Archive for February 13th, 2013

LAPD manhunt: Big Bear residents wonder how officers missed Christopher Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 13 2013, 8:01 PM

Owners of the Mountain Vista Resort say the fugitive had been seen on the property last Friday — across the street from a police command center. One local says law enforcement officials "definitely screwed up."

24 LA Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse named in document (PDF)

Crime & Justice | | February 13 2013, 6:46 PM

The names of 24 clergy who had not previously been publicly accused of abuse were included in a document released on the L.A. Catholic archdiocese's website on Jan. 31.

UPDATE: San Bernardino Sheriff ID's slain deputy, says Dorner manhunt is over (Photos, Map)

Crime & Justice | | February 13 2013, 5:57 PM

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.

Being in love is good for your heart, cardiologists say

Health | | February 13 2013, 5:15 PM

Just in time for Valentine's Day: cardiologists say that being in love is literally good for your heart. They say it boosts cardiovascular health.

CA healthcare exchange sets benefits and costs for plans

Health | | February 13 2013, 3:56 PM

Executive director of Covered California says a family of four can have good health insurance that costs less than $100 a month.

San Bernardino DA's office defends asking media to stop tweeting Dorner manhunt

Local | | February 13 2013, 3:31 PM

The San Bernardino County DA's office defended their decision to ask news outlets to cease tweeting at the climax of the manhunt for triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

Update: Funeral services held for Riverside police officer Michael Crain (Photos, Map)

Local | | February 13 2013, 1:41 PM

Thousands of people gathered Wednesday morning for the funeral of Riverside police officer Michael Crain. He died last week in an ambush, allegedly by Christopher Dorner.

Churchgoers begin Lent at Our Lady of Grace Parish

Local | | February 13 2013, 12:38 PM

Father Jay Cunnane distributed ashes to hundreds of parish members for Ash Wednesday today during an 8 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino.

NRC could alter rules for San Onofre nuclear plant restart

Local | | February 13 2013, 9:04 AM

Federal regulators Tuesday disclosed they are considering changing requirements that would allow Southern California Edison to restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

US companies restocked at slower pace in December

Business & Economy | | February 13 2013, 8:02 AM

U.S. companies restocked their store shelves and warehouses at a slower pace in December. Slower restocking was a major drag on the economy in the final three months of 2012.

Gas prices soar in Calif.; LA's price highest in CA at $4.18

Local | | February 13 2013, 7:13 AM

Gasoline prices continued their rapid rise in Southern California Wednesday, with the average price in Los Angeles County now the highest in the state.

U.K. slaughterhouses raided as Europe's horse meat scandal widens

Arts & Entertainment | | February 13 2013, 6:34 AM

The scandal has shown just how long and winding the food chain really is, and how little oversight is exercised within Europe's open borders.

Victims of cyberattacks get proactive against intruders

US & World | | February 13 2013, 6:30 AM

Some private companies are so frustrated by their inability to defend against attacks that they have opted to go on the offense themselves. Some cybersecurity firms are now marketing cyberweapons to companies that want to go after their adversaries.

US retail sales rise slightly in January after tax increase

Business & Economy | | February 13 2013, 5:44 AM

Americans barely spent more last month at retail businesses and restaurants after higher taxes cut their paychecks. The small increase suggests consumer spending may be weak in the January-March quarter.

Iran: Advanced enrichment centrifuges installed

US & World | | February 13 2013, 5:32 AM

Iran's nuclear chief says his country has begun installing a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges at its main facility making nuclear fuel.

Foreclosures decline dramatically in California in January

The Breakdown | | February 13 2013, 9:05 PM

A new law causes a big drop off in activity for the first month of the year, says new report from a real estate analytics firm.

A French head rolls as Societe Generale sells LA's TCW

The Breakdown | | February 13 2013, 3:46 PM

Jacques Ripoll leaves the giant French bank as it struggles to recover from the financial crisis and sells its L.A-based investment firm.

State of the Union 2013: Reaction is mixed to Obama's immigration proposals

Multi-American | | February 13 2013, 1:59 PM

How immigrants and others reacted the the president's proposals on immigration depended on how they heard him and what he said.

