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Dorner Found House
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."
Cardinal Mahony Announces San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez As Successor
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.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.
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

Executive director of Covered California says a family of four can have good health insurance that costs less than $100 a month.
San Bernardino County's District Attorney's Office tweet
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.
Michael Crain Funeral Dorner Shooting Riverside Funeral
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.
Ash Wednesday - 1
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.
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

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.
Gasoline Prices Jump in CA

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

Gasoline prices continued their rapid rise in Southern California Wednesday, with the average price in Los Angeles County now the highest in the state.
A Tesco supermarket sign in London. The chain acknowledged that its low-cost beef lasagna had in fact been 60 percent horse.

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

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.
Some companies, frustrated with intrusions into their networks by cyberattackers, are now trying to turn the tables in the ongoing and complicated cyberwar.

Victims of cyberattacks get proactive against intruders

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

Blogs

Foreclosures decline dramatically in California in January

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

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

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."
New York City Board Of Health Approves Bloomberg's Over Sized Sugary Drink Ban

Petition asks FDA to set safe levels for added sugars

A nonprofit consumer advocacy group filed the petition Wednesday, noting that excessive sugar consumption has been linked to health conditions like obesity.
The comedic actor's support is part of the campaign's strategy to increase turnout by voters aged 18-29.
Newly-elected Republican Paul Cook says Christopher Dorner's shooting spree will likely keep his constituents from supporting restrictions.
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Suggestions, selections and favorite recipes from L.A.'s best cheese stores. Here's how to go genuinely cheesy on Valentine's Day.
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Outreach key to community health in South LA

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

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"
Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration
A $1 million donation from across the country has upped the ante big time in the March 5th Los Angeles Unified school board race.
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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.
Marijuana

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

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
Christopher Dorner Big Bear Manhunt
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13 and headlines include the apparent death of Christopher Dorner and the Los Angeles Times' opposition to Measure A.
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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.
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.
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.

Programs

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for February 13, 2013
WeHo Halloween - 2

Is offbeat, offline romance still possible?

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.
Young Son With His Career-Minded Mother

How should California employers accommodate working parents?

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

Recapping the State of the Union

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

The questions still surrounding Christopher Dorner

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

Episode: Take Two for February 13, 2013
Polar Bears

Report: Polar bears doomed without human intervention

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

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.
Obama And Biden Meet With Law Enforcement Officials
Here to explain the history, use, and limits of executive authority is Allan Lichtman, presidential historian and professor of history at American Univerisity.
Tijuana Filner Office

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

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.
Kinetic Content's 2nd Annual Anniversary And Celebration Of Betty White's "Off Their Rockers"
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.
Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Finalist Announcement at NYSE

Why are Americans so smitten with Sriracha?

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."
Christopher Dorner Big Bear Roadblock

The latest on the Christopher Dorner incident in Big Bear

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.
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Insurance companies charge a lot in premiums if you're tempting death on a regular basis, and some refuse to even offer coverage.
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Just how vulnerable is the US to cyber attack?

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.
Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration
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 Water Break

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

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.
Closest Asteroid
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

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

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?

"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"."

The Loh Down On Science

Maintaining the Fantasy

Why it's hard to stay in the mood.

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