Archive for February 8th, 2013

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Dorner's House
Police and marshals executed a search warrant at Christopher Dorner's mom's house in connection with the manhunt for the suspected murderer.
LA Police Shootings
A cop named in Christopher Dorner's manifesto describes life under police protection. He sleeps with his gun and plans to take his family out of state for a while.
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Two alleged gang members, both Latino, are accused of attacking four black juveniles while using racial slurs. Prosecutors are pursuing civil rights charges.
Bear Mountain Dorner Manhunt
Officers will continue to focus their manhunt in Big Bear Friday for a former LAPD cop suspected of targeting police officers and their families as part of a vendetta.
Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.
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Trestles recommended for historic designation

California's State Historical Resources Commission boosts an effort to list the Trestles surfing spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Big Bear Ski Scene Feature

LAPD manhunt: Big Bear skiers take to slopes as search continues

Authorities have narrowed their search around Big Bear for ex-LAPD officer/murder suspect Christopher Dorner. Meanwhile, heavy snow is keeping a lot of skiers inside.
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The most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history might add another trophy to his vast collection when the Grammys take place this weekend.
Torrance Shooting Account - 1
Two women shot while delivering newspapers by LAPD officers in Torrance will survive. Their attorney says the shooting was mishandled by the cops.
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California is publishing regulations that, if passed, would stop requiring makers of furniture and baby changing pads to use chemical flame retardants in their products.

US growth in Q4 likely stronger on export gains

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in December because exports rose while oil imports plummeted.
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Monterey Park lion dancers prepare to showcase their talents during Lunar New Year events. Lion dancers scare away evil spirits and bring good luck.
CHINA-LUNAR-NEW YEAR

12 traditions, 15 events to ring in the Lunar New Year

What you need to know about the Lunar New Year which begins on February 10 and will be celebrated by Asians across Southern California
Immigrants take the U.S. oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Irving, Texas.

Study: Children of immigrants skew more Democratic than parents

The report also found that Latinos and Asian-Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to support abortion and gay rights than their foreign-born parents.
This computer image from a NASA video shows the small asteroid 2012 DA14 on its path as it passes by Earth on Feb. 15.

Close shave: Asteroid to buzz Earth next week

At its closest approach, the office building-sized asteroid will be only about 17,200 miles above the surface of our planet — far nearer to us than the moon.
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OC deputy accused of taking murderer's bribes

Orange County prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy is under arrest for allowing a convicted murderer to have his wife join him in jail for sex in exchange for bribes.
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How happy is America?

The government is considering adopting a national happiness index. But how do you measure happiness?

Blogs

Tour Bus Crash
Federal officials order the shutdown of the National City company that owns the bus involved in last weekend's Yucaipa crash that killed eight people and injured 20.
Christopher Jordan Dorner
In some corners of the Internet, supporters are backing suspected murderer Christopher Dorner while he's still on the run from police.
A medical assistant holds an insulin pen

Study: Type 1 diabetes among children up 70 percent

The researchers, who focused their study on children in Philadelphia, still don't know why the prevalence of the disease spiked so dramatically.

A remote check in from the Blizzard of '13

What's really going on in the Blizzard of '13? For a vast area with several microclimates, it could be a whole lot of nothing.
Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti hits the airwaves with his first spot while a second Wendy Greuel ad is released — this one produced by a PAC working on her behalf.
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Stolen kisses I’ve heard of, but a stolen handshake?
A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's dese

Experts: By 2050, nearly 14 million will have Alzheimer's

At last check, about 36,000 South L.A. adults said they were caring for someone with one of the most notorious forms of dementia.

Renowned American composer James DePreist dies

Named one of America's best conductors, DePriest was contralto Marian Anderson's nephew, and although he suffered many health problems, his fan base was so devoted one of them gave him a kidney.

