venture capitalists.
Brown addressed reform of K-12 education funding, the need for the higher education systems to hold down costs, promotion of high-speed rail and new water tunnels. View the speech.
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A Venice homeowner has turned a mural he commissioned into an endorsement for candidate Odysseus Bostick.
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Updated: Trial begins for 6 Bell ex-officials on corruption

Prosecutors accuse the former Bell mayor, vice mayor and four city council members with stealing more than $1 million.
"Lovelace" Portraits - 2013 Sundance Film Festival
"Lovelace" is like a faked orgasm — a pale simulation, lacking in passion, danger and all the raw red stuff of actual life.
Los Angeles School Molestation - 3
Robert Pimentel, a four-decade veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is the second teacher suspected of the sexual abuse of students in a year. He taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wlimington.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: religion in the mayor's race

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's perspective on religion, public transit lines to airports, and a billboard for Carmen Trutanich.
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Storm brings rain, makes for slick Thursday morning commute

Rain is forecast for most of the Los Angeles-area through 10 a.m. and there is a 90 percent chance of precipitation through the day.
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Jan Perry draws on LA City Council experience in mayoral run

The city councilwoman has represented the Ninth District since 2001. She's hoping that 2013 is the year she becomes mayor of Los Angeles.


The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Leg Up

Leg Up

Are you gellin'?


Episode: AirTalk for January 24, 2013
First Female Unrestricted Line Officers Qualify In Submarines

Pentagon lifts ban on front line combat for women

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced officially that women will no longer be banned from front-line combat. On paper, women have been excluded since a 1994 Pentagon rule, but in practice tens of thousands have served in conflict. That fact sparked lawsuits by service women who were precluded from promotion without accredited combat experience.

Are you my father? There’s an app for that

The GenoDroid can instantly solve a paternity question or calculate the odds of you and a partner having a child with a genetic disease.

Water tunnels for California

In his State of the State today, Brown endorsed a $14 billion proposal that would modernize California’s water distribution system.
2013 Consumer Electronics Show Highlights Newest Technology

Should ‘smart’ appliances stay dumb?

Have you purchased any of these disappointing appliances and been let down by the technology? Have you seen them in use? What do you wish your appliances could do? Think outside the ice box.

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Episode: Take Two for January 24, 2013
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LAUSD teacher accused of molesting 20 kids

A former 4th grade teacher at George de La Torre Elementary school was arrested yesterday and charged with 15 counts of "committing lewd acts and continual sexual abuse of numerous students.
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Oakland residents work to help end gun violence

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut has opened a new national dialogue about guns and gun violence. In some communities people are trying to push the idea that gun violence is a public health emergency.
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Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

It's a landmark moment for women in the military. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday is expected to formally announce that he's lifting the ban on women in combat. The move will open up hundreds of thousands more front-line jobs to women, and allow female soldiers already on the front lines to receive recognition for their service.
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City Hall Pass: LA Mayor race

Take Two's ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles. This week, KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton talk about the leading candidates for mayor and the upcoming mayoral debates.
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LA Lakers underperform this season despite big expectations

The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 12 games and this morning, found themselves closer to last place than a playoff spot with less than half the season left to play.
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Local Syrian-Americans bring aid to refugees

Two people from Orange County recently traveled to the Syrian border to carry supplies and money to refugees. One of them has been there seven times in a year.
Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry

Jan Perry draws on LA City Council experience in mayoral run

The city councilwoman has represented the Ninth District since 2001. She's hoping that 2013 is the year she becomes mayor of Los Angeles.
California Governor Jerry Brown delivered his third State of the State address since he's taken office. His speech outlined an ambitious and optimistic policy agenda for California.
Broken Borders Fronteras

The quest for a secure US-Mexico border

Many conservatives see the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. as clear evidence that border protection is failing. They argue that before the immigration system can be reformed, the border needs to be secured.

Bilingual Learning: A profile of two families

All week we've been looking into bilingual immersion programs. In her final report, KPCC's Deepa Fernandes profiles two Latino families who tried bilingual education with vastly different results.

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