Archive for February 7th, 2013


Dorner Manhunt Big Bear
Hundreds of officers continued a door-to-door search of homes in Big Bear, near where suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner's burned-out truck was found Thursday, but had turned up little as of 9 p.m.
Bear Mountain Dorner Manhunt
View a gallery of photos from the ongoing search for the ex-LAPD officer suspected in the shooting deaths of a couple in Irvine last week.
Military Groceries - 1

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000.
Fides Ecclesiae

Church turns to social media, performing arts to recruit new priests

Amid news of sex abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is using new methods to reach out to young people who may have a calling to the priesthood.
Dorner Facebook
Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is wanted in connection with the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiance in Irvine on Sunday. Check out all of KPCC’s coverage, including a timeline, map, profiles and photos.
Dorner Facebook Photo
KPCC's live interactive timeline highlights the key events in the ongoing story of the manhunt for murder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.


adele wins six grammys in 2012
The GRAMMYs are Sunday (and there's a new dress code?!). Separate the "root fors" from the "outraged abouts" with the help of these videos and playlists.
Chris Darrow, 1971

A California country-rock classic unearthed

With Kaleidoscope, Linda Ronstadt and more, Chris Darrow helped birth both world music and country-rock. His reissued 1971 solo debut affirms his role in the latter
Police continued their search for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner Thursday afternoon. Here are details about Dorner and the victims of shootings he is suspected in.
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton
A Riverside police officer has been fatally shot and two other police officers have also been shot. The CHP says the shooting suspect is Christopher Jordan Dorner, the fired LAPD officer wanted for a double homicide in Irvine. A badge linked to Dorner was found in San Diego.
Girl Scout 1960

Herbalife battle: Does Ackman have Girl Scouts on his side?

The hedge fund manager has fired back against the nutrition and supplements maker, asking a series of questions about its latest defense.
The adult children of immigrants do better economically and educationally than their parents did, and tend to vote Democratic.

House Democrats outline gun violence policies

A task force says its goals protect the right of "law-abiding individuals" to own firearms. The NRA calls it an effort "to enact the Obama gun control agenda."
Thousands Attend Free Temporary Health Clinic In Los Angeles

What obesity might mean for dental health in South LA

A new study indicates that obesity causes the overproduction of a type of protein that can inflame the gums and cause gum disease.
Los Angeles City Hall

Budget report: LAPD layoffs possible without tax increase

City's financial outlook has improved, but CAO says sales tax hike on March ballot is still necessary. Mayoral candidates are opposed.
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton

LAPD manhunt: Twitter tracks search for Christopher Dorner

Follow our curated stream of Twitter feeds with news and official information about the hunt for the ex-LAPD officer suspected in two murders.
The new LA Weekly has a sweet look at a handful of LA couples for Valentine's Day, including Off-Ramp host John Rabe and his husband, gallerist Julian Bermudez.
Immigration reform issue: The effect on the budget - New York Times Immigration reform failed in 2007 when the economic picture in the U.S. was better than it is now. How might the current economy influence prospects for comprehensive reform today?
Israel Pioneers Use Of Medical Marijuana

Pot's effect on stroke risk: In health news today

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
LAPD Takes Over Security At Dodgers Games After Attack On Giants Fan

Maven's Morning Coffee: manhunt underway for former cop

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7 and headlines include a search for a former LAPD cop accused of murder, Alan Jackson's decision to leave DA's Office, and more debates.
Men's Central Jail
If all goes according to plan, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will announce a new assistant sheriff for custody next week.


The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Moldy Memories

Moldy Memories

Easy thought control.


Episode: AirTalk for February 7, 2013
Al Gore The Future

Al Gore predicts 'The Future'

Al Gore tells Larry about "The Future," Gore's new book that analyzes six issues causing the degradation of the modern world.
Where does “Life of Pi” stand in Ang Lee's growing list of big-screen achievements?
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton
How has Dorner been successfully evading police for days? What is his psychological state? He lost his job in 2009, so what happened to push him over the edge? Who else is targeted in his manifesto, and what protections are being made by law enforcement? What will it take to end Dorner’s spree, bring him to justice and restore peace and safety in these communities?

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for February 7, 2013
Amazon Coin

Amazon to dole out virtual coins for app purchases

Now for a bit of positive financial news. This week Amazon announced that it would be handing out free money, in the form of 1,000 Amazon Coins. The virtual currency will be released in May for Kindle Fire app purchases.
Markets Soar On Budget Deal OnFirst Trading Day Of 2013

Stock market surge has investors fleeing bond market

By many measures, investors are starting to feel better about the economy. Congress dodged the fiscal cliff (at least for now), housing prices are looking a little better, and the stock market is climbing.
Forum Mayor Debate

City Hall Pass: A recap of AirTalk's mayoral debate

The primary for Los Angeles mayor is less than a month away. Last night, KPCC's AirTalk hosted a debate with the five leading candidates for mayor. Reporter Alice Walton, who was here late covering the event, joins the show with a recap.
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton
PRESS CONFERENCE: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck briefs the public about suspect Christopher Dorner:
Navajo Grammy Nominee

Navajo singer Radmilla Cody headed for glitzy Grammy Awards

Grammy nominee Radmilla Cody was raised on a reservation, and has been nominated for an album sung in her Native American language. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales reports.
Cardinal Mahony Announces San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez As Successor
Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.
Removing The Stigma Of Mental Illness - The Silver Linings Effect

Bipartisan Senate group to propose mental health legislation

Today, a bipartisan group of senators will introduce legislation which they say would strengthen the nation's mental health services and hopefully prevent violent acts by the mentally ill.
Military Groceries - 1

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.
Stuart Freeborn
Pioneering make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, responsible for Yoda, Chewbacca and many other iconic move characters, passed away earlier this week in London at 98.
KPCC's Steve Proffitt has the curious story of the Vee-Jay record label, and how they had, and lost, the recording rights to what would become the most successful pop band ever, The Beatles.
Trade Show And Conference Held For Unmanned Aircraft Industry

Why 'sequestration' is a four-letter word to military contractors

For The California Report, Erik Anderson of KPBS recently attended the largest military trade show on the West Coast and found lots of people talking about the "s-word." Sequestration.

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