Weird CA real estate: Distribution of sales is abnormal

The housing market in the state is recovering, but with too many sales at the high end and not enough at the low end, it's far from normal.
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Low-calorie fast foods make better business

Low-calorie fast food like McDonald's yogurt parfait and Burger King's veggie burger are better for the waistline - and maybe the bottom line, too.
Forum Mayor Debate
In between shuttling around town to endless debates, Eric Garcetti shows off his musical chops and Jan Perry goes after Wendy Greuel.
South Central Family Health Center, clinic

Federally qualified clinics tend to provide better, cheaper care

In South L.A., federally qualified community health centers are some of the only places uninsured residents can find affordable comprehensive care.
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The indictment claims that they and other gang members beat up two black teenagers in December, and in January waged a harassment campaign against a newly arrived black family.
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Black History Month shines light on healthcare inequalities

Black History Month is a time to honor notable African American people and events, and to note inequalities still apply - especially in health care.
Today is Friday, Feb. 8 and headlines include the CAO's report on Measure A, possible reforms in the Sheriff's Department, and LA Times endorses Mike Feuer.
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Young adults are stressed out: In health news today

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
Tet Festival Cancellation
The Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations has marched in past parades despite objections from religious groups, but is being excluded this year.
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Rain forecast for Southern California; snow in the mountains

Snow levels are expected to drop to about 3,000 feet later in the day. The forecast calls for the clouds to clear out Friday night and the sun to return Saturday.
Northeast Snowstorm 2013
The snow began falling Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 75 mph. Dozens of flights have already been canceled at LAX.

Programs

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for February 8, 2013
Students Pledge Allegiance To The Flag In Pennsylvania

The relationship between gender and profanity

How often do women swear compared to men? And are they judged differently for it? Do you swear more than most other women? Or are you a man who doesn’t like to curse? Call in to AirTalk and let us know. Oh, and watch your language.
Open Road With The Cinema Society And Michael Kors Host The Premiere Of "Side Effects" - Arrivals
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for February 8, 2013
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'Journey' scores video game world's first Grammy nomination

The Grammys have been around for more than 50 years, and through that time we've seen pretty much everything. From Nikki Minaj staging a fake exorcism during the show to Elton John performing with Lady Gaga.
Knife Fight
Actor Rob Lowe joins the show to talk about his penchant for political roles, his newest film 'Knife Fight,"
OFFSHORE NUKE

The Dinner Party: A lost A-Bomb, Facebook envy and more

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.
Sabado Gigante
Every Saturday night one voice booms into living rooms across Latin America and the United States. Sabado Gigante holds the record for the longest running TV program in the world.In its 50 years on air, the show has had only one host, creator Don Francisco.
Technical Oscars
The Oscars are a few weeks away, but the show’s geekier cousin, the Scientific and Technical Awards, happens tomorrow. KPCC’s Sanden Totten reports.
APTOPIX LA Police Shootings

An inside look at LAPD cop culture

As authorities continue the hunt for Christopher Dorner, many wonder what might have led the former LAPD officer to possibly commit such crimes. Some who knew him as a friend say he didn't seem violent at all, but others who knew him as a cop say he was a bad apple.

School principals who fail to report abuse rarely prosecuted

Many professionals are required to report suspected cases of child abuse. Failing to contact authorities is a crime. But those prosecutions aren’t as easy as you’d think.
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton

LAPD Manhunt: Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton on Dorner

Former LAPD chief William Bratton joins us to talk about what he remembers about Dorner and whether he thinks the LAPD's screening and psychological processes need an update.

Friday Flashback: Drones, arming Syria, same-sex marriage

We'll talk about the week that was in this regular political reporter roundtable. On tap this week, Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thompson Reuters Digital and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.

Snowy weather complicates efforts to track down Dorner

Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has been on the run for more than 24-hours, and while officials suspect he's up in the Big Bear area, and a snow storm there is complicating the search.

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Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore and Playroom. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more. Plus, Larry interviews director Ang Lee about making Life of Pi. TGI-FilmWeek!

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