Four Loko cans must now display 'alcohol facts'

OnCentral | | February 13 2013, 1:47 PM

Four Loko drinkers will now know exactly how much malt liquor they're consuming, after the FTC ordered the beverage makers to label containers with "Alcohol Facts."

Petition asks FDA to set safe levels for added sugars

OnCentral | | February 13 2013, 1:31 PM

A nonprofit consumer advocacy group filed the petition Wednesday, noting that excessive sugar consumption has been linked to health conditions like obesity.

Actor Will Ferrell endorses Garcetti for mayor in new video

Represent! | | February 13 2013, 12:54 PM

The comedic actor's support is part of the campaign's strategy to increase turnout by voters aged 18-29.

Big Bear Congressman cautious on new gun laws

Represent! | | February 13 2013, 12:23 PM

Newly-elected Republican Paul Cook says Christopher Dorner's shooting spree will likely keep his constituents from supporting restrictions.

LA cheese stores add culture to the cheesiest day of the year (recipes)

The Latest | | February 13 2013, 12:02 PM

Suggestions, selections and favorite recipes from L.A.'s best cheese stores. Here's how to go genuinely cheesy on Valentine's Day.

Outreach key to community health in South LA

OnCentral | | February 13 2013, 11:39 AM

Injecting health care in South Los Angeles with a level of cultural competence improves the quality of that care, says one public health expert.

"SouthLAnd" is back on TNT tonight, don't miss it

Without A Net | | February 13 2013, 11:39 AM

The week's TV picks, podcast downloads, and releases include the return of "SouthLAnd," Christoph Waltz on "SNL" and a new Fiona & Cake episode of "Adventure Time"

NY mayor donates $1M to LA school races

Pass / Fail | | February 13 2013, 11:04 AM

A $1 million donation from across the country has upped the ante big time in the March 5th Los Angeles Unified school board race.

In immigration news: Senate reform hearing, immigration in the State of the Union, explaining the 11 million, more

Multi-American | | February 13 2013, 10:11 AM

Senate panel tackles immigration - New York Times The Senate Judiciary Committee, "which will likely put its own stamp on any immigration bill to reach its conference room," is set to hold its first immigration reform hearing today.

Synthetic pot's effect on the kidneys: In health news today

OnCentral | | February 13 2013, 9:27 AM

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Dorner situation appears to be over

Represent! | | February 13 2013, 7:42 AM

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13 and headlines include the apparent death of Christopher Dorner and the Los Angeles Times' opposition to Measure A.

Obama proposes more preschool access; details sketchy

Pass / Fail | | February 13 2013, 5:56 AM

Early childhood education advocates were pleased with President Obama 's remarks but said he fell short in details in his State of the Union speech.

CA newest members of Congress review State of the Union

Represent! | | February 13 2013, 5:52 AM

CA rookie reps take on State of the Union: They found it wasn’t quite what most expected, with a lot of down time around the big speech.

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The Loh Down On Science

Maintaining the Fantasy

| February 13 2013, 6:00 AM

Why it's hard to stay in the mood.

AirTalk®

Is offbeat, offline romance still possible?

| February 13 2013, 3:30 PM

We want to hear your stories of offbeat, offline romance – the person you met in the elevator or on an international flight, the odd encounters with love-struck strangers, the weird, the wild, the romantic. Leave your stories in the comments, or tweet us @airtalk.

How should California employers accommodate working parents?

| February 13 2013, 3:18 PM

What sorts of provisions should exist for working parents? Are accommodations for employees with child-care concerns on the horizon in the U.S.?

Obama lays out ambitious economic to-do list - but can it be done?

| February 13 2013, 11:08 AM

What did you think of the president’s ideas? Are they realistic, affordable or even doable? Does his speech give us reason to be optimistic, or is Obama dreaming the impossible dream?

Recapping the State of the Union

| February 13 2013, 11:07 AM

President Barack Obama pitched new ideas to stimulate the economy, urged bipartisan approaches and emotionally called for legislative movement on gun control.

The questions still surrounding Christopher Dorner

| February 13 2013, 10:59 AM

It appears as if the manhunt for Christopher Dorner is finally over. Dorner, an ex-LAPD cop, published a manifesto with names of his targets online, before wreaking havoc in the Southland. He is connected to four homicides, an attempt to steal a boat, firing on personnel from several different law enforcement agencies, carjacking, and holding innocent people hostage.

Take Two®

Report: Polar bears doomed without human intervention

| February 13 2013, 9:56 AM

Leading polar bear researchers have just published a paper outlining possible solutions for preserving the world's declining polar bear population.Warming temperatures are rapidly melting the arctic ice the bears use as a hunting platform.

SOTU: Advocates welcome Obama's proposal for universal preschool access

| February 13 2013, 9:34 AM

Early childhood education advocates say President Obama fell short in his State of the Union speech, but they were pleased with some of his remarks.

The history, use and limits of the US President's executive authority

| February 13 2013, 9:26 AM

Here to explain the history, use, and limits of executive authority is Allan Lichtman, presidential historian and professor of history at American Univerisity.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Tijuana office still not open

Local | | February 13 2013, 9:20 AM

San Diego's Mayor Bob Filner is promising his new Tijuana office will open soon, but there have been a couple hiccups so far. KPBS Metro reporter Katie Orr checks in on the status of the office and why the mayor thinks they need one.

In 'I, Rhoda,' actress Valerie Harper traces her iconic role and career

| February 13 2013, 9:18 AM

To millions of Americans actress Valerie Harper will remain Rhoda Morgenstern, BFF to Mary Tyler Moore's and star of the eponymous spinoff Rhoda. She has a new memoir about the character, and how its affected her working career.

Why are Americans so smitten with Sriracha?

| February 13 2013, 9:00 AM

Sriracha hot pepper sauce is huge in the U.S. So big that the potato chip maker, Lays is making a bag featuring the flavor. We’ll talk about why people love sriracha so much with Randy Clemens, who wrote the book, "The Sriracha Cookbook."

The latest on the Christopher Dorner incident in Big Bear

| February 13 2013, 9:00 AM

Yesterday authorities cornered a man they believed to be Chris Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer accused of murder. We’ll get the latest news from KPCC’s Ben Bergman and Frank Stoltze.

Adventurers and thrill seekers face health-insurance conundrum

| February 13 2013, 8:58 AM

Insurance companies charge a lot in premiums if you're tempting death on a regular basis, and some refuse to even offer coverage.

Just how vulnerable is the US to cyber attack?

| February 13 2013, 8:57 AM

In last night's State of the Union address, among the topics covered by President Obama was cyber security, how important it is to our nation, and how ill-equipped we are when it comes to protecting ourselves.

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $1 million to LA school board election

| February 13 2013, 8:56 AM

Yesterday, the Los Angeles school board candidates received the largest donation-to-date for a school board contest. But it didn't come from anyone in L.A., and it didn't even come from anyone in California. It came from billionaire businessman and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Rubio's SOTU speech marks GOP effort to reach out to Latinos

| February 13 2013, 8:56 AM

Last night during the President’s State of the Union address, the GOP unveiled a new tool to reach Latino voters: A Spanish-language Twitter feed. We’ll talk to Republican political consultant Mike Madrid.

Space News: Asteroid 2012 DA14 to pass by Earth, Mars Curiosity update

| February 13 2013, 8:56 AM

An asteroid that's 150 feet across is barreling towards our planet and it's expected to pass by Earth this Friday. We’ll speak about the asteroid, and other space news with Adam Steltzner, who recently led the landing team for the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Off-Ramp®

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: You need a chaperone for the Rose Bowl Flea Market

Local | | February 13 2013, 12:02 PM

Gordon Henderson and his family have a bad habit of buying impractical things at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, so this time, they brought a chaperone.

The USC Song Girl and the sea

Local | | February 13 2013, 11:42 AM

The East Coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. One family and a circle of friends is still dealing with one tiny part of the destruction it caused: the death of Claudene Christian, a former USC Song Girl who, it seemed, had found redemption before she died in the storm.

VIDEO: LA's great parking meter debate; will it spark Armageddon?

Local | | February 13 2013, 10:37 AM

"These parking meters here, it’s a nightmare. You can’t blink. There’s not even like a 5 second grace period. That thing is red and boom, there’s a ticket on it. These people are actually oppressing the residents here"."